United States eating challenges and contests category

George Chiger and Michelle Lesco set the record for the Carnivore Challenge pizza at Big Pie in the Sky, seen in the Atlanta episode of Man v Food.
Stock Daily Dish has a list of food challenges offered by Las Vegas restaurants.
Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco completed the 72 ounce steak meal at the Big Texan in Amarillo, TX in 21:13, which I think is the fastest time for a female excluding Molly Schuyler's results.
Kevin Ross won the first prize of $500 in tonight's Bad Ass Burrito Eating Contest held at El Chingon in San Diego.
The UC Berkeley student newspaper has a column asking if Joey Chestnut will wind up in hell for the sin of gluttony.
Uncle Jack's in Astoria, NY will hold a burger eating contest on November 23 awarding $3000 to the winner. Entrants need to submit a video by November 13. (video)
Pizza 9 in Gallup, NM will hold a pizza eating contest on November 22 awarding $500/$250/$100.
Wayne Algenio will face off against World's Strongest Man Eddie Hall in an eating contest on an episode of "Eddie Eats America" that will be televised on the UK channel Dave on Sunday. The competition was recorded at Mac Shack NY, whose owner Kevin "BlaccLyte" James recently passed away.
El Santaneco Restaurant in Chelsea, MA will hold a pupusa eating contest on November 10 awarding $250/$125/$75. Registration closes today.
Mary Bowers will give a talk at Hasting College in Nebraska tomorrow titled:“Eating for Equality: Opportunity and Representation in Sports”.

Takeru Kobayashi apparently returning to Japan

It appears Takeru Kobayashi will be moving to Kyoto, Japan due to high New York City rent. He recently posted a picture of moving boxes on his twitter. Another tweet has the following automatic translation:

By the time you find a Kyoto townhouse you want to live in
And
For the time being, the room That Maggie decided to live in
In a room as small as New York,
Less than one-third of the rent
I feel like I’m being made a fool of by NY.

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Youtube has an Alka Seltzer commercial set at a pie eating contest recorded at Yankee Stadium in the 1960s. (I am not aware of any actual eating contests being held at Yankee Stadium.)

2019 Circuit of the Americas Brisket

Official results Part 1 | Part 2

1st 27 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut failed to break record due to larger sandwiches according to George Shea
2nd 17.5 Nick Wehry announced as 4th
3rd 17 Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
4th 16.75 Ronnie “MegaByte” Hartman
5th 16.1 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco
6th 15 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan
7th 14 Juan “Hungry Saiyan” Neave
8th 13.5 George Chiger
9th 10.25 Greg “The Savage” Wilson
10th 9 Eric “Badlands” Booker
11th 5.5 Jocelyn Walker
12th 5 Alex “Moose” Perez

George Shea said that larger sandwiches prevented Joey Chestnut from breaking the MLE brisket sandwich eating record (34.75) held by Bob Shoudt.

Live video of brisket eating contest at Circuit of the Americas in Austin

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2019 Fortune Bay Indian taco eating contest

Official results

1st 39 Geoffrey Esper
2nd 31.5 Gideon Oji
3rd 27 Miki Sudo
4th 13 John Gebhard
5th 10 Jake Becker
6th 8.5 Jason Krause
7th 8 Sean Lien
8th 5 Rene Rovtar
9th ? Chad Johnson

Defending champ Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo, Gideon Oji and Rene Rovtar are expected to compete.

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Registration will open November 5 for the St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship to be held in Indianapolis on December 7, probably the final MLE contest of the 2010s.
Japanese competetitive eater Sachiyo Masubuchi, Nate Figueroa, Michael Jenkins and others are expected to compete in the Bad As's Sandwich eating contest in Orlando November 3. Free beer will be provided to spectators.
El Chingon in San Diego will hold a five pound burrito eating contest on November 10 awarding $500 to the winner.
Molly Schuyler ate a contest record 55 bratwurst to win today's sausage eating contest at Bierhaus NYC. Dan Kennedy was runner up and Wayne Algenio was 3rd.
The Hot Pepper Festival in Palestine, TX will hold a pepper eating contest tomorrow awarding $200/$100/$50.
Mad Dog and Beans will hold a monster burrito eating contest in Manhattan on November 1 awarding $100/$75/$50.
Prata House in West Covina, CA will hold an idli eating contest on November 10 awarding a $300 Amazon gift card to the winner.
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)
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.
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