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The Three Rivers Festival in Fairmont, WV plans to hold its pepperoni roll eating contest during its 2021 event, currently scheduled from May 27-29.
YourSun.com has a report on Randy Santel and Jack Diamond attempting the 12 pound TQ Titan Torta food challenge for two person teams at Taqueria Queretaro in Arcadia, FL.
Registration opens Friday for the National Sweet Corn Eating Championship at the Sweet Corn Fiesta in West Palm Beach, FL on April 25. The purse is $2500/$1500/$1000/$600/$300/$200.
Fox13News has a video about Randy Santel and Katina DeJarnett attempting a 4 foot sandwich at Richie Cheesesteak in Spring Hill, FL. sThe challenge will award $200 to a pair that completes it. (youtube video)
The Owensboro (KY) International Bar-B-Q Festival World Mutton Sandwich-Eating Championship will not be held in 2021 to reduce crowd size. The event has been rebranded as the Bar-B-Q Block Party and is scheduled for May 8.
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.
Darron Breeded posted a video of the grilled cheese challenge at Fo Cheezy Twisted Meltz in St. Pete Beach, FL he attempted with George Chiger. He says the restaurant reneged on the $50 reward they would receive if the challenge was completed.
In a comment to her video about the Mugshots burger challenge in Alabama, Raina Huang announces that the she is done making videos with Joel Hansen.
Strongman competitor Robert Oberst ate 15,000 calories of sushi. While dining, he broke the restaurant booth. (video)
Mirror has an article about Kyle Gibson's latest video in which he attempts every starter, burger, main, side, wrap and dessert offered by Nando's restaurant chain.
SoraNews24.com reports that Japanese competitive eater Max Suzuki has partnered with the Daisho Group to start a restaurant chain called Max Suzuki's Seabura Hanten. The locations will mainly deliver via Uber Eats but some sites will also offer carry-out orders. Large meals will be focus for the brand, with one menu item, the Triple Mega Serving, coming in at a weight of 1.8kg (3.97 pounds).
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 Sweet Corn Fiesta currently plans to have an in-person event in West Palm Beach, FL on April 25. Previous festivals held a MLE corn eating contest.
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.
Darron Breeden's girlfriend Caroline Freeman produced a vlog of their trip to Tampa for the Draft Kings Big Game Snackdown.
WKFR.com has a list of 6 Michigan restaurant challenges.
Chris Gdula posted a picture of a 500 piece jigsaw puzzle which uses a picture of a competitor (who I don't recognize) in the Chicago Ribfest eating contest. A MLE MC is in the background. The title of the puzzle is "Lewd Little Pig".
The Big Texan in Amarillo, TX has started a youtube channel for videos of attempts at its 72 ounce steak challenge.

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 Colorado State Fair, scheduled from August 27 to September 6 in Pueblo, CO, announced that it intends to bring back its slopper eating contest.
In 2009, the Seattle Business Journal wrote a report on the "Tatonka Bowl", a wing eating contest held for employees of Amazon.com. Andy Jassy, who was recently named as the replacement for CEO Jeff Bezos, served as MC for the event. Jonathan Squibb, Wing Bowl winner from 2009 to 2011, won the contest. (via Eater Seattle)
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