New York City eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming New York City eating contests
2019 Dec 19Wing Eating Contest Salud Bar & Grill Brooklyn, NY
2020 Jan 18Bacon Eating Contest Beer & Bourbon Festival Brooklyn, NY
Three random New York City eating challenges
16 inch pizza 16 Inch Pizza Rocco's Pizzeria Brooklyn, NY not doing it until march or april
big vegan burger The Machine Organic Grill Manhattan, NY
5.5 lb. curry World Champion Curry Go! Go! Curry! Manhattan, NY only 5 orders are available per day
(All New York City eating challenges and contests in database)

Inside Edition has a video about Molly Schuyler's (billed as "underdog") victory in the burger eating contest held at Uncle Jack's Meat House in Astoria, NY last month.
Nathan's Famous is listed as the presenter for the Father's Day cap promotion for the June 21 Mets game, so the 2020 New York City Nathan's qualifier will probably be on that date.
Molly Schuyler won the first prize of $3000 in today's burger eating contest at Uncle Jack's Meat House in Astoria, NY.
Molly Schuyler and Dan Kennedy are listed as expected entrants in a burger eating contest at Uncle Jack's Meat House in Astoria, NY on November 23 awarding $3000 to the winner. 8 contest spots remain open.
Uncle Jack's in Astoria, NY will hold a burger eating contest on November 23 awarding $3000 to the winner. Entrants need to submit a video by November 13. (video)
Wayne Algenio will face off against World's Strongest Man Eddie Hall in an eating contest on an episode of "Eddie Eats America" that will be televised on the UK channel Dave on Sunday. The competition was recorded at Mac Shack NY, whose owner Kevin "BlaccLyte" James recently passed away.

Takeru Kobayashi apparently returning to Japan

It appears Takeru Kobayashi will be moving to Kyoto, Japan due to high New York City rent. He recently posted a picture of moving boxes on his twitter. Another tweet has the following automatic translation:

By the time you find a Kyoto townhouse you want to live in
And
For the time being, the room That Maggie decided to live in
In a room as small as New York,
Less than one-third of the rent
I feel like I’m being made a fool of by NY.

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Youtube has an Alka Seltzer commercial set at a pie eating contest recorded at Yankee Stadium in the 1960s. (I am not aware of any actual eating contests being held at Yankee Stadium.)
Molly Schuyler ate a contest record 55 bratwurst to win today's sausage eating contest at Bierhaus NYC. Dan Kennedy was runner up and Wayne Algenio was 3rd.
Mad Dog and Beans will hold a monster burrito eating contest in Manhattan on November 1 awarding $100/$75/$50.
Eater.com has a youtube video titled "How the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Became an ESPN Icon". The video contains a demonstration contest won by Badlands Booker in which George Shea catches Crazy Legs Conti cheating. (Eater.com blog entry)
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC will hold a bratwurst eating contest October 26 awarding $750/$500/$250.
A hot dog eating contest will be held in Corona, NY on October 19 awarding a 4K TV to the winner.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio emceed the meatball eating contest at the Feast of San Gennaro on Saturday after terminating his presidential campaign. He oversaw the traditional weigh-in for Nathan's finalists at City Hall his inaugural year of 2014, but has not been involved in that event since then. Scott Hirsch ate 34 meatball in 6 minutes to win the contest.
Wayne Algenio ate 54 zeppoles (Italian donut holes) in 6 minutes to win the first zeppole eating contest at the Feast of San Gennaro in Manhattan. The victory was his second of the festival after setting the cannoli record on Friday.
ABC7 has a live video of the cannoli eating contest at the Feast of San Gennaro in Manhattan. Wayne Algenio is competing. update Wayne Algenio defended his title with a contest record 38 cannolis (previous record Marcos Owens 34 in 2014) update The Aladino Show has a video
Hangar 11 Bar in Queens will hold a wing eating contest September 16 awarding 2 tickets to the Dallas Cowboys at New York Jets game on October 13.
Erin DeGregorio reports that the Chef One dumpling eating contest will not take place at the Atlantic Antic festival in Brooklyn. Previous contests paid out $7000.
It's Nice That has a post on a series of photographs Adam Powell took at the Nathan's Finals.
News 12 has a video about Wayne Algenio winning the Artichoke Pizza eating contest for the third time yesterday.
George Chiger and Julie Goldberg competed in a Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest on Fox & Friends this morning in observance of National Hot Dog Day.
Sports Illustrated has an article about judging at the 2019 Nathan's finals and the lack of controversy this year. Mets infielder Jeff served as the number flipper for Darron Breeden.

2019 Nathan’s mens finals

Official results

1st 71 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 50 Darron Breeden
3rd 47 Geoffrey Esper
4th 46 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie
5th 39 Max Suzuki
6th 36 Nick Wehry
7th 34 Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
7th 34 Gideon Oji
9th 29 Juan “Hungry Saiyan” Neave
10th 28.5 Ronnie “MegaByte” Hartman
10th 28.5 Adam “Beard Meats Food” Moran
12th 27 Derek Jacobs
12th 27 Pablo Martinez
14th 26 George Chiger
14th 26 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan
14th 26 Juan “more bite” Rodriguez
16th 22.5 Steve Hendry
16th 22 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas

Joey Chestnut’s margin of victory appears to be the largest since Takeru Kobayashi defeated Badlands Booker 50.5 to 26 in 2002.

Brazilian Corbucci Eats is doing an Instagram Live video from the crowd on https://www.instagram.com/corbuccieats/

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2019 Nathan’s womens finals

Official results

1st 31 Miki Sudo
2nd 26.5 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco
3rd 23 “The Lovely” Juliet Lee
3rd 23 Sarah “Unstoppable Bab” Reinecke
5th 18 Larell Marie “The Real Deal” Mele
6th 14 Sophia Devita
7th 12.5 Katie Prettyman
8th 11 Holly Titus
9th 10.5 Kathryn Tesch
9th 10.5 Kelly Wong
11th 9 Jocelyn Walker
12th 8 Mary “I Love ‘em HOT!” Bowers
13th 7 Julie Goldberg
14th 7 Rene Rovtar
15th 6 Kat Wong

31 is the lowest high total for a female in the Nathan’s finals since Sonya Thomas ate 25 in her first Nathan’s finals in 2003. (She ate 32 in a 12 minute contest in 2004).

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Empire Outlets in Staten Island will hold a cannoli eating contest on July 4 awarding a $500 gift card to Nordstrom Rack.
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