WorldNationNews.com reports that Spanish food challenger Joe Burger Challenge will open a restaurant called Mofflett in Cuenca, Spain on February 25.
aa.com.tr has an article about Australian James Webb tour of Turkey to compete in eating contests. He has quit his job to focus on competitive eating.
Food Challenge News has a post about Texas food challenger Chris "Old Guy Eats" Dale.
Joey Chestnut ate around 12 pounds of macaroni and cheese at an event Saturday to promote the opening of The Original Hot Chicken in Woodstock, GA. update Video of the event. Joey's official total was 15 pounds.
Chalkboard Wings in Alexandria, VA is holding a wing eating contest awarding over $500 in cash and prizes. The contest is three rounds; the first round is January 29
Alexandra Domrongchai wrote an article for Food and Wine about her attempt at the 8 pound Megamori Tsukemen ramen challenge at Tabetomo in New York City
Club Risque in Philadelphia will hold the 2023 Wing Pole amateur wing eating contest on February 10. The event has become a replacement for the Wing Bowl, which was canceled in 2018.
Barry Rigby ate a meat and potato pie in 34.5 seconds to regain his title at the World Pie Eating Championship held this morning at Harry's Bar in Wigan, England for his third victory in the competition. The event has probably been the best publicized British eating contest, but has not been held in the 2020s due to covid. (video)
Joey Chestnut will do a macaroni & cheese eating exhibition on January 28 to promote the opening of The Original Hot Chicken in Woodstock, GA.
The Daily Mail has an article about Randy Santel and Katina DeJarnett focusing on their relationship and food challenge trips.
Australian James Webb ate 10 pieces of spicy toast to win an eating contest held in Adana, Turkey.
Registration is now open for the Wings For Wishes Professional Wing Eating Championship in Miami on March 4.
India.com reports that Shankar Kant ate 3.647 kg of cheese curds in 3 minutes to win a contest held in Patna, India. Prema Tiwari ate 2.718 kg to win the women's division. The contest had a total of 500 entrants.
Registration will open later today for the Wonderful Pistachios Get Crackin' Eating Championship to be held in Santa Monica on February 26. A press release lists Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo, Nick Wehry and Gideon Oji as expected entrants. This probably implies that Joey Chestnut has extended his MLE contract and dropped plans for a rematch with Takeru Kobayashi.
Harry Harkins ate 5 bagels in 8 minutes to win the first prize of $500 in Sunday's eating contest at Bagelfest in Brooklyn (News 12 video)
The World Pie Eating Championship, probably the best publicized UK eating contest, to be held Jan 23 at Harry's Bar in Wigan, England. The competition has not been held in the 2020s due to COVID and was postponed from its traditional December date due to transportation strikes.
The New York Post has an article about Raina Huang creating a "Land, Air and Sea" burger consisting of patties from a Big Mac, Filet-o-Fish and McChicken.
GMToday has an article about Randy Santel and Katina Eats Kilos attempting a breakfast challenge at The Kitchen in Sussex, WI.
Australian competitive eater James Webb has started a podcast called "Bloated".

Geoff Esper wins Bagelmania contest

Official results from today’s bagel eating contest at Bagelmania in Las Vegas, 8 minutes

update Las Vegas Sun has a gallery Slomoproductions22 has an Instagram video

1st 17.75 Geoffrey Esper
2nd 14.75 Nick Wehry
3rd 12.75 Miki Sudo
4th 10 Gideon Oji
5th 9.25 Derek Hendrickson
6th 7.5 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
7th 5.5 Naader “Freak8r” Reda
7th 5.5 Sergio Reyes-Raya
9th 5 Kevin Ross
10th 4.5 Ryan “Max Carnage” Rodacker
11th 3.5 Alex “Moose” Perez

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Scoops 'N Cups Cafe in Greenwood, SC will hold an ice cream eating contest on January 25 awarding $200 to the winner.
Australian food challenger "Hulk Smash Food" announced that he completed the Sarlacc Burger Challenge at Mod Eisley Cantina to attain his 1500th food challenge victory.
A press release announces that former New England Patriot Rob Gronkowksi will face off against surprise NFL guests in a wing eating contest later this month at an event sponsored by Bounty paper towels.
Token in Dublin will award €300 cash to the person who has the fastest time for eating 1kg of mozzarella bites in January.
Nick Wehry has posted some of the field for Sunday's Bagelmania eating contest in Las Vegas which will include himself, Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo, Gideon Oji, Derek Hendrickson, Juan Rodriguez and Naader Reda. l
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