California eating challenges and contests category

Three random eating challenges
tall burger Leaning Tower of Watts Hawkins House of Burgers Watts, CA
big burger 5 Stack Burger Challenge Tree House Cafe Carmel, CA
5 lb. burrito El Merendero Burrito El Merendero's La Verne, CA No reward - burrito advertised as feeding 4
(All California eating challenges and contests in database)

Dan Kennedy has the top 4 from tonight's corn dog eating contest at the California State Fair: 1 Molly Schuyler 30 (defends title) 2 Dan Kennedy 28 3 Tom Shelton 10 4 Tom Greene 4.
The Nisei Week festival in Los Angeles has replaced its gyoza eating contest with food demonstrations by local chefs.
The Vegan Playground in Los Angeles will hold a vegan hot dog eating contest on July 20 awarding $500.
The Schedule for the 2022 Nisei Week Festival in Los Angeles does not list a gyoza eating contest. The facebook page for the competition has no information about an upcoming event.
The California State Fair corn dog eating contest will award $2500/2000/$1000/$500/$100 July 23 in Sacramento. A qualifier will be held on July 22.
Naader Reda and Kevin Ross tied for first place in Paul's Pantry cinnamon roll eating contest in Mission Viejo, CA on July 4.
Paul's Pantry in Mission Viejo, CA will hold a cinnamon roll eating contest on July 4 awarding $1000/$500/$100.
ESPN has a press release about its telecast of the 2022 Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest. The men's contest will be live on ESPNews while the women's contest will be streamed on ESPN3 while ESPNews shows Sportscenter. (The two main ESPN channels will be showing Wimbledon.) John Anderson will replace Mike Golic Jr. as Rich Shea's broadcast partner.
Janns Marketplace in Thousand Oaks, CA will hold a pie eating contest on July 4 awarding $300 to the winner.

James Webb wins Alameda County Fair Nathan’s qualifier

update Derek Hendrickson, Safeway and Misty Family Vlogs have videos. KCBS has a radio segment

The top 6 men from today’s Nathan’s qualifier at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, CA (top 3 qualify for finals)
1 James Webb 41.5
2 Derek Hendrickson 28.75
3 Pablo Martinez 28.5
4 Erik Denmark 25
5T Gabriel Lucas 7
5T BJ Thompson 7

Austalia’s James Webb broke the UK Commonwealth Nathan’s record previously held by Adam “Beard Meats Food” Moran (32)

There were not female entrants according to Pablo Martinez

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The Smoking Gun in San Diego will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding $1000 to the winner.

Miki Sudo wins Salvation Army donuts

Official results of taday’s Salvation Army donut eating contest on the USS Midway in San Diego | Facebook Live video

1 Miki Sudo 39.5 donuts in 8 minutes
2 Derek Hendrickson 37
3 Michelle Lesco 26
4 Ryan “Max Carnage” Rodacker 22.5
5 Sergio Reyes Raya 15
6 Doug Ecks 12.5
7 Alex “Moose” Perez 8

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Ryan "Max Carnage" Rodacker has posted some of the competitors in Friday's Salvation Army donut eating contest on the USS Midway in San Diego which includes himself, Miki Sudo, Michelle Lesco, Derek Hendrickson, Sergio Reyes Raya and Alex Perez.
Registration will open June 1 at noon eastern for Nathan's qualifiers at the Giant National Capital BBQ Battle in Washington, DC on June 25 and the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, CA on June 18. Both competitions will award spots in the July 4 contest to the top three male and female finishers.
The first Nathan's qualifier of the 2020s will take place at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, CA on June 18. The top 3 male and female finishers will receive a spot in the July 4 contest. Registration opens May 31.
Matt Stonie has started a restaurant in Los Angeles called Stonie Bowls focusing on poke bowls.
The Los Angles Times has an article about Knott's Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival in Buena Park, CA and its daily pie eating contests.
Raina Huang ate 14 tacos in about 4 minutes to win the first prize of $200 in today's eating contest at Gente Market in Santa Ana, CA.
Gener de Guzman won the first prize of $1,000 in today's Superball: Fishball Eating Contest held at Island Pacific in Santa Clarita, CA.
The Gente Love and Taco Festival will hold a taco eating contest in Santa Ana, CA awarding $200 to the first person to eat 14 tacos.
El Chingon in San Diego will hold a taco eating contest on February 22 awarding $500 to the first four person team to finish 42 tacos.
Raina Huang ate 3.5 pounds of salad in 10 minutes to win an eating contest against Honey "Mega" Bunny, a Flemish Giant rabbit, held today at Chop Stop in Glendale, CA. The rodent seemed uninterested in the competition and barely nibbled at her food. update The Los Angeles Times has an article which makes the interesting claim that Raina's total will be recognized as a Major League Eating record even though she is not a MLE member. Reuters also has a twitter video.
Scott Curley won yesterday's sandwich eating contest at Grater Grilled Cheese in San Diego. Raina Huang also competed. has an article on Indian food challenger Saapattu Raman eating 50 omelets in a video which has received over 6 million views. has a post about Danielle Shapiro getting hospitalized for acid reflux after eating 32 rolls at a Mountain View, CA sushi buffet. Her tiktok video recorded at the hospital has received 11.3 million views (eating video).
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