Fayetteville Observer reports that Rustic Burger in Spring Lake, NC will have a 15 pound burger challenge that will award $500 if finished by a single diner in under an hour, $250 if completed by a team of two.
Joel Hansen has started a website at joeleats.com (via Food Challenge News)
Erik "The Electric" Lamkin attempted 10,000 daily calories for 10 consecutive days.
NickiSwift.com has an article asking "Whatever Happened to Adam Richman?"
The Rib Line BBQ & Grill in San Luis Obispo, CA will award $1000 to the first person to beat Raina Huang's time of 14:57 for the Brahma Bull sandwich challenge.
Brooklyn Paper reports that competitors in Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest will not be allowed to switch to the restaurant's new vegan frankfurters, but substitutions might be possible in 2022 if they are deemed equivalent to beef hot dogs.
Baco Raton Tribune has an article about Nate Figueroa attemmpting a gallon of boba lemonade at Boba Street Cafe.

2021 Nathan’s Famous Field

The following people have announced they will compete in the 2021 Nathan’s Famous hot dog eating contest
Men: Nick Wehry, George Chiger, Adrian Morgan, Ronnie Hartman, Juan Rodriguez
Women: Michelle Lesco, Katie Prettyman, Jules Goldberg

The MLE contest page says that 18 men and 10 women will compete. Beard Meats Food says there will be no international competitors.

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Canton, TX will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding $500 to the winner.
Lad Bible has an interview with Leah Shutkever about her most painful eating challenge.
Food Theory has a new video titled "Can Too Much Food Pop Your Stomach?"
Butler Brew Works in Butler, PA will hold a wing eating contest June 9 awarding a 45 quart cooler filled with 2 cases of beer on June 9.
The Big Texas Fun Crawfish and Tribute Fest will hold a crawfish eating contest in Victoria, TX Saturday awarding $500/$100/$50.
The Z Burger eating contest will return to Washington, DC on July 2. This year's prizes are $1750/$1000/$750/$500/$250/$100.
Leah Shutkever appears in today's Ripley's Believe It or Not comic strip.
TMZ.com reports that Henry "Nacho" Laun, co-star of "Wahlburgers" who was famous for his eating challenges on the A & E series and also a competitor in the 2015 Wing Bowl, passed away after experiencing a medical emergency two weeks ago. He was found unconscious in his car while parked at a Massachusetts gas station.
The Denver Channel has an article about Raina Huang being kicked out of StevO's Pizza n Ribs in Aurora, CO where she was attempting to do the 28 inch OMG Pizza challenge and win a $100 prize. The owner, Steve Wieand, claimed she was lying about her status as a professional eater. (tiktok video) update The news video clip has been posted to youtube.
Randy Santel, Mitch Dombrowski, Naader Reda and Ramsey Hilton finished the 25 pound "King Kookamonga" burger challenge at Kooky Canuck in Memphis in 35:55 yesterday, giving Randy a total of 1000 restaurant challenge successes.

Joey Chestnut wins 2021 Three Rivers Festival pepperoni rolls

Official Results from tonight’s West Virginia Three Rivers Festival Pepperoni Roll Eating World Championship (10 minutes) TimesWV.com has an article.

1st 33 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 30.5 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 24.5 Nick Wehry
4th 16 Brett “The Branimal” Healey
5th 14.5 “Big Eater Mike” Michael Whities
6th 14 Eric “Badlands” Booker
7th 8.75 Michael “Big Hoss” Deitz
8th 7.5 Larell Marie “The Real Deal” Mele
9th 4.5 Rene Rovtar

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The New York Post reports that the 2021 Nathan's Famous hot dog eating finals will be held at the ballpark of the Coney Island Cyclones instead of its traditional location at Surf & Stillwell. The article does not mention if the venue change will be permanent or only for 2021. Joey Chestnut is the only expected entrant mentioned in the article. Miki Sudo's streak for the women's division will apparently be broken by her pregnancy. update Tickets will apparently initially be limited to 2,500 at first (Ticket request link)
Australian food challenger Cal "Hulk Smash Food" Stubbs has been locked out of Western Australia by Covid-19 regulations and has been forced to quarantine at the Perth airport Travelodge until he can leave the province. The trip was intended to be part of a tour of Australia to find the country's best burger.
This week marks the 6 month anniversary of the demolition of the hot dog eating contest Wall of Fame at Nathan's Famous original Coney Island location which began on November 22. Neither Nathan's nor Major League Eating have made a statement about the removal. It does not appear that the Wall of Fame will return, with replacement glass installed for all the boarded up windows that were behind the sign.
Inspired by Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest and Joey Chestnut, Kevin Christopher Clay produced an art show consisting of 164 paintings of hot dogs.
Leah Shutkever's record for the fastest time to eat a hot dog without using hands has been posted on the Guinness World Records instagram. The video has received over a million views in less than 24 hours.
Randy Santel will attempt his 999th restaurant challenge at Judy's Cafe in Jasper, MO on Wednesday after a restaurant in Little Rock cancelled hosting a challenge.
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