Don “Moses” Lerman Sets High Bar at Go Go Curry Competition
If you were interested in entering the Go Go Curry eating contest, there is good news and bad news. The good news is: only 10 people have entered over the course of 3 preliminary rounds. The bad news? The time to beat is 1 minute… and it was set by Don “Moses” Lerman, a professional eater you may recognize from past Nathan’s Hot Dog eating competitions. One thing though- I was under the impression Go Go Curry’s event would be off limits to professionals since it is not an officially sanctioned IFOCE competition. What gives?
I checked in with our resident competitive eating expert “Crazy Legs” Conti, who cleared up the brewing controversy.
“Don has been retired for several years, gained weight, lost his dentures, tried to sell his dentures on Ebay, and I believe turned 60 two days ago. If he is setting curry records he is certainly within his rights to do so, but it does seem like something out of The Watchmen. “Retired super stomach returns to the scene of the crime” sort of thing. That being said, he is one of the all time greats and belongs on the Mount Rushmore of the Stomach. If Don is Go Go Currying no one will catch him. Also, no one should get downwind of him either.”
Two small orders of rice and curry doesn’t seem like much… but one minute!?! Versus a former competitve eating champion? Clearly the gauntlet has been dropped. All the times are being posted to the Go Go Curry website.