Ontario eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2019 Oct 19Pie Eating Contest Fall Harvest Festival Cobourg, ON, Canada
2019 Oct 19St. James Hot Wing Eating Contest Pumpkinfest Carleton Place, ON, Canada
$6,000 2019 Oct 19I World Poutine Eating Championship - pros Yonge-Dundas Square Toronto, ON, Canada
2019 Nov 14Apple Pie Eating Contest Blue Mountain Village The Blue Mountains, ON, Canada
Three random eating challenges
grilled cheese sandwich Harley Man Challenge Wuddup Dog Cambridge, ON, Canada includes 2 lbs. fries & deep fried Mars bar
5 lb. burrito 5 Pound Burrito Burrito Boyz Brampton, ON, Canada
50 oz burger Grand Daddy Grind Grindhouse West Toronto, ON, Canada includes fries and cole slaw
(All Ontario eating challenges and contests in database)

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.
The Hamilton Spectator has an article about Joel Hansen focusing on his runner-up performance in yesterday's pumpkin pie eating contest in Clarence, NY.
Joel Hansen won the first prize of $500 in Friday's Hotpot eating contest at Xiangzi in Markham, ON.
Guelph Mercury has an interview with Canadian food challenger Joel Hansen, owner of the instagram page modelvsfood.
Simcoe.com has an article about Darrien Thomas competing in the Nathan's finals.
Joel Hansen ate 9 sandwiches to win the first prize of $300 in yesterday's sandwich eating contest at Via Panini in Maple, ON.
Via Panini in Maple, ON, Canada will hold a sandwich eating contest on April 13 awarding $300/$150/$75.
Canadian competitive eater Joel Hansen ate 12 pounds of barbecue at Adamson Barbecue in Toronto Thursday night to raise $4,030 for Covenant House Toronto.
Narcity.com has an article about a new 26 pound pizza available at Frank's Pizza House in Toronto, billed as the largest in Canada. Joel Hansen inspired the creation of the menu item.
An episode of TV Made Me Do IT about the 2009 AICE USA vs. Canada burger eating contest focusing on "Furious" Pete Czerwinski.
Pewdiepie, owner of the youtube channel with the most subscriptions, produced a video criticizing mukbang eating videos focusing on the controversy that ensued when Veronica Wang flagged other Youtube channels for copyright violations. In the video, Pewdiepie claims "Americans ruin everything" (Veronica Wang is from Toronto). A reddit thread started December 24 has background on the feud between Veronica Wang and the now-deleted Shookbang channel, which produced parodies of mukbang videos.
Barrie360.com has an article about Darrien Thomas attempting the Kitchen Sink Burger at Kenzington Burger Bar in Barrie, ON.

2018 Smoke’s Poutinerie contest

Official results. Miki Sudo was announced on stage as the runner up

1st 17.5 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut regains lead for 2018 MLE non-qualfier wins with 11
2nd 16 Darron Breeden
3rd 15 Miki Sudo announced as runner-up on stage
4th 12.5 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie announced as 3rd place on stage
5th 11.5 George Chiger
6th 10 Eric “Badlands” Booker
7th 9.5 Derek Jacobs
8th 8 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
9th 7.5 “Buffalo” Jim Reeves
10th 5.5 Jesse Kankula
10th 5.5 William “Wild Bill” Myers

Joel Hansen ate 8.5 pounds in 5 minutes to win the amateur contest, which is more than 4 of the 11 professionals ate in 10 minutes

Matt Stonie has posted a livestream video of the contest

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The field for Saturday's Smoke's Poutinerie contest in Toronto has been announced and includes Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo, Darron Breeden, Michelle Lesco, George Chiger, Derek Jacobs, Badlands Booker, Bill Myers, Jim Reeves and Darrien Thomas. Matt Stonie has also said he will compete.

2018 Vaughan, Ontario Pizza Eating Championship

Simcoe.com has an interview with Darrien Thomas, winner of the amateur division of the 2017 Smoke's Poutinerie contest.
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"
Joey Chestnut is expected to compete at the Vaughan Pizza Festival in Vaughan, ON on July 15. The contest will be sponsored by Pie Wood Fired Pizza, which has sponsored an contest in Barrie, ON that Takeru Kobayashi has competed in since 2010.
Palm Beach Happening has interviews with Matt "Hungry" Hazzard and Darrien Thomas, winner of the amateur division of the 2017 Smoke's Poutinerie contest in Toronto. Matt is also the guest on the latest Fink Beats the Stomach podcast.
A pizza eating contest in Vaughan, Ontario has been added to the MLE schedule for July 15. Registration will open May 10.
Mike "Strictly Dumpling" Chen produced a video of him attempting a 50 pound lobster challenge costing $662 in Toronto.

Carmen Cincotti wins Toronto poutine

Ben Livingstone won the first prize of $1000 in Saturday's Pie Wood Fired Pizza's Let Em Eat 8 in Muskoka, ON Saturday. Takeru Kobayashi did an exhibition before the contest.
Smoke's Poutinerie in Ann Arbor, MI will hold a qualifier awarding the winner a spot in the poutine eating contest in Toronto on October 14. The first round will take place on September 28 and the second round on September 30. The top 3 will receive $250/$150/$100. "Poutine Games" will also be held at Smoke's locations on September 23 for 2 person teams to determine spots in the amateur undercard in Toronto.
Takeru Kobayashi is expected to defend his title at Pie Wood Fired Pizza's Let em Eat 8 in Muskoka, Ontario on September 23. Entrants need to qualify at Pie locations by September 20. The fastest time at each site will win a prize package including accommodations at Clevelands House resort for the weekend of the contest. The winner will receive $1000.
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