New York City eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming New York City eating contests
2019 Jun 8Bacon Eating Contest Bacon and Beer Classic @ Brooklyn Mirage Brooklyn, NY
2019 Jun 16INathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier - women NY Mets Ballpark Queens, NY
2019 Jun 16INathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier - men NY Mets Ballpark Queens, NY
Three random New York City eating challenges
big sandwich The Jackpot Lansky's Manhattan, NY
1 lb. burger One Pound Burger George's Coffee Shop Staten Island, NY
29 in pizza 29 Inch Pizza Numero 28 Pizzeria Manhattan, NY no listed prize for finishing
(All New York City eating challenges and contests in database)

The Cut has a report on an artistic happening titled "Supper" held at Ace Hotel in New York City which included a ramen eating exhibition with Takeru Kobayashi and drag queen West Dakota. The event was organized by Kobayashi's wife Maggie James, who was billed as the "cultural engineer" of the Ace Hotel. update Interview Magazine has an interview with Kobayashi in which he calls Nobuyuki "The Giant" Shirota his great rival.
Wayne Algenio attempted the challenge at Mac Shack NY with British strongman Eddie Hall for an upcoming episode of Eddie Eats America
British strongman Eddie Hall will attempt the sandwich challenge at Sarge's Deli in Manhattan tonight for his upcoming series Eddie Eats America.
Joey Chestnut appeared on NY1 this morning to promote the premier of the documentary The Good, The Bad, The Hungry, a film about his rivalry with Takeru Kobyashi, at the Tribeca Film Festival tonight. He also participated in a hot dog eating contest with station staff.
Deadspin has a report on the NYC Hot Sauce Expo held earlier this month in Brooklyn with coverage of Wayne Algenio's victory in the Carolina Reaper pepper eating contest.

2019 Finkies winners

Winners of the 2019 “Finkies” awards announced Saturday:

Contest Sponsor – Original Nathan’s
Rising Star – George Chiger
Media – Juan Rodriguez & Sarah Reinecke nude photos in Men’s Health
Breakout – Geoff Esper
Rivalry – Rene Rovtar vs Kay Rovtar

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Wayne Algenio ate 95 grams of Carolina Reaper peppers in a minute yesterday to regain his Smokin' Ed's Reaper Eating Challenge title at the NYC Hot Sauce Expo in Brooklyn. (video)
Today is the 100th anniversary of the day that New York Yankees outfielder Ping Bodie faced off against an ostrich in an eating contest in Jacksonville, FL.
The NYC Hot Sauce Festival will hold several spicy eating challenges in Brooklyn on April 13 and 14. A prize of $1000 will be awarded if the Guinness World Record is broken in the Carolina Reaper Pepper eating contest.
The Good, The Bad, The Hungry, an ESPN documentary about the rivalry between Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi will debut at the Tribeca / ESPN Sports Film Festival Gala in New York City on April 26. Tickets will go on sale March 26.

4th “Finkies” Awards announced

The 4th annual Finkie’s competitive eating awards that will take place April 13 at Flannery’s Bar in Manhattan were announced on Tuesday night(podcast | videos). The categories and choices, which can be voted on online are:

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Jenn Cheng finished the Megamori ramen challenge at TabeTomo in New York City in a record 12:03.
BuzzFeed's Tasty brand has placed a casting call for a New York City based competitive eater to appear in a video that will be recorded on January 24.
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. 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.
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 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"
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.
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).
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