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Des Moines area restaurants' eating challenges and eating contests

Blog Category: /regions/usa/ia/des-moines
2018 Jul 28Cannoli Eating Contest Italian American Festival of Iowa Des Moines, IA
large spicy pizzaCMaui Waui Black Market Pizza Ames, IA
6 pattie burgerCTriple Double Food Challenge Brick City Grill Ames, IA includes double order fries, 12 slices of cheese & 12 slices bacon
Monster BurritoCMonster Burrito Challenge Mr. Burrito Ames, IA
hot dog / burger sandwichC Capital Punishment Capital Pub and Hot Dog Des Moines, IA 2 1/2 lb. hot dogs topped / w 2 1/2 lb. beef patties and 1/2 lb sliced Angus Beef served on hoagie roll
($20) mixed meat sandwichC Fatty Challenge Fanatics @ AllPlay Des Moines, IA sandwich contains ham slices, a layer of carnitas meat, a layer of mini corndogs, cheese nuggets, boneless wings and mozzarella sticks and a big pork tenderloin
big sandwichCKill-OSSAL sandwich http://www.facebook.com/KillerDeli Des Moines, IA
multi-meat burgerCThe Adam Emmenecker Jethro's BBQ Des Moines, IA contains 2008 MVC MVP favorite foods: tenderloin, burger patty, chicken tender, brisket & bacon
5 lb. mealCFarmboy Challenge Smokey D's BBQ Des Moines, IA pork tenderloin, bread, fries, gravy, bacon, cheese and grilled onions
big breakfastCHot Mess Express Tacopocolypse Des Moines, IA waffle, gravy, potatoes, cheese, scrambled eggs, slaw, beef, chicken & pork
80 ounce steakC80 Ounce Steak A J's Steakhouse Grinnell, IA also sells a 205 ounce steak
spicy bbq sandwichC Showdown Sauce Challenge Cactus Bob's BBQ Corral Johnston, IA $6 fee to attempt challenge, brisket or pork sandwich is covered in spicy showdown sauce
big sandwichCBarnyard Challenge Smokin G's BBQ Catering Service Marshalltown, IA
2 burritosCBreakfast Burrito Challenge Midtown Cafe Newton, IA
3 lb. sandwichCThe Lake Monster Papa's Pizza in Polk City Polk City, IA debuts Feb 4, small Meatza pizza, topped with a 10-ounce breaded pork tenderloin, four chicken strips, a bacon cheeseburger, lettuce, tomato, a bun and 12 ounces of onion rings
tenderloin sandwichC Victor's Suckerpunch Victor's Sports Bar Urbandale, IA two pieces of garlic bread, two breaded tenderloins, two 1/3 pound burgers, fours slices of bacon and four slices of ham
2 ft. burritoCRey Rey Burrito El Rey Burritos West Des Moines, IA
6 patty burgerCThe Big Stack Wellman's Pub & Rooftop West Des Moines, IA
4 lb. burgerCBig Max Burger Grandma Max's Restaurant 4 Great Plains locations, NE locations in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota & Kansas
2018 Jul 4Pie Eating Contest Living History Farms Urbandale, IA
2018 Jun 9Pizza Eating Contest Fong's Pizza Ankeny Ankeny, IA
2018 Jun 9Pizza Eating Contest Fong's Pizza Des Moines, IA
2018 Apr 23Wing a Thon Jethro's BBQ Des Moines, IA
2018 Apr 7Donut Eating Contest Coffee & Donut Festival Des Moines, IA
2018 Feb 17Bacon Eating Contest Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Des Moines, IA
2017 Nov 18Hot Dog Eating Contest Cellar Peanut Pub Pella, IA
2017 Nov 4Pie Eating Contest Pumpkin Destruction @ Center Grove Orchard Cambridge, IA
2017 Oct 7Taco Eating Contest Taco Festival Des Moines, IA
2017 Oct 7Nacho Eating Contest Taco Festival Des Moines, IA
2017 Oct 7Pepper Eating Contest Taco Festival Des Moines, IA
2017 Sep 23Corn (Elote) Eating Contest Iowa's Latino Heritage Festival Des Moines, IA
$200 ($50)2017 Aug 26 Corn Eating Contest Prairie Meadows Altoona, IA
2017 Aug 12INathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier - men Iowa State Fair Des Moines, IA
2017 Aug 12INathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier - women Iowa State Fair Des Moines, IA
2017 Aug 11Wing Eating Contest Gerri's Des Moines, IA
2017 Jul 15Watermelon Eating Contest Humeston Watermelon Days Humeston, IA
($100)2017 Jul 1 Belly Buster Challenge Hy-VeeWest Des Moines, IA
2017 Jun 17Pizza Eating Contest Fong's Pizza Ankeny Ankeny, IA
2017 May 6Eating Contest Food Truck Throwdown Des Moines, IA
2017 Apr 29Donut Eating Contest Coffee & Donut Festival Clive, IA
2017 Apr 22Chicken Wing Eating Contest Hy-Vee Des Moines, IA
2017 Mar 11Pho Eating Contest Second Annual IAA Pho King Cook-Off West Des Moines, IA
2017 Feb 18Bacon Eating Contest Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Des Moines, IA
2017 Feb 18Bacon Eating Contest - team Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Des Moines, IA
2016 Oct 8Bacon Eating Contest Iowa State Bacon Expo Ames, IA
2016 Sep 24Corn (Elote) Eating Contest Iowa's Latino Heritage Festival Des Moines, IA
2016 Sep 17German Food Eating Contest Firetrucker Brewery Ankeny, IA
2016 Sep 17Hot Dog Eating Contest Granger Days Granger, IA
2016 Sep 8Hot Dog Eating Contest Thanks with Franks Newton, IA
2016 Jul 30Cannoli Eating Contest Italian American Festival of Iowa Des Moines, IA
2016 Jul 4Watermelon Eating Contest 4th of July Celebration Carlisle, IA
2016 Jul 3Sweet Corn Eating contest Osceola Independence Day Celebration Osceola, IA
2016 Jun 25Doughnut Eating Contest Boone Speedway Boone, IA
$200 ($50)2016 Jun 11 Corn on the Cob Eating Contest Prairie Meadows Casino Altoona, IA
2016 Jun 4Kulma Eating Contest Scandinavian Days Story City, Iowa will have kringla eating contest for children
2016 Mar 5Pho Eating Contest 1st Annual Pho King Cook Off @ Des Moines Social Club Des Moines, IA
2016 Feb 20Bacon Eating Contest Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Des Moines, IA
2016 Feb 14Grilled Cheese Sandwich Eating contest Lefty's Live Music Des Moines, IA
2016 Feb 4The Release of The Lake Monster Papa's Pizza in Polk City. Polk City, IA no one finished
($150)2015 Dec 10 Clone Cone eating contest Iowa State basketball game Ames, IA
2015 Oct 31Pie Eating Contest Center Grove Orchard Cambridge, IA
2015 Oct 10Bacon Eating Contest Iowa State Bacon Expo Ames, IA
2015 Sep 11Wing Eating Contest ISU SALC Ames, IA
2015 Aug 8Pie Eating Contest Open Market Craft Show Mitchellville, IA
2015 Jul 25Cannoli Eating Contest Italian American Festival of Iowa Des Moines, IA
2015 Jun 27Donut Eating Contest Boone Speedway Boone, IA
2015 Jun 20Wing Eating Contest Wing Ding @ Jethro's BBQ Des Moines, IA
2015 Mar 29XFive Pound Bacon Exhibition Jethro's BBQ Des Moines, IA
2015 Mar 28Adam Emmenecker sandwich eating contest Jethro's BBQ Des Moines, IA
2015 Feb 22Jambalaya Eating Contest Granite City Food & Brewery Clive, IA
($100)2015 Feb 16 Ghost Pepper Wing Eating Contest Jethro's BBQ Des Moines, IA
2015 Feb 2Crawfish Eating Contest Jethro's West Des Moines, IA Larry was winner
2015 Jan 31Bacon Eating Contest Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Des Moines, IA
2014 Nov 8Bacon Eating Contest Iowa State University Ames, IA
($250)2014 Oct 9 Rock the Tot Bar Louie West Des Moines, IA Top winners to compete in finals in Cleveland on October 5
2014 Oct 4German Eating Contest Firetrucker Brewery Ankeny, IA items include brats, sauerkraut, eggs, beer
2014 Sep 27Grilled Cheese Eating Contest Grilled Cheese Carnival @ Firetrucker Brewery Ankeny, IA
2014 Aug 23Pie Eating Contest WaukeeFest Waukee, IA
2014 Jul 4Cupcake Eating Contest Cupcake Emporium Ames, IA
2014 Jun 21Wing Eating Contest Wingding Des Moines, IA
2014 Jun 21Rib Eating Contest Rose Festival State Center, IA
2014 May 18Matzo Ball Eating Contest Jewish Food Fair Des Moines, IA
2014 Mar 17Hot Dog Eating Contest Mickey's Irish Pub Des Moines, IA
2014 Feb 1Bacon Eating Contest Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Des Moines, IA Molly Schuyler expected to defend title
($500)2014 Feb 1 Pancake Bowl IHOPDes Moines, IA
($100)2013 Dec 2 Wing Eating Contest High Life Lounge Des Moines, IA
2013 Oct 19Bacon Eating Contest - men Iowa State Bacon Expo Ames, IA
2013 Oct 19Bacon Eating Contest - women Iowa State Bacon Expo Ames, IA
2013 Jul 4Cupcake Eating Contest Cupcake Emporium Ames, IA
2013 Jul 1Taco Eating Contest El Sombrero Newton, IA
2013 Jun 15Rib Eating Contest Iowa's Rose Festival State Center, IA
2013 Jun 1Wing Eating Contest Wing Ding @ Jethro's BBQ - Drake Des Moines, IA
2013 May 19Matzoh Ball Eating Contest Jewish Food Fair Des Moines, IA
2013 Mar 14Flapjack Eating Contest Flapjack Fair @ Saturday Mfg. Des Moines, IA
2013 Feb 9Bacon Eating Contest Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Des Moines, IA
$100 2013 Feb 3Wing Eating Contest The Grove at Ames Ames, IA
2012 Nov 21Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest Shenanigans Boone, IA
$60 2012 Sep 16Corn (Elote) Eating Contest Iowa's Latino Heritage Festival Des Moines, IA
$60 2012 Sep 15Corn (Elote) Eating Contest Iowa's Latino Heritage Festival Des Moines, IA
2012 Jun 16Rib Eating Contest Rose Festival State Center, IA
2012 Feb 18Bacon Eating Contest Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Des Moines, IA
2012 Feb 5Wing Eating Challenge Daytona's All Sports Cafe Des Moines, IA
2011 Jul 23Wing Eating Contest Wing Ding Des Moines, IA
2011 Jun 18Rib Eating Contest Rose Festival State Center, IA
2011 Jun 11Taco Eating Contest Kung Fu Tap & Tavern Des Moines, IA
2011 Jun 4Kulma Eating Contest Scandinavian Days Story City, Iowa
2011 Feb 26Bacon Eating Contest Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Des Moines, IA registration opens January 21
2010 Sep 5Des Moines Metro Credit Union Corn Eating Contest Latino Heritage Festival Des Moines, IA
2010 Sep 4Des Moines Metro Credit Union Corn Eating Contest Latino Heritage Festival Des Moines, IA
2010 Jun 5Kumla Eating Contest Scandinavian DaysStory City, IA
2010 Feb 27Bacon Eating Contest Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Des Moines, IA Festival has $35 registration fee, registration opens February 4
2009 Aug 2Pasta Eating Contest Festa ItalianaDes Moines, IA
2009 Aug 2Pizza Eating Contest Festa ItalianaDes Moines, IA
2009 Jun 27Rib Eating Contest Iowa State BBQ Championship Marshalltown, IA
2009 Feb 28Bacon Eating Contest Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Des Moines, IA Festival has $32.50 registration fee
2008 Oct 17Pork Chop Eating Contest Iowa Chops hockey gameDes Moines, IA
2008 Jun 28Rib Eating Contest Iowa State BBQ Championship Marshalltown, IA
2008 Jun 28BBQ Rib Eating Contest Riverview ParkMarshalltown, IA $50/$55 sponsorship needed
2008 Mar 1Bacon Eating Contest Blue Ribbon Bacon FestivalDes Moines, IA Festival has $30 registration fee