Newsday has an article about Long Island competitive eaters featuring Eric "Badlands" Booker, Patrick "The Viper" Viviano, Mike "The Real Skinny" Hoffman, Allen "Shredder" Goldstein and Paul "Porkslap" Arcaria. (via Badlands Booker).


  1. Seiken fan said

    September 13, 2011 @ 9:53 am

    Why isnt Seiken name isnt mentioned ? Ok he doesnt reside in LI but he resides in NY which is almost the same. I wonder if Booker would go out of his way to find something about Seiken. I doubt it very much . Why is Allen Goldstein mentioned? He is semi retired and competes once a year in Nathans

  2. Stallion Italian said (Registered August 27, 2010)

    September 13, 2011 @ 10:13 am

    Lots happening on eatfeats since my last visit. You are funny Seiken fan. If Seiken wants to move in with Booker, he could be a LI eater (and perhaps get written about). Location, location.

  3. More lies said

    September 13, 2011 @ 10:15 am

    Here is what it should read Allen Goldstein former bologna eating champ 2004 dethroned by Don Moses Lerman in 2006. Came in 3rd not second in Cannoli . Ate 34 Krystals with 4 still in his mouth unswallowed and undigested. Next comp 2012 depending on how weak the competitors are in the qualifier

  4. Badlands Booker said (Registered October 9, 2008)

    September 13, 2011 @ 10:25 am

    Here you go Seiken Fan. One of my fav’s from the “Stick To Blogging” CD. Enjoy!!

  5. Anonymous said

    September 13, 2011 @ 10:55 am

    Shredder was not dethroned, he watched an aging pioneer of CE beat the record by 2 or 3 slices without the chance to defend it. Goldstein and Conti ties for 2nd place (19 cannoli) the year Brad won and there were only 2 Krystals in his mouth.

  6. anonymous said

    September 13, 2011 @ 11:10 am

    2 or three slices? This is bologna not pizza you fool. Wanna bet the canoli trophy was for 3rd place. Lets go to the videotape smartass and see who’s right

  7. Smartass said

    September 13, 2011 @ 11:24 am

    I believe the 3rd place was in 2004 when there were 3 eatoffs. The ties for 2nd place was either 2007 or 2008 where there was no trophy. Let’s go to the videotape.

  8. anonymous said

    September 13, 2011 @ 11:35 am

    Well ok you win but it was the 2004 canoli contest that drew the most attention with the media

  9. The Honeydipper said

    September 13, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

    As a so called aging pioneer Lerman still beat Shreders record plus went on to win the Zans Latkes , win Dukes hot wings and 3rd place in go go curry. In balance Moses Lerman was the Worlds Greatest Eater to ever grace the competitive eating table every eater from koby to chestnut to Sonya knows that in theirs heart of hearts Lerman was the best .

  10. Shredder Fan said

    September 13, 2011 @ 5:49 pm

    Shredder Goldstein is still one of the respected veteran eaters of the IFOCE who never has a bad word to say about anybody. They picked the rigth people for this article. Had they choosen Seiken, it would of become a story of bitching, complaining and worthless self promotion. You never know where the Shredder will pop up next. be careful what you wish for because you could see Shredder earlier than nathans 2012.

  11. anonymous said

    September 13, 2011 @ 6:11 pm

    Nice dig on seiken . Shredder fan has only one fan guess who?

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