New York eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
$1,047 2019 Jan 26 King of the Wings Finals Hudson Valley Wingfest Poughkeepsie, NY
Three random eating challenges
pounds The Big Puck Buffalo Sabres games Buffalo, NY includes 1 lb. french fries
spicy burrito Ghost Chili Challenge Ghost Chili Mexican Grill Islandia, NY cannot drink during challenge & 5 minutes after finishing burrito
spicy pizza Ghost Pepper Pizza Challenge Railhouse Taproom Waverly, NY
(All New York eating challenges and contests in database)

The National Bagel Eating Contest in Long Island will award $500 to the winner on February 9.
Eric "Badlands" Booker attempted the burger challenge at Clinton Hall in Manhattan in a video for ABC Localish.
Brooklyn Paper has an article about Wayne Algenio's victory in the Sky Ice ice cream eating contest in Brooklyn on Saturday, his third win in the Park Slope neighborhood since July.
Ebay.com is selling a document for $3,995 labeled as a "NY Baseball Writers Scorecard" signed by Babe Ruth. (via HomeRunDirect)
The 2019 MLB schedule has been released and Nathan's Famous will sponsor the cap giveaway on June 16, so the traditional Father's Day qualifier will probably take place on that date.
Jenn Cheng has started her youtube channel with a video of her attempt at the Supersize Mi Pho Challenge at Mi Noodle Bar in Manhattan. The meal is billed as the first NYC pho challenge.
Darron Breeden spliced footage of Wayne Algenio competing in the 2017 Mets Nathan's qualifier with the broadcast of the 2018 finals to make it appear he was competing in that event.
The Closed Fist has an interview with Ronnie "Megabyte" Hartman about his move to Buffalo to train to be a professional wrestler. His goal is to compete in the Nathan's Finals and Wrestlemania in the same year.
Dave Brunelli (69 wings in 8 minutes) and Jenn Cheng (47 wings) defended their titles in tonight's eating contest at Stitch in Manhattan. (via https://www.instagram.com/wayneywonder29/ stories)
Stitch in Manhattan will hold a wing eating contest tomorrow. According to Stephanie Wu, the contest will award $250/$100/$50 to the top 3 men and women.
Dave Brunelli ate 24 sausages to win the first prize of $500 in last night's bratwurst eating contest at Bierhaus in Manhattan. Bob Shoudt and Joe Menchetti tied for runner up with 20 and both received $500. update Wayne Algenio competed as "Notorious B.O.B"

2018 Great Pumpkin Farm Pie Eating Contest

Molly Schuyler is expected to defend her pumpkin pie title at the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence, NY Sunday. The competition appears to have dropped affiliation with All Pro Eating; Bob Shoudt is handling registration.
Bedford and Bowery has a report from a competitor in the Friday's San Gennaro cannoli eating contest containing an interview with winner Wayne Algenio, who thinks he ate 24 pastries (He was credited with 33). The competition was the first of three victories for Wayne in New York City this past weekend. (In the other two contests he received a handicap against amateur competition.)
Hofbrau Bierhaus in Manhattan will hold a bratwurst eating contest on October 20 awarding $750/$500/$250.

2018 Buffalo Wing Festival wing eating contest

Official results (12 minutes) Part 1 | Part 2

1st 206 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 194 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 182 Darron Breeden
4th 168 Gideon Oji
5th 139 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan
6th 132 George Chiger
7th 104 Jim Reeves
8th 102 Miki Sudo
9th 100 Ronnie “MegaByte” Hartman competed in pro-wrestling bout before contest
10th 82 Eric “Badlands” Booker
11th 65 George LoBianco
12th 64 William “Wild Bill” Myers

WIVB TV has a livestream video of the contest.

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2018 Buffalo Buffet Bowl

Official results, posted 20 hours after contest conclusion Part 1 | Part 2

1st 5.25 Geoffrey Esper
2nd 5.25 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
3rd 5.25 Gideon Oji
4th 5.25 Darron Breeden
5th 3.17 George Chiger
6th 2.8 Mike Landrich
7th 2.55 “Buffalo” Jim Reeves
8th 2.53 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
9th 2.25 Miki Sudo
10th 2.11 Ronnie “MegaByte” Hartman
11th 1.88 Eric “Badlands” Booker
12th 1.81 William “Wild Bill” Myers

Fink Beats the Stomach reports that Geoff Esper won the Buffet Bowl held at the Buffalo Wing Festival. MLE has yet to post results.

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Post Journal reports that Ronnie Hartman (billed as the Nathan's finals 4th place finisher) will compete in the Bergman Brawl 2 pro wrestling card in Jamestown, NY on Sunday afternoon before he competes in the Buffalo Wing Festival wing eating championship.
The event program has the field for Sunday's wing eating contest at the Buffalo Wing Festival: Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden, Gideon Oji, Miki Sudo, Adrian Morgan, George Chiger, Badlands Booker, Ronnie Hartman, Jim Reeves, Bill Myers and the winner of Saturday's amateur qualifier.
Registration is open for the 15th Annual Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest at the Atlantic Antic in Brooklyn on September 23. The top 3 men and wommen will win $2000/$1000/$500. (via Stephanie Wu).
The Observer Dispatch will hold a hot dog eating contest in Utica, NY on August 25 awarding $500 to the winner.
Howard Lorber, executive chairman of Nathan's Famous, will host a fundraiser for Donald Trump's 2020 reelection campaign later this week. The president is expected to appear at Lorber's home in Southampton, NY on Friday.

Joe Menchetti & Wayne Algenio win East Islip, NY contests

Results from today’s contests in East Islip, NY

Royal Caribbean Bakery National Bun & Cheese Eating Championship:

1 Joe Menchetti
2 Dan Kennedy
3 Wayne Algenio

Caribbean Food Delights National Beef Patty Eating Championship:

1 Wayne Algenio
2 Dan Kennedy
3 Joe Menchetti

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Joe Menchetti won the first prize of $1000 in yesterday's corn eating contest in Schuyler, NY.
Peter's Clam Bar will hold a clam eating contest in Island Park, NY on August 19 awarding $1000/$500/$250.
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