New York City eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming New York City eating contests
2019 Sep 1Spinach Eating Contest Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition Manhattan, NY
2019 Sep 13Cannoli Eating Competition Fest of San Gennaro Manhattan, NY
2019 Sep 14Mac n Cheese Eating Contest Mac Shack Brooklyn, NY
2019 Sep 18Zeppole Eating Contest Fest of San Gennaro Manhattan, NY
2019 Sep 21Pie Eating Contest Queens County Fair Floral Park, NY
2019 Sep 21Meatball Eating Contest Fest of San Gennaro Manhattan, NY
2019 Sep 22Pie Eating Contest Queens County Fair Floral Park, NY
Three random New York City eating challenges
tacos Taco Eating Record Hop Devil Grill Manhattan, NY
151 oz milkshake 151 Lunchbox Staten Island, NY
14 in. burger 14 Inch Pie-cut burger Slate Plus Manhattan, NY
(All New York City eating challenges and contests in database)

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.
Takeru Kobayashi will do a 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Spectacular at Kings County Distillery in Brooklyn, the same site he has appeared at the previous 3 July 4s. The event will be a fundraiser for Immigrant Families Together.
ESPNFrontRow.com announces Joey Chestnut will throw the first pitch at tomorrow's New York Mets game while eating a hot dog to promote the debut of The Good, The Bad, The Hungry on Tuesday.
Takeru Kobayashi will compete in a hot dog eating contest at Kings County Distillery in Brooklyn on July 4 for a fundraiser for local LGBTQIA foundations.

Beard Meats Food & Julie Goldberg win Mets qualifier

updateQNS.com has an article

Official results from this morning’s qualifier at the Mets ballpark in Queens.

1) Adam “Beard Meats Food” Moran 32, first Briton to qualify since 2005
2) Eric “Badlands” Booker 28
3) Brian Dudzinski 23
4) Michael Dietz
5) “Beautiful” Brian Seiekn 13

1) Julie Goldberg 9.5
2) Prudence DiBenedetto 6

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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.
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