Eastern North Carolina (mainland) eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Eastern NC eating contests
2017 Oct 14Hot Dog Eating Contest ICW Celebration Belhaven, NC
Three random Eastern NC eating challenges
30 in pizza The Big One Challenge Fox's Pizza Den Eastover, NC
9 tacos Taco Challenge King Neptune Wrightsville Beach, NC available Tuesdays
7.5 lb. burrito El Papi Grande El Cerro Grande Wilmington, NC
(All Eastern NC eating challenges and contests in database)

CapeFearNewspapers.com has an article about the Country Squire's 50th anniversary mentioning Dale Boone's victory in a 72 ounce steak eating contest in Warsaw, NC.
Dale Boone won $200 yesterday by eating a 72 ounce steak and sides in 22 minutes at the Country Squire Winery in Warsaw, NC.
The Country Squire in Warsaw, NC will hold a 72 ounce steak eating contest on August 13 awarding $200 to the winner. Dale Boone is expected to compete.
AndysBurgers and "Furious" Pete Czerwinski have videos of the 4th annual "Big A Burger Challenge". Pete also has a video of David Brunelli's post-contest "reversal of a reversal".
Neal Dennis has uploaded a gallery of Saturday's Big A Burger Challenge in Mount Olive, NC won by "Furios" Pete Czerwinski with a record time.
The facebook for Andy's Burgers announces that "Furious" Pete Czerwinski won today's Big A Burger eating contest with a time of 3:02, breaking Joe Menchetti's record of 4:29.
A poster has been produced for tomorrow's Big "A" Burger Challenge in Mount Olive, NC billing Dale Boone as the #1 ranked eater in the Southern United States and "Furious" Pete Czerwinski as the #1 ranked "picnic style" eater.
"Gentleman" Joe Menchetti, "Furious" Pete Czerwinski, Dale Boone, Mike Longo and David Brunelli are listed as expected entrants in the Andy's Big A Burger Challenge at the North Carolina Pickle Festival in Mount Olive, NC on Saturday.
The Fayetteville Observer reports that Christopher Adams won the Nathan's qualifier at Fort Bragg with a total of 13 hot dogs.
IFOCE.com announces that registration opens today at 3pm for a new June 13 Nathan's qualifier at WinStar Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma (about 75 miles north of Dallas/Fort Worth). There is also information about the two qualifiers for military personnel at Fort Bragg and Naval Air Station Oceana. (It does not say if the 20 hot dog minimum will be in effect for the military qualifiers)
The facebook for Andy's Burgers has a gallery of the 2010 Big A Challenge and Mike Longo has a video of that contest.
http://twitter.com/AndysBurgersNC/status/12772172617 "Gentlemen Joe is the once and still current Big A Champ! 4 minutes and 30 seconds!"
"Gentleman" Joe Menchetti and "Munchin" Mike Longo are two of the five competitors in tomorrow's Big A Challenge in Mount Olive, NC.
Reflector.com: A hot dog eating contest at Sup Dogs in Greenville, NC on April 20 will award $300 to the winner.
A video of last month's Big "A" burger contest lists the top 3 finishers and their times at the end: 1) "Gentleman" Joe Menchetti 4:29 2) Joshua "Jabber-Jaws" Currier 8:07 3) David "Tiny" Chavis 8:59

Joe Menchetti repeats as “Big A” Challenge champion

A comment to a reflector.com article reports that Joe Menchetti repeated as winner of the “Big A” challenge contest held during last night’s UNC vs. East Carolina baseball game. Menchetti’s time to complete the 50 ounce burger was under 5 minutes, less than his winning time last year of 5:15. The attendance for the game was 5,581, reportedly the largest crowd to ever watch a regular season college baseball game in North Carolina.

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2009 Andy’s “Big A” Challenge finals April 22

The Wilson Times reports that this year’s 50 ounce “Big A” burger contest will take place on April 22 before the East Carolina / UNC baseball game in Greenville, NC. The contest will match the 10 fastest “Big A” finishers and qualifying closed at the end of March. Apparently there were only three days between the contest announcement and the close of qualifying.

NewsObserver.com reports
that Joe Menchetti will defend his title from 2008. Contest organizers would like to offer runner-up Joshua “Jabber Jaws” Currier a slot if they can get in touch with him.

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Link Buffet: September 3, 2008

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Link Buffet: August 26, 2008

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Andy’s Big “A” burger contest report

(from MosesNews) A press release about last month’s Big “A” burger contest at Andy’s Burgers, Shakes & Fries is now available at Carolina Newswire. The top 3 finishers:

1. Joe Menchetti, 5 minutes 15 seconds, $1000 prize
2. Joshua Currier, 5:45, Lumberton, NC, $500
3. Shayne Katrigis, 7:58, Charleston, SC, $250

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Kristin Day vs. the Big “A”

Reflector.com has a page dedicated to Kristin Day’s recent attempt at Andy’s Big “A” 50 ounce burger challenge. The page has 5 videos, a slideshow along with an article by Kristin, probably making Kristin’s meal the best documented burger challenge by a female since Kate Stelnick completed the 96er in January 2005.


Columnist to attempt Big “A” Challenge

Kristin Day has a column in reflector.com about her plans to attempt Andy’s Big “A” Challenge. She received advice from former moon pie champion Mort Hurst and will be posting videos of her training which will culminate in her challenge attempt.


Andy’s (Eastern NC) “Big A” burger contest, $1,000 prize

Qualifying for the Big “A” burger eating contest sponsored by Andy’s Cheesesteaks is taking place throughout the month of March. The eaters recording the best 10 times in March for that 48 oz. burger will receive entry into the finals that will take place on April 12 in Greenville, NC. The winner of that contest will receive $1,000. Andy’s Cheesesteaks are located throughout eastern North Carolina.

Contest rules – PDF


Upcoming lucrative independent contests

Battle to the Bone, Phoenix, first prize will be a Honda Element, date TBA
Wing Eating Contest at Sheffield Ohio Quaker Steak & Lube March 17, first prize $500, qualifiers Feb 27 and March 5
Andy’s Cheeseburger eating contest in eastern North Carolina, first prize $1000 qualifiers in March, finals in April, dates TBA
Stuffed Hurricane Pizza eating contest for 2 people in Dekalb County, IL, win $400 if eaten in under 24 minutes, offer only available on Tuesday, calling ahead required

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NC Thickburger contest Friday, $300 prize

The Reflector of Greenville, NC has the following information in its restaurant column:

Hardee’s at 913 Moye Blvd. will hold its fifth annual Thickburger-eating contest at noon Friday. The winner will receive $300 and Thickburgers for a year. Interested participants should call 758-8444 by Thursday to register for the competition.

Last year’s winner ate 5 1/2 Thickburgers in 12 minutes.

Other weekend independent contest
Dec 7, NYC Falafel eating contest
Dec 8, Wing eating contest at Cincinnati Reds fest

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