Newark / Northern New Jersey eating challenges and contests category

Three random Newark eating challenges
hot dogs Hot Dog Record Charlie's Pool Room Alpha, NJ restaurant opened in 1925, hot dogs served in Hungarian Onion Sauce
18 in. pancake 18 Inch Pancake Windsor Diner Clark, NJ
23 in hot dog The Beast Down to the Bone Barbecue & Co Stanhope, NJ includes bowl of chili cheese fries
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Ringer.com has an article about last month's SopranosCon held in Seacaucus, NJ which reports that one of the entrants in the cannoli eating contest believed it had been rigged. Rolling Stone TV critic Alan Sepinwall agreed that "shady stuff" happened during the competition.
Joe Menchetti ate 23 pork rolls to win the first prize of $500 in tonight's pork roll eating contest at Meadowlands Racectrack in East Rutherford, NJ.
Meadowlands Racing in East Rutherford, NJ will hold a pork roll eating contest on November 30 awarding $500/$250/$150/$100. 10 entrants will be chosen at random.
Kevin "LA Beast" Strahle ate 14 cannolis to win today's eating contest at SopranosCon in Seacaucus, NJ.
Registration is open for the cannoli eating contests that will be held at SopranosCon in Seacacus, NJ on November 23 and 24. Kevin "LA Beast" Strahle will compete in Saturday's contest.
SopranosCon will hold a cannoli eating contest in Seacaucus, NJ on November 23. In "The Ride" episode of the series, televised in 2006, Crazy Legs Conti competed in a cannoli eating contest.
Birch in Hoboken, NJ will hold a wing eating contest October 6 awarding $300 to the winner.
The NJ Taco Festival will hold a Carolina Reaper pepper eating contest September 7 in Augusta, NJ awarding $1000 to the winner.
Joe Menchetti ate 8 ears in 3 minutes to win the first prize of $500 in tonight's eating contest at Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ.
Meadowlands Racing in East Rutherford, NJ will hold a corn eating contest on July 20 awarding $500/$250/$100. 10 entrants will be chosen at random.
LA Beast has resumed eating challenges with a video of his attempt at the Reaper Taco Challenge at Gringo's Tacos in Jersey City, NJ.
A new playground in Clark, NJ was dedicated to Caitlin Nelson, who passed away after choking in a pancake eating contest on April 2, 2017 at Sacred Heart University.
La Chiflada in Paterson, NJ will hold a Pizza con Chile eating contest for men and a hot dog eating contest for women on May 5. Both competitions will award $300 to the winner.
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.
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