New Jersey eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2017 Oct 21Bagel Eating Contest Autumn Fest Pitman, NJ
2017 Oct 21Premio Sausage Eating Contest Rutgers Football game New Brunswick, NJ
2017 Oct 21Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest Autumn Fest Pitman, NJ
2017 Oct 22Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest Autumn Fest Pitman, NJ
2017 Nov 11Take Takedown Legends Ale House Succasunna, NJ
$700 2017 Nov 14 A&H Kosher Hot Dog Eating Contest Kosherfest Secaucus, NJ
Three random eating challenges
1 lb. burger Celtic Cottage Burger Challenge Celtic Cottage Pub Long Branch, NJ
2 1 lb. burgers The Daily Allowance Challenge - defunct The Office Beer Bar & Grill 7 New Jersey locations, NJ
5 Souvlaki sandwiches Fat Greek Challenge My Little Fat Greek Restaurant Freehold, NJ
(All New Jersey eating challenges and contests in database)

Kosherfest will hold a A&H Kosher Hot Dog Eating Contest in Secaucus, NJ on November 14 awarding $400/$200/$100.

Carmen Cincotti wins Trenton pork rolls

update Oct 11 Videos Carmen Cincotti | Darron Breeden | Darron Breeden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4cnLYQ91h0“>practice video

Carmen Cincotti precontest interview | Crazy Legs Conti Huffington Post preview

update NJ.com has an article
Trenton Thunder have a video

The top 3 | Part 2
1) Carmen Cincotti 40
2) Darron Breeden 33
3) Brian Dudzinski 23.25
4T) Crazy Legs Conti 15.5
4T) Michael Deitz 15.5

Carmen Cincotti ate 40 pork rolls to
win the Trenton Thunder World Famous Case’s Pork Roll Eating Championship.

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The Trenton Thunder announce that Joey Chestnut has pulled out of Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship on September 30, leaving Carmen Cincotti and Darron Breeden as the favorites.
Dan Kennedy announces that he was part of the first trio along with Bob Shoudt and Brandon "Da Disposal" Clark to finish the 22.5 pound Zeus burger challenge and win $500 at the Clinton Station Diner in Clinton, NJ.
Run856 has an article about how Dave "US Male" Goldstein has used running road races to bond with his son Josh, who has Joubert syndrome.
The field for the World Famours Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship in Trenton, NJ on September 30 has been announced: Joey Chestnut, Carmen Cincotti, Darron Breeden, Badlands Booker, Brian Dudzinski, Kevin Ambs, Crazy Legs Conti, Bill Myers, Michael Deitz, Rene Rovtar, Jack Diamond, Shinn from 94.5 and Dimitry "The Ukraine Train" Shchupak.
Press of Atlantic City has a report on the pizza challenge at 3 Brothers in Atlantic City that will award 250 free pizzas if finished in under 10 minutes.
Will Millender reports that he tied for runner-up at yesterday's corn eating contest at The Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ. Joe Mechetti won the first prize of $500 and Joel Podelsky was 4th.
Meadowlands horse track in East Rutherford, NJ will hold a corn eating contest tomorrow awarding $500/$250/$125. 10 entrants will be chosen at random.
Joe Menchetti ate 19 hot dogs to win the first prize of $500 in today's contest at Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach in Seaside Heights, NJ.
Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, NJ will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 20 awarding $500 to the winner.
Press of Atlantic City has a profile of Carmen Cincotti in which he predicts victory in the 2018 Nathan's finals.
Sabretti's Hot Dogs in Hopatcong, NJ will hold a hot dog eating contest tomorrow awarding $1000.
Pat "from Moonachine" Philbin announces he was the runner up in today's ham eating contest at Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ. Joe Menchetti was the winner. The contest was supposed to be pork rolls.
Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ will hold a pork roll eating contest on May 27 awarding $500/$250/$150/$100. Ten entrants will be chosen at random.
Phily Sports Bar in Runnemede, NJ will hold a taco eating contest on May 2 awarding $200/$150/$100/$50.
Will Millender reports that Joseph Cyril Markey, who participated in New Jersey eating contests, has passed away.

Nathan’s Finals disruption organizer to give talk

Montclair State in Little Falls, NJ will hold a presentation titled “Ending Racism and Inequality in the Food System” on February 28. One of the speakers has the following biography:

Raffaella Ciavatta- Raffaella Ciavatta is an art director/graphic designer, immigrant, queer, activist, radical dreamer and the co-founder of Collectively Free. She has organized disruptions at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, St Patrick’s Cathedral on Easter Mass and the Chick-Fil-A grand opening, generating significant media attention for animals.

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Will Millender took first place at tonight's contest at McDonaghs in Keyport, NJ to win a 50 inch TV and claim his first finish ahead of Joe Menchetti.
Independent.co.uk has an interview with Mark Cohen, owner of The Chicken or The Egg about the recording of Man vs. Food in 2010 at his restaurant in Beach Haven, NJ. He says he had to increase staff to 60 employees after the episode aired.

2007 women only wing contest at Trump Marina

Capture from a video of a 2007 women only wing eating contest held at Trump Marina in Atlantic City:

Donald Trump’s competitive eating timeline from November.

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2016 Trenton pork roll contest

update Sept 29 CentralJersey has an article about Carmen Cincotti’s runner-up finish.

update Sept 27
A lot of coverage for Bill Spadea at the festival: NJ101.5 video | Chasing News video | NJ101.5 blog entry | personal blog entry

Carmen Cincotti has a video | Interview with Carmen Cincotti

update Sept 25 NJ.com has an article

update The Trenton Thunder have a contest video

update Full Results | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1st 43 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut defends title
2nd 40 Carmen Cincotti
3rd 31 Geoffrey Esper
4th 22.5 Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski
5th 15 Eric “Badlands” Booker
6th 14.5 Kevin “Qwazy” Ambs
7th 14 Micah “Wing Kong” Collins
8th 10.5 Crazy Legs Conti
8th 10.5 William “Wild Bill” Myers
10th 9 Larell Marie “The Real Deal” Mele
11th 6.5 Bill Spadea

update Hugging Harold Reynolds has the top 2
1) Joey Chestnut 43
2) Carmen Cincotti 40

Joey Chestnut appeared on NJ 101.5 yesterday

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A pasta eating contest that was to have been held in Belmar, NJ today was canceled along with the entire second day of the San Gennaro Festival due to terrorism concerns. Yesterday, bombs were found on a 5K course in nearby Seaside Park, NJ.
CentralJersey.com has an article about Carmen "The Mutiny" Cincotti competing in the Trenton Thunder pork roll eating contest on September 24.
MILB.com has the field for the World Famous Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship in Trenton, NJ on September 24, which includes Joey Chestnut, Carmen Cincotti, Gideon Oji, Geoffrey Esper, Eric "Badlands" Booker and Brian Dudzinski.
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