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• It seems National Burrito Day decorations go up earlier and earlier every year. So how are you planning on spending the big burrito day? (It’s Thursday, April 6, by the way.) If your plans don’t include attending Qdoba’s first-ever World Burrito Eating Championship at The Beer Garden in Milwaukee’s Deer District, well, they totally should.

“In partnership with Major League Eating (MLE), the competition will feature 10 professional eaters, including first-ranked Joey Chestnut, fourth-ranked Nick Wehry and 27th ranked Eric ‘Badlands’ Booker,” a press release explains. “Each of them will be vying to set a new world record and become the World Burrito Eating Champion, as well as winning $10,000 in cash prizes.”

That’s right: professional eating luminary Joey Chestnut (pictured above in his natural habitat) will be there! Dude holds 55 professional eating world records—including one for scarfing down 14.5 pounds of burritos in 10 minutes! Some people are doctors or philosophers. Others occupy a higher echelon of human achievement.

The press release continues:

QDOBA will debut its World Eating Championship Burrito, featuring fan-favorite grilled adobo chicken, cilantro lime rice, black beans, 3-cheese queso, roasted tomato salsa and guacamole, during the competition. For any create your own QDOBA entrée, the hand-smashed guacamole and signature 3-cheese queso is always free and levels up every meal. Eaters will be challenged to consume as many World Eating Championship Burritos as possible during a 10-minute window. Milwaukee-area fans, foodies and sports enthusiasts of all ages are invited to join the fun. The free and open-to-the-public event for the first 500 people will have music, free food samples, giveaways, activities and more.

“I’ve been a longtime fan of QDOBA as I crave bold flavors that fill me up; the first-ever QDOBA World Burrito Eating Championship will definitely be a challenge, but I am determined to add another world record to my resume,” Chestnut says. “I look forward to making Major League Eating history in the heart of Milwaukee’s Deer District.” [Deer District]

• A garbage truck hit the streetcar earlier this week, but you probably already heard about that. [WISN12; FOX6; TMJ4; CBS58; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Urban Milwaukee; Yahoo! News]

• Following a closure last fall and an ownership change earlier this year, Upper East Bar (1732 E. North Ave.) will open/reopen on April 1. [Urban Milwaukee]

• New Milwaukee restaurant Lupi & Iris (777 N. Van Buren St.) is a finalist for Best New Restaurant in this year’s James Beard Awards. Also in the finalist mix: Amilinda chef Gregory León, who is up for Best Chef Midwest. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

• How to put this delicately? The Milwaukee County Transit System—a.k.a. the bus–is fucked. Like, “MCTS would need to eliminate 25% of its service in five years without new or restored funding” fucked. [Urban Milwaukee]

• This week in Feuding Food Hall News (note: these food halls are not actually feuding): Fresh Farms Bowls, recently departed from North Avenue Market, is coming to Crossroads Collective. Fresh Farms will sport a new name at Crossroads—Nute’s Cafe—but will still specialize in “breakfast bowls, salads and globally-inspired meals.” [Urban Milwaukee]

• Paramore will play Fiserv Forum on Tuesday, August 1. Foals and The Linda Lindas will open. [TMJ4]

• Less than a year in business, Bay View restaurant Sisu Cafe (2121 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) has closed. [OnMilwaukee]

• After more than 50 years in business, Bay View antique shop American Estates (2131 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) will close at the end of April. [Urban Milwaukee]

• After more than 60 years in business, East Side pizza joint Lisa’s Pizza (2961 N. Oakland Ave.) is for sale. [Urban Milwaukee]

• Have a great weekend, Milwaukee!

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