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A Universal Newsreel about a 1929 spaghetti eating contest held in Baltimore has been posted to youtube.
The Three Rivers Festival in Fairmont, WV announced that it would not be holding the pepperoni roll eating contest scheduled for June 13. The competition was removed from the MLE calendar last week.
The 2020 California State Fair held in Sacramento has been cancelled. Previous fairs had a corn dog eating contest awarding $6100.
Kate Scott ate 8.5 Dorset Knobs (biscuits) in one minute to win a virtual eating contest. The BBC posted an article about the competition yesterday.
A Nathan's qualifier that was to have taken place April 4 has been removed from the MLE calendar page, so it has probably been postponed or cancelled. The site of the competition, the New York New York Hotel & Casino, announced yesterday that it would suspend operations due to the coronavirus crisis.
Carnaval Miami announces that it is postponing the Calle Ocho Music Festival that was to have taken place next weekend and the croqueta eating contest scheduled for March 15 has been removed from the MLE calendar (via Beard Meats Food)
https://metro.co.uk/2020/03/01/man-becomes-unofficial-jaffa-cake-eating-champion-scoffing-36-three-minutes-12328438/ about a Jaffa Cake eating contest held in Stockton-on-Tees, England. Stu Hayler ate 36 cakes in 3 minutes to take first place. The competition was the initial event of the British Eating League, an organization run by the owner of the George Pub.
Miki Sudo livestreamed a video of Nick Wehry's hot dog eating training session today. She answered questions from fans while he ate.
MassLive.com reports White Hut, sponsor of a burger eating contest at the Big E Fair in West Springfield, MA from 2016-2018, has closed after 80 years.
Michael Jenkins won the first prize of $250 in yesterday's eating contest at the Florida Key Lime Pie Festival in Merritt Island, FL, an event marked by unconventional rules and controversial judging.
Molly Schuyler turned 40 today and ate a 7 pound cake from Sam's CLub to celebrate. Japanese competitive eater Hatsuyo Sugawara posted a tribute drawing.
A cartoon book titled "Hot Dog Eating Champ" by "Jimmie Chestbump" is availalble for purchase on Amazon.
Dang BBQ in Islip, NY will hold a wing eating contest tonight awarding tickets to WWE Monday Night Raw at Nassau Coliseum on November 4.
Sports Illustrated has a blog entry about Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid completing a 40 ounce steak challenge in 19 minutes at Prime Quarter in Green Bay, WI in 1992. The post is based on a longer ESPN profile.
Friday was the 10th anniversary of the final Krystal Square Off in which Joey Chestnut was defeated by Takeru Kobayashi in what would be his final MLE contest in the USA. The $50,000 purse remains the highest cash payout for an American eating competition.
Student Pocket Guide has an interview with Leah Shutkever, who would like to be the host of a "Woman vs Food" show.
WFMZ.com has an article about "Gluttony Night" held at yesterday's Reading Fightin Phils game where Bob Shoudt attempted to break a record.
Men's Health has an article about Yasir Salem which reports he retired from competitive eating in 2018.
The Frosty Frog Cafe in Hilton Head island, SC will hold men's and women's hot dog eating contests on July 4. Both divisions will award $350/$150/$50.
A video of Molly Schuyler's victory in a Highway 55 burger eating contest has been viewed more than 10 million times in less than 48 hours on Viral TRND according to Facebook statistics. (via 970WFLA) update April 1 Daily Mail has an article about the video
Registration will open April 2 for a MLE canteen sandwich eating contest in Ottumwa, Iowa on June 2. KTVO reports that ESPN will cover the contest.
Tucson.com has an article about Randy Santel defeating the Navy Seal challenge burger at the Trident Grill in Tucson, AZ. After a win in New Mexico earlier in his southwest USA tour, he now has restaurant challenge victories in 48 states.
Joey Chestnut and Tim "Eater X" Janus, competing as Team Chomp, managed to avoid finishing in last place in yesterday's debut episode of the 30th season of The Amazing Race and will appear in week 2. The most daunting challenge of the episode was traversing a gorge in Iceland using a zipline. Teams also had to imbibe Icelandic alcohol; Team Chomp's drinking did not appear in the episode. This is not the first reality TV show, the duo appeared in. In a 2010 episode of Shaq vs. Joey Chestnut faced off in a hot dog eating contest against the NBA great after he was coached by Tim Janus (via 2 paragraphs)
Darron Breeden has uploaded a video of his attempt with Dan Kennedy at the 25 pound Belly Buster burger at Denny's Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, PA.
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