Pay Good Money to Be Part of a Massive Tomato Brawl

This guy won't be there.
This guy won't be there. Photo: iStockphoto

There’s a special place at Floyd Bennett Field this weekend for all those who are sick and tired of innovative pico de gallo and/or refuse to submit to the simple charm of pan con tomate. That place is the Tomato Battle, an epic, three-hour food fight where people throw tomatoes at each other with reckless abandon that just so happens to be a commercial for sponsor Tide detergent and costs $50 to get into. There are rules and disclaimers, of course, but if you’re worried that the event is somehow a big waste of food, fear not: “All of the tomatoes used during the exhibition will have been previously marked for disposal, making the Tomato Battle an efficient and entertaining use of nonedible waste,” the event’s website claims. [Gothamist, Related]