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Howard Lorber, executive chairman of Nathan's Famous, will host a fundraiser for Donald Trump's 2020 reelection campaign later this week. The president is expected to appear at Lorber's home in Southampton, NY on Friday.

Joe Menchetti & Wayne Algenio win East Islip, NY contests

Results from today’s contests in East Islip, NY

Royal Caribbean Bakery National Bun & Cheese Eating Championship:

1 Joe Menchetti
2 Dan Kennedy
3 Wayne Algenio

Caribbean Food Delights National Beef Patty Eating Championship:

1 Wayne Algenio
2 Dan Kennedy
3 Joe Menchetti

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Joe Menchetti won the first prize of $1000 in yesterday's corn eating contest in Schuyler, NY.
Peter's Clam Bar will hold a clam eating contest in Island Park, NY on August 19 awarding $1000/$500/$250.

2018 Iowa State Fair Nathan’s Qualifier

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Des Moines Register article

Patrick Coughlin video

Article about Iowa competitive eater Mark Williams

Official results
1) Matt Hazzard 29.5
1W) Rene Rovtar 7 (sole female)

The Des Moines Register has a gallery of Matt Hazard eating 29 hot dogs at the Iowa State Fair to win the first qualifier of the 2018-19 Nathan’s circuit. A caption incorrectly claims that Jake Thompson was the victor of the 2017 qualifier actually won by Juan Rodriguez.

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2018 Wisconsin State Fair Cheese Curd Eating Contest

Noshfest in Marietta, GA will hold a bagel eating contest on September 2 awarding $500 to the winner.
Taste of Hamburg-er in Hamburg, PA will hold a burger eating contest for professionals on September 1 awarding $1000/$500/$250/$125/$75. A contest for teams of three amateurs will award $150/$90/$60.
Dan "Killer" Kennedy ate 26 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win an eating contest at The Texas restaurant in Kane, PA yesterday.
Molly Schuyler ate 30 specialty hot dogs with toppings in 11 minutes to claim a $5000 prize at Sabretti's in Hopatcong, NJ on Sunday. update An article is available

2018 Indiana State Fair ice cream eating contest

update Aug 9
Articles: Indy Star | RTV6
Videos: Hungry Hazzard | Naptown Buzz | News Now | RTV6 | Crotin
Joey Chestnut Interviews: Nuvo | Colts.com (says he had a motorcyle accident which damaged his teeth)

Indiana Dairy Association gallery

Official results

1st 15.5 Geoffrey Esper
2nd 14.5 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
3rd 12 Juan “more bite” Rodriguez
4th 11.5 Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski
4th 11.5 Derek Jacobs
6th 11.25 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan
7th 11 Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
7th 11 Gideon Oji
9th 7.25 Matt “Sweet Tooth” Cohen
9th 7.25 Matthew Raible
11th 5.5 Meliss Klabel

Joey Chestnut interview with Geist Magazine | WTHR.

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Blaize Koon ate 17 sausages in 10 minutes to defend his title from 2016 at Brat Days in Sheboygan, WI. (The contest was not held in 2017). update Blaize Koon video interview
Brandon Clark ate 33 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win $500 and defend his title at Heinkel’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at Decatur Celebration in Decatur, IL today. Kyle Hanner was the runner up with 18 hot dogs.
Geoff Esper, Gideon Oji, Miki Sudo and Michelle Lesco are expected to compete in the Snowbird Bratwurst Eating Championship in Snowbird, UT on August 25.
The Krystal Square Off and Johnsonville Bratwurst telecasts from 2006 will be rerun on ESPN 2 on August 8 as part of its "The Ocho" themed day focusing on rarely televised sports.
Joey Chestnut, Gideon Oji, Darron Breeden, Matt Raible and Andrew Kogutkiewicz are expected to compete in the cheese curd eating contest at the Wisconsin State Fair on August 11.
Joey Chestnut, Matt Stonie, Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo, Gideon Oji, Adrian Morgan, Darron Breeden, Michelle Lesco, Juan Rodriguez, Rich LeFevre, Erik Denmark, Steve Hendry, Pablo Martinez, Eric "Badlands" Booker, Derek Jacobs, Juan Neave, Jon Bello and Sarah Reinecke are expected to compete in the Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship in Los Angeles on August 18. The contest Instagram produced a series of Marvel memes about the roster.
Pat Bertoletti ate 4.5 pounds of HopCat crack fries in 6 minutes to win the first prize of $2000 at the Michigan Brewers Guild's Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti on Saturday.
Wingnuts in Costa Mesa, CA will hold a wing eating contest on September 25 awarding $500 to the winner. The restaurant will hold training sessions on July 31 and August 28.
Marcus, Patrick and Edher tied for the first prize of $2500 in today's Carolina Reaper hot wing contest at PT's Tavern in Henderson, NV.
Brandon "Da Disposal" Clark ate 25 hot dogs in 8 minutes to win the first prize of $400 in Smilin Clyde's hot dog eating contest in Oak Lawn, IL. Teddy Delacruz was the runner up.f
What the Pho in Surrey, BC has a pho challenge that awards $250 cash and a $250 gift card if finished in under 90 minutes.
Jessica Sclafani ate 52 wings to win the first prize of $500 in the amateur eating contest held by the Long Beach, NY Fire Department.
Crust will hold a pie eating contest in Fenton, MI on August 1 awarding $500 to the winner.
Meadowlands Racing in East Rutherford, NJ will hold a shrimp eating contest on July 28 awarding $500/$250/100.
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