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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.
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)
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.
CDAPress.com has a report on Randy Santel and Katina DeJarnett attempting the "Death by Pizza" challenge at Westside Pizza in Post Falls, ID.
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 New Orleans reddit page has a post about a 1920 oyster eating contest in which sisters Lois and Ruth Waddell combined to eat 204 oysters.
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.
Miki Sudo and Nick Wehry announced that they have moved from Connecticut to Florida, most likely the Tampa Bay area.
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.
AR15.com has a forum thread about the livestream of diners attempting the 72 ounce steak challenge at The Big Texan in Amarillo, TX. The thread started on September 7 and currently has 307 pages. Molly Schuyler and Katina Eats Kilos are some of the steak challengers mentioned by commenters.
Salsa Joe's in Arlington, TX has added a 20 pound burger, billed as the largest in Texas, to its menu. They also offer a 10 pound burger available as an individual eating challenge.

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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Molly Schuyler produced a video of her eating a 15 foot long sushi roll from Steak and Main in North East, MD, which she claims is a record.
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