St. Louis (KSDK) -- Soulard played host to the World Bacon Eating Championship this afternoon.
It's all part of the Mardi Gras Celebration.
The man to beat was Dave "Coondog Dawg" O'Karma
He was trying to break the world record of eating 54 pieces of bacon in five minutes. He fell a little short. He ate 40 pieces in five minutes.
He still won the contest and $100.