Well timed for Halloween, a truly scary chowdown competition is launching today (October 31).
The Holy Crab, a Lousiana-style seafood boil chain from Indonesia that opened earlier this year in Vancouver's West End at 1588 Robson Street, is starting up the Holy Crab Monster Roll Challenge.
It's a different and intimidating spin on the concept of all-you-can-eat.
Two diners with voracious appetites can team up to enter the competition to see who can demolish a 36-inch seafood bun—packed full of shrimp, crab, fish fingers, calamari, soft-shell crab, bell peppers, onions, garlic, Cajun sauce, and mayonnaise—in the fastest possible time.
Each participant must devour half of the roll on their own without any help. (Unlimited water or soda will be provided and contestants can choose the level of spiciness, from mild to holy moly.)
If (and that is if) the team finishes eating the roll, their names and time will go up on the leaderboard.
Any team that is able to gobble the gastronomical monstrosity within five minutes will avoid being charged for the price of the roll (which is a hefty $75) and will also receive a $25 gift certificate to the Holy Crab.
The grand prize for ingesting it all up in record time is a $300 gift certificate to the Holy Crab.
Think you can stomach this one?
The challenge runs from today until November 30 every day. Only five monster rolls will be made per day and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The winning duo will be announced on social media on December 1. Good luck, chowhounds, and may the gluttony be with you.