Barstool Sports has a post about Leah Shutkever's burrito eating video billing it as a Guinness World Record. GWR just announced it has certified Miki Sudo as the burrito record holder.
Minor League Baseball awarded The Golden Bobblehead for Best Digital Campaign or Activation to the Indianapolis Indians for hosting Joey Chestnut's attempt at a boxed popcorn eating record.

Geoff Esper wins St. Elmo’s Shrimp Cocktail eating contest

Official results. 8 minute contest, results in pounds.

1st 16.4 Geoffrey Esper 15th MLE victory of 2022
2nd 14.9 Miki Sudo
3rd 11 Nick Wehry
4th 10.6 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut ends contest winning streak, ends 2022 with 1 win (Nathan’s)
5th 6 Derek Jacobs
6th 4.5 Matthew Raible
7th 2.5 Holly Titus

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Leah Shutkever uploaded a video of a burger eating contest versus strongman competitor Eddie Hall held at Archies in Manchester.
MinnesotasNewCountry.com has a post about Randy Santel failing to complete the American “Barbarian” Pancake Breakfast Challenge at the Nicollet Diner in Minneapolis. The meal consists of a 3 pound pancake, 6 fried eggs, bacon, 4 sausage patties, 2 English muffins, hash browns, and more.
Kelowna10 has a video about British Columbian food challenger Scott Watkins, who is also known as "Scott Eats".

RIP Pat “from Moonachie” Philbin

RIP Pat “from Moonachie” Philbin, whose passing was announced earlier today. He had suffered significant diabetes-related issues in recent years which required amputation of a foot. In addition to qualifying for Nathan’s Famous finals 5 times (2005-08, 2011), he was also a frequent guest on the Opie & Anthony radio show. His most famous moment on that program was probably the “baby bird” video from December 2006 in which he intentionally regurgitated egg nog into an intern’s mouth. updateNJ.com has an article about Pat.

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The field for Saturday's St. Elmo's Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship in Indianapolis has been announced and will include the top 5 ranked active MLE competitors: defending champion Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo, Nick Wehry and Gideon Oji. Derek Jacobs and Matt Raible are also expected to compete.
BayNews9.com has an article and video about the hot dog eating contest held at Cholo Dogs in Orlando on November 12 won by Michael Jenkins.
Cherish "Five Pounds" Brown has posted a video of last month's pie eating contest at The Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence, NY.
In a video produced by Fox Soccer, teammates call Weston McKennie the member of the US Men's National Soccer Team the most likely candidate to win an eating contest.
WLWT.com reports that Joey Chestnut ate 14 slices of pumpkin pie in 3 minutes at Frisch's Big Boy in Fairfax, OH yesterday. He hoped to eat 24.
GuinnessWorldRecords.com reports Miki Sudo (6 in 1 minute) and Nick Wehry (12 in 3 minutes) set Guinness records for hot dog eating. Miki also broke Leah Shutkever's record for eating a burrito by less than a second.
Food Challenge News has an interview with Canadian food challenger Mike Jack, whose youtube channel Mike Jack Eats Heat focuses on spicy challenges. He recently received a Guinness world record for eating 50 Carolina Reaper peppers.
A press release announces that ESPN has extended its contract with MLE to show Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest on July 4 until 2029. During that time period, the live contest will probably be web streamed only since ESPN will be broadcasting Wimbledon in early July until 2035.
The Ottawa Citizen has an article about Darrient Thomas attempting the Mac Daddy burger challenge at the Wellington Diner.
A video of Leah Shutkever eating a burrito in 35.26 seconds, which received a Guinness World Record, has gone viral. A reddit post about it currently has 8247 comments. The video has also been posted several times on twitter.
Sally Field competes in a hot wing contest MCed by Guy Fieri in a preview of "80 For Brady". The movie, which will be released on February 3, also stars Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Rita Morena and is based on a real world story about a quartet of friends attempting to obtain tickets for Super Bowl LI to see the New England Patriots play the Atlanta Falcons.
MLE will hold a bagel eating contest at Siegel's Bagelmania in Las Vegas on January 15. Registration opens Saturday.
PhillyMag has an article about the retirement of Angelo Cataldi from WIP with a section about the Wing Bowl his morning radio show hosted:
Angelo isn’t exactly contrite about overseeing Wing Bowl: “You know what? I don’t feel that bad about it. I feel like we were a product of the times and we reflected what was acceptable. We pushed it a little, but we kind of knew where the line was. Or at least not to go too far over.”
Food Challenge News has an interview with Leah Shutkever. She says she was inspired to start her youtube channel by Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran at the "Battle of Big Eaters" international competition in New York City.
MrBeast just became the youtube channel with the most subscribers, surpassing PewDiePie. In 2020, MrBeast faced off against Joey Chestnut in a giant pizza slice challenge. Earlier this year, he produced a video of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory in which Matt Stonie and Joey Chestnut appeared.
In a recent podcast, pro wrestler Matt Hardy discussed a 2007 pizza eating contest vs. MVP. He says that Vince McMahon instructed him to vomit on his opponent during the competition:
And Vince goes over to me and said, ‘So what I’m seeing here is you’re eating and you know, maybe MVP does kind of win this but you’re gonna win in the end because you ate this pizza so fast. You’re gonna puke on him.
Raina Huang won the first prize of $1000 at the taco eating contest at the Great Las Vegas Taco Festival on November 6
The VooDooChef Podcast has an interview with Miki Sudo.
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