NewsObserver.com reports that Gregory Scott Wilson ate 27 chili dogs in 51 minutes to break a record of 26 set by Jamie "The Bear" McDonald in 2012.
An Ottawa Citizen article uses Matt Stonie's youtube channel as an example of "kidvertising", food marketing directed at children.

Termination of Wing Bowl announced

Angelo Cataldi announced on WIP this morning that the Wing Bowl would not return in 2019 for a 27th edition. The Wing Bowl website has been rebranded as http://wingbowlforever.com/.

With the termination of the Wing Bowl and the discontinuation of the Hooters Wing Championship (July 10, 2017 purse $17,500), American competitive eating has lost two of its three most lucrative events in four months.@

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The Hartford Courant reports that the family of Caitlin Nelson is suing Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT for allowing a pancake eating contest on March 30, 2017 that resulted in her death following choking. The objective of the lawsuit is not just to exact monetary damages, but to "expose the danger of amateur eating contests and to prevent other families from experiencing such a tragedy".
Defending champ Geoff Esper and Joey Chestnut are expected to compete in the World Indian Taco Eating Championship at Fortune Bay Resort Casino in Tower, MN on Saturday.
Foster Our Future has a video interview with Nela Zisser, who is currently a second year medical student at the University of Auckland. She is about to open the second location of her restaurant, Tucks and Bao.
Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark won the first prize of $300 in today's pumpkin pie eating contest at Casino Queen in East St. Louis, IL.
Molly Schuyler ate a 5 pound Burritozilla in 1:32 to defend her title at Iguana's in San Jose and win $1000. Edward Chin was runner up. (via https://www.instagram.com/iguanasburritozilla/ live video)
Raina Huang's attempt at the burrito challenge at Tirsa's in Los Angeles made ABC's "Bite Size" series.
99 Restaurant in Cranston, RI will hold a wing eating contest for amateurs on November 3 awarding $500 to the winner.
The Star Tribune Vacation & Travel Experience will hold falafel eating contests in Minneapolis on November 10 and 11 awarding trips to Israel.
Pinheads pizza in Dublin, Ireland will award €500 to anyone who can finish its 32 inch pizza challenge and two milkshakes.
The CT BBQ Fest will hold a bacon eating contest in Clinton, CT on November 10 awarding $500 to the winner. update The festival has been cancelled
Dave Brunelli (69 wings in 8 minutes) and Jenn Cheng (47 wings) defended their titles in tonight's eating contest at Stitch in Manhattan. (via https://www.instagram.com/wayneywonder29/ stories)
The Sunderland Echo has an article about "Kyle V Food" completing the Belly Buster Burger challenge at the Man vs. Food restaurant in London and winning £250. (video)
Stitch in Manhattan will hold a wing eating contest tomorrow. According to Stephanie Wu, the contest will award $250/$100/$50 to the top 3 men and women.
An emergency at an eating contest will be an incident in tonight's episode of 9-1-1 on FOX.
The Suburbanite has a report on Dan "Killer" Kennedy eating 4 pizzas and 2 slices to win the first prize of $500 in the PizzaBOGO eating contest in Hartville, OH on October 6.
Homer faced off against the sea monster Cthulhu in the opening segment of last night's Simpsons, which was the 29th installment of the Halloween-themed "Treehouse of Horror" series. A brief clip can be viewed on twitter.
Dave Brunelli ate 24 sausages to win the first prize of $500 in last night's bratwurst eating contest at Bierhaus in Manhattan. Bob Shoudt and Joe Menchetti tied for runner up with 20 and both received $500. update Wayne Algenio competed as "Notorious B.O.B"
Wayne Algenio ate 15 pork rolls in 2 minutes to win the first prize of $500 in last night's pork roll eating contest at Meadowlands Racing in East Rutherford, NJ. Joe Menchetti was runner-up and Will Millender was 3rd.
Casino Queen will hold a pumpkin pie eating contest in East St. Louis on October 27 awawrding $300 to the winner.
Big Al's will hold "Charge the Mound" nacho eating contests in Beaverton, OR, Meridian, ID, Ontario, CA and Vancouver, WA on October 26 awarding a 65 inch TV.
I Am Full, an independent horror movie about a burger challenge has completed filming and will be submitted to film festivals in 2019.
Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark will appear in an upcoming Travel Channel program recorded at Greek Village Grill in Lakewood, OH. LakewoodObserver has pictures of the recording on Tuesday.
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