Ontario eating challenges and contests category

Three random eating challenges
20 oz. burger The Canadian Shield Southside Cottage Grill Oakville, ON, Canada includes poutine
2 lb. burger Kitchen Sink Burger Kenzington Burger Bar Barrie, ON, Canada 48 hours notice required
2 lb. burger The Beast Hey Dayz London, ON, Canada includes 1/2 lb. bacon
(All Ontario eating challenges and contests in database)

The Peterborough Examiner has an article about Ontario food challenger Mike Jack. He recently received his ninth Guinness World Record for eating 50 Carolina Reaper peppers in 6:49.
Food Challenge News has an interview with Canadian food challenger Mike Jack, whose youtube channel Mike Jack Eats Heat focuses on spicy challenges. He recently received a Guinness world record for eating 50 Carolina Reaper peppers.
The Ottawa Citizen has an article about Darrient Thomas attempting the Mac Daddy burger challenge at the Wellington Diner.
The 2022 Smoke's Poutinerie eating contest was held Saturday as a charity event for local CEOs, so the return of its MLE competition appears in doubt.
BlogTO.com has a post about Raina Huang's trip to Toronto.
TheRecord.com has an article about Canadian food challenger Mike Jack, who holds several Guinness records for eating spicy foods. He hopes to retake the record for Carolina Reaper peppers soon.
Like last year, Smoke's Poutinerie Eating Championship on September 18 will be a charity event for CEOs.
CNN reports that Mike Jack of London, Ontario received a Guinness record for eating 3 Carolina Reaper peppers in 9.72 seconds. He has received three previous Guinness records for eating peppers.
AnnaEngineTV has posted a casting call for a paid opportunity for a competitive eater that will apparently take place in Toronto.
Matt Elliott has posted a list of Toronto events that have been cancelled due to coronavirus which includes Smoke's Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship. The competition remains on the MLE calendar with an unspecified date.
The date for Smoke's Poutinerie eating contest, originally scheduled for August 29 in Toronto, has been removed and the competition is now listed at the bottom of the upcoming contests column on MLE's calendar page.

Competitive eating musical documentary screening June 3

Crow’s Theatre in Leslieville, ON will show “CHEW: A Gastronomical Musical Odyssey into the Strange World of Competitive Eating” on June 3. The documentary will be screened online and tickets will include a home-delivered meal. The film has the following description:

As one competitor puts it: “It’s like a standing-still parade. We just happen to be eating food.” Over the course of several years, Montreal playwright Sarah Segal-Lazar interviewed dozens of competitive eaters in Canada and the States to figure out what drives them to stretch their stomachs beyond comprehension. Inspired by London Road and A Chorus Line, co-creators Segal-Lazar, Anika Johnson and Andrew Kushnir have discovered the ideal container for the excesses of the sport: a musical. Chew takes documentary theatre to new places, and competitive eating to new limits. Whether it’s tucking away tamales in Texas or pulverising pretzels in Providence, the reasons we do unreasonable things can be most surprising of all.


2019 Smoke’s Poutinerie Championship

Official results Part 1 | Part 2

1st 28 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut new record
2nd 27.25 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 24.625 Miki Sudo
4th 22.5 Darron Breeden
5th 17.25 Max Suzuki
6th 16.75 Nick Wehry
7th 16.5 Adam “Beard Meats Food” Moran
8th 15.375 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie first finish outside top 5 in MLE career
9th 14.75 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
10th 13.5 George Chiger
10th 13.5 Ronnie “MegaByte” Hartman
12th 11.125 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco

Livestreaming on youtube has started. The MLE contest is expected to start at 3pm Eastern.

This could be the final matchup between Joey Chestnut and Geoff Esper in 2019. On November 2, Joey Chestnut is expected to compete in a brisket eating contest in Austin while Geoff Esper defends his Indian taco title at Fortune Bay in Tower, MN.

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A press release gives the expected entrants for the moke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship (WPEC) in Toronto October 19: Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Matt Stonie, Darron Breeden, Miki Sudo, Nick Wehry, Michelle Lesco, George Chiger, Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran, Ronnie Hartman, Eric "Badlands" Booker and Darrien Thomas. The final paragraph says that in 2020, the WPEC will be replaced with the "SMOKE-A-PALOOZA! The Rock N’ Roll Psycho Circus", so this might be the final MLE Smoke's Poutinerie competition.
The Hamilton Spectator has an article about Joel Hansen focusing on his runner-up performance in yesterday's pumpkin pie eating contest in Clarence, NY.
Joel Hansen won the first prize of $500 in Friday's Hotpot eating contest at Xiangzi in Markham, ON.
Guelph Mercury has an interview with Canadian food challenger Joel Hansen, owner of the instagram page modelvsfood.
Simcoe.com has an article about Darrien Thomas competing in the Nathan's finals.
Joel Hansen ate 9 sandwiches to win the first prize of $300 in yesterday's sandwich eating contest at Via Panini in Maple, ON.
Via Panini in Maple, ON, Canada will hold a sandwich eating contest on April 13 awarding $300/$150/$75.
Canadian competitive eater Joel Hansen ate 12 pounds of barbecue at Adamson Barbecue in Toronto Thursday night to raise $4,030 for Covenant House Toronto.
Narcity.com has an article about a new 26 pound pizza available at Frank's Pizza House in Toronto, billed as the largest in Canada. Joel Hansen inspired the creation of the menu item.
An episode of TV Made Me Do IT about the 2009 AICE USA vs. Canada burger eating contest focusing on "Furious" Pete Czerwinski.
Pewdiepie, owner of the youtube channel with the most subscriptions, produced a video criticizing mukbang eating videos focusing on the controversy that ensued when Veronica Wang flagged other Youtube channels for copyright violations. In the video, Pewdiepie claims "Americans ruin everything" (Veronica Wang is from Toronto). A reddit thread started December 24 has background on the feud between Veronica Wang and the now-deleted Shookbang channel, which produced parodies of mukbang videos.
Barrie360.com has an article about Darrien Thomas attempting the Kitchen Sink Burger at Kenzington Burger Bar in Barrie, ON.
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