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San Jose area restaurants' eating challenges and eating contests

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12 ultrahot chicken wingsC Hellfire Challenge Smoke Eaters 3 locations, CA no drinking or napkins allowed, finger licking required - formerly 911 Challenge at University Chicken
3 lb. burgerCGiant Whiz Burger Challenge Boulder Creek Brewery and Cafe Boulder Creek, CA french loaf of bread topped with six 1/2 pound burgers, 1 pound of french fries, one pound of crispy fried onions and one pound of "Whiz" sauce, includes 20 oz milkshake
10 spicy wingsCGhost Chili Wing Challenge Boulder Creek Brewery and Cafe Boulder Creek, CA french loaf of bread topped with six 1/2 pound burgers, 1 pound of french fries, one pound of crispy fried onions and one pound of "Whiz" sauce, includes 20 oz milkshake
spicy hot dogCAtomic Chili Dog Challenge Spanky'ss Dog House Livermore, CA cannot drink for five minutes after finishing
20 oz burgerCThe Ship Sinker Bay of Pines Restaurant Monterey, CA contest awarding $250 to be held after 10 people have finished burger
spicy burritoCYo Si Soy el Mas Macho Burrito Challenge Lopez Restaurante Y Cantina Monterey, CA
slidersCPulled Pork Challenge Salinas City BBQ Salinas, CA
pattiesCXL Grindhouse Challenge XL Grindhouse Salinas, CA current record is 11 patties
24 inch sandwichC24 Inch Cheesesteak Amato's San Jose, CA
($20) 6 scoop banana splitC The Tornado Club Baskin Robbins San Jose, CA Willow Street location only
5.25 pound burritoC Burritozilla Iguana's Taqueria San Jose, CA no award for finishing
5 lb. ramen boelCMasumo Bowl Challenge Masa Ramen Noodle Bar San Jose, CA
big bowlCGiant Ramen Challenge Mori Kitchen San Jose, CA
2 ft. hot dogCJoey Chestnut Hot Dog Challenge Pauly's Famous Franks N Fries San Jose, CA 20 minutes advance notice required
30 in pizzaCThe Coliseum Challenge Tony and Alba's Pizza and Pasta San Jose, CA four 4 person teams
4 ft. burritoCFour Foot Burrito Una MasSan Jose, CA
4 patty burgersCBurger Challenge JJ's Homemade Burgers San Juan Bautista, CA challenge includes 4 patty burgers, a plate of fries and a milkshake
4 lb. sausage sandwichC The Boss Hog Neto's Market & Grill Santa Clara, CA includes 1 lb. fries
$100 20 inch pizzaCBelly Buster Pizza Pizza Party Santa Clara, CA
2018 Oct 27Burritozilla Eating Finals Iguana's San Jose, CA
2018 Oct 13Burritozilla Eating Qualifier Iguana's San Jose, CA
2018 Sep 29Jalapeno Eating Contest Burrito Bash Watsonville, CA
2018 Aug 30Chicken Nugget Eating Contest Monterey County Fair Monterey, CA
2018 Aug 26Khinkali Eating Contest BevriPalo Alto, CA
2018 Aug 5Pie Eating Contest Strawberry Festival Watsonville, CA
2018 Aug 4Pie Eating Contest Strawberry Festival Watsonville, CA
2018 Jul 1Taco Eating Contest Salinas Taco & Music Festival Salinas, CA
2018 Jun 3Artichoke Eating Contest Castroville Artichoke Food and Wine Festival Castroville, CA
2018 Jun 2Artichoke Eating Contest Castroville Artichoke Food and Wine Festival Castroville, CA
($100)2018 Mar 24 Braised Pork Rice Eating Contest Benefitting Love And Second Chances 愛心大胃王 Milk & Honey Cafe Fremont, CA
($250)2018 Mar 24 Donut Eating Contest The Source Willow Glen San Jose, CA
2018 Feb 24Bacon Eating Contest Santa Clara Bacon and Beer Classic Santa Clara, CA at 49ers stadium
($178)2017 Nov 11 Hot Dog Eating Contest Segway Santa Cruz Tours Santa Cruz, CA
$1,000 2017 Oct 21 Burritozilla Eating Finals Iguana's - Blossom Hill San Jose, CA
2017 Oct 7Pie Eating Contest St. Mary's County Fair Los Gatos, CA
2017 Oct 7Nacho Eating Contest Taco Takeover San Jose, CA
2017 Oct 7Burritozilla Eating Qualifier Iguana's San Jose - Blossom Hill, CA
2017 Oct 7Jalapeno Eating Contest Burrito Bash Watsonville, CA
$5,000 2017 Aug 19I The Chacho's World Taco Eating Contest Chacho's Taco Festival San Jose, CA
2017 Aug 13Hot Dog Eating Contest Kelly Park San Jose, CA "Hawaii" was winner
2017 Aug 6Wienerschnitzel Hot Dog Eating Contest Santa Clara County Fair San Jose, CA
2017 Aug 6Pie Eating Contest Strawberry Festival Watsonville, CA
2017 Aug 5Pie Eating Contest Strawberry Festival Watsonville, CA
2017 Jul 28Garlic Eating Contest Gilroy Garlic Festival Gilroy, CA need to submit garlic eating video by June 23
2017 Jun 4Artichoke Eating Contest Castroville Artichoke Food and Wine Festival Castroville, CA
2017 Mar 26Donut Hole Eating Contest/ Fundraiser The Sox Box Monterey, CA
2017 Feb 25Burrito Eating Contest SHM Con San Jose, CA
2017 Feb 25Pizza Eating Contest SHM Con San Jose, CA
2017 Feb 25Bacon Eating Contest Santa Clara Bacon and Beer Classic Santa Clara, CA at 49ers stadium
($50)2017 Feb 5 Super Bowl Halftime Wing Eating Contest The Parish Publick House Santa Cruz, CA
2016 Oct 2Pretzel Eating Contest Mountain View Oktoberfest Mountain View, CA
2016 Oct 1Pretzel Eating Contest Mountain View Oktoberfest Mountain View, CA
$1,000 2016 Oct 1 Burritozilla Eating Finals Iguana's San Jose, CA top 4 advance to finals
2016 Sep 10Burritozilla Eating Qualifier Iguana's Campbell, CA top 4 advance to finals
2016 Aug 20Wing Eating Contest Hook & Ladder Hot Wings Los Banos, CA
$4,000 2016 Aug 20I The Chacho's World Taco Eating Contest Chacho's Taco Festival San Jose, CA
2016 Aug 7Wienerschnitzel Hot Dog Eating Contest Santa Clara County Fair San Jose, CA
2016 Aug 7Pie Eating Contest Strawberry Festival Watsonville, CA
2016 Aug 6Pie Eating Contest Strawberry Festival Watsonville, CA
2016 Jul 29Pizza Eating Contest Blaze Salinas, CA
2016 Jul 4Watermelon Eating Championship Alameda County Fair Pleasanton, CA
2016 Jul 3Watermelon Eating Championship Alameda County Fair Pleasanton, CA
2016 Jul 2Elvis Burger Eating Contest Alameda County Fair Pleasanton, CA
2016 Jul 1Pickle Eating Contest Alameda County Fair Pleasanton, CA
2016 Jun 25Corn Dog Eating Contest Alameda County Fair Pleasanton, CA
2016 Jun 24Funnel Cake Eating Contest Alameda County Fair Pleasanton, CA
2016 Jun 5Artichoke Eating Contest Castroville Artichoke Food and Wine Festival Castroville, CA
2016 May 14Pie Eating Contest Arthur Murray Dance Center of San Jose San Jose, CA
($100)2016 May 5 Taco Eating Contest 201 Main Salinas, CA
2016 Apr 9Pie Eating Contest Good Old Days Pacific Grove, CA hands-free
2016 Feb 27Bacon Eating Contest Santa Clara Bacon and Beer Classic Santa Clara, CA at 49ers stadium
2015 Dec 31Pie Eating Contest The Continental Bar San Jose, CA
($50)2015 Nov 18 Wing Eating Competition - male UCSC students KC's Sports Bar & Lounge Santa Cruz, CA
($50)2015 Nov 18 Wing Eating Competition - female UCSC students KC's Sports Bar & Lounge Santa Cruz, CA
2015 Nov 14Bacon Eating Contest Bacon and Beer Classic San Jose, CA
2015 Oct 24Pizza Eating Contest Upper Crust Pizza & Pasta Santa Cruz, CA qualify on Tuesdays
2015 Oct 3Jalapeno Eating Contest Burrito Bash Watsonville, CA
$25 ($15)2015 Sep 19 Ice Cream Eating Contest Willow Glen Charm San Jose, CA
2015 Sep 19Strawberry Pie Eating Contest Santa Cruz County Fair Watsonville, CA
2015 Aug 29Taco Eating Contest STOMP Out Bullying Block Party Salinas, CA
2015 Aug 29Burger Eating Contest STOMP Out Bullying Block Party Salinas, CA
$100 2015 Aug 15I The Chacho's World Taco Eating Contest Chacho's Taco Festival San Jose, CA
2015 Aug 1Hot Dog Eating Contest Santa Clara County Fair San Jose, CA
2015 Jul 31Melon Eating Contest Downtown Farmers' Market San Jose, CA
2015 Jul 26Taco Eating Contest Mi Pueblo - Story Road San Jose, CA
$1,350 2015 Jul 18 Burritozilla Eating Championship Iguana's Tacqueria San Jose, CA amateur only - term not defined, must win qualifier for spot
2015 Jul 4Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Highway 1 Golf & Games Monterey, CA
2015 Jun 27Burritozilla Eating Qualifier Iguana's Tacqueria - 3rd St. San Jose, CA amateur only - term not defined
2015 Jun 20Burritozilla Eating Qualifier Iguana's Tacqueria - San Felipe Rd. San Jose, CA amateur only - term not defined
2015 Jun 13Burritozilla Eating Qualifier Iguana's Tacqueria - Saratoga Ave San Jose, CA amateur only - term not defined
2015 Jun 13Burritozilla Eating Qualifier Iguana's Tacqueria Santa Clara, CA amateur only - term not defined
2015 May 31Artichoke Eating Contest Castroville Artichoke Food and Wine Festival Castroville, CA
($250)2015 Apr 25 Rib Eating Contest Famous Dave's BBQ Salinas Salinas, CA
2015 Mar 14Pie Eating Contest Monterey Bay Derby Dames game Monterey, CA "pie" was winner
2015 Feb 28Pho Eating Contest Tet Festival San Jose, CA might be March 1
$2,500 2014 Oct 25I Taco Eating Contest Dia San Jose San Jose, CA
2014 Oct 11Bratwurst Eating Contest San Pedro Square Market San Jose, CA
2014 Sep 27Salsa Eating Contest - not held Salsa Festival Redwood City, CA error in article about event
($25)2014 Sep 20 Ice Cream Eating Contest - adult (19-49) Willow Glen Frozen Yogurt Willow Glen, CA
2014 Sep 20Ice Cream Eating Contest - grand championship Willow Glen Frozen Yogurt Willow Glen, CA James winner of 50+ was winner
$100 ($100)2014 Aug 16 Wing Eating Contest Salina Sports Tavern Salinas, CA
2014 Jun 17Kale Eating Contest Whole Foods Fremont, CA
2014 May 31Artichoke Eating Contest Artichoke Festival Castroville, CA might by June 1
2014 Feb 23Yo-lympics Yogurtland Capitola, CA
2014 Feb 22Yo-lympics Yogurtland Capitola, CA
2014 Feb 21Yo-lympics Yogurtland Capitola, CA
2014 Feb 20Yo-lympics Yogurtland Capitola, CA
2014 Feb 19Yo-lympics Yogurtland Capitola, CA
2014 Feb 18Yo-lympics Yogurtland Capitola, CA
2014 Feb 17Yo-lympics Yogurtland Capitola, CA
2014 Feb 16Yo-lympics Yogurtland Capitola, CA
2014 Feb 15Yo-lympics Yogurtland Capitola, CA
2014 Feb 14Yo-lympics Yogurtland Capitola, CA
2014 Feb 13Yo-lympics Yogurtland Capitola, CA
2014 Feb 12Yo-lympics Yogurtland Capitola, CA
2014 Feb 11Yo-lympics Yogurtland Capitola, CA
2014 Feb 10Yo-lympics Yogurtland Capitola, CA
2014 Feb 9Yo-lympics Yogurtland Capitola, CA
2014 Feb 8Yo-lympics Yogurtland Capitola, CA
2014 Feb 7Yo-lympics Yogurtland Capitola, CA
$500 2014 Jan 22 Amateur Hot Wing Eating Contest San Jose Bar and Grill San Jose, CA
2013 Dec 21Kryptonite Sandwich Eating Contest Ike's San Jose, CA
2013 Oct 2Pizza Eating Contest Metro Pizza Santa Clara, CA Edward was winner
$25 ($15)2013 Sep 21 Ice Cream Eating Contest Willow Glen Town Square San Jose, CA
2013 Sep 17Sandwich Eating Contest Erik's DeliCafe Scotts Valley, CA 4 surfers to face 4 mountain bikers
2013 Jul 4Pancake Challenge Scramblz San Jose, CA
2013 Jun 8Psycho Donuts Eating Contest Psycho Donuts Campbell, CA
2013 May 3Golgappa Eating Competition India Community Center Milpitas, CA
2013 Feb 10Psycho Donuts Eating Contest Rockage San Jose, CA
2013 Feb 3Hot Dog Eating Contest The Penny Farthing Tavern Salinas, CA
2013 Feb 3Wing Eating Contest Parish Publick House Santa Cruz, CA
$260 2012 Sep 12 XL Hamburger Eating Contest National Steinbeck Center Salinas, CA
2012 Jun 2Donut Pizza Eating Competition Psycho Donuts Campbell, CA
$1,000 2012 May 28I Hooters World Wing-Eating Championship Qualifier Hooters Fremont, CA
$100 2012 Feb 25 Cupcake Eating Contest A Piece of Cake Bakery Salinas, CA
2011 Nov 19WCW Challenge Wicked Chicken Santa Clara, CA
$75 2011 Sep 17Yogurt Eating Contest Willow Glen Yogurt & Ice Cream Campbell, CA
2011 Jul 30Hot Dog Eating Contest Whole Foods Market Santa Cruz, CA
2011 Jul 22Treatbot Ice Cream Eating Contest San Jose, CA
2011 Jul 20Pasta Eating Contest San Jose Earthquakes game San Jose, CA
2011 Jun 4Donut Pizza Eating Contest Pyscho Donuts Campbell, CA
$180 2011 Apr 20 Pancake Eating Contest - men Harbor Cafe Santa Cruz, CA $20 entry fee
$100 2011 Apr 20 Pancake Eating Contest - women Harbor Cafe Santa Cruz, CA $20 entry fee
2011 Feb 6Pizza Eating Contest Pizza Factory Salinas, CA
($50)2011 Feb 6 Wing Eating Contest Parish Publick House Santa Cruz, CA $10 entry fee
2011 Feb 5Wing Eating Contest Firehouse Grill and Brewery EPA East Palo Alto, CA $10 entry fee
2010 Oct 3Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest Los Altos Fall Festival Los Altos, CA
2010 Jun 5Psycho Donut Pizza Eating Contest Psycho Donuts Campbell, CA
2010 May 8INathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier San Jose StateSan Jose, CA
$100 2009 Jun 27I Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier San Jose StateSan Jose, CA site originally listed as San Bruno cinemark theater
$5,000 2009 Apr 11I The California's Great America Funnel Cake Eating Championship Great America amusement park Santa Clara, CA purse is $5,000
2009 Mar 4TVMan vs. Food The Travel Channel San Jose, CA starts at 10 pm eastern, restaurants are Smoke Eaters (University Chicken) (hot wings), Iguana's Taqueria & Henry's Hi Life
2009 Feb 21XMac & Cheese Eating Contest San Jose Stealth game San Jose, CA Joey Chestnut to compete and a Joey Chestnut bobble head will be given to the first 3,000 fans
2008 Jun 7Tamale Eating Contest Story Road Tamale Festival San Jose, CA