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Three random BBQ eating challenges
big bbq meal Porker Challenge The Bone Gainesville, VA 1/2 lb. pork, 1/2 lb. brisket, 1/2 chicken, 1/2 lb. sausage, 1/2 rack ribs, 2 sides, 2 corn muffins
40 ribs Man vs. Ribs Hawaii Tony Roma's Honolulu, HI Hawaii Tony Roma's only, includes 1 full onion loaf
4 lb. bbq sandwich The Big Pig Challenge Between the Bun Indianapolis, IN Requires 24 hour notice, includes 1 lb. fries
(All BBQ eating challenges in database)

Miki Sudo attempted the Bearwich challenge at Bear's Smokehouse in Windsor, CT while dressed as a care bear. has an article about the "Pigzilla" BBQ sandwich challenge at Papa Buck's in Metter, GA. The only other female besides Stephanie Torres (RIP) to finish the challenge was a pregnant woman.
Fox 47 has an article about Randy Santel and Mitch Dombrowski finishing the Chopping Block challenge at Crossroads BBQ in Grand Ledge, MI last night. Prior to yesterday, the challenge had not been completed.
Joel Hansen was the first person to finish the 7+ pound "Ultimate Food Challenge" at TheSmoke in Vaughan, ON. He has a youtube channel at "Any Body Nutrition" has an article about adult film actress Nadia White's attempt to eat 11 pounds of ribs that was streamed on last night's episode of the Adult Swim program Last Stream on the Left.
Dan "Killer" Kennedy ate the 11+ pound BBQ challenge in 67:15 at Harvey's Country Cupboard in Big Run, PA last night to celebrate hitting 1000 subscribers on his youtube challenge.
Wayne Shaw, former backup goalie for Sutton United, did the Tombstone BBQ challenge at Chimichanga in 17:30 and has challenged diners to beat his time. The 280 pound 45 year old lost his position with the club after eating a pie on the sidelines in the FA Cup game versus Arsenal. competitive eating content

ESPN terminated its sports / pop culture website on Friday. Here are the competitive eating articles it published, read them while they are still in the archive if you are interested

  • June 2011, Patrick Michels on the inaugural Nathan’s women’s finals
  • July 2012, “Cousin” Sal Iacono on his attempt at an eating challenge in 1993
  • July 2013 Carles’ writeup of Honey Boo Boo episode where the star’s sister attempted the Pigzilla barbecue sandwich challenge at Papa Buck’s BBQ in Metter, GA
  • August 2013 Danny Chau asks “Can Matt Stonie Bring About a New Golden Age in Competitive Eating?”
  • August 2014, Danny Chau’s report on competing in the Little Tokyo gyoza contest

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Kate Ovens has posted a video of her attempt at the Dustbin Lid Food Challenge at Osbornes in Newcastle, England which weights 3.6kg and contains 10,000 calories.
Joe House takes on the offerings of la Barbecue in Austin is the site of the new episode of "House Eats" by
Emma Dalton ate 7 racks of ribs in 45 minutes at HonkyTonk Bar& Restaurant in London yesterday.
Food for Thought has a blog entry about her successful completion of the Man v. Ribs eating challenge (total weight 1.5 kg) at Porky's in London England.
CTNow has an article about the opening of Bear's Smokehouse in downtown Hartford. The restaurant will award $1000 to a customer that can defeat owner Jamie McDonald in an eating contest, a sandwich challenge awarding $500 is also on the menu. has a blog entry about the "CLAWlossal Challenge" available at Hickory (NC) Crawdads games. Spectators who finish the meal consisting of a foot-long chili-cheese dog, pub chips, a half-pound burger, a pulled pork sandwich and a corn dog in less than an inning will get it for free.
Bear's Smokehouse will appear on an upcoming episode of NBC's First Look hosted by Audrina Patridge.  
A Key to the City Eating Challenge containing 10 1/3 lb. burgers, 2 lbs. bbq pulled pork and 1 lb. onion rings is available at Frederick (MD) Keys home games. Diners who can eat the massive sandwich in under 90 minutes will get it for free.
Edie Hancock has a report for the Sheffield Tab about her attempt at the Smoke BBQ Burger Challenge at Smoke Barbecue.
Jamie McDonald has produced a video of his attempt at the "Bearwich" challenge offered by his restaurant, Bear's Smokehouse.  
A press release announces that Jamie McDonald will attempt the 8.5 pound "Bearwich" barbecue sandwich challenge at his restaurant tonight in Windsor, CT. He will then award $500 to a customer who can beat his time for the challenge.    
Stephanie Torres and Craig Reed finished the Pigzilla BBQ sandwich challenge at Papa Buck's BBQ in Metter, GA at the end of August. Dale Boone was the only previous finisher.
Jamie McDonalds's new restaurant, Bear's Smokehouse in Windsor, CT will award $500 to the first person to finish its Grizzly Challenge after it debuts in two weeks.
In tonight's episode of Honey Boo Boo (9 PM ET/PT on TLC), "Pumpkin" the sister of the show's protagonist, will attempt to eat the Pigzilla barbecue sandwich challenge at Papa Buck's BBQ in Metter, GA. Dale Boone is the only person to previously finish the challenge. update July 25 has a column about the episode and Daily Herald have articles about the Homewrecker Challenge attempts at Real Urban Barbecue in Vernon Hills, IL yesterday. Jamie McDonald finished his challenge in 19:20 (video)
Jamie McDonald will be taking on challengers in a Hungry Home Wrecker eating contest at Real Urban Barbecue in Vernon Hills, IL on Saturday.
Molly Schuyler finished the Quadruple Bypass Food Challenge, consisting of five pounds of tater tots topped with barbecue, at the Pit Smoke House in Iowa in 3:15. The previous record, by Jeremiah Foster was 9:50.
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