Crown Candy Kitchen (St. Louis, MO) malt milkshake challenge category

The Riverfront Times has an article about the Crown Candy Kitchen in St. Louis, home of probably the most famous milkshake challenge in the USA.
Stephanie Wu announces that she set the house record at Crown Candy Kitchen in St. Louis with 9 milkshakes in 29:17, breaking a mark previously set by Joey Chestnut and Ben Monson.

Stephanie Wu finishes Big Texan challenge in 30:40

Stephanie Wu announced that she finished the 72 ounce steak challenge at The Big Texan in Amarillo, TX in 30:40. This would make the five fastest times for women in the official finishers list (a fire destroyed pre-1991 records)

  • 4:59, Molly Schuyler, 2014
  • 9:58, Molly Schuyler, 2014
  • 30:40, Stephanie Wu, 2014
  • 32m, Carlene LeFevre, March 20, 2002
  • 32:24, Johanna Hickey, August 9, 2005

In a 2000 Ripley’s Believe it or Not program, Carlene LeFevre finished the steak challenge in 32 minutes, which was billed as a new women’s record. (Results from that episode do not appear in the finishers list).

update Nov 12 On her trip, Stephanie also set the women’s record for the milkshake challenge at Crown Candy Kitchen in St. Louis and the overall Onion Burger record at Dust Bowl in Tulsa.

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NewsTribune has an article about Randy Santel's attempt at the Mega Moose Challenge at Moose Brothers BBQ in Jefferson City, MO today. The news video clip of Randy breaking the Crown Candy Kitchen malt record is also available. update April 29 has an article about Randy Santel completing the challenge.
Rob Rains has an article about Randy Santel's appearance on Truck Stop America on the Travel Channel on Thursday. Tomorrow, he will attempt to break the Crown Candy Kitchen record on Fox 2 News and then attempt an eating challenge at O'Learys in St. Louis. (episode photos | video) update April 18 Randy announces that he did the challenge in 2:29, breaking Ben Monson's (as "Kevin Ross") record.
Brandy Young announces that she was the second woman (and first in almost 10 years) to finish the Crown Candy Kitchen five milkshake challenge.
Randy Santel has uploaded a video of him completing the five malt challenge at Crown Candy Kitchen in St. Louis.
Randy Santel reports he drank 5 malts at the Crown Candy Kitchen in St. Louis in 4:45, but failed to tie the record of 7 malts.
The Crown Candy Kitchen's twitter announced that a Naperville, Illinois resident finished the 5 milkshake challenge in 9 minutes.

Punching Kitty: Ben Monson set Crown Candy Kitchen record

Punching Kitty has an update on the malt record recently set at the Crown Candy Kitchen by someone claiming to be Kevin Ross. The owner of the Crown Candy Kitchen, Andy Karandzieff, posted a picture of the record setter, and it is definitely not the Kevin Ross who qualified for the 2008 Nathan’s finals.

The “Kevin Ross” claimed to have completed the Pointersaurus, but no information is available on Pointer’s Pizza facebook.

update Barry Stagg reports that the #7 ranked eater (Ben Monson) ate the King Kong Burger challenge in 8 minutes at Ray’s Franks in Houston.

update #2 KSDK and the Riverfront Times have articles.

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KSDK reports that Kevin Ross set the malt record at Crown Candy Kitchen in St. Louis by drinking seven malts in less than 6 minutes. (via punchingkitty)
Dave Koob has a video of him breaking the 5 milkshake record at the Crown Candy Kitchen in St. Louis

Man vs. Food Feb 25 (St. Louis) episode links

  • Crown Candy Kitchen – challenge: 5 malt milkshakes in 30 minutes
    Home Page Reviews: Citysearch | Yelp
    The restaurant’s website says the milkshake challenge has been offered since its opening in 1913, which might make it the oldest eating contest or challenge
    A book about the Crown Candy Kitchen, which includes the malt milkshake Wall of Fame is available on amazon
    When the book was published, Rich LeFevre held the record of six milkshakes, Pat Bertoletti has since broken that mark by one.

  • Pappy’s Smokehouse
    Home Page Review: Yelp
    STLMags blog entry about the recording says that Adam Richman’s meal was the Big Ben which consists of a full slab of ribs, 2 sandwiches, a 1/4 a chicken, and 4 side dishes

  • Iron Barley
    Home Page Reviews: Citysearch | Yelp
    Iron Barley was in an episode of Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives last March

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