Pennsylvania eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2017 Jul 25Taco Eating Contest French Quarter Bistro Royersford, PA
2017 Jul 292017 Texas Hot Dog Eating Contest TEXAS HOT LUNCH / 4 SONS Kane, PA
2017 Jul 29Ice Cream Eating Contest Reading Terminal Market Philadelphia, PA
2017 Jul 30Pie Eating Contest Harvey's Country Cupboard Big Run, PA
($25)2017 Jul 30 Pie Eating Contest The Outlet Shoppes Gettysburg, PA
2017 Aug 1Hot Dog Eating Contest Schuylkill County Fair Schuylkill Haven, PA
2017 Aug 12Pie Eating Contest Peach Festival @ Peddlers Village Lahaska, PA
2017 Aug 13Pie Eating Contest Peach Festival @ Peddlers Village Lahaska, PA
2017 Aug 27Pickle Eating Contest Hava Negrilla Wynnewood, PA
2017 Sep 2Burger Eating Contest - Amateur A Taste of Hamburg-er Hamburg, PA
2017 Sep 2Burger Eating Contest - Professional A Taste of Hamburg-er Hamburg, PA
$300 2017 Sep 9National Fried Mushroom Eating Contest - local amateurs Mushroom Festival Kennett Square, PA
$1,800 2017 Sep 9 National Fried Mushroom Eating Contest - pros Mushroom Festival Kennett Square, PA
2017 Sep 16Spaghetti Eating Contest Italian Festival West Hazleton, PA
Three random eating challenges
7 lb. cheesesteak The Crazy Cook Stan's Cafe Wilkes-Barre, PA includes 1 lb. fries
12 spicy wings "Got Milk?" Wing Challenge Wintergreens Patio Grill @ Fernwood Resort Bushkill, PA cannot drink while eating or 5 minutes after
lava cake Man vs. Food Challenge Haute Chocolate Cafe West Reading, PA runs June 17, 2011 - July 17, 2011
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Bill "El Wingador" Simmons won the first prize of a $1000 Visa gift card in today's crab fries eating contest at Chickies and Pete's in Philadelphia.
Chickie & Pete's will hold a crab fries eating contest in Philadelphia on July 13 awarding a $1000 Visa gift card to the winner.
Registration is now open for the National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship to be held in Kennett Square, PA on September 9. The top 3 pros will receive $1000/$500/$300; the top 2 local amateurs will get $200/$100.

2017 Pocono Raceway qualifier

update Report of the Week has a video

Fox56 article. Larell Marie Mele planned to be a judge before entering the contest without preparation.

Official Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

1st 34.5 Yasir Salem
2nd 27 George Chiger
3rd 21 Kevin “Qwazy” Ambs
4th 14.5 Jack “Snack Jack” Diamond
5th 14 William “Wild Bill” Myers
6th 8.5 Andrew Kossuth
7th 8 Adam Bergen
7th 8 Anthony Maglio
1st 13 Larell Marie “The Real Deal” Mele had announced retirement to care for father
2nd 6.75 Julie Grey
3rd 5 Rebecca Rakauskas

Yasier Salem, Kevin Ambs, Bill Myers and three female rookies are expected to compete.

Larell Marie Mele retired from competitive eating to care for her father, so she will not defend her title.

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The Reading Eagle has a report on Bob "Notorious B.O.B" Shoudt's appearance at the Reading Fightin Phils game Tuesday night. His final tally was 20 hot dogs, 11 slices of pizza, 23 sodas and 40 cups of ice cream.
Bob Shoudt will attend the Reading Fightins minor league baseball "Gluttony Night" on June 6. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase unlimited food and can also face off against "Notorious B.O.B" in eating contests that will be held throughout the evening.
Darron Breeden announces that he finished the 10+ "Ye Olde 96er" burger challenge at Denny's Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, PA. I think he is the fourth person to finish the challenge (Lori Weiss, Kate Stelnick, Brad Sciullo) and the first person to do so since 2008.
Abe Macchio finished two of the previously undefeated Five Patty Smash burgers at Blue Duck in Philadelphia today.
Bob Shoudt ate a large spicy pizza in 2:11 to win the first prize of $500 in yesterday's contest at Rams Pizza Tavern in Clifton Heights, PA.
Philadelphia Weekly has an interview with Molly Schuyler about how Philadelphia treats her.
Monty "Moe Train" Wiradilaga will compete in tonight's episode of the Great American Eat Off that will be recorded at Campo's Deli in Philadelphia.
Ram's Pizza Tavern in Clifton Heights, PA will hold a spicy pizza eating contest on February 11 awarding $500 to the winner.
PhillyVoice has an article about "Arson" Arnie Adkins, who qualified for Wing Bowl 25, but will not compete after being diagnosed with a brain aneurysm for which he will undergo surgery next month. "Arson" Arnie started his Wing Bowl career in Wing Bowl 3. has a review of "Snow on the Barb Wire", the recently published autobiography by Bill "El Wingador" Simmons. The five time Wing Bowl champion will give a talk about his book in the Philly Author Series on February 9. reports that a 14 year old student at Saucon Valley High School had charges of cyber harassment and ethnic intimidation filed against him for making racist comments while recording a wing eating contest held at his school. According to the DA, the student will probably need to complete a racial sensitivity program to have the charges dropped.
PhillyVoice has an article about Bill "El Wingador" Simmons and his new memoir, Snow on the Barb Wire. According to the article, he uses the book to "settle some scores with old Wing Bowl opponents".
Tickets for Wing Bowl 25 will go on sale on December 13 at 9am on Rules have yet to be posted online, but the prizes indicate there will be a "Legends" category awarding a Harley and no prizes restricted to locals. There will be 3 Wing Offs in January.
Fox 29 has a video about Dave "US Male" Goldstein's plans to run the Philadelphia marathon while pushing his disabled son Josh this weekend.
Bob Shoudt won the first prize at today's eating contest held at Philly's Cheesesteak & Food Fest.
The field for Saturday's Astra Foods Cheesesteak Challenge at the Cheesesteak & Food Fest in Philadelphia includes Bob Shoudt, Dave Brunelli, "The Ukraine Train" and Jack Diamond. update Oct 13 Moe's Train Tracks says spots are still available.
Bob Shoudt won the first prize of $500 in yesterday's Tavern Burger eating contest in West Reading, PA.

Dave Wood wins Kennett Square mushrooms

Results from Saturday’s eating contest at the Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square, PA (via Moe Train Eats email)

1st 4 lbs Dave “Termite” Wood ($1000)
2nd 3.5 lbs John “Tank” McDowell (also local winner $700)
3rd 3.25 lbs Dave “US Male” Goldstein ($500)

Local Amateurs
1st: 3.5 lbs John “Tank” McDowell ($200)
2nd: 1.5 lbs Tyler “Fungi-Ty” Smith ($100)

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TollMan Joe's in South Philadelphia opens today. The bar is named after Wing Bowl 8 winner "Tollman" Joe Paul, who passed away in 2012.
Dave "The Termite" Wood ate 17.75 cannolis in 5 minutes to set a contest record at La Festa Italiana in Scranton, PA today. Russell Keeler was the runner up.
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