Philadelphia eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Philadelphia eating contests
2017 Jul 25Taco Eating Contest French Quarter Bistro Royersford, PA
2017 Jul 29Ice Cream Eating Contest Reading Terminal Market Philadelphia, 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
$1,800 2017 Sep 9 National Fried Mushroom Eating Contest - pros Mushroom Festival Kennett Square, PA
$300 2017 Sep 9National Fried Mushroom Eating Contest - local amateurs Mushroom Festival Kennett Square, PA
Three random Philadelphia eating challenges
2 big burgers Besty Ross Burger Challenge 4Fathers Philly Philadelphia, PA
11 patty burger OMG Burger Challenge BRGR Joint Bryn Mawr, PA burger free if eaten in 11 minutes
2 ft sandwich Godfather Challenge Lil Dan's Gourmet Philadelphia, PA includes 1L water
(All Philadelphia eating challenges and contests in database)

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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The top 3 for the Philly's BBQ Fest rib fest contest: 1 Bob Shoudt 15 pounds 2 Dave Brunelli 14 pounds 3 Kevin Ambs 12 pounds.
The National Fried Mushroom Eating Contest will award $1000/$500/$300 in Kennett Square, PA on September 10. There will also be a contest for local amateurs awarding $200/$100.
John "Oink Oink" Bradley reports that Bob Shoudt won the first prize of $1000 in tonight's crabfries eating contest at Chickie's and Pete's in Philadelphia. Dave Brunelli was the runner up.
Chickie & Pete's in Philadelphia will hold a crab fry eating contest Wednesday awarding a $1000 Visa gift card to the winner. The contest is for amateurs only. (press release)
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