Oakland / East Bay Area eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Oakland eating contests
2018 Jun 16INathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier - women Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Vallejo, CA
2018 Jun 16INathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier - men Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Vallejo, CA
2018 Jul 4Watermelon Eating Contest Green, Red, White & Blue Celebration Albany, CA
2018 Jul 4Watermelon Eating Contest Celebrating America's Story Pleasant Hill, CA
2018 Jul 22Hot Dog Eating Contest San Rafael Pacifics San Rafael, CA
Three random Oakland eating challenges
5 lb. burger 5 Pound Burger That Bar Danville, CA
4.5 lb burger Scrum Burger Challenge Up and Under Pub and Grill Point Richmond, CA includes 1.5 lb. fries
49 ounce porterhouse 49er Club Vic Stewart's Walnut Creek, CA
(All Oakland eating challenges and contests in database)

Times Herald Online has an article about Merlin Chestnut, father of Joey Chestnut, who works as a music teacher at Solana, CA Middle School. His students will perform a concert on December 20 at the 105 year old Empress Theater in Vallejo, CA.
The top 3 for yesterday's burger eating contest at Lumpy's Diner in Antioch, CA: 1 Edward Chin $1000 prize 2 Sergio Reyes Raya $250 3 Gim Chu $100 (via Sergio Reyes Raya) Contest video
ContraCostaTimes.com reports that Lumpy Sturgill, owner of Lumpy's Diner who passed away in June, will be named Brentwood (CA) Citizen of the Year. The East Bay Area restaurant held an annual burger eating contest.
Jon Davis reports that Molly Schuyler won last night's burger eating contest at Lumpy's Diner in Antioch, CA with a total of 19.5 burgers. Picture with trophy and novelty check update Oct 12 East County Today has a gallery
Lumpy's Diner in Antioch, CA will hold a burger eating contest on October 10 awarding $1350 ($1000 to the winner).
The Antioch Herald has an obituary for the owner of Lumpy's Diner, Jeremy “Lumpy” Sturgill, who passed away at the age of 35. His restaurant in Antioch, CA held an annual burger eating contest. (via email)
The San Francisco Creamery in Walnut Creek, CA reports that Molly Schuyler broke the record for its Kitchen Sink sundae challenge on Saturday with a time of 6:41.
Stephanie Wu reports that she finished the Kitchen Sink Challenge at the San Francisco Creamery in Walnut Creek, CA with a time of 11 minutes. This is reportedly the fastest time since Ben Monson finished in 7:45 in 2009 and the first publicized completion of the challenge by a woman.
Stephanie Wu has the top 4 in today's burger eating contest at Lumpy's Diner in Antioch, CA: 1) Edward Chin 10 burgers in 12 minutes 2) Erik Franks 9.5 3) Jimmy Lin 8 4) Stephanie Wu 7.5 update Oct 13 Stephanie Wu has a gallery. East County Today also has a gallery
Lumpy's Diner in Antioch, CA will hold a burger eating contest on October 11 awarding $1350 ($1000 to the winner).
Lumpy's Diner in Antioch, CA will hold a burger eating contest on October 5 awarding $1350 ($1000 to the winner).
The Bay Area Hemp Fest will hold a Hemp Hot Dogs eating contest in Richmond, CA next weekend.
Matt Stonie has uploaded a video from his "Double Dog Dare You" 12-14 pound burger challenge he attempted at Lumpy's Diner in April 2011.
At the grand opening of Ike's in Walnut Creek, CA, Bear Silber ate a Kryptonite sandwich in 8:34 to break the previous record of 12:14.
The Vallejo Times Herald has an article about yesterday's Mad Hatter parade led by Joey Chestnut.
Joey Chestnut will lead the parade for the Mad Hatter Festival in his hometown of Vallejo, CA on Saturday after last weekend's event was rained out.
Joey Chestnut will be the grand marshall of the Mad Hatter Festival parade in his hometown of Vallejo, CA on December 1.
Naader Reda reports he won tonight's contest at Lumpy's Burgers in Antioch, CA. Kevin Ross was the runner-up. update Oct 16 Lumpy's and 3rd place finisher James Conan "The BurgerBarian" Gouig have videos. update Oct 17 Naader Reda has a contest video
Lumpy's Diner in Antioch, CA will hold a burger eating contest on October 13 awarding $1,350 ($1,000 to the winner).
The facebook page for Sumo Grub in Berkeley, CA announces that Joey Chestnut finished its Six Feet Under challenge on June 13 in 17 minutes. The challenge was reportedly the hardest Joey ever attempted.
Sumo Grub in Berkeley, CA is currently awarding $300 to someone that can finish its Six Feet Under challenge. The University of California has more information about the challenge in an article about Berkeley eating challenges.

Erik Denmark wins Fremont, CA Hooters qualifier

update May 31 Matt Stonie has a gallery

update May 29 results have been posted Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

update Dax “The Ginger” Swanson says he had a 43 wing deduction due to insufficient cleaning. This is strange for two reasons: 1) A contest judged by weight should not penalize by wing count 2) There should be no penalty for insufficient cleaning in a weight based contest; wings not fully cleaned should simply result in a lower total weight

The top 3 from this evening’s Hooter’s wing qualifier in Fremont, CA:
1) Erik Denmark 140 wings
2) Steve Hendry 106
3) Ken Douglas 100

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An emailed promotion announces that Joey Chestnut will attend, but not compete in the Hooters qualifier in Fremont, CA tomorrow at 6pm. Erik Denmark and Dax "The Ginger" Swanson are expected to compete. (Veterans attending the contest will receive 10 free wings)
Jessica "Queen of Cuisine" has resumed eating challenges after a year's hiatus and has posted videos of two recent successful challenges: The Real Meal Deal at The Original Pancake House in Roseville, CA and the Super Challenge Roll at Miyozen and Emeryville, CA. update Jan 16 Jessica has also uploaded a video of a team pizza challenge she attempted with Kevin Ross at Graziano's in Corona, CA.
ThePress.net has a video of Saturday's burger eating contest held at Lumpy's Diner in Antioch, California won by Stephanie Torres.
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