Eric "Badlands" Booker attempted the burger challenge at Clinton Hall in Manhattan in a video for ABC Localish.


  1. SuperPaul said

    November 22, 2018 @ 9:23 am

    Badlands is such a great guy….notice how nice he is at the end to the chef, and everyone – Happy Thanksgiving big boy – you’re the man!!

  2. anonymous said

    November 22, 2018 @ 9:26 am

    link is no good

  3. anonymous said

    November 24, 2018 @ 3:35 pm

    What happened to those thanksgiving invitational contests mle used to have?

  4. Anonymous said

    November 25, 2018 @ 7:57 am

    Thanksgiving is a busy time for travel. Usually only locals participated unless the prize money was large.

  5. not Seiken said

    November 25, 2018 @ 8:06 am

    Do you mean those events where either I wouldn’t be invited or I’d place dead last and blame the sponsor or the weather?

  6. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    November 25, 2018 @ 10:31 am

    They are in “contest heaven” along with the Wing Bowl, Krystal Square Off, Golden Palace Grilled Cheese circuit, Rock the Tot, Isle of Capri circuit …

  7. Anonymous said

    November 25, 2018 @ 2:59 pm

    Badlands Booker is the greatest of the greatest in competitive eating!

  8. Dude said

    November 25, 2018 @ 5:07 pm

    Add Farrell’s Ice Cream Championship and the Red Cup Yogurt Eating Championship to the west coast version of contest heaven.

  9. Not Goldstein said

    November 25, 2018 @ 6:02 pm

    Does anyone remember when Goldstein who never made it o the turkey day invite was forced to wash dishes and bring out the plates in order to gain entry into the IFOCE in 2004 I was laughing my ass off watching that short fool practically moping the floors while he was at it

  10. anonymous said

    November 25, 2018 @ 6:07 pm

    I am short i am short and old and i fit hearing aids on the elderly and my life is Seiken

  11. Goldstein Fan said

    November 25, 2018 @ 9:01 pm

    Goldstein and Seiken represent the best of competitive eating. It is an honor to be part of the dialog.

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