Wow Bao

Calling all competitive eaters and lovers of unbridled gluttony: are you ready to chow some bao?

We're talking Wow Bao, of course, the Chicago eatery specializing in delicious baozi dumplings, potstickers, and other Asian cuisine with a modern twist. Wow Bao will be hosting its second annual Eating Contest, August 18-22, with bragging rights and free bao for a year up for grabs. Should be a doozy.

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During the week of August 18-22, a preliminary round will be held at 6 p.m. each night at Wow Bao's State & Lake location. Each participant will receive a $2 digital gift certificate to Wow Bao for each bao they eat!

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The person who eats the most bao during their two minute preliminary round will also receive the following:

  • Wow Bao lunch for 20
  • Qualify for the Championship
The person who eats the second most bao during their two minute preliminary round will also receive:
  • Wow Bao lunch for 10
  • Quality for the Championship

The Championship will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014, 2 p.m. on Level 2 at Water Tower Place. For every bao eaten during this two minute Championship each contestant will receive a $10 Lettuce Entertain You gift card!

The Grand Prize Winner will receive the following:

  • $10 Lettuce Entertain You gift card for every bao eaten during the Championship
  • Free Wow Bao for a Year

All preliminary round spots in the contest are currently filled, but sign up on Wow Bao's site to be placed on the waiting list if you'd still like to compete. For the rest of you, head on out to Wow Bao to see some truly unparalleled mastication! Bao will be chowed, it's a guarantee.

Photos Courtesy of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises