As if Sydney wasn't sweltering enough already, SoCal are set to make things even hotter. This Tuesday, the Neutral Bay pub are holding their first ever Chilli Eating Competition — and the heat will be palpable.
Twenty lucky (or not so lucky, depending on how you look at it) brave souls will put their tongues on the line for the ultimate chilli challenge. There'll be six stages and six chillies, with each contestant having 30 seconds to eat each one. The heat will increase with every stage, and the last man standing will be crowned the chilli champion. If you're more worried about material rewards, rest assured you'll be gifted a $250 SoCal bar tab, a bottle of Olmeca Altos tequila, a selection of SoCal's hot sauces and a trophy. A motherflipping trophy.
Festivities kick off at 4pm, with the formalities starting at 7pm. The comp launches the Cali Tequila Shack, which will be open on SoCal's terrace Wednesday to Sunday throughout March. The shack will be serving up food and drink specials, as well as Olmeca Altos tequila flights and tastings.