Georgia eating challenges and contests category

Three random eating challenges
big bowl VN Pho Challenge VN Pho Morrow, GA
3 lb. burger Bigshow Challenge Bigshow's Burgers Statesboro, GA includes 1 lb. fries
6 lb. burrito Monster Burrito Tacos & Beer Woodstock, GA
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Dale Boone lost the election for the District 4 representative on the Brookhaven, GA City Council versus incumbent Joe Gebbia by a margin of 339 to 212 votes. In 2015, Dale Boone lost the mayoral race for the Atlanta suburb. has a report on yesterday's bagel eating contest at Noshfest in Marietta, GA. High school student Matthew Warchol ate 5 bagels in 5 minutes to defeat Ethan Teske and win the $500 prize.
Dale Boone has qualified to be on the ballot for the District 4 City Council election in Brookhaven, GA on November 7. He will face incumbent Joe Gebbia.
Noshfest will hold a bagel eating contest in Marietta, GA September 3 awarding $500 to the winner.
Reporter Newspapers announces that Dale Boone will challenge incumbent Joe Gebbia for the District 4 City Council race in Brookhaven, GA. In 2015 Boone was routed in the mayoral election for that town.

2017 Valdosta, GA Nathan’s qualifier

The Valdosta Daily Times has a report claiming that Megan Drake will receive a free trip to NYC for the finals.

The stage clock stopped at 6:52

Valdosta, GA results via Valdosta Today Facebook Live video

Official results
1) “Buffalo” Jim Reeves 23
2) Damien Boykin 15

1W) Megan Drake 3 (ties for all-time lowest winning total, announced as 2.75)

WTXL held a promo contest

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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.
Ginormous Food will record at three Atlanta area restaurants next week from February 28 to March 2. update Columbia, Charleston and Jacksonville will also be visited.
Coache's Corner will hold a wing eating contest tomorrow night awarding $250 to the winner.
Teddy Delacruz ate 6 bagels in 5 minutes to win the first prize of $500 in the eating contest at Noshfest at Temple Kol Emeth in Marietta, GA yesterday.
Noshfest will hold a bagel eating contest in Marietta, GA on September 4 awarding $500 to the winner.
Pedram "In Jaws We Trust" Esmaeelzadeh and Matthew "Ice Cream Buy the Pint" Schuster finished the Carnivore Challenge at Big Pie in the Sky in Roswell, GA.
Dale Boone's defeat in the Brookhaven, GA mayoral election made the Dunwoody Crier's list of top stories of 2015.

John Ernst projected as winner over Dale Boone

update Nov 4 With 100% reporting, the totals are John Ernst 3338, Dale Boone 492 Article about the election results

John A. Ernst Jr. has been projected as the winner over Dale Boone in the Brookhaven, GA mayoral election. As of 9:46 pm, Ernst had a lead of 2,044 votes to 343.

James Carter, grandson of the 39th president, tweeted a link to a document claiming that Boone threatened Ernst supporters.

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Tom T. Pendergrass, Jr. calls Dale Boone a "banned competitive eating candidate who has an extensive criminal record" in a comment on a Brookhaven Post column endorsing Boone's rival John Ernst for the upcoming mayoral election.
Aunt Chiladas Easy Street Cafe will hold a taco eating contest on October 29 awarding $250 to the winner.
Reporter Newspapers has a biography of Dale Boone with information about his career as a television producer in India. He will temporarily retire from competitive eating if he is elected mayor of Brookhaven, GA.
Reporter Newspapers reports that Dale Boone is trailing his rival John Ernst in fundraising for the Brookhaven, GA mayoral campaign $56,000 to $3,900.
The Brookhaven Post has a page about Dale Boone's mayoral campaign. He lists his occupation as competitive eater and his education as Georgia Tech and the Institute of India Technology.
Dale Boone answered a questionnaire asking what he would like to accomplish if he is elected mayor of Brookhaven, GA.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution has a report on Dale Boone's campaign for mayor of Brookhaven, GA.
The Dunwoody Crier reports that the incumbent mayor of Brookhaven, GA, Rebecca Chase Williams, has dropped out of the November 3 election due to family health issues. This leaves Dale Boone and attorney John Ernst as the sole remaining candidates.
A website for Dale Boone's campaign for the mayor of Brookhaven, GA has been set up at
Andrew Cauthen reports that Dale Boone has qualified to run for mayor of Brookhaven, GA, a suburb of Atlanta with a population over 50,000. update A news article about the mayoral race is available. update Sept 1 The election will take place on November 3. Dale Boone's platform is "lower taxes, reduce traffic congestion and protect our community by addressing the crime that is afflicting Brookhaven”.

2015 Atlanta Nathan’s qualifier

update April 23 The WSB-TV segment is available on youtube

update April 17 Crazy Legs Conti has a Huffington Post report which is primarily a eulogy to “Little Jimmy”.

update April 16 has an article about runner-up Gideon Oji who plans to compete next in the Charlotte qualifier in May.

WSBTV has an article and gallery.

update April 13 The contest page has been updated to lis Dee Martin as the female winner with 7 hot dogs

No female winner has been announced as of 5:20 pm eastern. Dee Martin was present, so presumably she was the victor. At least one other woman competed, so there will be a women’s wild card leader (if the female runner-up total was recorded).

The top 3 men:
1) Crazy Legs Conti 21
2) Gideon Oji 20
3) Damien Boykin 17

Paul Barlow will be competing in his first MLE contest in almost two years.

A picture of the entire field.

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