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Michael Jenkins won the first prize of $250 in yesterday's pizza eating contest at the Italian Heritage Festival in Palm Coast, FL.
Molly Schuyler finished the Adam Emmenecker sandwich challenge at Jethro's BBQ Steak n' Chop in Ames, Iowa in 3:01 to break her previous chain record of 4:40. (video)

2019 Smoke’s Poutinerie Championship

Official results Part 1 | Part 2

1st 28 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut new record
2nd 27.25 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 24.625 Miki Sudo
4th 22.5 Darron Breeden
5th 17.25 Max Suzuki
6th 16.75 Nick Wehry
7th 16.5 Adam “Beard Meats Food” Moran
8th 15.375 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie first finish outside top 5 in MLE career
9th 14.75 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
10th 13.5 George Chiger
10th 13.5 Ronnie “MegaByte” Hartman
12th 11.125 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco

Livestreaming on youtube has started. The MLE contest is expected to start at 3pm Eastern.

This could be the final matchup between Joey Chestnut and Geoff Esper in 2019. On November 2, Joey Chestnut is expected to compete in a brisket eating contest in Austin while Geoff Esper defends his Indian taco title at Fortune Bay in Tower, MN.

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The Newcastle (Australia) Herald has an article about Australian competitive eating focusing on Jamie "Lemon Blossom" Miller.
Maya New York Pizza in Mesa, AZ has a 32 inch pizza challenge available on Wednesdays that awards $400 if finished by a 2 person team.
The San Jose Barracuda of the AHL announce they will hold a MLE waffle eating contest on November 17. Joey Chestnut and Matt Stonie are expected to compete. update A press release announces that Chestnut and Stonie will be the only two competitors.
DesMoinesRegister reports Molly Schuyler will attempt the "Adam Emmenecker" sandwich challenge at Jethro's Steak n Chop in Ames, Iowa along with other customers on October 19. $1,000 will be awarded if a challenger defeats Molly Schuyler($5,000 if her record of 4:40 is broken).
Sugar Taco in Los Angeles will hold a ghost taco eating contest on October 30 awarding $1000 to the winner.
Mohammed Hamoud won the first prize of $2500 in yesterday's Bacci Pizza Jumbo Slice eating contest in Chicago.
Taiwan News reports (in English) that Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen appeared in the lastest video by food challenger Chien Tsu to discuss the new Southbound Policy and Vietnamese meals. "Chien Chien" became famous after competing for the Taiwanese team for the Japanese program "Battle of the Big Eaters" in 2016 and currently has 1.23 million subscribers to her youtube channel.
Dan Kennedy annouced he ate 20 burgers to win the first prize of $1000 in yesterday's eating contest at Lumpy's Burgers in Antioch, CA. Edward Chin was the runner up and Scott Rubin was 3rd. Previous winners were not allowed to received the first prize money, which prevented Molly Schuyler from defending her title.
Geoff Esper completed the Big Texan 72 ounce steak challenge in 5:08, surpassing Joey Chestnut (8:52) for the fastest non Molly Schuyler time for the meal.
Munchy's Pizza in Boca Raton, FL will start a 28 inch pizza challenge next week awarding $200 if completed. The challenge can be attempted individually (60 minute limit) or by a pair (30 minutes).
Taste Pho in Gainesville, FL will hold a pho eating contest on October 19 awarding $300 to the winner. Entrants need to qualify.
Eater.com has a youtube video titled "How the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Became an ESPN Icon". The video contains a demonstration contest won by Badlands Booker in which George Shea catches Crazy Legs Conti cheating. (Eater.com blog entry)
SopranosCon will hold a cannoli eating contest in Seacaucus, NJ on November 23. In "The Ride" episode of the series, televised in 2006, Crazy Legs Conti competed in a cannoli eating contest.
A press release gives the expected entrants for the moke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship (WPEC) in Toronto October 19: Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Matt Stonie, Darron Breeden, Miki Sudo, Nick Wehry, Michelle Lesco, George Chiger, Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran, Ronnie Hartman, Eric "Badlands" Booker and Darrien Thomas. The final paragraph says that in 2020, the WPEC will be replaced with the "SMOKE-A-PALOOZA! The Rock N’ Roll Psycho Circus", so this might be the final MLE Smoke's Poutinerie competition.
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC will hold a bratwurst eating contest October 26 awarding $750/$500/$250.
Registration is now open on majorleagueeating.com for the True Texas BBQ Challenge at Circuit of the Americas in Austin on November 2. Registration is also open for the Fortune Bay World Indian Taco Eating Championship in Tower, MN also on November 2.
The Blossburg, PA Fall Festival will hold a hot dog eating contest on October 13 awarding $200 to the winner.
On Friday, Raina Huang won the dumpling eating contest at the Dumpling and Beer Festival in San Gabriel, CA for the third year in a row. Taran Eckel was runner up.
Pete Davekos ate 9 1/4 lb. hot dogs in 7 minutes to win the first prize of $201 in yesterday's hot dog eating contest in Topsfield, MA.
El Chingon in San Diego will hold a five pound burrito eating contest awarding $250 to the winner on October 13.
Birch in Hoboken, NJ will hold a wing eating contest October 6 awarding $300 to the winner.
The Heritage of Flight Festival in New Carlisle, OH will hold a wing eating contest October 5 awarding $150 to the winner and $100 to the runner up.
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