Houston eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Houston eating contests
2019 Oct 13Spaghetti Eating Contest Houston Italian Festival Houston, TX
2019 Oct 19Bratwurst Eating Contest Oktoberfest @ King's BierHaus Houston, TX
2019 Oct 19Eating Contest Soho Chicken Houston, TX
2019 Oct 20Mini Pie Eating Contest Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch @ Silver Sycamore Pasadena, TX
2019 Nov 9Pie Eating Contest Harvest Fest @ Harvest Green Richmond, TX
Three random Houston eating challenges
5 lb. chicken fried steak meal Maxima Victus Chicken Fried Steak Challenge Red Onion Company on the Square Conroe, TX
6 lb. BBQ meal Texas Challenge Central Texas Style BBQ Pearland, TX Double baked potato with a pound of sausage and a pound of chopped beef
1.5 lb. burger Mega Mel Burger Mel's Country Cafe Tomball, TX burger includes a pound of bacon, record is 9 minutes
(All Houston eating challenges and contests in database)

The For Bend (TX) County Fair will hold a corn dog eating contest on October 2 awarding $250 to the winner.
The Viet Cultural Festival will hold a pho eating contest in Houston on September 28 awarding $200 to the winner.
Ken Hoffman has a column for CultureMap Houston about retiring from his role as a judge in the Nathan's finals.
ABC 13 reports that Brandon "Da Garbpage Disposal" Clark finished the 28 inch Cici's Pizza challenge by himself in Katy, TX and claimed a $500 prize.
Gyro King will hold a gyro eating contest in Houston March 30 awarding $250 to the winner.
Yummy Pho & Bo Ne in Houston has a Vietnamese food challenge that currently awards a $400 jackpot if it is finished in under 40 minutes.
The Hops n Hot Sauce Festival will hold a hot pepper eating contest in Houston on January 13 awarding $250 to the winner.
The Ford Bend County Fair will hold a corn dog eating contest today in Fort Bend, TX awarding $250 to the winner.
Houston Astro Jeff Bagwell was just announced as a new member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. In 2007, the IFOCE website CompetitiveEatingNews posted an article falsely claiming that Bagwell would appear in a list of performance enhancing drug users in a report commissioned by MLB.
The Hops n Hot Sauce Festival will hold a pepper eating contest this weekend in Houston awarding $500 to the winner.
Boyert Shooting Center in Katy, TX will hold a hot dog eating contest on September 17 awarding a firearm to the winner.
In Nela Zisser's video of last month's Nathan's qualifier in Houston, George Shea reuses Crazy Legs Conti's "popcorn sarcophagus" / "David Blaine of the bowel" biography to introduce a competitor around the 4 minute mark. In Sunday's gyro contest, he recycled Allen "Shredder" Goldstein's introduction.

Joey Chestnut ends Matt Stonie’s streak @ Houston gyro contest

update May 16 Chron.com has an article and gallery. ABC 13 has a video Holleratgeorge has a contest video

The top 9 (Official top 4)
1 Joey Chestnut 30, continues undefeated 2016
2 Matt Stonie 28.5, first defeat since Nov 22 2014 Foxwoods turkey contest
3T Miki Sudo 18
3T Geoff Esper 18
5 Adrian Morgan 16
6 Michelle Lesco 13.5
7 Steve Hendry 13
8 Josh Miller 12
9 Nate Biller 10
? Alex Perez
Gideon Oji had travel issues

Manuel Delgado has a periscope video

Houstonia Magazine has an interview with Matt Stonie

Fox 26 video from Friday

Previous winners:

2015 May 17 1st 22.2 10 min Matt “Megatoad” Stonie Niko Niko’s World Gyro Eating Championship Houston, TX
2014 May 18 1st 24 10 min Matt “Megatoad” Stonie Niko Niko’s World Gyro Eating Championship Houston, TX
2013 May 19 1st 22.5 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut World Gyro Eating Championship Houston, TX
2012 May 20 1st 18 10 min Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti World Gyro Eating Championship Houston, TX
2011 May 15 1st 21.5 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Niko Niko’s World Gyro Eating Championship Houston, TX
2010 May 15 1st 21 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Niko Niko’s World Gyro Eating Championship Houston, TX
2009 May 16 1st 21 10 min Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Niko Niko’s World Gyro Eating Championship Houston, TX
2008 May 17 1st 12 10 min Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Niko Niko’s World Gyro Eating Championship Houston, TX

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The field for Sunday's gyro eating contest will include all of the MLE top 7 who have competed in 2016: Matt Stonie, Joey Chestnut Miki Sudo, Adrian Morgan and Michelle Lesco. (More entrants)
Joey Chestnut and Matt Stonie are expected to compete at Niko Niko's World Gyro Eating Championship at Greek Fest in Houston May 15. This would be their first meeting since October 3 in Toronto.

Adrian Morgan & Nela Zisser win Houston qualifier

update May 13 Nela Zisser has a contest video

update May 1 The Houston Chronicle has a contest report

Winners from today’s Nathan’s qualifier in Houston. update George Shea has the rest of the men’s top 3

1) Adrian Morgan 39
2) Peter Rottman 22
3) Steven Schuster 20.5

1W) Nela Zisser 17

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Adrian Morgan's facebook says he plans to attend the Saturday Nathan's qualifier at Memorial City Mall in Houston. Nela Zisser will headline the women's field.
JJ Watt of the Houston Texans has challenged comedian Jim Gaffigan to a brisket eating contest.
Registration is now open for the Niko Niko's World Gyro Eating Championship in Houston on May 15 and the Denver Outlaws World Burrito Eating Championship in Denver on May 28.
Registration is now open for the Nathan's qualifier in Houston on April 30. Registration will open at noon Pacific / 3 pm eastern for the Las Vegas qualifier on April 23. update Registration for the National Sweet Corn Eating Championship in West Palm Beach on April 24 is also open.
Nela Zisser announces that she will compete in the Nathan's qualifier in Houston on April 30.
Proof Rooftop Lounge in Houston will hold a hot dog eating contest today awarding $200 to the winner.
Stephanie Wu noticed that a Nathan's qualifier at Memorial City Mall in Houston on April 30 has been added to the MLE schedule. Registration opens February 12.
The Australian boy band 5 Seconds of Summer uploaded a video of their attempts at the 28 inch pizza challenge at Russo's Pizzeria in Houston originally recorded in July 2013.
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