Spike’s Junkard Dogs Kennel Club category

Spike’s Junkyard Dogs owner David Gettleman offers Boston.com five tips for winning a hot dog eating contest. He says the chain record is 23 hot dogs, which was set by Matt Stonie.
Stephanie Wu has a facebook post on Spike's Junkyard Dogs Kennel Club record and the mystery about who holds the overall record for the chain. Matt Stonie ate 23 hot dogs in 2010.
Matt Stonie has a facebook gallery of breaking the Spike's Kennel Club record by eating 23 hot dogs in under 90 minutes. Greg "The Great Moomsi" Maloomian held the house record of 17 hot dogs at one Spike's location. (via Don Sturdy).
Maria "The Incredible Sulk" has a blog entry about setting the house record of 21 hot dogs at Big Daddy's Hot Dogs in Pompton Lakes, NJ. She also has a report on eating 8.5 hot dogs at a Spike's Junkyard Dogs in Boston to win a T-shirt. (Greg "The Great Moomsi" Maloomian and an unnamed woman have set house records of 17 at Boston Spike's).
Greg "The Great Moomsi" Maloomian has uploaded a video of his attempt to reclaim the "Top Dog" status by eating more than 16 dogs at a Spike's Junkyard Dogs in Boston.
Greg Avola has pictures of Greg "The Great Moomsi" Maloomian setting a house record (17 hot dogs) at a Spike's Junkyard Dogs location. (Not at the Somerville location, as the record there was already 17).
Saosin is having a hot dog eating contest tonight at Spike's Junkyard Dogs in Providence.

Woman reclaims Spike’s “top dog” status

Spikes hot dog record holder
A livejournal blog entry reports that a woman (not named) currently holds the top mark of 17 hot dogs in 90 minutes on the Wall of Fame at Spike’s Junkyard Dogs in Somerville (Boston). A eyewitness to the record attempt comments the new record holder was the previous record holder whose mark of 14 was broken when her husband ate 16. If that is the case, the LeFevres might have company in the ranks of competitive eating couples.

Another commenter says he encountered the record holder at Spike’s while another diner was attempting to exceed her total and she said “I hope you know that if you break the record I’ll just come in and rebreak it tomorrow.”

It is possible that the record reclamation was a response to the recent record attempt video posted on igreggor.com, but 15 hot dogs were consumed in that attempt and the previous record was 16 (each Spike’s location maintains its own record.)

An eatfeats post from November 2007 has a picture of a previous female record holder at Spike’s (who might be the current “top dog” as well)

update A 2+2 forum thread documents a 2007 trip to Spike’s. While the diners attempted to eat 6 or more hot dogs to get on the “Kennel Club”, the holder of the record (which was then 13 hot dogs) entered the restaurant and was photographed (picture on right).

Someone who has met the record holder describes her as “pretty cool, but amazingly tiny, like a white female version of Kobayashi.”

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Link Buffet: November 24, 2008

update The Spike’s record challenger broke the store record with 15 hot dogs. Congratulations.

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Link Buffet: September 24, 2008

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Mystery women of competitive eating

The claim that a 90 pound woman was the only person to ever finish the Niner Diner’s challenge of a three pound burger with five pounds of fries adds another entry in the list of unnamed women who have reportedly done well in restaurants’ eating challenges which also includes:

The first person to finish the 9 pound Barrick Burger at the Plaza Casino in Las Vegas.

A yelp expedition to Spike’s Junkyard Dogs in Boston took a picture of the wall of fame in that establishment. A closeup of the “top dogs”, both females, on that wall follows after the jump. The hot dogs at Spike’s are reportedly larger than a typical hot dog.

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Providence Rhode Island hot dog challenge

(from Laura’s livejournal) While there has been a lot of attempts the Rockford Corner Bar chili dog challenge, there is another hot dog challenge in the northeast with a more modest all time record. All Spike’s Junkyard Dogs have a hot dog Wall of Fame Eating 6 hot dogs is required to get your picture on the wall and a T Shirt. The highest total on a Wall of Fame is 17 at the Thayer Street location in Providence. Eating 18 hot dogs or more will result in the restaurant picking up the tab according to this metafilter comment.

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