has an article on how Tony Danza became the judege for the meatball eating contest at the Feast of San Gennaro in New York City on September 23.

September 19, 2017 at 7:08 pm by ojrifkin · More posts about:Judging, New York City | Permalink * Comments

The Hartford Courant has an article about Jamie McDonald's trip to Florida to serve barbecue from his restaurant, Bear's Smokehouse, to Hurricane Irma victims. His team is operating at Germain Arena in Estero, FL, site of a Nathan's qualifier earlier this year. McDonald estimates his organization,, has served 50,000 meals since arriving in Florida.

September 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm by ojrifkin · More posts about:Charity Events, Fort Myers, Hartford, Jamie McDonald | Permalink * Comments

Takeru Kobayashi is expected to defend his title at Pie Wood Fired Pizza's Let em Eat 8 in Muskoka, Ontario on September 23. Entrants need to qualify at Pie locations by September 20. The fastest time at each site will win a prize package including accommodations at Clevelands House resort for the weekend of the contest. The winner will receive $1000.

September 19, 2017 at 11:50 am by ojrifkin · More posts about:Kobayashi (小林尊), Ontario, Prizes, Unafilliated Contests | Permalink * Comments

Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco ate 150g of pasta in 26.69 seconds on to promote Oregano’s Pizza and St. Mary’s Food Bank’s “Carbs For A Cause” . The time broke the Guinness record of 41 seconds, which requires diners to use a fork and not lift the plate of the table. Youtube Video

September 18, 2017 at 7:11 pm by ojrifkin · More posts about:"Cardboard Shell", Phoenix, Records | Permalink * Comments (1)

Bar Louie will hold its Rock the Tot tater tot eating contest on September 21. It is not clear if all locations will hold the contest, so check with your local restaurant before showing up.

September 18, 2017 at 11:58 am by ojrifkin · More posts about:Rock the Tot | Permalink * Comments (1)

2017 Zinzinatti bratwurst contest

September 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm by ojrifkin · More posts about:Cincinnati, Contest Results, Joey Chestnut

update WLWT has an article and video

MLE wannabe has a video

The top 3
1) Joey Chestnut 49
2) Gideon Oji 35
3) Rich LeFevre 28
4) Derek Jacobs 21.5
5) Ivan Mendoza 20
6) Matt Hazzard 16

? Adam Clements of Local 12 News

WLWT has a Facebook video of today’s bratwurst eating contest in Cincinnati.

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Sergio Reyes Raya has the top 3 from yesterday's corn dog eating contest at the Tulare County Fair: 1) Molly Schuyler 26 corn dogs 2) Sergio Reyes Raya 10 3) Chad 5

September 17, 2017 at 10:40 am by ojrifkin · More posts about:Contest Results, Fresno, Molly Schuyler, Unafilliated Contests | Permalink * Comments (1)

MassLive has the roster for the amateur division of the the White Hut World Cheeseburg Eating Contest at the Big E Fair in West Springfield, MA listing Stephanie Wu as the most serious competitor.

September 16, 2017 at 9:23 pm by ojrifkin · More posts about:Contest Previews, Springfield, MA, Stephanie Wu | Permalink * Comments

Ben’s Chili Bowl’s World Chili Eating Championship will take place at Taste of DC October 7.

September 16, 2017 at 9:43 am by ojrifkin · More posts about:District of Columbia | Permalink * Comments (6)

Fuddruckers will offer a 3 pound burger challenge on September 18 in honor of National Cheeseburger Day. 24 hours notice is required.

September 15, 2017 at 11:01 am by ojrifkin · More posts about:Burger Eating Challenges | Permalink * Comments (2)

Joey Chestnut, Carmen Cincotti, Geoffrey Esper, Badlands Booker and Crazy Legs Conti are expected to compete at the White Hut Cheeseburger Eating Championship at the Big E Fair in West Springfield on September 23.

September 14, 2017 at 9:08 pm by ojrifkin · More posts about:Contest Previews, Springfield, MA | Permalink * Comments

Slider, a novel by Pete Hautman about a teenage competitive eater intended for middle grade readers, was released earlier this week.

September 14, 2017 at 9:58 am by ojrifkin · More posts about:Uncategorized | Permalink * Comments (1)

Arni's Pizza will hold a pizza eating contest in Lafayette, IN on October 1 awarding $1000/$500/$300/$200/$100.

September 13, 2017 at 9:13 pm by ojrifkin · More posts about:Indiana, Prizes, Unafilliated Contests | Permalink * Comments

Pic Nik magazine has an interview with Kate Ovens.

September 13, 2017 at 9:47 am by ojrifkin · More posts about:Kate Ovens | Permalink * Comments

The Tulare County Fair will hold a corn dog eating contest in Tulare, CA on September 16 awarding $500/$200/$100.

September 12, 2017 at 11:51 am by ojrifkin · More posts about:Fresno, Prizes, Unafilliated Contests | Permalink * Comments

Molly Schuyler and Bob Shoudt are expected to compete in the cheesesteak eating contest at the Philly Cheesesteak and Food Fest on September 23.

September 11, 2017 at 6:51 pm by ojrifkin · More posts about:Contest Previews, Philadelphia | Permalink * Comments

Daniella Gioia won the first prize of $500 in Saturday's Tour of Italy Eating Championship at the Hudson Valley Pizza and Meatball Fest in Newburgh, NY. update Picture

September 11, 2017 at 10:00 am by ojrifkin · More posts about:Contest Results, Danielle Gioia, Hudson Valley, Unafilliated Contests | Permalink * Comments (27)

Dan Kennedy announces that he was part of the first trio along with Bob Shoudt and Brandon "Da Disposal" Clark to finish the 22.5 pound Zeus burger challenge and win $500 at the Clinton Station Diner in Clinton, NJ.

September 11, 2017 at 9:48 am by ojrifkin · More posts about:"Notorious" Bob Shoudt, Clinton Station Diner, New Jersey | Permalink * Comments (1)

2017 Dell’Osso Family Farm Baconfest contest

September 10, 2017 at 7:07 pm by ojrifkin · More posts about:Contest Results, Joey Chestnut, Stockton

update Sept 11 Record Net has a video corralesderabago also has a video

Official results Part 1 | Part 2

1st 7.75 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 6.75 Gideon Oji
3rd 5 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco
4th 3.75 Pablo Martinez
5th 3.25 Steve Hendry
6th 3 Sergio Reyes-Raya
7th 2.5 Miki Sudo
8th 1.75 Mary “I Love ‘em HOT!” Bowers has an article about yesterday’s qualifier won by Brian Keil.

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Run856 has an article about how Dave "US Male" Goldstein has used running road races to bond with his son Josh, who has Joubert syndrome.

September 9, 2017 at 10:31 pm by ojrifkin · More posts about:Camden, Dave Goldstein, Male Athletes, Philadelphia | Permalink * Comments (8)

Straits Times has an article (in second half of page) about Matt Stonie's trip to Singapore, where he set the record for the Beast burger challenge.

September 9, 2017 at 9:53 pm by ojrifkin · More posts about:Matt Stonie, Singapore | Permalink * Comments

Joe Menchetti ate 18 lobster rolls to defend his title and win $600 at the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival in Hampton Beach, NH.

September 9, 2017 at 7:37 pm by ojrifkin · More posts about:Contest Results, Joe Menchetti, New Hampshire, Unafilliated Contests | Permalink * Comments (5)

Dave Brunelli wins Kennett Square mushrooms

September 9, 2017 at 6:39 pm by ojrifkin · More posts about:Contest Results, Dave Brunelli, Philadelphia

The top 3 from today’s National Fried Mushroom Championship in Kennett Square, PA

1) Dave Brunelli 6.8 pounds in 8 minutes
2) Dan “Killer” Kennedy 6.3
3) Bob Shoudt 6

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Mort Hurst returned from a quarter-century absence from competitive eating with a win at the Ayden (NC) Collard Festival. Hurst gained fame for his eating exploits in the late 1980s, then put his career on hiatus after suffering a stroke in 1991. has an article about his comeback. update WNCT has an article

September 9, 2017 at 5:38 pm by ojrifkin · More posts about:Eastern NC, Health | Permalink * Comments

Defending champion Adrian Morgan, Miki Sudo, Geoff Esper and Gideon Oji are expected to compete in the World Tamale Eating Championship in Lewisville, TX on September 30.

September 9, 2017 at 7:57 am by ojrifkin · More posts about:Contest Previews, Dallas | Permalink * Comments (4)

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