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Reno area restaurants' eating challenges and eating contests

Blog Category: /regions/usa/nv/reno
Related: Lake Tahoe


big burgerC775 Burger Challenge 775 Gastropub Reno, NV
($25) big burgerCColossus Cheeseburger Challenge Club Cal Neva Reno, NV
4+ lb. noodlesCBig Bowl Challenge Joy Luck Noodle Bar - Harrah's Reno Reno, NV 2 lbs. of meat, 2lbs. of noodles, 3 qts. of broth
24 in. pizzaCSuper Monster Mondo Challenge Pizza Plus Reno, NV for 2 person teams, 4 Reno & Sparks locations
8 scoop sundaeCThe EarthQuake Swensen's Grill & Ice Cream Reno, NV has other locations, not sure if they have a Wall of Fame - Sammy Hagar did challenge in 1979,
4 lb. burgerCThe Skyscraper Pastrami Burger The Manhattan Deli @ Atlantis Casino Reno, NV includes 1 lb. fries
1 lb. burgerCTerminator Burger Cafe Bellini Sparks, NV
60 oz. burgerCMonster Burger McHenry's Pub and Grille Sparks, NV available in 60 ounce & 20 ounce sizes
72 oz. sirloinC72 Ounce Sirloin - defunct Rapscallion's Roadhouse Grill Sparks, NV No longer offered according to El Toro email
3 lb spicy burritoC Tostadaland Challenge Tostadaland Sparks, NV
2017 Aug 12Chicago Dog Eating Contest Hot August Nights Reno, NV
2017 Aug 11Twinkie Eating Contest Hot August Nights Reno, NV
2017 Aug 10Black & White Cookie Eating Contest Hot August Nights Reno, NV
$100 2017 Aug 9Jelly Donut Eating Contest Hot August Nights Reno, NV
$100 2017 Aug 8Pie Eating Contest Hot August Nights Reno, NV Daniel 2nd, Harold 3rd
2017 Jul 242017 Fox Brewpub Wing Eating Competition - cancelled The Fox Brewpub Carson City, NV amateur only
2017 Jul 4Hot Dog Eating Contest - men Carson Mall Carson City, NV
2017 Jul 4Hot Dog Eating Contest - women Carson Mall Carson City, NV female child winner credited with 12/ female teen winner had 10
2016 Sep 17Taco Eating Contest Nevada's Best Taco Fest @ Sands Regency Reno, NV
$5,000 2016 Aug 31I John Ascuaga's Nugget World Rib Eating Championship Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off Sparks, NV
2016 Aug 6Chicago Dogs Eating Contest Hot August Nights Reno, NV
2016 Aug 5Twinkie Eating Contest Hot August Nights Reno, NV
2016 Aug 4Black and White Cookie Eating Contest Hot August Nights Reno, NV
2016 Aug 3Jelly Doughnut Eating Contest Hot August Nights Reno, NV
2016 Jul 4Watermelon Eating Contest Fernley 4th of July Fernley, NV
2016 May 21Pie Eating Contest Dorinda's Chocolates Chocolate Festival Reno, NV
2015 Oct 25Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest Pumpkin Palooza Sparks, NV
2015 Oct 23Pie Eating Contest Oktoberfest @ Nevada Wolf Shop Reno, NV
$5,000 2015 Sep 2I John Ascuaga's Nugget World Rib Eating Championship Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off Sparks, NV
2015 Aug 16Watermelon Eating Contest 2015 Lyon County Fair and Rodeo Yerington, NV
$100 2015 Aug 6New York Cheesecake Eating Contest Atlantis Reno Reno, NV Ryan was winner
$100 2015 Aug 5Twinkie Eating Contest Atlantis Reno Reno, NV
$100 2015 Aug 4Jelly filled Doughnuts Eating Contest Atlantis Reno Reno, NV Stephanie Wu registered, was not allowed to compete
$100 2015 Aug 3Chicago Dogs Eating Contest Atlantis Reno Reno, NV
2015 Aug 1Corn Dog Eating Contest Nevada Fair Carson City, NV top 3 all w/2 Steve / Dave / Quincy
2015 Aug 1Watermelon Eating Contest - cancelled Nevada Fair Carson City, NV
2015 Jul 4Watermelon Eating Contest Fernley 4th of July Fernley, NV
($250)2015 Mar 21 Rib Eating Contest Famous Dave's BBQ Reno, NV
$5,000 2014 Aug 27I John Ascuaga's Nugget World Rib Eating Championship l Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off Sparks, NV
2014 Aug 16King of the Wing Paulie's Pizza Reno, NV
$100 2014 Jul 31 Twinkie Eating Contest Hot August Nights Reno, NV
$100 2014 Jul 30 New York Cheesecake Eating Contest Hot August Nights Reno, NV
$100 2014 Jul 29 Jelly Doughnut Eating Contest Hot August Nights Reno, NV
($75)2014 Jul 29 Wing Eating Contest CBQ Sparks, NV
$500 ($75)2014 Jul 6 Hottest Hot Wing Eating Contest Silver Legacy Resort Casino Reno, NV
$500 ($75)2014 Jul 5 Amateur Wing Eating Contest Silver Legacy Resort Casino Reno, NV
2014 Jul 4Watermelon Eating Contest Home of the Free, Because of the Brave Fernley, NV
2014 May 25Hot Dog Eating Contest Rastro Reno Reno, NV
$200 2014 May 5Taco Eating Finals Hacienda Reno, NV
2014 Apr 30Taco Eating Qualifier Hacienda Reno, NV
2014 Apr 23Taco Eating Qualifier Hacienda Reno, NV
2014 Mar 2Pie Eating Contest Bourbon Square Casino Sparks, NV
$250 2014 Mar 1Crawfish Eating Contest Bourbon Square Casino Sparks, NV
($750)2013 Sep 22 Sushi Smash ijji sushi Sparks, NV
$5,000 2013 Aug 28I John Ascuaga's Nugget World Rib Eating Championship l Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off Sparks, NV Erik Denmark could not come due to work, ends 7 year streak
$100 2013 Aug 7Twinkie Eating Contest Hot August Nights @ Atlantis Casino Reno, NV
$100 2013 Aug 6Jelly Filled Donuts Eating Contest Hot August Nights @ Atlantis Casino Reno, NV
$100 2013 Aug 5Chicago Dogs Eating Contest Hot August Nights @ Atlantis Casino Reno, NV
$500 2013 Jul 14 King of the Wing Paulie's Pizza Reno, NV
2013 Jul 14Frank's Hot Sauce Chugging Contest Paulie's Pizza Reno, NV
2013 Jun 22Crawfish Eating Contest Cowboys & Crawfish Fernley, NV
2013 Mar 16Rocky Mountain Oyster Eating Contest Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry Virginia City, NV
($75)2012 Oct 3 Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest Nevada Wolf Shop Reno, NV
$5,000 2012 Aug 29I Nugget World Rib Eating Championship John Ascuaga's Nugget Sparks, NV
2012 Aug 11Twinkie eating contest Hot August Nights @ Atlantis Casino Reno, NV
2012 Aug 10Chef Bob’s pizza eating contest Hot August Nights @ Atlantis Casino Reno, NV
2012 Aug 9Black & white cookie eating contest Hot August Nights @ Atlantis Casino Reno, NV
2012 Aug 8Jelly donut eating contes Hot August Nights @ Atlantis Casino Reno, NV
2012 Aug 7Chicago Dogs eating contest Hot August Nights @ Atlantis Casino Reno, NV
2012 Jul 25Bahama Mama Eating Qualifier Maverik Yerington, NV for ID, NV, UT & WY residents only
2012 Jun 9Taco Eating Contest Hacienda Reno, NV
$1,000 2011 Sep 10 Taco Eat-Off Challenge Cafe del Soul @ MontBleu Resort Stateline, NV $25 entry fee
$5,000 2011 Aug 31I John Ascuaga’s Nugget World Rib Eating Championship Nugget Rib Cook-off Sparks, NV
2011 Aug 13Twinkie Eating Contest Atlantis Casino Reno, NV
2011 Aug 11Black & White Cookie Eating Contest Atlantis Casino Reno, NV
2011 Aug 10Jelly Donut Eating Contest Atlantis Casino Reno, NV
2011 Aug 8Hot Dog Eating Contest Atlantis Casino Reno, NV
2011 Jun 4Ice Cream Eating Contest Carson City Frontier Days Carson City, NV
2011 Apr 16Wasabi Eating Contest Mamasake Truckee, CA
2011 Mar 6Gluttony Catering's "Doughnut Eating Contes" Snowfest North Lake Tahoe, CA
2011 Mar 6Doughnut Eating Contest Tahoe Snow Festival North Lake Tahoe, CA
2011 Mar 5Stohlgren Bros. Ice Cream Eating Contest Snowfest North Lake Tahoe, CA
2011 Mar 4Mamasake "Extreme Food Challenge" Snowfest North Lake Tahoe, CA
2010 Nov 6Taco Eating Contest Mustang Ranch Reno, NV
2010 Sep 23Awful Awful Cram Jam The Wolf Den Reno, NV
$5,000 2010 Sep 1I Best in the West Nugget Rib Eating Contest Nugget Casino Resort Sparks, NV
2010 May 29Hot Dog Eating Contest Sierra Cafe Incline Village, NV
$5,000 2009 Sep 2I Best in the West Nugget Rib Eating Contest Nugget Casino Resort Sparks, NV
$400 2009 Aug 16 Hot Dog Eating Contest Se7en Reno, NV
2009 Aug 14Hot Dog Eating Contest Bully's #3 Sparks, NV
2008 Oct 4Ice Cream Eating Contest OktoberfestCarson City, NV
$5,000 2008 Aug 27I Best in the West Nugget Rib Eating Contest John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino Resort Sparks, NV
$100 2008 Aug 9Hot Dog Eating Contest Hot August NightsReno, NV
$5,000 2007 Aug 29I Best in the West Nugget Rib Eating Contest Nugget Casino Resort Sparks, NV
$5,000 2006 Aug 30I Best in the West Nugget Rib Eating Contest Nugget Casino Resort Reno, NV
$3,500 2005 Apr 11I Boomtown Lobster Eating Match Boomtown Casino & Hotel Reno, NV
$500 2003 Oct 4I Stagg Chili Eating Contest World's Championship Chili Cookoff Reno, NV
$500 2002 Oct 5I Stagg Chili Eating Contest World's Championship Chili Cookoff Reno, NV