The San Francisco Chronicle has an account of an eating contest held in the 1840s between Russian Don Andres Hoeppner and Jean Jacques Vioget, owner of a saloon in Yuerba Buena, CA (which would later be known as San Francisco).


  1. anonymous said

    September 28, 2015 @ 1:34 pm

    Seiken reported it first.

  2. Anonymous said

    September 28, 2015 @ 2:56 pm

    I think the San Fran cronical reported it first..

  3. Vampire said

    September 28, 2015 @ 3:48 pm

    Is this seiken bloke a vampire? Did ‘e report it hammer and tack in 1840?

  4. Blimey! said

    September 28, 2015 @ 4:17 pm

    Blimey! Haha. I ‘ave seen a picture ov seiken an’ ‘e can’t wipe ‘is own arse ter kick anyone elses. Nuff said, yeah?

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