Mobile / South Alabama eating challenges and contests category

Three random Mobile eating challenges
30 in. pizza Mega Daddy Pizza - defunct Fox's Pizza Mobile, AL restaurant closed
28 inch pizza The Grande Vitolli Vitolli's Pizzeria & Italian Eatery Robertsdale, AL for 2 person teams
oysters Oyster Eating Record Wintzell's Oyster House Mobile, AL
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Randy Santel achieved his 900th restaurant challenge victory today at Wacked Out Weiners in Gulf Shores, AL.
Kristen Amy McElhaney ate 223 oysters to break the women's record at Wintzell's Oyster House in Mobile, AL, a mark which had stood for 22 years. The effort raised $5,000 for the Distinguished Young Women program. has a profile of Ken Orndoff, who has held the house record of 421 oysters at Wintzell's Oyster House in Mobile, AL for over eight years.
The 2015 Wind Creek Throw Down will be held on Saturday. No mention of an eating contest appears on the event website. MLE contests were held at the Atmore, AL casino the previous two years.

2014 Creek Indian Taco Eating Contest

Results Part 1 | Part 2

1) Matt Stonie 32.5
2) Joey Chestnut 28.5
3) Miki Sudo 18.5
4) Michelle Lesco 17
5) Tim Janus 16
6) Adrian Morgan 15.5
7) Matt Raible 9
8) Steve Martin 8.75
9) Dee Martin 6
10) Chef Horowitz 4

Matt Stonie has been anounced as the winner.

The Creek Indian Taco Eating Contest at the Wind Creek Throwdown in Atmore, Al has started.

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2014 Wind Creek Throwdown pulled pork sliders

Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1) Joey Chestnut, 62 new record
2) Matt Stonie 55
3) Tim Janus 41
4) Adrian Morgan 32
5) Miki Sudo 28.5
6) Michelle Lesco 26.5
7) Jason Cook 16.5
8) Matthew Raible 13
9) Steve Martin 11.5
10) Dee Martin 11
11) Colton “The Champ” 5


Joey Chestnut and Tim Janus were interviewed on Local 15 this morning about tonight’s pulled pork slider eating contest at the Wind Creek Throwdown in Atmore, AL. Tim Janus also did a weather segment.  The contest is expected to start at 7 pm Central.


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2/3 of the MLE top 9 are expected in this weekend's contests at the Wind Creek Throwdown in Atmore, AL: Joey Chestnut, Matt Stonie, Tim Janus, Miki Sudo, Adrian Morgan & Michelle Lesco.  
The Atmore Advance has a short preview of next weekend's eating contests at the Wind Creek Throwdown in Atmore, AL.  
A pork slider eating contest has been added to Wind Creek Casino's Throw Down in Atmore, AL on March 28. Registration is now open on  
Registration is now open for the Creek Indian Taco Eating Contest at Wind Creek Casino in Atmore, AL on March 29. The oyster eating competition held at last year's event does not appear to be returning.  update Feb 11 Registration for The Magnify Credit Union World Ice Cream Eating Championship  in Lakeland, FL on April 12 will open today at noon eastern.
The 2014 Throw Down at Wind Creek will take place in Atmore, AL on March 28 and 29. Tim Janus is expected to defend his Indian taco eating championship on March 29.

Eater X wins Foodabluza taco contest, “Cardboard Shell” defeats Sonya

update May 1 Atmore Advance has a contest report (via Rhonda Evans)

update April 29 has a gallery and video

update April 28 Atmore Advance has a short article

Results | Part 2
1) Tim “Eater X” Janus 20.5 1/2 lb. tacos in 8 minutes
2) Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco 16.5
3) Sonya Thomas 15 (first finish behind another woman in MLE career)
4) Nate Biller 14.5
5) Eric “Badlands” Booker 13
6) Erik “The Red” Denmark 11.5
7) Matthew Raible 11
8) Crazy Legs Conti 8.5
8) Don Potts 8.5
10) Damien Boykin 8

Tim Janus won the Creek Indian taco eating contest at Foodabluza with a total of 20.5 half pound tacos.

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Foodabluza Oyster Eating Contest

update April 27 has an article and video

Results Par 1 | Part 2
1) Sonya Thomas 445 oysters in 5 minutes
2) Tim Janus 332
3) Adrian Morgan 318
4) Erik Denmark 266
5) Crazy Legs Conti 260
6) Nate Biller 253
7) Michelle Lesco 252
8) Badlands Booker 192
9) Damien Boykin 80
10 Matt Raible 59

update Sonya Thomas has been announced as the winner.

A gallery of the contest oysters being shucked is available.

Wintzell’s Oyster House is sponsoring the contest. Presumably reversals in tonight’s contest will result in a disqualification unlike in Wintzells house record.

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Tim Janus, Sonya Thomas, Adrian Morgan, Erik Denmark, Eric "Badlands" Booker, Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco, Crazy Legs Conti, Nate Biller, Damien Boykin and Matt Raible are expected to compete in the oyster contest at Foodabluza in Atmore, AL Friday.
The Foodabluza facebook announces that Pat Bertoletti and Sonya Thomas will be competing at its eating contests on April 26 and 27 in Altmore, AL and will pay $10,000 to a competitor that defeats them (There is no information about who is eligible to receive the bonus). The festival will also hold oyster and taco contests for amateurs on those days awarding $750 ($500 to the winner).
Registration for the oyster eating contest (April 26) and taco eating contest (April 27) at Foodabluza at Wind Creek Casino & Hotel in Atmore, AL will open today at 4 pm central / 5 eastern on Both contests will award $5000. reports that offensive lineman Robert Leff attempted the Jubilee Challenge, consisting of 7.5 pounds of seafood, at The Complete Angler in Daphne, AL after signing a football scholarship to Auburn.

Man vs. Food Nation Mobile, Alabama episode links

Man vs. Food is reportedly recording in Mobile, Alabama. (video) update Lagniappe Mobile has more information. The challenge restaurant will be Wintzell's Oyster House.
WKRG reports that Ken Orndoff broke a 7 year old record at Wintzell's Oyster House in Mobile, Alabama by eating 421 oysters in an hour. During the attempt, oysters entered his mouth more than 421 times. (See this video for an explanation.) has an article and gallery about the eating contest at Wintzell's Oyster House held for competitors in the Junior Miss pageant. Julia Springate of Kentucky won the contest with 74 oysters. Junior Misses from Vermont (59 oysters), Wyoming (55) and Delaware (45) also broke the previous record of 44.
Adrian Morgan's facebook page reports that he is the first person to complete the "Big Pig" sandwich challenge (with a time of 7:35) at Saucy Q Bar B Q in Mobile, Alabama.

Oyster eating contest on the Travel Channel yesterday

AmazingStace reports that last night’s episode of Bizarre Foods on the Travel Channel featured the cuisine of the Gulf Coast. An oyster eating contest at Wintzell’s Oyster House in Mobile, AL appeared in one of the segments. The winner ate 430 oysters in an hour. I will try to catch the episode if it reruns.


Mobile AL Wing Bowl & NE Florida Fair contest

The Krystal finals will not be the only southeastern eating contest to be held later this month:

Northeast Florida Fair

Other new features at this year’s fair include a pizza-eating contest at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29.
Five contestants will be drawn at random from those who register to participate between 3 and 4 p.m. The person who eats the most pizza in 10 minutes or finishes four 10-inch pizzas before the 10 minutes is up will be the winner. The champion pizza eater will win $100 and bragging rights for a year. Second- and third-place winners will win $50 and $25 respectively.

But hamburger-eaters still get their day at the fair. The third annual hamburger-eating contest will be 7 p.m. Monday. Five contestants drawn from those who register between 6 and 7 p.m. will vie for a top prize of $100, with the other contestants each winning $25.

Mobile, Alabama Wing Bowl

Wing Bowl II kicks off Saturday in Bienville SquareThe region’s top wing-cooking specialists will be going beak to beak at the Wing Bowl II Chicken Wing Cook-off on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Wing Bowl’s three-minute eating contest, open to anyone 18 or over, has a $500 prize. Entrants must sign up at Wings Sports Grille in Mobile or Daphne before to the event.