New Orleans eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming New Orleans eating contests
2018 Oct 27Pie Eating Contest Fallin for Madisonville Madisonville, LA
Three random New Orleans eating challenges
5 lb. burger Juicy-fa-latta Juicy Lucy's New Orleans, LA includes 1 lb. fries available Thursday at 7 pm
10 tacos Ten Taco Challenge Munchies Chalmette, LA
2 ft. seafood sandwich Final 4 Challenge Walk Ons New Orleans, LA sandwich contains fried shrimp, crawfish, oysters & catfish includes full order of cheese fries, sundae & 32 oz. diet coke
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Star Exponent has an interview with Darron Breeden about his victory in last Sunday's Acme Oyster eating contest in New Orleans. Darron started his competitive eating career three years ago in Japan where he taught English.

Darron Breeden wins 2018 Acme Oyster eating contest

update June 10 WGNO article | Nola article

The top 3 from Rich Shea. Tim “Eater X” Janus was at the contest, but I don’t know if he competed
1 Darron Breeden 40 dozen
2 Michelle Lesco 27
3 Adrian Morgan 26

update Nick Reimann reports that Darron Breeden won with a total of 480 oysters in 8 minutes.

Darron Breeden, Sonya Thomas, Michelle Lesco, Adrian Morgan and Crazy Legs Conti are expected to compete.

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2017 Acme Oysters

updateInterview with Crazy Legs before contest. He says he will not try to qualify for the 2017 Nathan’s finals.

NOLA.com has an article and video and gallery
WGNO.com has an article and video

The top 3 from Rich Shea

1) Michelle Lesco 33 dozen
2) Sonya Thomas 31 dozen
3) Adrian Morgan 27 dozen
? Crazy Legs Conti
? Nate Biller
? Steve Martin

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Adrian Morgan ate 44 dozen oysters in 8;15 on WGNO today to set the house record at the Acme Oyster House in New Orleans.
Christina Handy ate 2.51 pounds of crawfish in 10 minutes to win the first prize of $1000 in today's eating contest at the Crawfish Mambo in New Orleans. Russell Callais, winner of the contest in 2016 when it was sanctioned by MLE, was runner up.
Offbeat.com reports that the Crawfish Mambo in New Orleans will not sanction an MLE event; it will hold an eating contest on May 13 awarding $1000. update Mar 22 NOLA.com has an article claiming budget issues are the reason for the cancellation.
WarDaddyAndy posted an article about a 1908 event in New Orleans where Wolfert Gasses ate 600 oysters in 21 minutes.
The 2017 Acme Oyster House World Oyster Eating Championship will take place June 4 in New Orleans.
The Andouille Festival in LaPlace, LA will hold a sausage eating contest on October 15 awarding $300/$200/$100.

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2016 Acme Oyster contest

update June 6 WGNO has a video NOLA.com has a gallery WDSU also has a video

update Nola has an article and gallery along with an oyster training video from Adrian Morgan.

update Adrian Morgan defeated Sonya Thomas in overtime. His total was 44 dozen. Michelle Lesco was 3rd place

Sonyas Thomas, Adrian Morgan, Michelle Lesco, Crazy Legs Conti, Steve Hendry, Nate Biller and Corey Fanguy are expected to compete.

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BestoNewOrleans.com has an interview with Sonya Thomas about competing in the Acme Oyster eating contest Sunday. She hopes to set a record of 600 oysters in 10 minutes at the competition.

Russell Callais upsets Adrian Morgan in New Orleans crawfish contest

update Nola.com has an article

The official top 4:
1) Russell Callais 2.6 lbs
2) Adrian Morgan 2.44 lbs
3) Corey Fanguy 2.26 lbs
4) Nate Biller 1.83 lbs

update Rich Shea announces that Russell Callaos won the contest, defeating Adrian Morgan.

Sonya Thomas is not competing. She says on sonyatheblackwidow.com that she does not plan to retire.

James Karst has an article about a 1922 crawfish eating contest.

NOLA.com has a video where James Karst displays his crawfish eating techniques.

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Fiesta on the Bayou in Cut Off, Louisiana will hold a jalapeno eating contest on Saturday awarding $250 to the winner.
Registration will open at noon central for the Acme Oyster Eating World Championship in New Orleans on June 5.
Registration is now open for the crawfish eating contest at the Crawfish Mambo in New Orleans on May 7.
Nola.com has an article about the French Quarter Fest terminating its MLE crawfish eating contest, which will take place at the Crawfish Mambo at the University of New Orleans on May 7.

2015 Larose gumbo eating contest

Joey Chestnut has been announced as a competitor in the gumbo eating contest in Larose, LA on November 7. Miki Sudo, Sonya Thomas and Adrian Morgan are also expected to compete. update Nate Biller, Crazy Legs Conti, Corey Fanguy and Matt Raible are also expected. Adrian Morgan appeared on WWL to promote the contest.
Registration is open for the World Record Gumbo Eating Championship in LaRose, LA on November 7.
The Andouille Festival will hold a sausage eating contest on October 17 in LaPlace, LA awarding $600 ($300 to the winner).
The Guardian has a report on Sunday's Acme Oyster eating contest in New Orleans focusing on Adrian "The Rabbit" Morgan.

2015 Acme oyster contest

update Jun 1 NOLA.com has an article and gallery (which captions Corey Fanguy as Alex Perez)

update Sonya Thomas has defended her title with 41 dozen in 8 minutes.

Top 4
1) Sonya Thomas 41 dozen
2T) Adrian Morgan 36
2T) Michelle Lesco 36
4) Corey Fanguy 26

Sonya Thomas, Adrian Morgan, Michelle Lesco, Nate Biller, Corey Fanguy and Alex Perez are expected to compete.
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Registration is now open for the Acme Oyster Eating Contest May 31 in New Orleans.
Sivali Wahab from Indonesia won the first prize of $500 at the eating contest at the Boudin Festival in Scot, LA on Sunday.
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