Toronto eating challenges and contests category

Three random Toronto eating challenges
3 lb. burger The Big Pig The Potted Pig Barrie, ON, Canada
1 kg burger Kilo Burger Three Monkeys Eatery Scarborough, ON, Canada
6 patty burger Go Chuck Yourself Burger Holy Chuck Burgers Toronto, ON, Canada includes specialty milkshake
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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.

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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.
Joel Hansen won the first prize of $500 in Friday's Hotpot eating contest at Xiangzi in Markham, ON.
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.
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.

2018 Smoke’s Poutinerie contest

Official results. Miki Sudo was announced on stage as the runner up

1st 17.5 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut regains lead for 2018 MLE non-qualfier wins with 11
2nd 16 Darron Breeden
3rd 15 Miki Sudo announced as runner-up on stage
4th 12.5 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie announced as 3rd place on stage
5th 11.5 George Chiger
6th 10 Eric “Badlands” Booker
7th 9.5 Derek Jacobs
8th 8 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
9th 7.5 “Buffalo” Jim Reeves
10th 5.5 Jesse Kankula
10th 5.5 William “Wild Bill” Myers

Joel Hansen ate 8.5 pounds in 5 minutes to win the amateur contest, which is more than 4 of the 11 professionals ate in 10 minutes

Matt Stonie has posted a livestream video of the contest

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The field for Saturday's Smoke's Poutinerie contest in Toronto has been announced and includes Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo, Darron Breeden, Michelle Lesco, George Chiger, Derek Jacobs, Badlands Booker, Bill Myers, Jim Reeves and Darrien Thomas. Matt Stonie has also said he will compete.

2018 Vaughan, Ontario Pizza Eating Championship

Simcoe.com has an interview with Darrien Thomas, winner of the amateur division of the 2017 Smoke's Poutinerie contest.
Joel Hansen was the first person to finish the 7+ pound "Ultimate Food Challenge" at TheSmoke in Vaughan, ON. He has a youtube channel at "Any Body Nutrition"
Joey Chestnut is expected to compete at the Vaughan Pizza Festival in Vaughan, ON on July 15. The contest will be sponsored by Pie Wood Fired Pizza, which has sponsored an contest in Barrie, ON that Takeru Kobayashi has competed in since 2010.
Palm Beach Happening has interviews with Matt "Hungry" Hazzard and Darrien Thomas, winner of the amateur division of the 2017 Smoke's Poutinerie contest in Toronto. Matt is also the guest on the latest Fink Beats the Stomach podcast.
Mike "Strictly Dumpling" Chen produced a video of him attempting a 50 pound lobster challenge costing $662 in Toronto.

Carmen Cincotti wins Toronto poutine

Smoke's Poutinerie in Ann Arbor, MI will hold a qualifier awarding the winner a spot in the poutine eating contest in Toronto on October 14. The first round will take place on September 28 and the second round on September 30. The top 3 will receive $250/$150/$100. "Poutine Games" will also be held at Smoke's locations on September 23 for 2 person teams to determine spots in the amateur undercard in Toronto.
Pie Wood Fired Pizza will hold "Let em Eat 8" at Kempenfest in Barrie, ON on August 7. Takeru Kobayashi will attempt to win the title for the eighth year in a row. Previous contests have awarded over $5000. update The contest has been removed from the Kempenfest.com schedule but still appears in some Google search results
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