Des Moines eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Des Moines eating contests
2019 Aug 10INathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier - men Iowa State Fair Des Moines, IA
2019 Aug 10INathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier - women Iowa State Fair Des Moines, IA
Three random Des Moines eating challenges
spicy bbq sandwich Showdown Sauce Challenge Cactus Bob's BBQ Corral Johnston, IA $6 fee to attempt challenge, brisket or pork sandwich is covered in spicy showdown sauce
hot dog / burger sandwich Capital Punishment Capital Pub and Hot Dog Des Moines, IA 2 1/2 lb. hot dogs topped / w 2 1/2 lb. beef patties and 1/2 lb sliced Angus Beef served on hoagie roll
multi-meat burger The Adam Emmenecker Jethro's BBQ Des Moines, IA contains 2008 MVC MVP favorite foods: tenderloin, burger patty, chicken tender, brisket & bacon
(All Des Moines eating challenges and contests in database)

MrBaconPants reports that Manni Balignasay has won the eating contest held at the Iowa Bacon Festival for the third year in a row.
A twitter update reports that Manni Balignasay has won the eating contest held at the Bacon Festival in Des Moines, Iowa for the second year in a row. Metromix Des Moines has an interview with Manny, who works as a personal trainer.

Link Buffet: January 17, 2009

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Iowa bacon competitor hospitalized

Russ from the Ace of Spades blog, who sought tips on competitive bacon eating, has a report on the contest and his subsequent trip to the hospital where he was diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic. He does not blame his diabetes on the eating contest since bacon has no carbs and believes his high level of cholesterol is temporary.

I get multiple visits from the hospital’s chronic disease coordinator (diabetes is her biggest bag), the nutritionist, and even a doctor. Not the doctor who I saw on Tuesday (she left for a vacation in ….Belize…. on Tuesday night), but another doctor who I’ve seen in the past for a small ganglia cyst. He sits down to talk with me about my health, and proceeds to tell me that not only do I have high blood sugar, but my LDL reading are way high. I told him about the 2008 First Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Fest, and he damn near falls out of his chair laughing. To quote him: “You know, I get a lot of stories from patients like “Doc, my readings are just high because I had a big breakfast”, but you’re probably the first patient who’s actually given me a plausible reason for high readings. He decided to re-check my blood in a month to see what it looks like out from under the shadow of bacon.

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Link Buffet: March 5, 2008

Beautiful Brian has a new home for his music with a full version of “Black & White”
Domenico Alesi has his predictions for the upcoming IFOCE contests.
“Humble” Bob notes that it has been 8 months since IFOCE rankings were released
pro wrestler Ric Flair judges a wing eating contest the same night he has a match (go to Brian Yandel)
Video from the Des Moines bacon contest by Mr. BaconPants
Video of the “burgerettes” (see picture) at the Canadian 18 pound burger contest,

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Bacon contest advice wanted

Russ from the Ace of Spades blog is registering his dissatisfaction with the state of the world by entering the bacon eating contest to be held March 1 at the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival in Des Moines, Iowa:

I’d like to think that by attending this event for all you morons, I’ll be doing my part to reunite the Republican Party under the banner of smaller government, sensible immigration laws, strong foreign policy, and mandatory consumption of bacon and other pork products on a daily basis. I could be the Barry Goldwater of the Pork Products Wing of the New Conservative Enlightenment, helping all my fellow Americans discover a world where wrapping bacon around hot dogs is not only legal, but mandatory.

(The quoted material refers to the banning of street vendors selling bacon wrapped hot dogs in Los Angeles.)

Today Russ asked his commenters for advice about preparing for an eating contest.

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Des Moines matzo ball eating contest.

The Des Moines Register has an article about the Jewish Food Festival which will feature the following event:

The festival will also hold its second matzo ball eating competition.

Last year, local challengers set out to break a New York City record of 21 baseball-sized matzo balls in five minutes, 25 seconds.

The local attempt fell five short, Goldstien said.

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Des Moines Register LeFevres profile

The Des Moines Regsister has a very nice profile of Rich and Carlene LeFevre focusing on their appearance at the August 21 Smoked Pork Championships in Council Bluffs.

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