Virginia eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2020 May 2Taco Eating Contest Tacos N Tequila Crawl Norfolk, VA
2020 May 15Hot Pepper Eating Contest Hyperfest Alton, VA
2020 Aug 29Wing Eating Contest Wing Fest Roanoke, VA
Three random eating challenges
pork platter Salute to Pork Challenge Norfolk Tides games Norfolk, VA 4 BBQ sliders, 4 Cajun sausages, 12 pork wings, bacon and chili cheese tots
5 lb. bbq meal The Big Pig Smokin Brays Woodbridge, VA 1 lb. pulled pork or chicken, 1 lb. fries, 1 lb. cole slaw, 1 lb. baked beans & 1 lb. collards
1 lb. burger Now That's A Burger Sundae Grill Lynchburg, VA
(All Virginia eating challenges and contests in database)

The DC Sports Bog has a report on a slider eating contest held yesterday at Top Golf in Alexandria, VA between three members of the Washington Redskins. Long Snapper Nick Sundberg won the contest.
The (first names of the) winners of today's Nathan's qualifier for military members at Fort Lee, VA have been announced: Chanyaw with 12 and Sheila with 5. update May 30 Progress Index has the full names of the winners: Chan Yau and Sheila Nelson
Progress Index has a preview Thursday's Nathans' qualifier for retired and active military at Fort Lee, VA.
A Nathan's qualifier for retired and active military members at Fort Lee, VA on May 29 has been added to the circuit.  
Mi Hacienda in Richmond, VA will hold a taco eating contest on May 5 awarding a Samsung Galaxy 3 tablet.
Blue Sea Seafood will hold an oyster eating contest in Arlington, VA on Saturday awarding $350 ($200 to the winner).
Seth Rogen recorded a video promoting Munching for Memory, a hot dog eating contest to be held at the University of Virginia on April 19.
Several IHOPs in northern Virginia will hold a pancake eating contest on February 19 in honor of National Pancake Day.  
Kings Dominion in Doswell, VA will hold a funnel cake eating contest on Friday awarding a prize package worth $500.
The War of the Wings in Norfolk, VA will hold a wing eating contest on September 21 awarding $1,000. A qualifier will be held in the Chesapeake, VA Hooters on September 5.
Hampton Roads Mag has a list of six eating challenges in southeastern Virginia.
Fox Business has an interview with Mark Bucher of BGR The Burger Joint where he claims a woman from Arlington, VA finished the nine pound burger challenge in 42 minutes.
DPark76 has a video of Takeru Kobayashi's appearance at The Rock Tysons church in Vienna, Virginia where he ate 20 hot dogs in 2 minutes and drank a gallon of milk in 20 seconds.
Hooters in Virginia Beach will hold a qualifier tonight for a wing eating contest to be held at War of the Wings on Saturday awarding $500 to the winner.
White House Foods will hold an apple pie eating contest in Winchester, VA on Sunday awarding $250 to the winner.
Takeru Kobayashi will appear at The Rock Tysons church in Vienna, Virginia on Saturday night. During the event, a trip to New York City for the 2013 Nathan's finals (?) will be awarded in a raffle. (It would be interesting to know if Hofmann Hot Dogs management are aware of that prize.)

Northern Virginia Magazine on Sonya Thomas

Northern Virginia Magazine has the most in-depth article about Sonya Thomas seen in quite some time (via Washington Post State of NoVa blog) Some observations from the article:

  • Sonya declines discussion about a possible marriage to a Mr. Thomas.
  • She says that she has to pay her own travel expenses including a trip to New York City for the Nathan’s finals in 2011 which consumed most of her $10,000 prize. (Travel expenses for finalists are supposedly paid by Nathan’s)
  • The Jacksonville, AR Wing Ding is listed as a possible future contest site, but the entire festival was cancelled.
  • The article includes a behind the scenes look at Ben’s Chili Bowl contest held in October

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The Washington City Paper reports that Ian "The Invader" Hickman will compete in a pho eating contest held at VietFest at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA on Saturday.
Mike Longo has posted a video of him cutting the record for the Big Buns Burger Challenge in Ballston, VA from 12 minutes to 6:51.
Benny Marzano's in Blacksburg, VA will hold a pizza eating contest for two person teams during the NCAA tournament awarding $400 to the winning team.
"Large Todd" from Columbia, MD defeated defending champion Jamie Jill in the 106.7 The Fan Wing Bowl DC finals held at the Hard Times Cafe in Springfield, VA last night.
Two letters to the editor of the Washington Post criticize the recent article about area eating challenges.
Mike Longo reports that Jay Gorman won $300 at a burger eating contest last night held at Q Ball Cafe in Fredricksburg, VA. Mike Longp was the runner-up.
The Washington Post has a list of eating challenges in Washington, DC and northern Virginia. Sonya Thomas is listed as the sole finisher of the BGR challenge burger even though Brad Sciullo finished it a Washington Wizards game last year. (gallery)
Chris Mosser won last night's qualifier for the DC Wing Bowl held at the Hard Times Cafe in Woodbridge, VA with a total of 54 wings.
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