United States eating challenges and contests category

SavannahNow.com has an article about the "Pigzilla" BBQ sandwich challenge at Papa Buck's in Metter, GA. The only other female besides Stephanie Torres (RIP) to finish the challenge was a pregnant woman.
Joey Chestnut will do a meet and greet at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco tomorrow hosted by Day-Lee Foods, sposors of he MLE gyoza contest.
Joey Chestnut uploaded a mini-docuemtary about the Day Lee Gyoza Eating Championship held in Los Angeles in August.
Bucket List in Rockville Centre, NY will hold a wing eating contest on January 28 awarding $250 to the winner.
Jacksonville.com has a profile of retired competitive eater Hall HUnt Jr., who did his last MLE contest in 2011.
Registration is now open for the croqueta eating contest at Croquetoza in Miami on March 10, which will probably be the first MLE contest of 2019.
USAToday.com reports that Clemson University football coach Dabo Swinney was excited to meet Joey Chestnut, who attended today's media day activities for Monday night's college football national championship game in Santa Clara, CA.
Hopcat will hold fry eating qualifiers at its 17 locations (mainly in the midwest, but also Port St. Lucie, FL) on January 19. Winners will receive a $500 prize package and the chance to compete for a $2000 prize in Ypsilanti, MI in July. The chain previously called its signature side dish used in the competition "crack fries", but will changing the name because it was considered insensitive to drug addicts.
Joey CHestnut faced off against Alabama fan Llyas Ross Sr. in a wing eating contest held on top of a billboard promoting Monday's college football national championship game.
Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark finished the pho challenge at Pho Please in Austin on December 28 in 7:38 and claimed a $890 jackpot.
The Hudson Valley Wingfest will hold a wing eating contest in Poughkeepsie, NY on January 26 awarding $1047 to the winner. 9 qualifiers will take place starting on January 3.
Molly Schuyler, Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark and Magic Mikey have produced videos of their attempt with Geoff Esper to complete the 54 inch pizza challenge at Big Mama's and Papa's in under an hour and win $4000. The usual prize for the challenge is $1000 that is paid if an eight person team finishes it in under 2 hours.
Registration is open at WingPole.com for the wing eating contest at Cheerleaders in Philadelphia on February 1. The winner will receive $2500 and entrants must be amateurs from the Philadelphia area.
WBBJ has an article about Randy Santel becoming the first finisher of the Big A** Burger Challenge at KC Finn's in Jackson, TN,
The Jackpot for the pho challenge at Pho Please in Austin is now $770.
The Chicago Tribune has a report on "Mommy's Little PIggy" mashed potato eating contest held as part of "A Christmas Story Comes Home" in Hammond, IN on December 15.
André Burakovsky from the Washington Capitals attempted the XXL pizza challenge at Pete & Elda's in Neptune City, NJ yesterday.
Bob Shoudt produced a video of his team consisting of himself, Dan "Killer" Kennedy and Andrew Puhl eating a 14.5 burger at the Clinton Station Diner in Clinton, NJ in 7:17 to win $1000.
BreakingAC.com reports that Douglas Petock, who competed in the Wing Bowl at least 9 times using the "Obi Wing" nickname, has been arrested for sexual assault. His charges include aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, criminal sexual contact and stalking and could result in 15 to 30 years imprisonment.
Erik "The Electric" Lamkin attempted the 72 ounce steak challlenge at The Big Texan in Amarillo, TX in an episode of The List Show about restaurant challenges.
Jack's American Pub will hold a Sloppy Joe eating contest on January 8 awarding a trip to Las Vegas.
The Music City Bowl in Nashville will hold informal hot chicken eating contests for amateurs in the Fan Zone on December 28. An All Pro Eating competition will not take place.
Dan "Killer" Kennedy announced the trio consisting of himeself, Bob Shoudt and Andrew Puhl ate a 14 pound "Zeus" Burger in 7:45 to win the first prize of $1000 in last night's eating contest held at Clinton Station Diner in Clinton, NJ.
Sarah "Unstoppable Bab" Reinecke announced she won the Simple Burger division of last night's eating contest and a $200 prize at Stoopid Burger in Portland. Ryan "Max Carnage" Rodacker took the Stoopid Burger division to win a $250 prize and Juan "More Bite" Rodriguez ate an 8 pound Super Ignorant Burger in 24 minutes to win $300.
Stoopid Burger in Portland will hold burger eating contests tomorrow awarding $200, $250 and $300. (via Big Eaters Club)
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