Orange County restaurant eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Orange County eating contests
$100 2018 May 29 Wing Eating Contest Wingnuts Costa Mesa, CA
$1,000 2018 Jul 4 Cinammon Roll Eating Contest Pauls Pantry Mission Viejo, CA
$1,350 2018 Jul 4 Cinnamon Roll Eating Contest Pauls Pantry Mission Viejo, CA
Three random Orange County eating challenges
6 pancakes Pancake Challenge Heroes Bar & Grill Fullerton, CA available Sunday morning
9 sliders Big Box Challenge The Burnt Truck Orange County, CA 3 cheeseburger, 3 fried chicken, and 3 sliders of your choice and a box of tater tots
3 2.5 lb. burritos Big Ed Burrito Challenge - defunct Green Burrito multiple southern Cal sites, CA challenge has not been available since Carl's Jr. acquired Green Burrito
(All Orange County eating challenges and contests in database)

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.
Extras are needed for a waffle eating contest scene for "Williamsport," a Chapman University student movie filming this weekend in Costa Mesa, CA.
A list of qualifiers for Farrell’s Splendiferously Superific Summer Spectacular in La Brea, CA on Sunday has been posted.
Farrell's will hold its Splendiferously Superific Summer Spectacular Ice Cream Eating Challenge in Brea, CA on July 20. The professional contest will award $600 ($300 to the winner) and the qualification period is June 20 - July 13.
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout celebrated his $144.5 million contract extension with a 36 ounce steak.
Naader Reda has uploaded a video from Sunday's FoodBeast Summer Classic hot dog eating contest won by Jimmy Lin after he defeated Naader Reda in overtime.
The cheerleaders from Sonora High defeated the football team from La Habra High at the La Habra (CA) Corn Festival today. The cheerleaders and football teams from the schools were to have faced off, but the Sonora High football team did not show up.
A team of Matt Stonie and Kevin "LA Beast" Strahle will face off against Food for Louis and Chris Wreckless in an episode of Fear Pong at Vidcon 2013 in Anaheim on Saturday.
Naader Reda announces he ate a 7.5 pound Zoo Sundae in 7:44 to win the professional division of Farrell's Ice Cream Challenge in Brea, CA today. Frank Paulin was runner-up. update July 23 Naader Reda and Bob Marlow have videos

Takeru Kobayashi repeats as Gringo Bandito taco champion

Takeru Kobayashi repeated as champion of the Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce taco eating contest with a total of 87 tacos in 10 minutes at the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, CA today.

Kevin Ross (comments) & Matt Cohen have more results

1) Takeru Kobayashi 87 Tacos
2) Furious Pete Czerwinski 45
3) Kevin Ross 43
4_ Damon Wells 42
5) Jimmy Lin 29
6T) Matt Cohen 25
6T) Aaron Ybarra 25

update July 22 OCWeekly has a gallery

update July 23 Kobayashi has a gallery

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Qualifying times for Farrell's Splendiferously Superific Summer Spectacular Ice Cream Eating Challenge have been updated. Naader Reda is the only pro to have qualified, which will guarantee him $300 in the finals on July 21 in Brea, CA if no one else qualifies as a professional. Qualifying ends July 14.
The professional category of Farrell's Ice Cream Eating Challenge will award cash prizes of $600 in the professional category. ($300 to the winner)
Jimmy Lin ate 19 baby burgers to win a first prize of $258 at Rudy's Pub & Grill in Newport Beach, CA.
Naader Reda appeared on KTLA this morning to promote the start of qualifying for Farrell’s Splendiferously Superific Summer Spectacular Ice Cream Eating Challenge.
A 24 hour pancake eating marathon at Denny's will be livestreamed on SB Nation on June 11. The event will raise money for Laura's House.
The finals for the 2013 Farrell's Ice Cream Eating Challenge will take place on July 21 and the qualfication period will be June 21 to July 14.
Naader Reda reports he finished a 30 inch pizza in 1:39 to win $1,000 in a contest held in San Clemente, CA. Kevin Ross and Jimmy Lin also competed. update April 28 Naader has uploaded a video
Surfside Pizza in San Clemente, CA will hold a pizza eating contest on April 27 that will award $1,000 to the first person to finish a 30 inch pizza in under 3 hours.

Sushi contest returns to RA Sushi

RA Sushi’s sushi eating tournament will return on April 7. A list of locations holding contests follows after the jump.
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Mary Bowers has a blog entry about her first eating contest, the West Coast Hot Dog Eating Championship Qualifier held at the Derby Deli in Mission Viejo, CA.
Craiglist has a hot dog costume signed by Takeru Kobayashi for sale at $80.
Food Beast has a blog entry and video about the foie gras burger eating contest held at The Playground in Santa Ana, CA won by Naader Reda.
The Derby Deli in Mission Viejo, CA announced that it is calling off the qualifiers and finals for the West Coast Hot Dog Eating Championship that were to be held in August and September. It hopes to hold the event at a subsequent date.

2012 Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos contest

update August 17 Damon Wells and Karikasi have videos
OCWeekly and ESPN LA have galleries

update August 13 The page has been updated with officical results. The Gringo Bandito facebook has a gallery ZehHeiefer videos: Intro | Part 1 | Part 2

video of Wee Man kicking “Furious” Pete in the nuts

update Naader Reda has the top 6
update #2 more results

1) Takeru Kobayashi 106 $5000
2) Damon Wells 65 $1000
3) “Furious” Pete Czerwinski 57 $500
4) Stephanie Torres 53 $250
5) Naader Reda 50 $100
6) Jimmy Lin 33
7) Matt Cohen 29
7) Aaron Ybarra 29
9) Shawn Kirby 25
10) Frank Paulin 24

Naader Reda has a preview of the contest

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