New York City eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming New York City eating contests
$200 2018 Jul 21 Empanada Eating Contest Park Slope 5th Ave Brooklyn, NY
2018 Jul 21Pani Puri Eating Contest Chatpati Mela Jackson Heights, NY
2018 Jul 28Wing Eating Contest The Pacific Brooklyn, NY
2018 Aug 4Golden Krust Patty Eating Contest Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill Bronx, NY
2018 Aug 5Bulla Eating Contest JA Jamdown Brooklyn, NY
2018 Aug 18Pizza Eating Contest Park Slope Fifth Avenue Brooklyn, NY
2018 Sep 29Bacon Eating Contest Bacon and Beer Classic @ USTA National Tennis Center Queens, NY
Three random New York City eating challenges
45+ oz steak Axe Handle Steak St. Anselm Brooklyn, NY no award for finishing
5 lb. steak Five Pound Steak Le Rivage Manhattan, NY
8 scoop sundae The Trough Ample Hills Creamery Brooklyn, NY
(All New York City eating challenges and contests in database)

Registration is now open for the 2017 Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest that will take place in Brooklyn at the Atlantic Antic Festival on September 24. As in previous years, the contest will award $2000/$1000/$500 to both the top 3 men and women. (via Stephanie Wu)
Backstage.com has a casting call for a food challenge event in New York City on August 26. Selected participants will receive $100 and the winner will receive additional prizes. (via Billy Carson)
Jenn Cheng, runner-up in the women's division of the eating contest held at the 2016 NYC Dumpling Festival, has started a competitive eating instagram at https://instagram.com/jennerous_eats. Her first post announces that she set the record (3:30) for the vegan burger challenge at The Organic Grill in Manhattan.
The first episode of the 2017 season of Man v Food with new host Casey Webb can be viewed on the travel channel website. Wayne Algenio makes an appearance around minute 14.
The Daily Meal has an obituary for Holly Moore. He helped develop the Big Mac for McDonald's, then worked for Burger King and held a "Hamburger Bowl" in 1974 in Manhattan between members of the New York Giants & Jets to promote the Whopper. Comedian Andy Kaufman refereed that event.
The reboot for Man v Food hosted by Casey Webb will debut on August 7. The initial episode will feature New York City restaurants and the challenge site will be the Lunchbox in Staten Island. Other cities visited in the series include Milwaukee, Chicago, Houston, Billings, MT, Charleston, SC, Sleepy Hollow, NY, New Orleans, Portland, OR & Des Moines.
Top 3 from yesterday's burger eating contest held at the Dromedary Bar in Brooklyn: 1) Wayne Algenio 2) Joe Menchetti 3) Tim "Gravy" Brown. Jeremiah "El Toro" Jimenez also competed.

2017 Nathan’s mens finals

Today is the 50th anniversary of a ceremony held at Nathan's Coney Island location on June 30, 1967 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the invention of the hot dog. At that event, Walter Paul reportedly ate 127 hot dogs. (A picture of an unnamed model at the centennial)
Takeru Kobayashi has announced his July 4 event for 2017: a fundraiser for the MS Foundation for Women at the Kings County Distillery in Brooklyn.
The Buffalo Wild Wings in Times Square will hold a hot wing eating contest tonight that will reportedly award $1000 to the winner.

2017 Mets qualifier

The Mets twitter has a sped up video.

Full men’s results from Wild Bill

1st 53 Carmen Cincotti
2nd 27 Wayne “wayneywonder” Algenio
3rd 13 William “Wild Bill” Myers
3rd 13 “Beautiful” Brian Seiken 1st contest since removal from MLE top 50
5th 10 Bob Zazzaro
6th 8 Anthony Campos
7th 7 Andy Flamm

1W) Daniella Gioia 14.75

Carmen Cincotti and Daniella Gioia should win unless something unexpected happens.

Previous winners of qualifiers held at Mets ballparks

2016 Jun 19 1st 33 10 min Yasir Salem Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Queens, NY
2016 Jun 19 1st 16.5 10 min Sophia Devita Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Queens, NY
2015 Jun 14 1st 36 10 min Tim “Eater X” Janus Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Queens, NY
2015 Jun 14 1st 18 10 min Meredith Boxberger Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Queens, NY
2014 Jun 15 1st 28.5 10 min Tim “Eater X” Janus Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Queens, NY
2014 Jun 15 1st 14 10 min Larell Marie “The Real Deal” Mele Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Queens, NY
2013 Jun 29 1st 50 10 min Tim “Eater X” Janus Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Queens, NY
2013 Jun 29 1st 5 10 min Prudence DiBenedetto Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Queens, NY
2012 Jun 2 1st 40 10 min Bob “The Notorious B.O.B.” Shoudt Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Queens, NY
2012 Jun 2 1st 20 10 min Maria “Edible” Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Queens, NY
2011 Jun 4 1st 45 10 min Tim “Eater X” Janus Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier – men Queens, NY
2011 Jun 4 1st 7 10 min Laura Leu Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier – women Queens, NY
2010 Jun 26 1st 46 10 min Tim “Eater X” Janus Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Queens, NY
2009 Jun 20 1st 40 10 min Eric “Badlands” Booker Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Queens, NY
2008 Jun 14 1st 42 10 min Tim “Eater X” Janus Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Queens, NY
2007 Jun 3 1st 26.5 12 min Erik “The Red” Denmark Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Queens, NY
2006 Jun 18 1st 29 12 min Bob “The Notorious B.O.B.” Shoudt Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Queens, NY
2005 Jul 2 1st 20 12 min Crazy Legs Conti Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier Queens, NY

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The Dromedary in Brooklyn will hold a burger eating contest on July 4 awarding $500 to the winner.
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.
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