Philadelphia eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Philadelphia eating contests
$100 2018 Jan 23 Wing Bowl 26 Wing Off PJ Whelihan's Downington, PA
2018 Jan 273rd Annual Pizza Eating Contest Ram's Pizza Tavern Clifton Heights, PA
Three random Philadelphia eating challenges
3 1/2 lb. burgers The Piatto Challenge Piatto Grille Conshohocken, PA includes 1 lb. fries
16 patty burger The Enemy Buddy's Burgers Breasts and Fries Exton, PA has 16 slices of cheese, 8 strips of bacon served on 2 buns with a large order of fries
5 lb. cheesesteak The Ultimate Cheesesteak Tony Luke's Philadelphia, PA
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Qualifiers for Wing Bowl 26 will take place at P J Whelihan's locations in Maple Shade, NJ on January 11, Sewell, NJ on January 18 and Downington, PA on January 23. Winners will receive $100 and a spot in Wing Bowl 26.
The Wing Bowl twitter announced that Wing Bowl 26 has sold out.   
A pre-sale for Wing Bowl tickets is now available (promo code: "WINGS"). The price has increased to $12.50. The official sale date is December 14.
Philadelphia.cbslocal.com reports that Wing Bowl co-founder Angelo Cataldi has extended his contract with radio station WIP.
Nadia White announces that she ate 20 tacos in 2:20 to break the house record of 2:26 held by John "Oink Oink" Bradley at Loco Pez Tacos in Philadelphia.
John "Oink Oink" Bradley won a wing off at the WIP studio this morning to become the first person to qualify for Wing Bowl 26. A song about "Oink Oink" produced for his episode of The Practitioners is also available.
WIP officially announced that Wing Bowl 26 will take place on Friday February 2, 2018. A division for first responders has been added. Tickets will go on sale starting December 14.
Metro.us has an article about Breandan "Skin & Bones" Lyman, who finished 5th in the 2016 Wing Bowl, competing in Sunday's Philadelphia Marathon. With a time of 2:36 in last year's marathon, he is probably the fastest competitive eater/runner.
Heather Cahill had the fastest time to eat a meal sized poutine (48s) in yesterday's Poutine Games held at Smoke's Poutinerie in Philadelphia. (video)
Molly Schuyler ate 10.5 sandwiches in 10 minutes to win the eating contest at the Philadelphia Cheesesteak Festival.
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.
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