Last night was the much discussed event – Lazy Croc’s Deal With the Devil wing eating competition. For those who haven’t been here, Lazy Croc’s BBQ is a much loved smoked meat & sides joint on Ambergris Caye. They are located north of the bridge and on a small lagoon that just happens to be populated by some serious looking crocodiles.
All the rules are written up here but the long and short of it? Wings that could “bring you to your knees” would be served to one waiver signing customer at a time. The first competitor that could finish the wings in the six minutes (and HOLD THEM for the six minutes) would win $1000BZ. ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS. I can’t think of a larger cash prize on this island in recent history.
The competition started at 6pm so I went to the water taxi dock in town to catch the 4:30pm boat. I always like to be early. It’s my thing.
And I was the first stop…just about a 7 minute boat ride to Grand Caribe. Lazy Croc’s is just north…
I followed the path to Lazy Crocs.
Over the bridge and past the lazy croc…
Okay…some quick pics around the place. This whole area is now screened in and looking pretty darn good.
And from the outside…
I took a seat with the ladies from the San Pedro Sun. I didn’t know it but apparently I was being treated to a MASSIVE amount of food. AND a ride on the new “Huckleberry Ferry”. A raft that brings you and your picnic table out over the croc pond. Pretty cool…
Our ferry captain…
And then The Kings Platter arrived. OH my. Pulled pork, baby back ribs and smoked fried chicken.
I LOVE the sweet mustard sauce but there is a whole assortment from vinegary to sweet.
And then the sides. I really liked the smoked baked potato. Cool idea.
AND THEN the poutine. A layer of pulled pork and then french fries with a bacon, jalapeno cheese sauce AND mozzarella cheese. I might just go for this dish next time…really tasty.
Even your dependents and heirs cannot sue Lazy Crocs!Wade was up first. I think I’ll stop talking….there was a presentation of the secret formula (which contains, from what I heard, a $95US vile of ghost chili extract) and then pictures are definitely enough…
They were down quickly…like 40 seconds. And then the hold for six LONG minutes.
And the sweat. It was actually uncomfortable for all of us. Wade. Did. Not. Look. Well.
VICTORY! Time was up. Wade toasted the crowd with a yogurt drink.
And we went wild. The crowd was most impressed. By Wade’s ability to eat the wings AND the fact that he won $1000! Perhaps Lazy Croc’s went too big on this first night of competition. Next week, I’m guessing the prize is perhaps a small bar tab and a t-shirt.
Good times for me. Perhaps not such great times for Wade and his wife. But then $1000 always makes things better. Congratulations!
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