Val Horvath, Associated Press

Professional eater Joey Chestnut downs some grits during the first World Grits Eating Championship at Harrah's Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, La., on Saturday. Pat Bertoletti, a mohawk-sporting chef from Chicago, gulped down 21 pounds of the buttery, goopy grits in 10 minutes to win $4,000. Tim "Eater X" Janus of New York was second, with 20 pounds. Chestnut of San Jose, Calif., finished third, polishing off 19 pounds.