Now that’s brain food.
Eight ghoulish gourmands competed in a zombie-themed brain-eating contest in Coney Island on July 2. Despite the major gross-factor, one contestant said the fare was fairly palatable — up until a point.
“The crunchy outside and the creaminess of the brain was good at first, but after a while you had to gag,” said Richard Delgado.
Delgado came for the show, but organizers headhunted him when they needed another competitor, he said.
“They just dragged me out of the audience,” said Delgado, who happens to have eaten brains on three other occasions. “I was kind of hungry at the time, too, so I was trying to figure out what to eat anyway.”
Despite downing a pound of the boiled, battered, and fried gray matter, Delgado was not crowned the big cheese of head cheese.
Molly Schulyer took home the coveted Femur of Doom trophy and $200 after bolting down five and a half pounds of deep-fried calf brains in 10 minutes, organizers said.
The event was part of a larger zombie crawl, which included a party at Sideshows by the Seashore and a planned shuffle around the MCU Park bases that died after officials suspended the game on account of rain.
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