Miami / Southeast Florida eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Miami eating contests
$3,500 2018 Mar 11I World Championship Croqueta Eating Contest Carnival Miami Miami, FL
Three random Miami eating challenges
big sundae The Great Wall Walls Old Fashioned Ice Cream Miami, FL
48 oz. steak Porterhouse for Two Prime 112 Miami Beach, FL
24 oz. burger Doomsday Burger Kingdom Miami, FL
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The Palm Beach Post has an interview with Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Sam Young in which he recounts his victory at a Rock the Tot tater tot eating contest held at a  Bar Louie location.  
The first MLE contest of 2018 has been listed: El Croquetazo At Calle Ocho Presented By Catalina in Miami on March 11. Registration will open January 8.
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 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.
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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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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El Nuevo Herald has the field for Sunday's croqueta eating contest in Miami: Joey Chestnut, Carmen Cincotti, Geoff Esper, Gideon Oji, Adrian Morgan, Michelle Lesco and Erik Denmark.
An amateur croqueta contest awarding $300/$150/$50 will take place before the MLE competition on Sunday at Calle Ocho in Miami.
A croqueta eating contest in Miami awarding $3,500 has been added to the MLE calendar for March 12. Registration will open Monday.
Sparks Magazine has an interview with Nate Figueroa about his competitive eating hobby.
Polish national Waldemar Wojtczak was discovered to have ingested 53 pellets containing cocaine at Miami International Airport. The sacks contained over a pound of the illegal drug.
Bodega in Miami will hold a taco eating contest on May 3 awarding a trip to Lollapalooza. Qualifiers will be held on April 19 and 26.a @
Matt Stonie ate 71 ribs in 5 minutes to set a MLE record at Homestead Speeeway in south Florida. update Nov 24 Press release | Matt Stonie interview
Miami.eater.com reports that Joshua Woodward, former owner of 8 Oz. Burger Bar, is expected to be sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading no contest to charges of attempted murder for attempting to induce a miscarriage of his former mistress in 2009. The restaurant held an 8 pound burger challenge.
Matt Stonie reports that he will attempt to set the five minute rib eating record at Homestead Miami Speedway next weekend, which explains why he is not doing the Foxwoods turkey eating contest.
Michael Jenkins announces he and Nate Figueroa ate 36 Krispy Kreme donuts over 4 minutes and agreed to a tie at the Taste of North Miami.
The Taste of North Miami will hold a Krispy Kreme Doughnut eating contest on November 7 awarding $500 to the winner. Entrants must post on social media about the contest.
Brother Jimmy's BBQ in Miami will hold a BBQ eating contest on July 3 awarding a cruise for 2.
Thrillist has a list of the 5 toughest eating challenges in Miami.
Several Woody’s Bar-B-Q locations in Florida will hold a spare rib eating contest on July 27.
CocoWalk in Miami announces the winner of its hot dog eating contest will receive a prize package worth $1,000.

2013 Miami Nathan’s qualifier

Results – men
1) Yasir Salem 26
2) Brian Duzinski 23 (takes wild card lead (if one is to be awarded))
3) Mike Katz 17.5
4) Juan Angel 13.5

women
1) Mary Bowers 10.5

This is the first southeast Florida Nathan’s qualifier since a 2007 contest held at the Florida Panthers arena. In 1997, Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Theresa LePore, famous for creating the “butterfly ballot” used in the 2000 presidential election, would serve as a judge for the Boca Raton Nathan’s qualifier in 1997.

Mary Bowers’ seatmate tweeted: “The lady i sat next to on the plane was flying from LA to Miami to compete in a hot dog eating contest… #goodlord”. Mary appeared on 10local news this morning

Golden Lady Wallace declined an invitation to compete, so apparently spots are still available.

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