Only the Brutal Survive MTV News LA’s Burger & Beer Bash

This in from MTV News producer Matt Elias, out in LA:

People often ask me if I would ever want to work in the NY office, and my answer is "No!" Because we get something that the New Yorkers never get: the annual Burger & Beer Bash.

Each year, we clear out the office parking lot and have two giant trucks from In-N-Out Burger roll up and give us all the burgers we can eat. Plus, BJ's provides us with kegs of tasty microbrews to wash it all down.

But the draw of the day is the burger-eating contest, where six lucky(?) contestants have six minutes to consume as many Double Doubles as possible -- that's 2 buns, 2 patties with cheese, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, and spread.

While I opted to be a spectator this year, Carolina Elias (no relation) from Integrated Marketing bit the bullet, er burger, and entered the contest. She put together this awesome, “Rocky”-inspired video of her burger day of bliss.

Unfortunately, Carolina was knocked out by a dude who put down FIVE Double Doubles in six minutes. No word if he made it into work today.