Florida eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2017 Oct 18Hot Wing Eating Contest No Name Saloon And Grill Edgewater, FL
2017 Oct 19PBF Pizza Eating Contest! Gigi's Italian Restaurant Saint Petersburg, FL
2017 Oct 21Pie Eating Contest 3rd Annual Sweet Eats Festival Largo, FL
2017 Oct 21Stone Crab Eating Contest - individual Keys Fisheries Restaurant & Market Marathon, FL
2017 Oct 21Wing Eating Contest Tampa Bay Wing Fling Tampa, FL
2017 Oct 28Ice Cream Eating Contest Stone Crab Festival Naples, FL
2017 Oct 28Pie Eating Contest Spooktacular Deltona, FL
2017 Oct 29Ice Cream Eating Contest Stone Crab Festival Naples, FL
2017 Nov 4Costello's Lasagna Eating Contest Feast of Little Italy Jupiter, FL
2017 Nov 4Eating Contest Jax Bar-B-Que Fest @ Jacksonville Landing Jacksonville, FL
2017 Nov 5Costello's Pizza Eating Contest Feast of Little Italy Jupiter, FL
2017 Nov 11Bacon Eating Contest Bacon Fest Naples, FL
2017 Nov 18Taco Eating Contest Tacolandia Miami, FL
2018 Jan 23Mac & Cheese Eating Contest Treasure Coast Mac and Cheese Festival Port St. Lucie, FL
Three random eating challenges
5 lb. burrito El Cinco Loco 101 Cantina Gainesville, FL
3 pizzas Lillo's Pizza Challenge Lillo's Miami, FL includes medium, large & extra large pizzas and 2L soda
3 lb. burger Smokey J Burger Challenge Smokey J Cafe DeFuniak Springs, FL served with 1 lb. of fries
(All Florida eating challenges and contests in database)

The Hartford Courant has an article about Jamie McDonald's trip to Florida to serve barbecue from his restaurant, Bear's Smokehouse, to Hurricane Irma victims. His team is operating at Germain Arena in Estero, FL, site of a Nathan's qualifier earlier this year. McDonald estimates his organization, operationbbqrelief.org, has served 50,000 meals since arriving in Florida.
Alligator.org has a report about Michael Jenkins defending his title and claiming the first prize of $300 in yesterday's pho eating contest held at Taste Pho in Gainesville, FL.
The Taste Pho & Noodle House in Gainesville, FL will hold a pho eating contest on August 31 awarding $300 to the winner.
On Monday, Samantha Duffy became the first person to finish the 6 pound "Kitchen Sink" sundae at the Royal Scoop in Naples, FL (video) update July 28 Naples News has an article. Samantha has started an instagram at https://www.instagram.com/biteswithsammyb/
Joey Chestnut will start at second base in tonight's All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at Marlins Park in Miami. His American League teammates include Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson, former catcher Ivan Rodriguez, former Yankee Bernie Williams, former MLB OF Fred Lynn, Jamie Foxx, Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay, Jessica Mendoza of ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, Michael Cudlitz of "The Walking Dead" and "Heavy D" from the "Diesel Brothers". The event will be televised tomorrow on ESPN.
Joey Chestnut, Matt Stonie and Miki Sudo will do a hot dog eating exhibition at the MLB All Star Game FanFest in Miami Saturday July 8. The goal will be to establish a record for the most Nathan's Famous Quarter-Pound Hot Dogs eaten in five minutes.
Michael Jenkins reports that Dale Boone ate 20 hot dogs to claim the first prize of $500 at Titled Kilt in Boca Raton, FL. Runner-up Nate Figueroa ate 18 and Michael Jenkins was 3rd with 15. Boone reportedly left enough debris to get billed as the "worlds biggest cheater". update Nate Figueroa has produced a video of the contest titled "#1 COMPETITIVE EATING "CHEATER" (DALE BOONE)"
92 year old veteran Kenneth Hansen, who served in both World War II and the Korean War, will participate in a chili dog eating contest at the City Tavern in Fort Myers on July 4.
Nate Figueroa produced a video of his attempt at the 28 inch team challenge at Pizza Xtreme in Orlando with his German girlfriend Livia. (Livia's video)
Sportswriter Jeff Pearlman has an blog entry about Yankee outfielder Ping Bodie competing against an ostrich in an eating contest in Jacksonville, FL which resulted in the bird's death. The post includes a scan of an article from 1919.

2017 Tampa Nathan’s qualifier

update May 14 TapedFromFlorida video

Results from Facebook Live Official results Part 1 | Part 2
1) Pedram “In Jaws We Trust” Esmaeelzadeh 18
2) Crazy Legs Conti 17.5

1W) Carlene LeFevre 12

Crazy Legs Conti and Pedram Esmaeelzadeh headline the men’s division. Carlene LeFevre will compete in her first Nathan’s qualifier outside of Las Vegas since 2005.

The Tampa Riverwalk has a Facebook Live broadcast (in vertical format)

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Michael Jenkins reports that he claimed the second place prize of $250 in tonight's taco eating contest at Bodega in Miami Beach. Nate Figueroa won the first prize of a suite staycation and Victor Aldrich was 3rd.

2017 Sweet Corn Fiesta

update May 10 dLifeHD has a video

update May 4 HappeningMag.com has an interview with Carmen Cincotti.
King Carb has a contest video

update The Palm Beach Post has a gallery

Official Results Part 1 | Part 2
1) Carmen Cincotti 61.75 ears
2) Gideon Oji 49
3) Yasir Salem 45
4) Eric “Badlands” Booker 31
5) Brian Dudzinski 29.25
6) Pedram Esmaeelzadeh 27.75
7) Mr. Rodriguez 20
8) Matt Matador 17

update It appears Carmen Cincotti won with a record 61 ears.

Yasir Salem, Carmen Cincotti, Badlands Booker and Gideon Oji are expected to compete along with Pedram Esmaeelzadeh.

Previous winners
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Bodega in Miami Beach will hold a taco eating contest on May 5 awarding a suite staycation for the winner, $250 to the runner up and $100 to third.

Adrian Morgan wins Miami Nathan’s qualifier

update April 16 Adrian Morgan reports no females competed. I think this is the first time there were no women in a Nathan’s qualifier since the women’s division was started in 2011.

Results Part 1 | Part 2

1) Adrian Morgan 33
2) Steve Schuster 22
3) Victor Aldrich 15
4) Ricardo Nagan 14.5
5) Jeff Marlow 13.5
6) Richard Cochran 10.5
7) Michael Rodriguez 8.5
8) Robert Herzberg 6
9) Lenny Lieder 3

Adrian Morgan has won tonight’s Nathan’s qualifier at the Miami Marlins ballpark with a total of 33 hot dogs.

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Michael Jenkins ate a 2.5 pound burrito in 2:22 to win the first prize of $250 at tonight's contest at Taco Bus in Tampa. Noah Pransky of WTSP, who claims he had a 13 contest winning streak, was the runner up. update Apr 8 813area has a contest writeup reporting Meredith Marsh was third in her first eating contest.
Registration is now open for a Nathan's qualifier at the Tampa RiverFest on May 6. A qualifier in Valdosta, GA on May 13 has also been listed.
Joey Fatone of NSYNC will be present in Orlando from 5 - 8 pm today for the launch of a hot dog eating challenge at his restaurant, Fat Ones Dogs.

2017 Nathan’s Fort Myers, FL qualifier

update Mar 26 Naples News has an article

Nate Figgs has a video

update News Press has a contest report and video

Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
1) Pablo Martinez 25.5
2) Nate Figueroa 21.5
3) Crazy Legs Conti 19
4) Andrew Renfrow 13.5
Tom Riordan 6.5
Stewart Beck? 6.5

1W) Mary Bowers 10

The MLE facebook has a live video

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Taco Bus will hold a burrito eating contest in Tampa on April 6 awarding $250/$150/$50/$25/$25. Entrants will need to eat an El Jefe burrito by March 31 to qualify.
News Press has an interview with Pablo Martinez about competing in Saturday's Nathan's qualifier in Fort Myers, FL. Mary Bowers, Crazy Legs Conti, Nate Figueroa, Bill Weller and Steven Rossomando are also expected to compete. The article incorrectly claims the competition will be the first qualifier in southwest Florida; contests were held in Naples, FL in 2012 and 2013.
Irish 31 Pub House & Eater will hold a "Guinness Car Bomb" wing eating contest tonight awarding $250 to the winner.
Registration is now open for two Nathan's qualifiers at MLB ballparks next month: Miami Marlins (April 15) & St. Louis Cardinals April 28.

Carmen Cincotti conquers croquetas

<>update March 15 Carme Cincotti has a video

Update March 14 Nate Figueroa has a video

The Miami Herald reports that Joey Chestnut dropped out due to illness at the last minute.

Carnaval Miami croqueta results (Part 1 | Part 2)

1) Carmen Cincotti 158
2) Geoff Esper 144
3) Eric “Badlands” Booker 92
4) Michelle Lesco 90
5) Nate Figueroa 80
6) Erik Denmark 74
7) Victor Aldrich 10

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