New York City eating challenges and contests category

Three random New York City eating challenges
tall burger Mac & Cheese Burger Challenge The Ainsworth Manhattan, NY also a Hoboken, NJ & Las Vegas location, $500 only awared to amateurs
8 lb. sloppy joe The Motherload Lunchbox Staten Island, NY includes 24 oz. beverage
30 oz. burger Jawbreaker Big Bites Queens, NY
(All New York City eating challenges and contests in database)

The New York City Hot Sauce Expo that was to have taken place April 18 and 19 in Brooklyn has been postponed to September. Previous events had several spicy eating contests on both days.
New York City hotels are hoping for a July 1 reopening date, which would make a Nathan's hot dog contest on July 4 a possibility.
The New York Times reports that six businesses on the Coney Island boardwalk have been presented with lease extensions with rents increases between 50 and 400 percent. A Nathan's Famous (not the main Surf & Stillwell location) is one of the tenants. It is not clear if they have signed the new lease. A qualifier was held in 2013 at the boardwalk location. (via Sarah Bahr)
The latest Fink Beats the Stomach episode has an interview with Oliver Brooks, the stage master for the Nathan's finals.
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.
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