Eating Contests category

The 2021 Florida Strawberry Festival will hold its traditional slate of eating contests in Plant City, FL: March 5 Amish Donuts | March 8 Strawberry Spaghetti | March 10 Super Mega Corn Dog | March 11 Strawberry Shortcake | March 12 Strawberry Mashed Potato Pie.
The Staten Island Republican Party has endorsed Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa for Mayor of New York City. He competed in several Nathan's Famous finals in the 1990s, finishing 3rd in 1994 with a total of 20.5 hot dogs. In June, Sliwa received coverage after being injured while trying to defend a Manhattan Foot Locker from looters.
Mimi "The Mini Monster" Zhang ate 32 pancakes in an hour to win a eating contest held at the Pancake Manor in Brisbane, QLD. She also won another pancake eating contest held this weekend at the restaurant's Garden City location.
Magical Theme Parks posted a picture of construction work at the site of the former Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest wall of fame. We will see if this results in the construction of a new billboard.
The Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City, NJ, site of Nathan's qualifiers from 2009-2012, was demolished yesterday.
Bodybuilder Manny Cambra ate 11.5 paczkis to win an eating contest held this morning in Ansonia, CT. He previously won the contest in 2015.

2021 Draft Kings Big Game Snackdown

Foods: pepperoni pizza, chili, pigs in blanket, eight-layer dip, cheese balls, boneless chicken wings, sub sandwich, Jalapeno poppers.

Official results
1 Geoff Esper 5:43 completion time
2 Joey Chestnut 7:32
3 Nick Wehry 7:59
4 Darron Breeden Stage 8 (15 poppers eaten)
5 Gideon Oji Stage 8 (8 poppers eaten)
6 Michelle Lesco Stage 6 (12 wings eaten)

George Chiger beat Matt Hazzard in the the Cheese Whiz undercard

The pregame show has started on Draft Kings youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91VvvseKFT4. They are currently interviewing Joey Chestnut. The contest is scheduled to start at 4:30 pm Eastern.

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The Draftkings Big Game Snackdown undercard will feature George Chiger vs. Matt Hazzard in a spray cheese chugging contest. Badlands Booker was originally expected to compete, but withdrew.
The current field for the Draft Kings Big Game Snack Down in Tampa on February 7 is Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden, Nick Wehry, Gideon Oji and Michelle Lesco after Miki Sudo will miss the competition due to her pregnancy. It is interesting that Matt Stonie is not expected to compete after his victory in the previous Draft Kings event, a Halloween candy eating contest.
Ragin Cajun Cafe in Redondo Beach, CA will hold a crawfish eating contest on February 13 awarding a $300 gift card to the winner.
The former Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ, site of Nathan's Famous hot dog eating qualifiers from 2009 to 2012, is scheduled for demolition on February 17 due to safety concerns. The property was purchased by Icahn Enterprises in 2016. The 2011 competition was the final Nathan's qualifier for Sonya Thomas, after which she received a bye as a former women's champion.
The third event in a Draft Kings Major League Eating Contest trilogy, the Big Game Snackdown, will take place on February 7. The event that was to have been the second Draft Kings competition, a Thanksgiving turkey eating contest, fizzled into oblivion. Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Matt Stonie, Darron Breeden, Miki Sudo and Nick Wehry are the announced entrants and will face off in a steeplechase contest in which the foods will be eight-layer dip, pepperoni pizza, boneless wings, chili, a sub sandwich, cheese balls, pigs in a blanket and jalepeño poppers. The competition will be broadcast on DraftKings' Youtube channel and Twitch stream.
Fink Beats the Stomach visited Nathan's Famous Coney Island location yesterday. Almost two months after the removal of the Hot Dog Eating Contest Wall of Fame (which started on November 22), there are no signs of construction on a new billboard. Neither Nathan's Famous or Major League Eating have made any statements about the sign removal. The new poll asks what you think their official announcement will eventually be.
The brother of Mike E Sizzle of the Fink Beats the Stomach podcast produced a custom Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest themed Funko POP. update Steve Castro has posted how he made the POP, which was created from three store-bought POPs: Ted Mosby ("How I Met Your Mother"), the 1989 Joker (Jack Nicholson) and Ein from Cowboy Bebob.
Joey Chestnut was the answer to a question in tonight's episode of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? - celebrities
"The Big Eat", a documentary about the 2005 UK qualifier for Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest can be viewed on youtube.
It has now been over a month since the hot dog eating contest Wall of Fame has been removed from Nathan's Famous original Coney Island location. Neither Nathan's nor Major League Eating have made any announcement about the restoration of the sign.
Beard Meats Food has produced a single and music video titled "Garlic Bread (I Think I am in Love). The song can be purchased from streaming services for 59p with proceeds going to the Stroke Association. The iTunes charts has the single currently in the top 40. update Leeds Live has an article about the song, which has hit the UK iTunes top 10.

2020 St. Elmo shrimp cocktail challenge

The 2020 St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Challenge, in which Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo will attempt to eat 100 bowls of spicy shrimp cocktail in under 20 minutes is currently streaming at https://www.facebook.com/stelmosteakhouse/videos/841447110027607/

update The official total was 33 bowls.

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Indy Star reports Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo will attept to eat 100 bowls of St. Elmo Steak House shrimp cocktail in 20 minutes in Indianapolis on December 19 to raise money for Gleaner's Food Bank, Peyton Manning Children's Hospital and Wheeler Mission. The event will replace the eating contest held during the Big Ten football championship Fan Fest. Donors who contribute at least $1,000 will receive autographed items from Joey Chestnut. Contributors of $5,000 or more will receive a private dinner at St. Elmo with him.

Nathan’s Wall of Fame completely removed

Dutchmazz posted a picture of Nathan’s Famous Coney Island location with the wall of fame completely removed. He claims that it is out for repair and will return.

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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. update Nov 23 The left side of the wall has been removed.

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.
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