Philadelphia eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Philadelphia eating contests
2017 Sep 23Cheesesteak eating Contest Philly's Cheesesteak and Food Fest Philadelphia, PA
2017 Sep 23Moon Cake Eating Contest Mid Autumn Festival @ Chinatown Philadelphia, PA
($25)2017 Sep 23 Apple Pie Eating Contest Apple Festival @ Linvilla Orchards Media, PA
($25)2017 Sep 24 Apple Pie Eating Contest Apple Festival @ Linvilla Orchards Media, PA
2017 Oct 1Pie Eating Contest Sippin By The River Philadelphia, PA
2017 Oct 1Pie Eating Contest at the Fall Festival Perkasie Borough Perkasie, PA
2017 Oct 8Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest Pumpkin Smash @ City Tap House Philadelphia, PA
2017 Oct 14Donut Eating Contest Lochel's Bakery Hatboro, PA
2017 Oct 21Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest Pumpkinfest Phoenixville, PA
2017 Nov 4Apple Pie Eating Contest Apple Festival @ Peddler's Village Lahaska, PA
2017 Nov 5Apple Pie Eating Contest Apple Festival @ Peddler's Village Lahaska, PA
Three random Philadelphia eating challenges
1.5 lb. burger Monster Burger Hall of Fame Winner's Circle Sports Grille Exton & Edgemont, PA
4 sandwiches American Voyage America's Pie West Chester, PA sandwiches are the Columbus, The Nina, The Pinta, and The Santa Maria
33 tacos Drinker's Challenge Drinker's West Philadelphia, PA
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Molly Schuyler and Bob Shoudt are expected to compete in the cheesesteak eating contest at the Philly Cheesesteak and Food Fest on September 23.
Run856 has an article about how Dave "US Male" Goldstein has used running road races to bond with his son Josh, who has Joubert syndrome.

Dave Brunelli wins Kennett Square mushrooms

The top 3 from today’s National Fried Mushroom Championship in Kennett Square, PA

1) Dave Brunelli 6.8 pounds in 8 minutes
2) Dan “Killer” Kennedy 6.3
3) Bob Shoudt 6

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Philly.com has an article about Bill "El Wingador" Simmons' ambition to start a new restaurant called El Wingador’s Serious Frickin’ Chicken. He has started a kickstarter campaign to fund the project, which hopes to raise $25,000 by the end of October. One of the kickstarter rewards is spending Wing Bowl 26 with Bill Simmons which interestingly says that plans for the 2018 have not been finalized. update Bill Simmons says that plans for Wing Bowl 26 on February 2 are now official. A ticket package for that event was sold on Eagles Radiothon earlier this week.
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.
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.
NJ.com 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.
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 comcasttix.com. 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.

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)

Pros
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.
ChesterCounty.com has an article about Monty “Moe Train” Wiradilaga, who will MC the eating contest at the Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square, PA.
The date for Wing Bowl 25 has been announced as February 3, 2017.

Angelo Cataldi criticizes Wing Bowl

On Tuesday, PhillyMag did an interview with Wing Bowl co-founder Angelo Cataldi who criticized the current state of his creation:

People who think that Wing Bowl is trash … have a point. Even we have grave misgivings about it. What it is now wasn’t the plan that we designed 24 years ago.

On Wednesday, Cataldi offered additional statements to PhillyVoice

“Wing Bowl will be here long after both Al and I are gone,” Cataldi said. “We have absolutely no say on the future of the event. It is owned by WIP (and CBS) and they have total control over what happens to it. If we had our way, would the next one — the 25th — be the last? Maybe. But since we don’t have that power, everyone can calm down.

“Wing Bowl isn’t going anywhere unless WIP says it is.”

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