California eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2020 Feb 27Tater Tot Eating Contest Woodstock's Pizza Chico, CA
2020 Feb 28Eating Contest Santa Ana Night Market Santa Ana, CA
2020 Mar 1Hot Wing Eating Contest Fat Cat Bar & Grill in Tahoe City Tahoe City, CA
2020 Mar 4Ice Cream Eating Contest Mountain Slice Cafe Tahoe City, CA
2020 Mar 8Hot Dog on a Stick Eating Contest Festival of the Kite @ Redondo Pier Redondo Beach, CA
2020 Mar 14Saint Patrick’s Day Pickled Green Egg Eating Contest Ridgecrest Farmers' Market Ridgecrest, CA
2020 Mar 21Pie Eating Contest Claremont Pie Festival Claremont, CA
$100 2020 Mar 28 Corn Dog Eating Contest Denio's Market Roseville, CA
($300)2020 Mar 28 Hot Wing Eating Contest West Coast Harley Davidson Salinas, CA
2020 Apr 4Bacon Eating Contest San Jose Bacon and Beer Classic San Jose, CA
2020 May 9Chocolate Pie Eating Contest Paradise Chocolate Fest Paradise, CA
2020 May 23Wing Eating Contest Wing Fest San Diego San Diego, CA
2020 May 31Artichoke Eating Contest Castroville Artichoke Food and Wine Festival Monterey, CA
2020 Jul 4Hot Dog Eating Contest 2020 Bar None San Francisco, CA
$6,000 2020 Aug 22I Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship Nisei Week Festival Los Angeles, CA
2020 Oct 10Pie Eating Contest Tehachapi Apple Festival Tehachapi, CA
Three random eating challenges
pounds Bob's Donut Challenge Bob's Donut & Pastry Shop San Francisco, CA
6 lb. sushi roll Monster Sushi Roll Deli Sushi & Desserts San Diego, CA
2 spicy tacos Wall of Flame True North Tavern San Diego, CA
(All California eating challenges and contests in database)

Kevin Ross ate a five pound Fatass Burrito in about 8 minutes to win the first prize of $500 in a contest held at El Chingon in San Diego today.
El Chingon in San Diego will hold a five pound burrito eating contest on February 23 awarding $500 to the winner.
Nexx Burger in Downey, CA will award $300 if its Louie the XIII burger challenge is finished in under 13 minutes.
Round Table Pizza announces the Reign of Fire Challenge. Entrants (California residents only) will record video of themselves attempting a spicy pizza or wings challenge. The fastest times will make the finals in Florin, CA and compete for a $5,000 prize. (contest Instagram)

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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Joey Chestnut ate 81 waffles over 8 minutes to win an eating contest held at tonight's San Jose Barracudas game. Matt Stonie was the runner-up with 75. update Contest video
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.
El Chingon in San Diego will hold a five pound burrito eating contest on November 10 awarding $500 to the winner.
Prata House in West Covina, CA will hold an idli eating contest on November 10 awarding a $300 Amazon gift card to the winner.
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.
Sugar Taco in Los Angeles will hold a ghost taco eating contest on October 30 awarding $1000 to the winner.
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.
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.
El Chingon in San Diego will hold a five pound burrito eating contest awarding $250 to the winner on October 13.

2019 Pacific Park tacos

Qin in Irvine, CA will hold a spicy noodle eating contest tomorrow awarding $200 to the winner.
Independent.com has an interview with Raina Huang about competing in æbleskiver eating contests during the Danish Days Celebration in Solvang, CA this weekend.
"UK Chilli Queen" Shanina Waseem defeated Duston "Atomik Menace" Johnson in last night's showdown at The Pepper Festival in Auburn, CA.
Stephanie Wu has posted the top 4 in yesterday's corn dog eating contest at the Tulare County Fair: 1) Edward Chin 13.5 corn dogs 2) Scott Rubin 10 3T) Stephanie Wu 7.5 3T) Israel 7.5
Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo, Juan Rodriguez, Sergio Reyes Raya and Mary Bowers are expected to compete in the Pacific Park World Taco-Eating Championship in Santa Monica, CA October 4.
The Tulare County Fair will hold a corn dog eating contest on September 14 awarding $500/$200/$100 to the top 3 finishers.
Raina Huang ate 14 hot dogs in 3 minutes to win the first prize of $200 in Sunday's hot dog eating contest at Down and Out in Los Angeles.
Down and Out in Los Angeles will hold a hot dog eating contest tomorrow awarding $200 to the winner.
Lumpy's Diner will hold a burger eating contest in Antioch, CA on October 12 awarding $1000/$250/$100 to the top 3.
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