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3 hot dogs Superior Street Challenge ChiDogOs Washington, DC hot dogs are 2 Big Beefs and 1 foot long
big bowl Pho Challenge Sprig & Sprout Washington, DC
4 lb. burrito El Toro Burrito Challenge Pica Taco Washington, DC held once a month, check facebook for date
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Smoke & Barrel in Washington, DC will hold a wing eating contest on September 27 awarding $500 to the winner.
The package of emails released by WikiLeaks today showing the Democratic National Committee allegedly conspiring against the Bernie Sanders campaign also include plans for a hot dog eating contest between staffers Kate Houghton and Geoff Burgan at the Washington Nationals Dollar Dog night on May 10. (via @DetInspector)
Travel and Leisure has an interview with Hilary Andrews, the female winner of the final Nathan's qualifier held in Washington, DC.

Juan Rodriguez accuses Erik Denmark of “Pocket Dog Gate”

On twitter, Juan “More Bite” Rodriguez accuses Erik “The Red Denmark” of “Pocket Dog Gate”. While Carmen Cincotti’s video shows Erik Denmark inserting his hand in his pocket immediately following the Nathan’s Washington, DC qualifier (around the 14:20 mark), it is not 100% clear if he had a hot dog in his hand. Denmark was credited with 32 hot dogs for the contest, which edged out Steve Hendry by one hot dog for the wild card.

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The Washington Post's DC Sports Bog has a report on Saturday's Nathan's qualifier in Washington, DC containing an interview with Joey Chestnut.

2016 Z-Burger eating contest

update WTOP has a contest report

Fox5 has a video

WJLA has a contest report

Mike Longo has the top 5:
1) Molly Schuyler 28 burgers
2) Dave Brunelli 19
3) Joe Menchetti 13
4) Mike Longo 11
5) Kyle Hanner 10

WTOP has a facebook live video of the contest.


Molly Schuyler is expected to compete in the Z-Burger eating contest in Washington DC Friday.

2016 Washington DC Nathan’s qualifier

update Jun 26 MLE has a facebook live video of the end of the contest

Joey Chestnut ate 73.5 hot dogs in 10 minutes as a non-competitor to set a new record. Results Part 1 | Part 2

1) Carmen Cincotti, 42 only 40+ qualifier performance of circuit
2) Erik Denmark 32, takes wild card
3) Pablo Martinez 26
4) Bill Myers 13.5
5) Lloyd Ingling 8
6) Jesse Rifkin 5

1W) Hillary Andrews 9
2W) Lesley Ryder 7.5

Lesley Ryder and Hilary Andrews are the females expected to compete.

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Erik Denmark, Pablo Martinez and Carmen Cincotti have said they will compete in tomorrow's Nathan's qualifier in Washington, DC.
ZBurger will hold an eating contest in Washington, DC on July 1 awarding $1500/$850/$500/$400 (via Eater DC).
Eat This Book author Ryan Nerz produced a documentary for Fusion about Washington, DC marijuana laws.
The latest video by "Furious" Pete Czerwinksi is a retelling of the 2011 Z Burger eating contest in Washington, DC. He calls Dale Boone the "biggest cheater in competitive eating" after he allegedly hid food in his cups in that contest.

2015 Taste of DC chili

update Oct 17 Yasir Salem was 7th place

update Oct 12 Ben’s Chili Bowl has a facebook gallery

Full results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1st 1.8125 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut 7.25 bowls
2nd 1.6875 Tim “Eater X” Janus 6.75 bowls
3rd 1.375 Gideon Oji 5.5 bowls
4th 1.3125 Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski 5.25 bowls
5th 1.25 Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas 5 bowls
6th 1.125 “The Lovely” Juliet Lee 4.5 bowls
7th 0.625 William “Wild Bill” Myers 2.5 bowls
8th 0.375 Mary “I Love ’em HOT!” Bowers 1.5 bowls

The top 3: 1) Joey Chestnut 2) Tim Janus 3) Gideon Oji

It appears Joey Chestnut defended his title

Joey Chestnut interviews yesterday: WUSA | WTOP

Previous winners

2014 Oct 11 1st 1.875 6 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Ben’s Chili Bowl’s World Chili Eating Championship Washington, DC
2013 Oct 12 1st 2 6 min “Notorious” Bob Shoudt Ben’s Chili Bowl World Chili Eating Championship Washington, DC
2012 Oct 7 1st 2 6 min Tim “Eater X” Janus Ben’s Chili Bowl’s World Chili Eating Championship Washington, DC
2011 Oct 9 1st 16 6 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut World Chili Eating Championship Washington, DC

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The field has been announced for the chili eating contest at Taste of DC on October 10: Joey Chestnut, Tim Janus, Sonya Thomas, Juliet Lee, Yasir Salem, Gideon Oji, Badlands Booker, Brian Dudzinski, Bill Myers, Mary Bowers and Eric Livingston. This will be Tim Janus' first contest outside NYC since May 2014. The contest is also accepting entries from military members.
Registration will open Monday on majorleagueeating.com for a new bratwurst eating contest in Tulsa on October 24 and a turkey eating contest ($10K purse) at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut on November 21. Registration is now open for the chili eating contest at Taste of DC on October 10.
Ben’s Chili Bowl World Chili Eating Championship will take place October 10 at Taste of DC. Joey Chestnut is expected to defend his title.
Mike Longo has the top 4 in today's wing eating contest at the Georgetown Safeway: 1) Ian Hickman 2) Todd (Todd King?) 3) Mike Longo 4) Joe Menchetti update Jul 30 WUSA9 and WTOP have galleries. Erim Canligil emailed that he was the actual runner up. update Jul 30 #2 Picture of Ian Hickman on his bicycle with the novelty check Video of contest end update Aug 3 News video clips about the contest
The Georgetown Safeway in Washington, DC will hold a chicken wing eating contest awarding $400 in cash and $475 in Safeway cards on July 29. The winner will receive $250 cash and a $250 Safeway card.
ZBurgerEatingContest.com was not renewed, so the contest held on July 3 in Washington, DC will probably not take place this year.
Dave "US Male" Goldstein announces he finished yesterday's Rock n Roll Marathon in Washington, DC with a time of 4:47.
Tomorrow's pickle eating contest at Sixth & I synagogue in Washington, DC will award floor seats for a Washington Wizards game.
The Washington Jewish Week has an interview with Max Bluestein, winner of a pickle eating contest held at Sixth & I Synagogue in Washington, DC.

2014 Ben’s Chili Bowl at Taste of DC

update Oct 23 atmeTV DC and Greg Lear have contest videos.

update Oct 14 DCist.com has a blog entry.

update Oct 13 John Mogor has a video

Full Results Part 1 | Part 2

1) Joey Chestnut 1.875 gallons
2) Bob Shoudt 1.625
3) Sonya Thomas 1.1875
4) Juliet Lee 1.125
5T) Yasir Salem .8125
5T) Brian Subich .8125 announced as final contest
7T) Micah Collins .625
7T) Bill Myers .625
9) Eric Livingston .5

Joey Chestnut has been announced as the winner with a new record. His total was 7 32 oz. bowls.

The military competition has concluded.

Former Washington Bullet center Gheorghe Muresan is at Taste of DC.

Joey Chestnut appeared on MyFoxDC and DC’s 107.3 yesterday.

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A chili eating contest awarding $850 ($500 to the winner) for military members will be held at Taste of DC before the MLE contest on October 12.
Old Glory BBQ in Washington, DC will hold a rib eating contest Thursday awarding 2 football tickets.
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