Orange County restaurant eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Orange County eating contests
$4,000 2018 Apr 22I John's Incredible Pizza World Pizza-Eating Championship Westmister Mall Westminster, CA
2018 Apr 24Wing Eating Contest Wingnuts Costa Mesa, CA
$1,000 2018 Jul 4 Cinammon Roll Eating Contest Pauls Pantry Mission Viejo, CA
Three random Orange County eating challenges
30 in pizza 30 Inch Pizza Mandy's Pizza Ladera Ranch, CA
2.5 lb. bbq sandwich The Beast Blake's Place Anaheim, CA
14 cupcake cake Man Up Challenge Pinky's Cupcakerie Garden Grove, CA
(All Orange County eating challenges and contests in database)

Seiska.fi has an article (in Finnish) about Jesse Pynnönen competing in the Gringo Bandito Chronic Taco eating contest in Dana Point, CA.
Matt Stonie and Miki Sudo are expected to compete in the John's Incredible Pizza World Pizza-Eating Championship in Westminster, CA on April 22.
Takeru Kobayashi has defended his Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge title in Dana Point, CA with a total of 170 tacos in 10 minutes, keeping his post-MLE winning streak intact.
The Orange County Register reports that the Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos eating contest will be held at the Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival in Dana Point on April 7. Takeru Kobayashi is expected to defend his title. update March 30 Molly Schuyler, Bob Shoudt, Dave Brunelli, Naader Reda, Kevin Ross and Jesse Pynnönen from Finland are other expected entrants.
Registration is open on majorleagueeating.com for the John's Incredible Pizza World Pizza-Eating Championship at the Westminster Mall in Orange County, CA on April 22. The purse is $4,000.
Yesterday at the FoodBeast headquarters in Santa Ana, CA Raina Huang attempted to eat a 50x50 burger (50 patties & 50 slices of cheese) from In-n-Out Burger, which was billed as a record. update Nov 6 Foodbeast has a blog entry and video and

Takeru Kobayashi defends Chronic Tacos title

update Erik Lamkin has a video

Takeru Kobayashi defended his Gringo Ba
ndito Chronic Taco title
with a record 159 tacos. Molly Schuyler was runner up with 139. I haven’t found any more results.

Finnish competitor Jesse Pynnönen did an interview with KX935.com.

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The Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge will take place at the Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival in Doheny Beach, CA on April 8. Takeru Kobayashi is expected to defend his title. Additional competitors include Molly Schuyler, Dave Brunelli, Erik Lamkin, Naader Reda, Kevin Ross and Finnish champion Jesse Pynnönen. A contest for amateurs will also be held.
Molly Schuyler finished the XL pizza challenge at Ballpark Pizza in Mission Viejo, CA yesterday (before | after).
Foodbeast has a preview of this weekend's "No Hands Pizza Eating Challenge" at Oozefest in Santa Ana, CA where the eater is not allowed use of hands and will be fed by an assistant. Naader Reda is expected to compete.

Joey Chestnut wins 2016 Knott’s boysenberry pie contest

update March 22 Mike from LA video

update March 21 Jon Davis & Carlene LeFevre tied with 3.5 pounds each

Blogs: MiceChat | Behind the Thrills

Videos: Coaster Guy | Janice Yamanaka | OldeCam

Coaster Guy picture of Joey

update Articles OC Register | LosAngeles.CBSLocal.com

DAPs Magic video

Picture of post-contest debris

Full Results: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1st 14.5 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut record
2nd 10.25 Steve Hendry
3rd 9.5 Miki Sudo 2nd non-top 5 loss in 2016
4th 9 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco
5th 8.5 Rich “The Locust” LeFevre
5th 8.5 Justin Mih
7th 3.5 Jon Davis
7th 3.5 Carlene LeFevre
9th 3 Lesley Ryder
10th 2.5 Daniel Lujan
11th 1.5 Lillian Canales
11th 1.5 Barbara LaBarge

The field: Daniel Luhan, Lillian Kanali (?), Justin Mih, Barbara LaBarr, Lesley Ryder, Carlene LeFevre, Steve Hendry, Rich LeFevre, Michelle Lesco, Miki Sudo, Joey Chestnut

Parks and Cons has a periscope

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Defending champion Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo and Michelle Lesco are expected at the World Boysenberry Pie-Eating Championship at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA on Saturday. This would make the Palm Beach sweet corn eating contest April 24 the earliest possible 2016 meeting of Joey Chestnut and Matt Stonie.
Registration will open at noon Pacific today for the Knotts Boysenberry Festival World Pie Eating Championship at Knotts Berry Farm in Buena Vista on March 19.
Knotts.com page about the 2016 Boysenberry Festival says that daily pie eating contests will take place from March 19 to April 3, but no mention is made of a MLE competition.
Naader Reda has two videos from Farrell's ice cream challenge won by Molly Schuyler: conventional view | GoPro overhead view
The Broken Yolk Cafe Instagram reports that Molly Schuyler set a record for its 12 Iron (Wo)Man Omelette challenge with a time of 2.19 minutes at its City of Orange, CA location.
Molly Schuyler won the professional division of today' Farrell's 6th annual. Splendiferously Superific Summer Spectacular Ice Cream Eating Challenge in Brea, CA. Her time to finish the 7 pound, 30 scoop sundae was reportedly less than 4 minutes. update Naader Reda finished in 6:20. Jon Bello has a post-contest picture of Molly exhibiting an "ice cream baby".

2015 Farrell’s finalists

FarrellsUSA.com has a list of qualifiers for Sundays ice cream eating challenge in Brea, CA. Molly Schuyler is the only pro listed with a qualifying time of 45 seconds. Naader Reda and Erik Lamkin also apparently qualified.

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The Dana Point Times has an interview with Mary Bowers.
Qualifying starts June 19 for the Farrell's Splendiferously Superific Summer Spectacular Ice Cream Eating Challenge in La Brea, CA. The winner of the pro contest will receive $750.
The LA Beast ate a cactus, a dozen raw eggs with shell and three ghost peppers at the Coupe de Comedy Festival hosted by the University of California at Irvine's Improv Revolution. (video)

2015 Knott’s Boysenberry pie contest

update April 17 The Coaster Guy has a contest report and gallery
OC Weekly has a slideshow
Michelle Lesco has a gallery
MouseSteps contest video
DapsMagic full contest video

The Orange County Register has an article and contest video

Parks and Cons has a contest video

The official top 5 | #6 – #12
1) Joey Chestnut 14 lbs. in 8 min
2) Miki Sudo 11.3
3) Michelle Lesco 10.5
4) Steve Hendry 9.5
5) Brian Dudzinski 9
6) Erik Lamkin 8.5
7) Jon Bello 7.5
8T) Mary Bowers 5
8T) David West
10) Antonio Perez 4.5
11) Jon Davis 3.5
12) Ian Rapport 2.5

Joey Chestnut has been announced as the winner with 14 pounds in 8 minutes.

The Orange County Register has an interview with Joey Chestnut.

Jon Bello will compete. (He recently moved to California)

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Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo, Michelle Lesco and Mary Bowers are listed as expected entrants in Saturday's World Boysenberry Pie-Eating Championship at Knott's Berry Farm. Erik Lamkin will also make his MLE debut.
Registration will open today for Knott’s Boysenberry Festival World Pie Eating Championship at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA on March 28. Other new contests on the MLE schedule: The Denver Outlaws World Burrito Eating Championship on May 24 and the Meadowlands (NJ) Racing & Entertainment World Pork Roll-Eating Championship on June 20.
The USVA Tet Festival will hold a pho eating contest in Costa Mesa, CA this weekend awarding a large screen HDTV.
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