has an article (in Finnish) about Jesse Pynnönen competing in the Gringo Bandito Chronic Taco eating contest in Dana Point, CA.
Kevin "LA Beast" Strahle will do a Meet & Greet with his fans at the Bagel Gourmet in Glen Rock, NJ on April 20. He will attempt the restaurant's Punisher sandwich challenge.
Ganbatte, a video game about cats in a sushi eating contest, will be released for the Steam platform on April 19. (video trailer). update VRFocus has a post about the game.
Joey Chestnut brand condiments are now available for sale on (via BigJon TV).
Gideon Oji has posted a video predicting victory in the corn eating contest at the Sweet Corn Fiesta in West Palm Beach, FL on April 29 due to improving his techniques.
Cook and Indi’s World Buffet will hold an eating contest in Glasgow, Scotland on May 28 awarding £500 to the winner. Entrants need to qualify. has a blog entry about Raina Huang eating the entire Panda Express Menu in one session. (short video | long video)
Darron Breeden uploaded a video of him finishing the Pointersaurus Pizza at Pointer's Pizza in St. Louis without help. He is probably the first male and second overall after Molly Schuyler to finish the challenge intended for two people solo.
Nela Zisser is expected to compete in a hot dog eating contest at Alexandra Park in Auckland, NZ on Friday, April 20. The professional division will award $500 to the winner; the top amateur will receive $300.
Jubilee Joe's in Pelham, AL will hold a crawfish eating contest on April 21 awarding $500 to the winner.

2018 Fort Myers Miracle Nathan’s qualifier

update April 16 Naples Herald has an article, gallery and video

@miraclebaseball Twitter gallery

Article about Miracle employee Ben Brown competing

Results from viewed on Facebook Live video (official results)

1) 25 Pablo Martinez
2) 11 Jason Ruppert

1W) 10 Kathryn Tesch
2W) 8.5 Rene Rovtar

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2018 Poteet Strawberry Festival Nathan’s qualifier

Winners according to Fink Beats the Stomach Official results
1) Juan Neave 24
2) Crazy Legs Conti 17
3) Nate Biller 15

1W) Kassie Zapata 10

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The Slawburger Festival will hold a Slawburger eating contest in Fayetteville, TN awarding $500/$200/$100 on April 21. The top woman and Lincoln County resident will also get $100.
Matt Stonie and Miki Sudo are expected to compete in the John's Incredible Pizza World Pizza-Eating Championship in Westminster, CA on April 22.
The second episode of the MLE podcast, Men in Boaters, was released today and mentioned the expected entrants of Saturday's Nathan's qualifiers. Pablo Martinez and Rene Rovtar are expected to compete in Fort Myers, FL while Juan Neave, Nate Biller, Crazy Legs Conti, Steve Schuster and Kassie Zapata headline the Poteet, TX field.
Takeru Kobayashi will judge and do an exhibition at a ramen eating contest sponsored by the dating website EastMeetEast in New York City on April 23. A Craigslist post seeks female competitive eaters for the contest.
Gideon Oji is the guest on the latest episode of the Fink Beats the Stomach podcast and the main topic of discussion is the debut of his youtube channel with a video of him eating 50 eggs with their shells. (Interview starts around 25:00)
Defending champion Carmen Cincotti and 2016 winner Yasir Salem are expected to compete in the corn eating contest at the Sweet Corn Fiesta in West Palm Beach, FL on April 29.
The Central Valley Pizza Fest will hold a 28 inch pizza eating contest for two-person teams in Lemoore, CA on Saturday awarding $200/$100/$75
Bloomberg has an article about "Furious" Pete Czerwinski hosting his new videos on the blockchain-based video host DTube instead of YouTube. has an interview with Molly Schuyler about her victory Thursday in the Taco Bus El Jefe Burrito eating contest. Before winning the $2,500 prize, she won $500 for finishing the Inferno Soup challenge at Nitally's, which she calls the worst experience of her competitive eating career. The article gives the source of the contest information as [sic] (the actual link works)
The Dallas Pizza Fest will hold an eating contest on April 15 awarding $250/$100/$50.
A unnamed man was hospitalized with RCVS, temporary artery narrowing in the brain which can produce painful headaches after he ate a Carolina Reaper pepper, billed as the world's spiciest. Five weeks after the incident, his brain had returned to normal accordint to a CT scan.
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