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Nate Silver's National Burrito Bracket Competition Is Now Underway

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June 13 2014 6:26 PM

Nate Silver's National Burrito Bracket Competition Is Now Underway

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Before he was the impresario of the mighty FiveThirtyEight data journalism site, Nate Silver was a writer in Chicago who loved burritos and created a project called the Burrito Bracket to find the best burrito in Chicago's Wicker Park area. Though he ate a lot of Chicago burritos, he never actually finished the tournament and selected a champion. Now, with the power of the Disney corporation (FiveThirtyEight's ultimate owner) at his disposal, he is creating a nationwide version of the bracket. Today, after what seems like an impressively thorough candidate selection process, Silver officially launched the tournament. Click through to learn which 64 burritos are in contention to become the greatest achiever in their field—and consider eating a burrito for dinner tonight, because they are delicious.

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