Geoff Esper wins Trenton Thunder pork rolls

Derek Hendrickson wins Lewisville tamales

According to an email, The Big Dill Pickle Festival will hold a professional pickle eating contest on Sunday in Baltimore awarding $2500/$1000/$750/$500/$250. An amateur contest will be held on Saturday. reports that Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark was the first person to finish the "Mega Burrito Challenge" at Debbie's Burritos in Malvern, AR. The challenge consists of five burritos and has been available since 2014.
Mashabale has a report on last Friday's cannoli eating contest held at The Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy, probably the most famous eating contest in Manhattan.
Miki Sudo, Michelle Lesco, Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran, Derek Hendrickson, Katie Prettyman, Nate Biller, Ryan Rodacker, Jocelyn Walker and Kathryn Tesch are expected to compete in Saturday's World Tamale Eating Championship in Lewisville, TX.
The Oldham Times reports Leah Shutkever finished the Super 6 Belly Buster Challenge at the Black Ladd pub in Shaw, England in 9:04 to smash the previous record of 15:30 set by Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran. Randy Santel finished the challenge in 21:01. The giant breakfast consists of 54 items.
The field for Saturday's Trenton Thunder World Famous Case’s Pork Roll Eating Championship will include: Geoff Esper, Nick Wehry, Pat Bertoletti, George Chiger, Eric "Badlands" Booker, Crazy Legs Conti, William Myers, Andy Krawczyk, Rene Rovtar, Prudence DiBenedetto, Radim Dvoracek, Sean Yeager and Jeff Bonacorda. reports that 48 year old Hugo Ismael passed away after choking after eating a slice of French bread during a pozole eating contest held in Tinum, Mexico. Not only were there no EMT present at the contest site, no doctors at all were available at all in Tinum or the neighboring town of Uayama, requiring transport to Valladolid Hospital, where Ismael was declared dead. Pozole is a dish originally invented by the Aztecs which included flesh from warriors sacrificed in sun worship rituals. Spaniards replaced the human meat with pork. (original Spanish article).
Joel Hansen defended his title in Friday's taco eating contest at Tacos Locos in San Angelo, TX.

2022 Oktoberfest Zinzinnati bratwurst

Official results 10 minute contest

1st 76 Geoffrey Esper new record
2nd 70 Nick Wehry would have broken old record
3rd 60 Miki Sudo
3rd 60 Bartley Weaver, IV
5th 42 George Chiger
6th 39 Derek Jacobs
7th 33 Andrew Krawczyk
8th 30.5 Eric “Badlands” Booker
9th 25 Michael Doolin
10th 19 John Gebhard

The introductions have started. George Chiger is running a live video

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Metacritic reports that the subculture of competitive eating will be explored in an episode of the new season of "CSI:Vegas".
Matt Pruznick ate 18 cannolis this afternoon to defend his title at the Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy.
The Buffalo News reports that there will be a hot wing eating contest before Monday's Bills game awarding $5000 to the winner.
SEA Crab House will hold a crab eating contest in Bend, OR on September 17 awarding $1000/$500/$250.
Molly Schuyler and Dan Kennedy tied for first place in the lobster roll eating contest at the Hampton Beach, NH Seafood Festival on Sunday. Manny Cambra was third.
Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo, Nick Wehry, George Chiger, Derek Jacobs and Eric "Badlands" Booker are expected to compete in Sunday's bratwurst eating contest at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati in Cincinnati. Joey Chestnut, who has won the previous 10 contests, will apparently not defend his title. update Joey Chestnut says he will be having leg surgery on Thursday and will be out of competitive eating for a while.
The Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarnence, NY will hold a pie eating contest on October 16 awarding $1000/$500/$250/$50. produced a documentary about Erik "The Electric" Lamkin titled "100,000 Calorie Challenges: Inside the World Of Pro Eating"
DeSoto Times-Tribune reports Naader Reda successfully completed three restaurant challenges in Hernando County in north Mississippi over Labor Day weekend.
Molly Schuyler ate 12 pounds of mushrooms in 8 minutes to set a record at the Kennett Square (PA) Mushroom Festival today.
"Battle of the Super Eaters", a 2019 Channel 4 documentary starring Leah Shutkever, Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran and Kyle Gibson is available on youtube with the title "Eating For A Living: My Life as a Competitive Eater"
Joey Chestnut will attempt to set a bbq eating record at the Casablanca Rib Fest in Mesquite, NV on September 10. He will also judge a watermelon eating contest and sign autographs. update Joey says he will not be at the event.
The Big Dill will hold a MLE pickle eating contest in Baltimore on September 24 or 25. update The web page has removed the claim the event will be a MLE competition.
Lonestar Cheeseburger will hold a burger eating contest on September 17 in San Angelo, TX awarding $1000 to the winner. Joel Hansen won the previous two contests.
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