Daily Herald has an article about restaurant challenges in suburban Chicago.
Sandusky, OH will hold a donut eating contest on October 9 awarding $500/$100/$50.
"Glizzy Gladiator", a fictional movie project about a former hot dog eating champion's comeback, has hit its fundraising goal on kickstarter. Pledges will close today.
Registration will open on September 22 at noon Eastern for the Destination Outlets World Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship in Jeffersonville, OH on October 10.
Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo, Michelle Lesco, Gordon Hazzard, Steve Hammond and Jocelyn Walker are expected to compete in the Padrino Foods Annual World Tamale-Eating Championship in Lewisville, TX on Saturday.
Matt Pruznick ate 23 cannolis in 6 minutes to win Friday's eating contest at Feast of San Gennaro in Manhattan.

Joey Chestnut defends Zinzinnati bratwurst title

Official results of today’s bratwurst eating contest at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati (10 minutes)
WCPO article

1st 68 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 66 Miki Sudo
3rd 51.5 Nick Wehry
4th 43.5 Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
5th 34 Bartley Weaver, IV
6th 30 George Chiger
7th 29 Derek Jacobs
8th 15 John Gebhard
8th 15 Cameron LaFleur

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The top 3 from today's World Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest at the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence, NY via Molly Schuyler livestream. 1) Molly Schuyler 56 slices (previous record 50) 2) Andy Puhl 37 3) Nathan Klein 21 Dan Kennedy was co-MC
Joel Hansen ate 43 tacos to win the first prize of $500 in yesterday's eating contest at Tacos Locos in San Angelo, TX.
The Feast of San Gennaro in Manhattan will hold 4 eating contests: cannolis - September 17, zeppoles - September 22, pizza - September 24, meatballs September 26.
Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper and Darron Breeden are expected to compete in the Pork Roll-Eating Championship at Arm & Hammer Park in Trenton, NJ on September 25.
Fosters.com has a report on Sunday's lobster roll eating contest at the Hampton Beach (NH) Seafood Festival. Manny Cambra ate 22 lobster rolls to win the first prize of $600 and claim his third title at the event. (gallery)
The Big Texan in Amarillo, TX has had its 72 ounce steak challenge finished in under an hour 10,000 times since its opening in 1960. The 10,000th success was by John Lamons on September 1.
Nick Wehry has posted the field for next Sunday's Zinzinnati bratwurst eating contest in Cincinnati which includes himself, Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo, Geoff Esper, George Chiger, Matt Hazzard and Bartley Weaver.

Interview with Anne Nelson, sister of Caitlin Nelson

Daily Mail has an article about Anne Nelson, whose father, Port Authority Police Officer James Nelson, died in the World Trace Center wreckage. Another shocking fatality would strike the family 16 years later.

Tragedy stalked Anne again in 2017 when her sister Caitlin (then a 20 year old college student) died in a freak accident when she choked in a charity pancake eating contest.

‘I think that loss is what really made me process my father’s death a little more. Even though I had gone to therapy before, the enormity of it all didn’t really hit me until that happened.’

Anne Nelson’s story is proof that people can live through not one but multiple traumas and still recover. Now 31, Anne tries to honor her sister and dad in everything she does.

She currently works as a special needs teacher at an elementary school, inspired by Caitlin’s studies in social work and her father’s life-long emphasis on education. ‘I take a little bit of both of them in what I’m doing and I try to carry them with me through that.’

Nathan’s Hot Dog qualifiers, restricted to NYC civil servants, were held on top of the original World Trade Center from 1998 to 2000. “Hungry” Charles Hardy won all 3 contests. Very little information about the competitions remains on the internet. Here is a screen capture from the 2002 documentary “Footlong”

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Pennsylvania News Today has a report on last Saturday's burger eating contest at Taste of Hamburg-er in Hamburg, PA won by Molly Schuyler.
Today marked the 2 year anniversary of the announcement of the passing of Juliet Lee, an incident which remains as shocking and mysterious as it was in 2019. (2019 Eatfeats post | 2020 Eatfeats post)
CBR.com has compiled a list of the 10 female anime characters with the biggest appetite.
Beth's Cafe in Seattle, famed for its 12 egg omelet, has shut down for at least 3-6 months and a permanent closure is possible.
Like last year, Smoke's Poutinerie Eating Championship on September 18 will be a charity event for CEOs.

Miki Sudo wins 2021 Buffalo Wing Festival wing contest

Miki Sudo edged Joey Chestnut 246 wings to 244, to win today’s wing eating contest at the National Chicken Wing Festival in Buffalo. update George Shea has the top 4, which is all that will apparently be posted

WGRZ video

1st 246 Miki Sudo
2nd 244 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
3rd 220 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 220 Nick Wehry
? ? Eric “Badlands” Booker
? ? George Chiger
? ? Ronnie “MegaByte” Hartman
? ? Gideon Oji

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Molly Schuyler defends Taste of Hamburg-er title

Gideon Oji wins Buffalo Buffet Bowl

The top 3 from the Buffalo Buffet Bowl, posted 5 hours after the contest start:
1 Gideon Oji 4:41 to eat 5 pounds of Buffalo food items
2 Miki Sudo 5:32, first contest since giving birth
3 Joey Chestnut 5:55

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The Food Network has disavowed Josh Denny, the host of "Ginormous Food", for his comments about the new Texas anti-abortion law and says his episodes will no longer be available. He is not the only food challenge show host to make controversial comments about abortion. In January 2019, Adam Richman called for violence against a Covington (KY) Catholic High School student attending the March for Life in Washington, DC.
Barstool Sports produced a "mockumentary" about a milk chugging contest held at Kennesaw State in suburban Atlanta.
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