Miami / Southeast Florida eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Miami eating contests
2019 May 5Taco Eating Contest Bodega Miami, FL
2019 May 18Hot Dog Eating Contest Grillin N Chillin Miami, FL
Three random Miami eating challenges
4 lb. burger Creature Burger Challenge A&G Burger Joint Miami, FL includes 1 lb. fries and 1/2 lb. toppings
10 lb. burger The Mother Burger Burger & Beer Joint Miami Beach, FL also a West Palm Beach location
5 pancakes Pancake Challenge S & S Diner South South Miami, FL
(All Miami eating challenges and contests in database)

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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The top 3 in today's Tex Mex roll eating contest held at Game Time in Miami have been announced: 1) Eric Dahl 27.5 rolls 2) Stephanie Torres 24.75 3) Chris Abatsas 20. Will Millender planned to compete but was unable to travel due to Hurricane Sandy. update Nov 6 The GameTime facebook has a gallery
Integrated Media Planning will hold a hot dog eating contest Friday awarding four Miami Heat tickets. Proceeds will benefit Lance Armstrong's LiveLong Foundation. The contest location is not clear from the ad, presumably it will take place somewhere in Fort Lauderdale.
BGR The Burger Joint in Coral Cables, FL will hold a slider eating contest on September 18 awarding $500 to the winner. A slider eating contest might also be held at the BGR Atlanta location on that date. update A blog entry about the Atlanta contest is available.
The Miami New Times has a report on yesterday's hot dog eating contest won by Juan Angel, the third place finisher in the Miami Hooters wing qualifier.
CBSLocal and SunSentinel have lists of Tampa Bay and South Florida eating challenges.

Tim Janus wins Miami Hooters wing qualifier

update June 24 Getty Images has a gallery. None of the pictures show announced participants Joey Chestnut, Sonya Thomas or Rebecca Oey. Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray and Extra was a spectator.

update The top 3: (More results, Joey Chestnut and Rebecca Oey apparently did not compete, no results from the Sonya Thomas exhibition either)
1) Tim “Eater X” Janus 120 wings
2) Yasir Salem 117 wins
3) Juan Angel 110 wings
4) Joe Kennedy 97
5) “Beastly” Brody 78
6) Sam “The Bull” 46
7) Michael “Per Diem” Parish 34

The contest is expected to start at 7 pm and will take place at the Fontainbleu Hotel, where the James Bond classic Goldfinger begins. The competition is being held in conjunction with the 16th Annual Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant. Tim Janus is a late addition to the field.

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The Miami New Times has an article about Sonya Thomas' wing eating exhibition at the Hooters qualifier at the Fontainebleu Hotel tomorrow night.
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