Big Texan category

HockeySverige.se has a blog entry (in Swedish) about Robert Petterson finishing the 72 ounce steak challenge at the Big Texan in Amarillo, TX.
The Big Texan 72 ounce steak finishers list has been updated to include a time of 14:45 by Daniel Carpenter of Langwarrin, Australia earlier this month.
KAMR produced a video segment about the history of the Big Texan's steak challenge. Over 100,000 attempts have been made at the 72 ounce steak since the Amarillo, TX restaurant opened.
While usually one or two women finish the 72 ounce steak challenge at the Big Texan in Amarillo, TX, each year that was not the case in 2012. According to the finishers list, the most recent woman who finished the steak without assistance appears to be Mirit Ohana of Hollywood, FL in October 2011. (Jordan Lloyd is listed even though she ate the steak with Jeff Schroeder for a reality TV program.)

Fastest finishers of 72+ ounce steak challenges

In response to a request, here is a list of the fastest finishers of 72 ounce or more steak challenges as could best be determined. If any faster finishes have been omitted from the list, please put a link documenting the completion in the comments. The challenges are not 100% equivalent due to differences in side items.

update The list has been updated with challenges listed in the comments, including Molly Schuyler finishing a 77 ounce steak challenge in 8:03 at the Black Iron Grill in Rock Port, MO on Thursday

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The finishers list for the Big Texan 72 ounce steak has been updated to include Kevin "LA Beast", who did the challenge on March 14 during his trip to California.
Route 66 News announces that former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Frank Pastore, record holder for the 72 ounce steak at the Big Texan from 1987-2008, was declared dead today after being in a coma for almost a month after suffering a motorcycle accident in Duarte, CA on November 19. (KKLA announcement) update Dec 18 Yahoo!'s baseball blog has an obituary.
The Pasadena Star News reports that former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Frank Pastore, record holder for the Big Texan 72 ounce steak from 1987 to 2008, remains in a coma after a motorcycle accident on November 19 in Duarte, California.
Greg Laurie reports that former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Frank Pastore, the record holder for the Big Texan 72 ounce steak challenge from 1987 to 2008 was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. update Whittier Daily News has an article.
Bill Geist will attempt to eat the 72 ounce steak challenge at The Big Texan in Amarillo, TX on tomorrow's episode of CBS Sunday Morning. update Nov 19 A video of the segment is available.
The Words from a Vegan's Heart Facebook page has a post from Stephanie Pollice, a 2007 finsher of the Big Texan 72 ounce steak challenge, about her conversion to a vegan lifestyle.
The 72 ounce steak challenge at The Big Texan in Amarillo, TX will appear in an upcoming episode of Jeff and Jordan do America which will star to former Big Brother participants.
Amarillo Magazine reports that Sarai, a female tiger, ate the 72 ounce steak (with no side items) from the Big Texan in 80 seconds on July 4, breaking the all-species record of 89 seconds. (Joey Chestnut set the human record for the meal with side items with a time of 8:52. I think Carlene LeFevre has the homo sapiens female record of around 30 minutes.)
Someone claiming to be Jordan Lloyd, winner of the 11th season of CBS' Big Brother, is listed as having finished the 72 ounce steak at the Big Texan in Amaraillo, TX on May 8. Jordan appears to be the first female 72 ounce steak finisher of 2012. Jordan's boyfriend Jeff Schroeder, another Big Brother cast member, also finished a 72 ounce steak.
The Columbia Tribune has a history of the 72 ounce steak challenge at the Big Texan in Amarillo, TX focusing on its connection to the University of Missouri.
Someone claiming to be Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is the most recent entry in the list of 72 ounce steak finishers at the Big Texan in Amarillo, TX.
A video from a Swedish television program about the rib eating contest held at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas. (video from January about the recording of the segment)
Amarillo.com reports that Erik Ekstrand and Mackan Edlund, stars of Swedish reality television, competed in the team rib eating qualifier at the Big Texan on Tuesday. The pair also appeared on a local television program.
Pat Michels has a blog entry for the Dallas Observer about the rib eating contest that started yesterday at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas.
Reb Stevenson, travel writer for the Toronto Star, produced an article and video about her attempt at the 72 ounce steak at the Big Texan in Amarillo, Texas.
BigTexan.com announces the Amarillo, Texas restaurant will hold a team rib eating contest with a $1,000 first prize. More information about the contest will be revealed on December 28.
Pat Bertoletti announces on his facebook page that the attempted the 72 ounce steak challenge today at The Big Texan in Amarillo, Texas and completed it in 16:01. Joey Chestnut also reportedly attempted the challenge.
NikkyDD announces she finished the 72 ounce steak at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in under 46 minutes, which is confirmed by the online finishers list (September 18 listing).
The Big Texan Steak Ranch makes an ESPN.com list of "Redneck Wonders".
Darren Dunham reports that a Big Texan billboard displays a picture of Joey Chestnut, the record holder for the 72 ounce steak challenge meal.
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