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Three random seafood eating challenges
25 oz. fish sandwich Male v Whale Fosters Fish and Chips Alderley Edge, England, UK
15 in sandwich Moby Dick Lake County Captains games Eastlake, OH includes 5 1/4 lb. fish filets, eight slices of cheese, six oz. of clam strips, 1/3 lb. of French fries
5 lb. fish sandwich The Wahoo Challenge Downey's House Robinson TWP, PA
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Mike "Strictly Dumpling" Chen produced a video of him attempting a 50 pound lobster challenge costing $662 in Toronto.
Randy Santel announces that he completed Casey's Whale Challenge at Casey's Fish N Chip Shop in Ossett, England today to bring his total of successful restaurant challenges to 400. He and Mitch Dombrowski will face "Beard Meats Food" at Skippers Cafe to attempt the Kraken breakfast challenge tomorrow.
Kate Ovens wrote a report for the Newcastle Tab about her completion of the fish and chips challenge at the Blue Bell Pub in Sandyford, England.
In a reddit.com thread about Corporate Darwin Awards, one of the submissions is about Edna Morris, former president of Red Lobster, who left her position in 2003 after the company incurred significant losses from an all you can eat crab leg offer.
KFVS has an article and video about Randy Santel setting the record for the catfish challenge at Fiddlers Catfish and Seafood in Dexter, MO.

“Strasburger” debuts at Nationals home opener

The “Strasburger” made its debut at yesterday’s Washington Nationals home opener (it will not be available at all home games). The 8 pound burger named in honor of pitcher Stephen Strasburg weighs 8 pounds, costs $59 and has 8,000 to 10,000 calories. The second Strasburger ever purchased was reportedly finished by a two person team. (There are no listed prizes or official recognition for a sole finisher.)

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AL.com reports that offensive lineman Robert Leff attempted the Jubilee Challenge, consisting of 7.5 pounds of seafood, at The Complete Angler in Daphne, AL after signing a football scholarship to Auburn.
Naader Reda has a blog entry about completing two eating challenges in San Diego (with only 40 minutes between them): a burger challenge at Nicky Rotten's and a fish and chips platter at Shakespeare's Pub and Grille.
Man vs. Food is reportedly recording in Mobile, Alabama. (video) update Lagniappe Mobile has more information. The challenge restaurant will be Wintzell's Oyster House.
Samantha Stabb set the women's record at Wintzell's Oyster House in Pensacola by eating 264 oysters in 20 minutes.
Grace Lee has posted pictures of last night's meal at Coast in Atlanta where she ate 20 pounds (presumably gross weight, not net) of crab legs to set a house record. The crab challenge was done to train for an upcoming big challenge.
WKRG reports that Ken Orndoff broke a 7 year old record at Wintzell's Oyster House in Mobile, Alabama by eating 421 oysters in an hour. During the attempt, oysters entered his mouth more than 421 times. (See this al.com video for an explanation.)
Edmond Life & Leisure reports that Adam Richman broke the 2010 record of 28 catfish pieces at the Steak and Catfish Barn in the Oklahoma City episode of Man vs. Food. The overall record of 45 pieces was set in 2009. Flickr has a picture of the wall of fame in 2008, when the record was 40 pieces.

Man vs. Food August 4, 2010 episode (Oklahoma City) links

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List of Oklahoma City eating challenges in the eatfeats database.

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Man vs. Food July 28, 2010 (Long Island) Episode links

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List of Long Island eating challenges in the eatfeats database

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AL.com has an article and gallery about the eating contest at Wintzell's Oyster House held for competitors in the Junior Miss pageant. Julia Springate of Kentucky won the contest with 74 oysters. Junior Misses from Vermont (59 oysters), Wyoming (55) and Delaware (45) also broke the previous record of 44.
NewsOK has a blog entry about Man vs. Food recording in Oklahoma City this past weekend. The episode challenge was a catfish eating record.
The Port Royal Pub and Grille in Islip, Long Island has seven eating challenges: a BBQ and a seafood challenge along with a burger and four sandwich challenges.

Man vs. Food January 28 (New Orleans) episode links

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Link Buffet: January 12, 2009

  • Review of Quest for the Golden Hot Dog
  • 4 person USA vs. Canada team slider eating contest in Toronto on February 8, 2009. “Furious” Pete Czerwinski will captain the Canadian team
  • List of all Wing Bowl 17 finalists on 610WIP.com. “Obi Wing” and “Damaging” Doug are the only repeat competitors at this moment I am aware of
  • Wrestler “The Executioner” sets restaurant record by eating 10 pattie burger
  • Picture of menu at Wintzell’s Oyster House which lists the current oyster eating records (Men – Joe Evans: 403, Women – Julia Ward: 280)
  • Picture of Sonya Thomas and Rickey Henderson (on right) from the 2005 San Diego Golden Palace qualifier. Rickey Henderson is expected to be announced as one of the new baseball Hall of Fame members today

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Link Buffet: April 26, 2008

The Indepedent of London has an article about the oyster eating challenge at Wintzell’s Oyster House in Mobile Alabama:

The genuine smile is harder to find in the US than anywhere else on earth. On the East and West coasts, people smile because they’re feeling smug. But in Alabama, people smile because they want you to be happy. It’s evident in the 1920s canteen-style interior of Wintzell’s, where the walls are covered with ancient, handwritten signs of folksy, homespun wisdom (“Unfortunately, there is a widespread view that the proper lubricant for a political machine is palm oil rather than elbow grease” is one example).

An Indepedent reporter took a tour with Famous Fat Dave in New York City.

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Oyster eating contest on the Travel Channel yesterday

AmazingStace reports that last night’s episode of Bizarre Foods on the Travel Channel featured the cuisine of the Gulf Coast. An oyster eating contest at Wintzell’s Oyster House in Mobile, AL appeared in one of the segments. The winner ate 430 oysters in an hour. I will try to catch the episode if it reruns.

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Pat Bertoletti breaks Acme Oyster House record

IFOCE.com reports that Pat Bertoletti broke Sonya Thomas’ Acme Oyster House record by eating 53.5 dozen oysters in 48 minutes. Sonya Thomas set the previous record when she ate 46 dozen in a 10 minute record, then ate an additional 6 dozen following the awards ceremony.

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