What’s classier than an eating competition? Yeah, me neither. There’s one tonight at Tasty Falafel, on St. Mark’s Place, where eight previously selected competitors will each eat eight falafel balls, and whoever eats them the fastest wins–with their faces, they eat it with their faces. No hands. What did you think this was, a palace? Ha ha. Where did you think you were, Versailles? What did you think you were wearing?
So you can set your watches for that contest happening tonight at 6pm, but you can have your own falafel-eating contest with yourself from 4 to 9pm because all falafels at Tasty Falafel will be only $0.08. Eight cents. (They’re usually $3.50.) It’s part of a promotion by Ocho Loco (8coupons), a company that wrangles special deals at bars and restaurants to give people things for very, very cheap prices that end in 8. For instance, there’s also 8-cent beers and 88-cent margaritas tonight at Wicked Willys, but, you know, for whatever reason that’s sad for me to think about.