Newark / Northern New Jersey eating challenges and contests category

Three random Newark eating challenges
2 big pancakes Pancake Challenge Country Pancake House Ridgewood, NJ also have a Bradenton, FL location
2 lb. burger The Super Q - defunct Quilly's Gourmet Sliders Fair Lawn, NJ restaurant closed (catering business remains open)
60-64 oz. T-bone steak Steak for Two Sammy's Ye Old Cider Mill Mendham, NJ also have a 30-32 oz. T-bone steak for one
(All Newark eating challenges and contests in database)

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.
Dave Brunelli ate 21 1/4 lb. meatballs in 4 minutes to win the first prize of $1000 in today's contest at Mille's Old World in Morristown, NJ. Bob Shoudt was the runner up with 19.
Millie's Old World meatball eating contest has been rescheduled for May 22 in Morristown, NJ. The winner will receive $1000.
Millie's Old World Meatballs & Pizza in Morristown, NJ will hold a meatball eating contest on March 20 awarding $1000 to the winner.
Dave "The Termite" Wood announces he won yesterday's contest at the NJ Taco Festival in Augusta, NJ.
MyCentralJersey.com has an article about Dan Mangiapane, who will be competing in the New Jersey Taco Festival in Augusta, NJ on Saturday.
Meadowlands Racing in East Rutherford, NJ will hold a corn eating contest tonight awarding $850 ($500 to the winner). 10 entrants will be chosen randomly. update Will Millender announces he was 3rd and amateurs took the top 2 places.

Matt Stonie wins Meadowlands pork rolls

NJ.com has a gallery Brian Seiken has a contest video

update Jun 21 Official results have been posted 12+ hours after the competition end (Part 1 | Part 2)

Fink Beats the Stomach has the top 5 for the pork roll eating contest in East Rutherford, NJ

1) Matt Stonie 7.75 pounds in 10 minutes
2) Miki Sudo 5.5
3) Yasir Salem 4.5
4) Juliet Lee 4
5) Eric “Badlands” Booker 3.5
6T) Crazy Legs Conti 2.5
6T) Dave Wood 2.5
8) Wild Bill Myers 2
9) Dan Mangiapane 1.5
10T) Larelle Marie Mele 1
10T) Brian “Brian Taylor” Seiken

Tim Janus opted to work at his pizzeria after being announced as an entrant.

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The field for Saturday's pork roll eating contest in East Rutherford, NJ has been announced. Tim Janus, Erik Denmark, Juliet Lee, Badlands Booker, Yasir Salem and Meredith Boxbuerger are expected to compete.
Registration is now open for the Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment World Pork Roll Championship in East Rutherford, NJ on June 20.
The food court at Rutgers University will hold a burger eating contest for 3 person teams on April 16 awarding $525 ($300 to the winning trio.) (via CheeseburgerKat)
Registration will open today for Knott’s Boysenberry Festival World Pie Eating Championship at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA on March 28. Other new contests on the MLE schedule: The Denver Outlaws World Burrito Eating Championship on May 24 and the Meadowlands (NJ) Racing & Entertainment World Pork Roll-Eating Championship on June 20.
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