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The January 27 episode of 9-1-1: Lone Star will have an emergency at a steak eating contest. The original 9-1-1 set in Los Angeles had a crisis at an insect eating contest on its October 22, 2018 show. This is not the first steak eating contest incident on a Fox program. The March 28, 1999 episode of the Simpsons (Maximum Homerdrive) had a fatality after a steak challenge went wrong.
Press of Atlantic City reports that the town has announced plans to demolish the site of Trump Plaza in 2020, which is currently vacant. The venue held five Nathan's qualifiers from 2008 to 2012. The 2011 competition was the final qualifier for Sonya Thomas, after which she would be exempt from qualifying as a female champion.
Brixx & Barley in Long Beach, NY will hold a wing eating contest on March 14 awarding $1000 to the winner.
Nerang NSL in Nerang, QLD will hold a pie eating contest on January 26 awarding at least $300/$150/$50.
The New York Times reports that six businesses on the Coney Island boardwalk have been presented with lease extensions with rents increases between 50 and 400 percent. A Nathan's Famous (not the main Surf & Stillwell location) is one of the tenants. It is not clear if they have signed the new lease. A qualifier was held in 2013 at the boardwalk location. (via Sarah Bahr)
Pho Dzung will hold a pho eating contest in Melbourne, VIC on January 19 awarding $500/$200/$100.
Joey Chestnut, Adrian Morgan and Mike Golic Jr. faced off in a beignet eating contest in New Orleans MCed by Katie Nolan of ESPN to promote tonight's college football championship game.
9Kitchen has an article about Australian competitive eater Jesse "Food Coma" Freeman.

“King of Gluttony” 2020 video

Youtube currently has the full program of TV Tokyo’s “King of Gluttony” program in which Miki Sudo, Darron Breeden, Max Suzuki, Angela Sato, Hatsuyo Sugawara and others competed. (I will not post any spoilers until later today). Update Results of the final round are in the comments. Takeru Kobayashi and Nobuyuki Shirota appear as commentators, but do not compete.

update Jan 16 Miki Sudo has posted some Instagram galleries: Part 1 | Part 2

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Chicago's Wing Eating Contest at Old Grounds Social will hot hot and mild wing eating contest on January 25. Both contests will award $250 to the winner.
ViralTab.com has an article about 18 year old competitive eater Wang Wenwen from Xianyang City, China, who fears she might be unable to find a boyfriend due to the cost of her meals. (video)
Registration (Philadelphia-area amateurs only) is open at WingPole.com for a wing eating contest to be held at Club Risque and Cheerleaders in Philadelphia on January 31. The top 3 will receive $3000/$750/$400.
Teesside Live has an article about Leah Shutkever setting the parmo challenge record at Central Park in Middlesborough, England.
WeAreCentralPA.com has an article about Dan "Killer" Kennedy's attempt to break the record for the most whoopie pies eaten in 7 minutes at halftime of tomorrow's Philipsburg Osceola High School girls basketball game. The event is a fundraiser for a Philipsburg Osceola teacher battling cancer. update Dan Kennedy ate 179 whoopie pies in 7 minutes. update #2 WTAJ has an article
NowtoLove.com.au has an article about Australian competitive eater Jason Peters.
Miki Sudo has uploaded a video of her attempt at the Gyro challenge at South Side Six in Bowling Green, OH, which pays $666 if finished. The six gyros had a total weight of 16.5 pounds.
The pro division of the La Costeña Jalapeño Eating Contest February 22 in Laredo, TX will award $3000/$1500/$750. The amateur competition will pay out $500/$400/$300.
Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark and Michael Whities set the record for the two person King Kookamonga burger challenge at Kooky Canuck in Memphis with a time of 15:59.
Carnaval Miami will hold a MLE croqueta eating contest as part of El Croquetazo on March 15.
Business Insider has a video about last month's St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship in Indianapolis.
Mimi Zhang finished the 1.5kg (53 oz) steak challenge in 9:49 at Manly Deck Bar & Restaurant in Manly, QLD, which I think makes her the second female to finish a 48+ oz. steak challenge in under 10 minutes after Molly Schuyler.

Raina Huang & Asian Hustle Network in LA Times

Raina Huang is featured prominently in a Los Angeles Times article about the Asian Hustle Network. Her father, Wil Huang, is also quoted:

Her new gig as a competitive eater and social media influencer — she’s the star of 600-plus videos — finally has won her father’s approval.

“I’m actually surprised with her character right now, once I got used to her choice,” Wil Huang, an IT engineer, said about his eldest daughter.

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Miki Sudo, Darron Breeden, Max Suzuki, Angela Sato and Takeru Kobayashi appear in a promo video for "King of Gluttony" that will be televised on TV Tokyo on January 12. Kobayashi is not shown eating, so he may not be a competitor. Screen captures:
Elijah Rosenthal ate 18 hot dogs in an hour to win $400 in a contest held yesterday in Vicksburg, MS (the original duration was 10 minutes). He is the son of event promoter Robert Rosenthal.
Buffalo Chips in Bonita Springs, FL will hold a wing eating contest on January 18 awarding $500 to the winner. Entrants need to qualify.
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