New York City eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming New York City eating contests
2018 Jan 27Bacon Eating Contest Beer & Bourbon Festival Manhattan, NY
2018 Feb 4Wing Eating Contest Humboldt and Jackson Brooklyn, NY
Three random New York City eating challenges
Kingfish burger Huey's Kingfish Burger Challenge Huey's 24/7 Diner NYC Manhattan, NY
45+ oz steak Axe Handle Steak St. Anselm Brooklyn, NY no award for finishing
1 lb. burger One Pound Burger George's Coffee Shop Staten Island, NY
(All New York City eating challenges and contests in database)

NY1 has an article and video about Yasir Salem, who is planning to run a marathon every month in 2017.
Mad Dog & Beans Mexican Cantina in Manhattan will hold a pepper eating contest on May 3 awarding $200 and a $100 gift card to the winner.
Takeru Kobayashi will attempt to eat two mac & cheese burger challenges at the Ainsworth in Midtown Manhattan on April 28. update Kobayashi finished both in 13:19
Mic.com has a report on Wayne Algenio's victory over Guinness record holder Greg Holder in the Carolina Reaper pepper eating contest at the New York City Hot Sauce Expo Sunday.
Times.co.uk has an article about the rivalry between Nathan's Famous and Feltman's hot dogs newly opened Coney Island Location.
Sweet Cupcakes in Manhattan will hold a cupcake eating contest on March 26 awarding a 2 week all expense paid family vacation.

Interview with Nathan’s contest disruptor

DirectActionEverywhere has an interview with Olivia Mihalcik-Duvall, who admits to disrupting the Nathan’s finals:

What is your favorite or most accomplished moment in activism or other DxE activity?

I would say my most accomplished moment in activism was when I was a part of the group that disrupted the Nathan’s hotdog eating contest. It went pretty much according to our plan and got a lot of media attention.

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The New York Mets promotion schedule lists Nathan's Famous as the sponsors of the Father's Day cap giveaway on June 18, so that is the probable date of the 2017 New York City qualifier.
Gersh Kuntzman, called "the original competitive-eating beat reporter" for his coverage of Nathan's hot dog contest around the turn of the century, wrote a column for the NY Daily News that he described as "a case for political assassinations ... when the victim works for Putin or Hitler".
DNAInfo reports that a federal grand jury will not bring charges against former Brooklyn District Attorney Joe Hynes for using money from civil forfeiture to pay Mortimer Matz for public relations services after determining that Matz' work was non-political and the expenditure was legal. In the early 1970s, Mortimer Matz founded Nathan's hot dog eating contest with Max Rosey. In May, the that indictments were looming in the case.
Fink Beats the Stomach announces they will hold the second "Finkie" Awards for competitive eating at Bar Nine in New York City on January 14.
The Brooklyn Paper has a report on Saturday's ice cream eating contest at Sky Ice with quotes from runner-up Jo "Gavonne" Rose. Patrick Garcia won the contest.
The November 30 episode of Wahlburgers (10:01 pm eastern on A&E) will have a burger eating contest at the chain's Coney Island location.

Battle of the Big Eaters 4 recording in NYC

Battle of the Big Eaters 4 recorded in Union Square Park in Manhattan today. Here are what the teams appear to be:

  • USA: Molly Schuyler, Erik Lamkin, Bob Shoudt, Dave Brunelli
  • Japan: Moeno Azuki, Tanisaki Takahito & two other males
  • UK: Adam “Beard Meats Food” Moran, Leah Shutkever, Emma Dalton, Marc Pitt
  • Australia Issac Martin, Isaac Harding-Davis, Cal “Hulk Smask Food” Stubbs, Shazza McKenzie

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Don Chingon in Brooklyn has a request for people to attempt their burrito challenge today for Japanese television. This will probably be a segment for Battle of the Big Eaters 4 to be broadcast on Jan 1, 2017.

Molly Schuyler defends Bierhaus bratwurst title

Molly Schuyler ate 46 bratwurst to defend her title at Bierhaus in Manhattan today.

Full results:

1 Molly Schuyler – 46.5
2 Bob Shoudt – 29.5
3 Dave Brunelli – 26.5
4 Wayne Algenio – 20.5
5 Jenn Cheng – 20
6 Joseph Colangelo – 8
7 Rich Korzelius – 6.33
8 Colton Weiss – 5.5

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Spots remain available in tomorrow's bratwurst eating contest at Bierhaus in Manhattan.
Molly Schuyler is expected to defend her title at the National Bratwurst Eating contest at Bierhaus in Manhattan on October 29.
Stitch Bar & Lounge in Manhattan will hold a wing eating contest on October 12 awarding $250/$100/$50 to the top 3 men and women. The champions will also receive a party at Stitch for 20.
Youtube has a video of the 2004 pickle eating contest held at the Carnegie Deli won by Ed "Cookie" Jarvis. Joe Menchetti, "Badlands" Booker, Arnie Chapman and defending champion Brian Seiken also competed. This might be the only contest in competitive eating history where competitors wore both IFOCE (Booker) and AICE (Chapman) T-shirts.
The Carnegie Deli announced that it would close its Manhattan location at the end of 2016. The restaurant was famed for its giant sandwiches including a 7 3.5 pound "#13" challenge that was attempted by Don Lerman, Ed "Cookie" Jarvis, Kevin Lipsitz, Japanese female competitive eater Takako Akasaka (who ate 2) and others. In 2010, Brian Seiken ate a 5 pound "Lebron MVP" sandwich created to entice LeBron James to sign with the Knicks.
Brooklyn Eagle reports that the Corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues in Coney Island were named Nathan and Ida Handwerker Way on September 24 in honor of the founder of Nathan's Famous and his wife.

2016 NYC Dumpling Festival

update PitchKnives has a blog entry titled “Dumpling Mama and Girl Power” Kelly Chan has a video

update This is what I think the women’s top 3 is
1) Molly Schuyler 115 (new overall record)
2) Jenn Cheng 60
3) Jennifer Saito 37

Two flip-counters were needed for Molly Schuyler’s total since they only had two digits (similar to Takeru Kobayashi in 2001)

update The men’s competition has concluded. Here is what I think is the top 5
1) Dave Brunelli 89
2) Bob Shoudt 73
3) Joe Menchetti 70
4) Wayne Algenio 69
5) “Ukraine Train” 65

Chef One’s facebook has mini profiles of several of today’s entrants including Molly Schuyler, Dave Brunelli and “The Ukraine Train”.

Molly Schuyler had major travel issues with Delta last night, but mananged to make it to NYC via Boston.

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The Villager has an article about Wayne Algenio's win in Friday's cannoli eating contest at the Feast of San Gennaro which includes an incorrect claim by contest sponsor Adeline Sessa that he set the all time record (Marcos Owens: 34 2014). (contest video)
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