Orange County restaurant eating challenges and contests category

Three random Orange County eating challenges
20 sliders Yokozuna Challenge The Burnt Truck Orange County, CA
2.75 lb. burrito Super Monster Burrito Freebirds 24 Texas locations, TX also an Orange County, CA location
2 lb. burger Two Pound Burger Watson's Soda Fountain & Cafe Orange, CA includes 1 lb. fries
(All Orange County eating challenges and contests in database)

Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark set the single person record for the XL pizza challege (which is usually attempted by two people) at Ballpark Pizza in Mission Viejo, CA at 41:58 breaking Molly Schuyler's mark of 53 minutes set last year.
Raina Huang ate 80 wings in 10 minutes to win the first prize of $500 in last night's wing eating contest at Wing Nuts in Costa Mesa, CA. Kevin Ross was the runner up with 74 wings.
Michael "Magic Mikey" McMonigle finished the OMG burger at The Catch in Anaheim in 41 minutes and won $500, the first finisher since Tom Gilbert completed the challenge in 2010 (video)
The California Hot Sauce Festival in Anaheim will award $1,000 if the Guinness record for eating Carolina Reaper peppers is broken. Other spicy eating challenges will held on Saturday and Sunday.
Wingnuts in Costa Mesa, CA will hold a wing eating contest on September 25 awarding $500 to the winner. The restaurant will hold training sessions on July 31 and August 28.

Molly Schuyler wins Paul’s Pantry cinnamon rolls eating contest

The top 5 from today’s cinnamon roll eating contest at Paul’s Pantry from Naader Reda.

1) Molly Schuyler 19 rolls, $1000 prize
2) Naader Reda 12 rolls
3) Edward Chin 11.75 rolls
4T) Raina Huang 11 rolls
4T) Kevin Ross 11

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Paul's Pantry in Mission Viejo, CA will hold a cinnamon roll eating contest on July 4 awarding $1000/$250/$100.

2018 John’s Incredible Pizza contest

Official results Part 1 | Part 2

1st 83 Geoffrey Esper new record
2nd 62 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie first contest of 2018
3rd 48 Gideon Oji
4th 38 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco
5th 34 Juan “more bite” Rodriguez
6th 32 Pablo Martinez
7th 31 Jon Bello
8th 29 Sarah “Unstoppable Bab” Reinecke
9th 24 Crazy Legs Conti
10th 22 Doug “Cerebrus” Ecks

Geoff Esper has won with 83 slices.

Running Around Los Angeles has a video

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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".
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