Los Angeles eating challenges and contests category

Three random Los Angeles eating challenges
24 oz. burger Monster Burger Yankee Doodles Santa Monica, CA
5 lb. burrito Five Pound Burrito El Alabajeno Culver City, CA
Big Bertha burrito Big Bertha Wall of Fame Los Gringos Locos La Canada, CA
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The Nisei Week Japanese Festival announced that it will not be held in 2020, which will also cancel the gyoza eating contest scheduled for August 22 in Los Angeles. The Festival intends to return in 2021.
Nexx Burger in Downey, CA will award $300 if its Louie the XIII burger challenge is finished in under 13 minutes.

Raina Huang & Asian Hustle Network in LA Times

Raina Huang is featured prominently in a Los Angeles Times article about the Asian Hustle Network. Her father, Wil Huang, is also quoted:

Her new gig as a competitive eater and social media influencer — she’s the star of 600-plus videos — finally has won her father’s approval.

“I’m actually surprised with her character right now, once I got used to her choice,” Wil Huang, an IT engineer, said about his eldest daughter.

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Prata House in West Covina, CA will hold an idli eating contest on November 10 awarding a $300 Amazon gift card to the winner.
Sugar Taco in Los Angeles will hold a ghost taco eating contest on October 30 awarding $1000 to the winner.
On Friday, Raina Huang won the dumpling eating contest at the Dumpling and Beer Festival in San Gabriel, CA for the third year in a row. Taran Eckel was runner up.

2019 Pacific Park tacos

Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo, Juan Rodriguez, Sergio Reyes Raya and Mary Bowers are expected to compete in the Pacific Park World Taco-Eating Championship in Santa Monica, CA October 4.
Raina Huang ate 14 hot dogs in 3 minutes to win the first prize of $200 in Sunday's hot dog eating contest at Down and Out in Los Angeles.
Down and Out in Los Angeles will hold a hot dog eating contest tomorrow awarding $200 to the winner.

2019 Day-Lee Foods Gyoza Championship

Registration is now open on the MLE website for the Pacific Park World Taco Eating Championship in Santa Monica on October 4.
A press release lists the entrants for the Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship in Los Angeles August 17: Joey Chestnut (#1), Matt Stonie (#3), Darron Breeden (#4), Michelle Lesco (#10), Matt Hazzard (#11), George Chiger (#12), Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran (#13), Juan Rodriguez (#14), Derek Jacobs (#15), Rich LeFevre (#19), Juan Neave (#20), Eric Booker (#21), Steve Hendry (#22), Pablo Martinez (#23), Sarah Reinecke (#26), and Derek Hendrickson (#34)
Randy Santel is now 3/4 of the way to 1000 wins after completing his 750th restaurant challenge at Oh My Burger in Gardena, CA.
Raina Huang attempts the Orochon Ramen challenge on the latest episode of the Asian food show "Family Style".
Voyage LA Magazine has an interview with Raina Huang.
Raina Huang attempted the burger challenge at Oh My Burger in Gardena, CA in a video produced by ABC Localish.
Joey Chestnut uploaded a mini-docuemtary about the Day Lee Gyoza Eating Championship held in Los Angeles in August.
Molly Schuyler, Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark and Magic Mikey have produced videos of their attempt with Geoff Esper to complete the 54 inch pizza challenge at Big Mama's and Papa's in under an hour and win $4000. The usual prize for the challenge is $1000 that is paid if an eight person team finishes it in under 2 hours.
Raina Huang's attempt at the burrito challenge at Tirsa's in Los Angeles made ABC's "Bite Size" series.
San Pedro Fish produced a mini-documentary about May's shrimp eating contest.

2018 Pacific Park taco eating contest

The Pacific Park instagram has what appears to be the full field for tomorrow's taco eating contest in Santa Monica: Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo, Gideon Oji, Adrian Morgan, Juan Rodriguez, Sarah Reinecke, Steve Hendry, Mary Bowerk, "Magic" Mikey McMonigle, Taran Eckel, Nathan Klock and Casey Lins.
Raina Huang announces that Papillon Bakery in Los Angeles will award $500 to a diner that can finish 30 Armenian pizzas in under 50 minutes.
Gideon Oji, Adrian Morgan, Juan Rodriguez, Erik Denmark, Steve Hendry, Sarah Reinecke and Mary Bowers are expected to compete in the Pacific Park World Taco-Eating Championship in Santa Monica October 4.
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