Newark / Northern New Jersey eating challenges and contests category

Three random Newark eating challenges
16 sliders Hungry Man Challenge Sliderz 'N' Friez Pompton Lakes, NJ includes 1/2 lb. friez
2 lb. burger The Bone Burger Down to the Bone Barbecue & Co Stanhope, NJ includes bowl of chili cheese fries
pizza Captains Challenge Zupko's Tavern Dunellen, NJ also includes plate of wings
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NJ.com has an article about Rene Rovtar rapping to announce a snow day for Montville Township Public Schools, where she is superintendent. The song was inspired by Eric "Badlands" Booker.
Patch.com reports that a playground will be built in Clark, NJ in honor of Caitlin Nelson, who passed away after choking in a pancake eating contest held at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT on March 30, 2017.
Wayne Algenio ate 15 pork rolls in 2 minutes to win the first prize of $500 in last night's pork roll eating contest at Meadowlands Racing in East Rutherford, NJ. Joe Menchetti was runner-up and Will Millender was 3rd.
Meadowlands Racing will hold a pork roll eating contest in East Rutherford, NJ awarding $500/$250/$150/$100 on October 20. 10 entrants will be chosen at random.
NJ.com has a report on yesterday's ramen eating contest held at Ani Ramen in Jersey City, NJ won by Wayne Algenio.
Aaron Cohen recorded a video of Molly Schuyler, Dan Kennedy and Kevin "LA Beast" Strahle attempting the burger challenge at Michael's Roscommon House in Belleville, NJ last night. update LA Beast has posted his video. Molly Schuyler ate 2 burgers in less time than it took for him to finish one challenge burger.
Molly Schuyler ate 30 specialty hot dogs with toppings in 11 minutes to claim a $5000 prize at Sabretti's in Hopatcong, NJ on Sunday. update An article is available
Tapinto.net has an article about Rene Rovtar and her daugher Kristina competing in the women's Nathan's finals.
Meadowlands Racing in East Rutherford, NJ will hold a shrimp eating contest on July 28 awarding $500/$250/100.
Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ will hold a corn eating contest on July 21 awarding $500/$250/$100. 10 entrants will be chosen at random.
Molly Schuyler will attempt to win $5000 by eating 30 speciality hot dogs with toppings in under 15 minutes at Sabretti's in Hopatcong, NJ on August 5. This will be her first hot dog competition (excluding corn dogs) in five years.
Kevin "LA Beast" Strahle will do a Meet & Greet with his fans at the Bagel Gourmet in Glen Rock, NJ on April 20. He will attempt the restaurant's Punisher sandwich challenge.
Dave Brunelli won the first prize of $300 in Saturday's Taco Takedown at Legends Ale House in Succasunna, NJ.
Legends Ale House in Succasunna, NJ will hold a taco eating contest on November 11 awarding $300/$200/$100.
Kosherfest will hold a A&H Kosher Hot Dog Eating Contest in Secaucus, NJ on November 14 awarding $400/$200/$100.
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.
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.

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.
Fat Stacks in Kearney, NJ will hold a Fat Sandwich eating contest on September 3 awarding $500.
Victory Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ will hold a Wing Bowl on June 11 awarding $500 to the winner.
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