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Nathan’s Famous Wall of Fame removed

Magical Theme Parks uploaded a video recorded today of the removal of the hot dog eating contest Wall of Fame at Nathan’s Famous Coney Island location.

Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest Wall of Fame sign removal

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Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT has settled a lawsuit with the family of Caitlin Nelson who passed away after choking in a 2017 pancake eating contest held by her sorority. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
A press release announces that Nathan's Famous is crossing over to offer chicken wings and Harlem-style chicken and waffles under a new brand, Wings of New York.
The "Hungry Badger" won yesterday's British Eating League Chilli Eating Contest. The event used an exemption for "elite sport played behind closed doors" to bypass the current UK coronavirus lockdown.
Blackwater Distilling & Tavern in Stevensville, MD will hold a hot wing eating contest on November 21 for amateurs awarding $150/$100/$75.
The Fort Worth Pizza Fest will hold an eating contest on November 15 awarding $250/$100/$50.
Flasback May 1997: Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Theresa LePore serves as a judge for a Nathan's qualifier held in Boca Raton, FL. She would receive national publicity three years later due to the "butterfly ballot" controversy following the 2000 Florida presidential election.

Matt Stonie wins Draft Kings Halloween Candy Bowl

The contest is currently streaming online.

Results from live stream
1 Matt Stonie 4.01 lbs
2 Geoff Esper 3.11
3 Miki Sudo 3.06
4 Nick Wehry 3.04
5 Darron Breeden 3.02
6 Joey Chestnut 2.15

This is the first finish outside the top 4 for Joey Chestnut in a head-to-head MLE contest. (He did not make the final 16 in the 2005 US Open of Competitive Eating tournament).

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Draft Kings Halloween candy details

Draft Kings has a page about its Halloween candy eating contest that will be held at the Bellagio in Las Vegas on Saturday. The event will be streamed on Draft Kings’ youtube and twich channels starting at 7:30 Eastern. The contest will have a first-to-finish or “steeplechase” format with a time maximum of 6 minutes. Entrants will eat in sequence a pound of the following 6 types of candies: candy corn, Kit Kats, M & Ms, Milky Ways, Snickers and Mini Reese’s.

Current odds for the 6 entrants:
Joey Chestnut -110 (bet $110 to win $100)
Geoff Esper +160 (bet $100 to win $160)
Darron Breeden +600
Nick Wehry +700
Matt Stonie +1400
Miki Sudo +1500

Draft Kings is offering a free $10000 prize pool awarding $500 to the winner. Prizes will be awarded based on predicting the following:
1st, 2nd, 3rd and last places
1st to finish candy corn
Will Joey Chestnut finish all 6 pounds of candy
# of entrants to finish all candy
total pounds of candy eaten for all entrants

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The British Eating League will hold its first eating contest in south England Friday when Bobby Jo's Diner in Southend-on-Sea hosts a chilli dog eating contest awarding £100/£30/£20.
A press release announces an alliance between Nathan's Famous and Damhus, "a German manufacturer of quality meat-products since 1936", to manufacture and distribute hot dogs throughout Europe. It is interesting that a Jewish-founded company would partner with a firm started in Nazi Germany. The document makes no mention of a possible European qualifier for Nathan's hot dog eating contest.
Kyle Gibson ate a 480g box of Coco Pops and 2 liters of milk in 6:15 to take the first prize of £100 in Saturday's British Eating League contest.
The segment from NBC's First Look about Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest that was televised on Sunday morning's episode can be viewed on youtube (segment starts around 16:10). Miki Sudo, Badlands Booker, Nick Wehry and Rich Shea make appearances.
Max Stanford edged Kyle Gibson by one chicken nugget to win the first prize of £1000 in yesterday's British Eating League chicken nugget championship.
Juan-A-Taco in New Port Richey, FL will hold a taco eating contest on October 4 awarding $200 to the winner.
Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest will be featured on the next episode of NBC's First Look, which will be televised at 1 am Sunday morning after Saturday Night Live. Nick Wehry, Miki Sudo and Badlands Booker will appear.
Golden Wok Australia is holding a video dumpling eating contest awarding $1000/$500/$200 vouchers. Entrants need to submit videos of themselves eating 9 dumplings be September 29.

2020 Lewisville Western Days tamales

Official results

1st 93 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut first appearance at contest since 2014
2nd 75 Miki Sudo
3rd 61 Nick Wehry
4th 57.5 Gideon Oji
5th 26.5 “Nasty” Nathan Biller
6th 21 Katie Prettyman
7th 16.5 Jocelyn Walker
8th 12.5 Alex “Moose” Perez
9th 8 Brian Moote
DQ ? Greg “The Savage” Wilson apparently had at least 30 before DQ

The Western Days Festival World Tamale Eating Championship can be viewed online at http://lewisvillewesterndays.com/. Joey Chestnut will be competing for the first time since 2014.

Previous winners
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Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo and Gideon Oji are expected to compete in the Western Days Festival World Tamale Eating Championship in Lewisville, TX on September 26. update Miki Sudo says that Nick Wehry, Katie Prettyman, Alex Perez and Jocelyn Walker will also compete.
Tiffin the Indian Kitchen restaurant in Chicago will hold a samosa eating contest on October 25 awarding $500 to the winner. Pat Bertoletti will be a celebrity judge at the event.
Yorkshire Evening Post reports that Kyle Gibson won the first prize of £500 in Saturday's eating contest held at Mumtaz in Leeds. Gibson was the only person to finish his meal, which consisted of a whole chcken, 4 curry dishes, naan bread and chips and a kebab.
The owner of a Dallas food truck says $1000 will be awarded if its burger challenge is completed.
Fat Boy's Pizza has opened a location in Baton Rouge. Like the original site in Metairie, LA, the restaurant will award $2500 if Joey Chestnut's time of 40 seconds for its 2 foot pizza slice challenge is broken.
Muntaz in Leeds, Yorkshire will hold the Grand Thaal Challenge on September 12 awarding £500 to the fastest finisher.
The qualifiers for the British Eating League chicken nugget eating contest have concluded. The field for the finals at The George Pub in Stockton-on-Tees awarding £1000 on October 3 will consist of Kyle Gibson, Max Stanford, John "The Beast" Dawesy, Lewis Tordoff, Arron Badger and Patrick Finn.
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