San Francisco Bay eating challenges and contests category

Three random San Francisco eating challenges
spicy burrito John’s Suicide Kimchi Burrito Challenge John's Snack & Deli San Francisco, CA
big bowl Pho Challenge Pho Garden San Francisco, CA contains 2 lbs. noodles and 2 lbs. combination beef with tripe
4 lb. sushi roll Freedom Roll American Sushi House Pacifica, CA
(All San Francisco eating challenges and contests in database)

Direct Action Everywhere posted a video of their interference with a wing eating contest in San Francisco Saturday. Earlier this summer, the vegan activist group disrupted the eating contest at the Chicago Ribfest and the Nathan's finals.
Live 105 DJ Kevin Klein will hold a championship parade for Joey Chestnut today on the San Francsico Embarcadero today at noon.
Pho Viet has a blog entry about the challenge at Pho Garden in San Francisco. Joey Chestnut has finished the challenge in 15 minutes, which is not the overall record of 13 minutes. There have been about 3000 attempts with a success rate of 7%.
The San Francisco Chronicle has an account of an eating contest held in the 1840s between Russian Don Andres Hoeppner and Jean Jacques Vioget, owner of a saloon in Yuerba Buena, CA (which would later be known as San Francisco).
live105.cbslocal.com has a podcast of Joey Chestnut's appearance yesterday on the Kevin Klein show. He says that he has broken off his relationship with Neslie Ricasa after proposing to her during last year's Nathan's finals and that MLE prevented him from wearing an item promoting a military charity during a previous Nathan's finals.
Omar Mamoon has a report about competing in the hot wing eating contest at SOMA StrEat Food Park in San Francisco.
Girlvssweets.blogspot.com/ is a blog by Jackie Voigt documenting her quest to complete every dessert eating challenge in the country. Her latest entry documents her conquest of the Earthquake sundate at the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop in San Francisco. (facebook | twitter)
The Harlem Shake video Joey Chestnut recorded at Ike's Place last week is available on youtube. Joey will be judging a hot dog eating contest at the San Francisco Bulls minor league hockey game tomorrow.
CSNBayArea.com has videos of an interview and training session with Joey Chestnut from last night's (San Franscico) Chronicle Live. Joey says that he will be competing in the Hooters finals even though he did not win a qualifier and no byes have been announced. He says that is preferred competition beverage is hot water and that he thinks that Takeru Kobayashi will eventually return to the MLE.
Joey Chestnut will appear on (San Francisco) Chronicle Live on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area tonight at 8 pm Pacific.
CSNBayArea.com has a video of Dax "The Ginger" Swanson's wing eating contest on Chronicle Live.
Dax "The Ginger" Swanson will be competing in a wing eating contest on (San Francisco) Chronicle Live on Comcast Sports Net Bay Area tomorrow.
Ali Fedotowsky of The Bachelorette attempted the Pho Garden challenge in San Francisco with two other women (one succeeded.)
Bear Silber reports he ate 101 wings in an hour to win an eating contest held at the Cable Car City Pub & Cafe, raising $1040 in pledges for the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.
Freebirds will open in Foster City, CA (San Mateo County) on February 29. The restaurant offers an 8 pound burrito and the first 25 people in line at the grand opening will receive free burritos for a year. update Freebirds will open in Huntington Beach, CA on March 6.
Mission Loc@l has a video of the sausage eating contest held at Rosamunde in San Francisco won by a team of Ryan McKillop and Dax "The Ginger" Swanson.
Johnnie Excel has a blog entry about setting the house record for the challenge at Pho Garden in San Francisco.
The Bay Citizen has a three part series on the noodle eating challenge at the Pho Garden in San Francisco. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 (via email)
SanFrancisco.CBSLocal.com has a list of 7 Bay Area eating challenges.
SF Weekly has a brief mention of ultramarathoner Chikara Omine, the top amateur in last month's gyoza contest in Los Angeles, who will try to defend his title at the spam musubi eating contest tomorrow.
Don Sturdy has a blog entry and gallery about Jessica "Queen of Cuisine" Abdul Hussain's challenge attempt at Pho Garden in San Francisco. Jessica's server claimed that no woman has completed the challenge, which is contradicted by a challenge attempt report from March claiming a woman held the house record (30 minutes) at that time (Joey Chestnut has since broken that mark). (Nancy Hua also claims to have finished the challenge in April)

Joey Chestnut loses to 5 amateurs at SF Street Food Fair

update Aug 23 Don Sturdy has a gallery of the contest

The MLE Facebook reports that Joey Chestnut lost to a team of 5 amateurs at the Francisco Street Food Fair, 31 tacos to 27. TheCloveMan has a video of the contest.

Cip was one of the five amateurs. He ate 3 tacos and won $100 and a year’s supply of Pepto Bismol.

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A Pepto Bismol press release announces that Joey Chestnut will compete against a team of amateurs at the San Francisco Street Food Festival and Buffalo Wing Festival. The SF Street Food Festival takes place on August 21, same as the gyoza contest in Los Angeles, so Joey Chestnut might not be able to win his fourth straight gyoza contest.
SFWeekly reports that John's Snack & Deli in San Francisco will start a spicy burrito eating challenge today.
The New York Times has an article and blog entry about how customers of Ike's Place have overrun the neighborhood it is located in after the sandwich shop appeared on the San Francisco episode of Man vs. Food
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