Los Angeles eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Los Angeles eating contests
2018 Aug 18IDay-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship Nisei Week Festival Los Angeles, CA
$5,000 2018 Oct 4I Pacific Park World Taco Eating Championship Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica, CA
Three random Los Angeles eating challenges
spicy pizza Dr. Death's Suicide Pie Luigi Ortega's Pasadena, CA
6 dishes Pho King Challenge Pho King Way Fort Worth, TX also 2 Los Angeles area locations, not at ABQ location
6 lb. burrito White Rabbit vs. Man / Woman White Rabbit Truck greater Los Angeles area, CA
(All Los Angeles eating challenges and contests in database)

2018 Salvation Army donut eating contest

Spanish food challengers "Joe Burgerchallenge" and "Dave Cheats" have started a trip in Chicago in which they will do food challenges in restaurants along Route 66. The tour will conclude in Los Angeles where they will be part of a team attempting the 54 inch pizza challenge at Big Mama's & Papa's. update May 16 A four person team finished the 10 pound meatball sub challenge at Bartolini's in Midlothian in 4:48, IL and won $2500.
Joey Chestnut, Gideon Oji, Adrian Morgan, Rich LeFevre, Steve Hendry, Jon Bello, Doug Ecks, Mary Bowers an Alex Perez are expected to compete in the San Pedro Fish Market World Famous Shrimp-Eating Championship Presented By The Kings of Fi$h in San Pedro, CA on May 28.
A team consisting of Naader Reda, Raina Huang, Kevin Ross, Aubrey Koehn, Jimmy Lin, Eric Lu, Taran Eckel and Great American Eat Off host Gail Kasper finished the 54 inch pizza challenge at Big Mama's & Papa's in Northridge, CA yesterday. The $1000 prize was donated to the animal rescue charity Pawtographs. (Raina Huang video)
In a new video, Raina Huang says she declined to sign the MLE contract before the Nathan's Qualifier at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA, which was a prerequisite for competing. A printed copy of that document was not availabe for her; the only copy was on a phone screen.

2018 Magic Mountain Nathan’s qualifier

Official results
1) Rich LeFevre 31
2) Jon Bello 21
3) Doug Ecks 15

1W) Steffi Valkov 8

Raina Huang did a training session at the FoodBeast headquarters. She will attempt to be the 7th female to break 20 hot dogs in her Nathan’s debut. Rich LeFevre, Crazy Legs Conti and Jon Bello are also expected to attend.

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Registration will open tomorrow for the San Pedro Fish Market World Famous Shrimp Eating Championship Presented By The Kings Of Fi$h On The USS Iowa in San Pedro, CA on April 2. Other Los Angeles County contests added to the MLE schedule include the Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship on August 18 (registration opens June 18) and the Pacific Park World Taco Eating Championship on October 4 (registration opens August 1).
The team consisting of Raina Huang, Naader Reda, Jimmy Lin, Nadia White, Doug Sakmann and Matt Slayer and two others came close to finishing the 54 inch pizza challenge at Big Mama's & Papa's in Northridge, CA, but had about 9 slices left.
AVN has an article about the new trailer for "Eating Out With Nadia White" a youtube channel documenting the adult film actress' competitive eating career. Tim "Gravy" Brown makes an appearance as an eating coach. Nadia will attempt the 54 inch pizza at Big Mama's & Papa's in Northridge, CA tonight with a team of seven other diners.
The Festival of the Kite at the Redondo (CA) Beach Pier will hold a hot dog on a stick eating contest tomorrow awarding $200 to the winner.
Joey Chestnut faced off against Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer in a hot dog eating contest during a break in last night's game vs. the Houston Rockets. With an estimated net worth of $38.7 billion dollars, the former Microsoft CEO might be the richest person to have competed in an eating contest. (video).
An eight person team is forming to attempt the 54 inch pizza challenge offered by Big Mama's & Papa's in Los Angeles that awards $1000 if completed. Porn actress Nadia White will be one of the octet.
LAMag.com has a report on the "Beef Bowl" fest held for members of Rose Bowl teams at Lawry's the Prime Rib in Beverly Hills.
The University of Georgia football team reportedly ate more meat than the University of Oklahoma Sooners did at their pregame meal at Lawry's to win the "Beef Bowl". The event has been held for teams competing in the Rose Bowl.
David Kilimnick has a column for AISH.com titled "Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest: The Legend of a Jewish Athlete" about competing in the 2003 Los Angeles Nathan's qualfier against Ray "The Bison" Meduna. (Qualifier winner Boyd Bulot is not mentioned.)
Raina "Blonde Candy" Huang won the dumpling eating contest at the San Gabriel Dumpling & Beer Fest in San Gabriel, CA (pictures | video).

2017 Gyoza Championship

The field for the Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship in Los Angeles has been announced with a series of memes on https://instagram.com/eatmoregyoza. A contest roster lists Joey Chestnut, Matt Stonie, Miki Sudo, Geoff Esper, Gideon Oji, Cardboard Shell, Juan Rodriguez, the LeFevres, Badlands Booker, Darron Breeden, Steve Hendry, Pablo Martinez, Mary Bowers, Doug Ecks and Jon Bello as expected entrants.

2017 Salvation Army Donut Eating Contest

Registration is now open for the eating contest at the Chicago Ribfest on June 9. A donut eating contest in Santa Monica on June 2 has also been added to the MLE calendar (registration yet to open).
The Rabbit Hole Bar in West Hills, CA will hold a taco eating contest on May 5 awarding $250 cash and a $250 bar tab to the top man and woman.
Fat Sal's Deli in Los Angeles announced that the "Fat Molly" sandwich designed by Molly Schuyler to reward her for finishing the restaurant's sandwich challenge will not be added to the permanent menu. To add insult to injury, the "Fat Molly" was changed from Molly Schuyler's original specifications.
An episode of the NBC series Jay Leno's Garage was recorded at Big Mama's & Papa's pizza in Burbank, CA. A 52 inch USA Giant Sicilian Pizza tribute was created for the occasion.
Liz Lewis Casting has a call for a competitive eating spice specialist for a shoot in Los Angeles that will run from January 18 to 22. The role will pay $2000.
Erik "The Electric" Lamkin won the first prize of a trip to Toronto at Saturday's qualifier at Smoke's Poutinerie in Hollywood, CA. Jon Bello was runner-up.
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