Minneapolis / St. Paul eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Minneapolis eating contests
2017 Nov 11Hotter than Hell Wing Eating Contest Swordmetal Fest VI Savage, MN
Three random Minneapolis eating challenges
24 oz. burger The Big 24 Tamarack Tap Room Woodbury, MN
48 inch pizza Randy's Pizza Challenge - 48 Inch Premier Pizza Oakdale, MN for 9, 5 or 3 person team
jucy lucy burgers Jucy Lucy Record Matt's Bar Minneapolis, MN current record is 11 burgers
(All Minneapolis eating challenges and contests in database)

StarTribune has a report on Kai Phan's (who runs https://www.instagram.com/kaieatsworld/ attempt at the 10 pound pho challenge at iPho in St. Paul, MN. When he is not doing food challenges, Kai, works at Target as a store display designer.

2017 Mystic Lake tacos

update Videos Big Island MN
CBS Minnesota has an article

update MLE says they announced incorrect results and that Gideon Oji was actually second with 97 | Part 2

1st 126 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut new record
2nd 97 Gideon Oji announced as tying for 4th w 77 on stage
3rd 96 Miki Sudo
4th 90 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan
5th 77 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco
6th 68 Juan “more bite” Rodriguez
7th 38 Matthew Raible
8th 36 Andrew “The Bear” Kogutkiewicz
9th 30 John Lawrence also listed at 11th with 18
10th 20 Mike McFadden
12th 13 Peter Haugen

Results from facebook video
1) Joey Chestnut 126 (new record)
2) Miki Sudo 96 (after significant deductions)
3) Adrian Morgan 90
4T) Michelle Lesco 77
4T) Gideon Oji 77

Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo, Gideon Oji, Adrian Morgan Juan Rodriguez, Michelle Lesco and Matt Raible are expected to compete

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Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo are expected to compete at The Taco Debacle World Taco Eating Championship at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, MN on May 5.
Registration will open tomorrow for the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel World Taco Eating Championship in Prior Lake, MN on May 5.
Keys' Cafe in Woodbury, MN will hold a pancake eating contest tomorrow awarding $150 to the winner.
Takeru Kobayashi ate 49 veal brain tacos last night to defend his title at the Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis.
Applications are being accepted for competitors to face Takeru Kobayashi in the World Brain Eating Championship at the Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis on October 17.
The Twin Cities Polish Festival will hold a pierogie eating contest in Minneapolis on August 8 awarding $250 to the winner.
A Minneapolis art gallery is looking for people to participate in an a hot dog eating contest as part of a performance art piece on July 25.
Thrillist.com has eating challenge lists for restaurants in Portland and Minneapolis.
The new poll asks how many people in the world do you think are capable of finishing the 30 inch pizza challenge at Randy's Pizza in Oakdale, MN without assistance. Pat Bertoletti recently finished the challenge and Miki Sudo could not finish it in 2012.
Randy's pizza in Oakdale, MN announces it is looking for four person teams to face off against an unnamed top female competitive eater on December 30.
Pat Bertoletti will attempt to finish Randy's 30 inch pizza challenge in under 30 minutes at The Dog House Bar and Grill and Grill in Maplewood, MN. He will win $1000 if successful. update Dec 14 Pat's official time was 26:45
Takeru Kobayashi has won the brain taco eating contest at the Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis with a total of 51 tacos, less than Joey Chestnut (54) and Matt Stonie (53.5) ate in last year's contest.
Vita.mn has an interview with Takeru Kobayashi about competing in the brain taco eating contest at the Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis Saturday. He says the best thing for Joey Chestnut to do would be leave MLE. update Oct 9 City Pages has a blog entry
Takeru Kobayashi will judge tomorrow's qualifier at the Mall of America for the brain eating championship at the Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis October 11.
A qualifier will be held on October 3 at the Mall of America to determine who will compete against Takeru Kobayashi in the brain taco eating contest at the Minneapolis Zombie Pub Crawl on October 11. update The qualifier is actually October 4.
Takeru Kobayashi is billed as the featured competitor for the World Brain Eating Championships to be held at the Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis on October 11. Joey Chestnut won the 2013 contest.

2014 St. Paul Nathan’s qualifier

update June 9 City Pages has an interview with Yasir Salem. Sean Nichols has a video

update June 3 TwinCities.com has a gallery. The female winner / sole participant was Margo Hill. Andrew “The Bear” Kogutkiewicz also competed

update June 2 City Pages has a blog entry

TwinCities.com has a contest report. Yasir Salem also reversed in the overtime.

The top 3:
1) Yasir Salem 27.5
2) Steve Hendry 27.5 – reversed in overtime
3) Josh Miller 19
1W) Margo 9

update #2 Raya Zimmerman reports that Steve Hendry reversed in overtime giving Yasir Salem the victory

Update Raya Zimmerman reports that Yasir Salem and Steve Hendry have tied after 10 minutes with 27.5

Yasir Salem will attempt to qualify after competing yesterday in Illinois. Josh Miller, Steve Hendry and Matt Raible are also expected to compete.

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American Pie Pizza in Richfield, MN will hold a pizza eating contest on June 7 awarding $1400 ($800) to the winner.
HyperVocal reports that a Nazi-themed Christmas party was held at Gasthof Zur Gemutlichkeit, site of the eating challenge at the Minneapolis episode of Man vs. Food. The event was put on by WWII Historical Re-enactment Society Inc.
Matt Stonie has uploaded a video of the brain taco eating contest held at the Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis earlier this month. The youtube commenters generally think that winner Joey Chestnut received favorable judging.

Joey Chestnut edges Matt Stonie in brain tacos

update Oct 15 Huffington Post has a blog entry

Shout Out Minnesota has an interview with Joey Chestnut

update Oct 14 CityPages has a gallery

update Oct 13 CBS Local has an article and video

Bryan Beard has the top 5 in today’s brain taco eating contest at the Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis:
More results Part 2 | Part 3

1) Joey Chestnut 54 tacos
2) Matt Stonie 53.5
3) Mark Williams 17.5
4) Andrew Kogutkiewicz 12.5
5) Bryan Beard 12
6) Sam Brunner 11
7) Mitch Gillen 10
8) Rikki Olsen 9.5
9) Mary Bowers 5
10T) Joe Smith-Cunnien 2.5
10T) Dave Senst 2.5

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Zombie Pub Crawl Brain Taco expected entrants: Joey Chestnut, Matt Stonie, Bryan Beard, Mary Bowers
The top 3 in a donut eating contest in Minneapolis on September 28 will receive a spot in the Zombie Pub Crawl brain taco eating contest where Joey Chestnut is expected to compete. The winner will also receive $100.
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