Orange County restaurant eating challenges and contests category

Three random Orange County eating challenges
5 lb. burrito King Ranch Burrito La Casa Garcia Anaheim, CA
20 sliders Yokozuna Challenge The Burnt Truck Orange County, CA
35 wings Wing King Challenge Tap Shack Newport Beach, CA
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Molly Schuyler defends Paul’s Pantry cinnamon rolls

Results from today’s cinnamon roll eating contest at Paul’s Pantry in Mission Viejo, CA

1st 19 Molly Schuyler
2nd 14 Brandon Clark
3rd 13 Steve “The Rabbit” Hammond
4th 12 Edward Chin
5th 10 Naader “Freak8r” Reda
6th 9 Kevin Ross
7th 4 David Jennings
7th 4 Craig Takata
9th 3 Tom Chin
10th 2 Jim Magee

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Takeru Kobayashi defends Chronic Taco title

update April 12
Full official results have been posted:

1st 157 Takeru Kobayashi
2nd 146 Molly Schuyler
3rd 107 Dan “killer” Kennedy
4th 94 Jesse Pynnönen
5th 78 David “Tiger Wings and Things” Brunelli
6th 59 Kevin Ross
7th 47 Naader “Freak8r” Reda
8th 41 Jimmy “The Spicialist” Lin

Naader Reda has uploaded a video of his choking incident

update #2 The Los Angeles Daily News has a contest report giving the official results as
1) Takeru Kobayashi 157 tacos
2) Molly Schuyler 146 tacos

Naader Reda required the Heimlich maneuver during the contest, but completed the competition.

Takeru Kobayashi ate 157 tacos in 10 minutes to defend his Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge title at the Sabroso Taco Fest in Dana Point, CA. update Eric Anderson has a video of the contest. Kobayashi and Molly Schuyler were announced as having both eaten 160 tacos at the conclusion of the competition.

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The field for the Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge at the Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival in Dana Point on April 7 has been announced. Defending champion Takeru Kobayashi will face Molly Schuyler, Dan Kennedy, Naader Reda, Dave Brunelli, Kevin Ross, Jesse Pynnönen and Jimmy Lin. (One of the bands performing at the festival is Flogging Molly)
Wingnuts in Costa Mesa, CA will hold a wing eating contest on February 21 awarding $500. Use promo code RAINA30 for a 30% discount on the entrance fee.
The 2019 Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge will take place at the Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco and Music Festival in Dana Point, CA on April 6 or 7. Takeru Kobayashi is expected to defend his title.
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.
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