Orlando eating challenges and contests category

Three random Orlando eating challenges
2 lb. sliced pork Keller's Challenge Keller's Real Smoked Bar-B-Q Orlando, FL includes 2 lb. fries and 2 pieces of garlic toast
6 pound steak 6 Pound Steak Dinner The Cattle Ranch Family Steakhouse Sanford, FL 24 hour advanced registration w $20 deposit required
10 hot wings Dynamite Dog Hot Wing Challenge Bloodhound Brew Orlando, FL
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Gatorland in Orlando held a humans vs. alligators wing eating contest yesterday in honor of National Chicken Wing Day.
Vice President Mike Pence appeared at Beth's Burger Bar to promote the reopening of Florida businesses. The Orlando restaurant is known for its "Double D Burger Challenge".
WWE wrestler Braun Strowman faced off against Danni Ellexo to see who could finish the burger challenge at Jimmy Hula's in Winter Park, FL first.
Pro wrestler Braun Strowman created a burger challenge at Jimmy Hula's in Winter Park, FL.
Japanese competetitive eater Sachiyo Masubuchi, Nate Figueroa, Michael Jenkins and others are expected to compete in the Bad As's Sandwich eating contest in Orlando November 3. Free beer will be provided to spectators.
Joey Chestnut will do a meet and greet at the Hooters in Orlando on International Drive on August 22. update The full schedule has been posted: Charlotte Aug 14, Atlanta Aug 15, Baltimore Aug 21, Orlando Aug 22, Newport, KY Aug 29, Arlington, TX Sept 8.
Registration is open for Cici's 28 inch pizza challenge in Orlando March 20 and Cincinnati on March 25. The overall winning team will receive $2500.
The Orlando Chili Cook-Off will hold the World Vegan Chili Dog Eating Challenge for local competitors on Februray 16 instead of a MLE competition. If no MLE contests are added, this will result in a gap of 12 weeks between MLE events, (14 weeks excluding Nathan's qualifiers).
The Orlando Sentinel has a report on today's rib eating contest held at Tony Romo's in Orlando. Michael Jenkins ate 3.4 pounds in 3 minutes to win. Runner-up Dana Williams ate 3.1 pounds. She walked on after looking for a place to eat for her family.
Orlando Food Guys have an Instagram video of Joey Chestnut finishing the challenge burger in 40 seconds at Beth's Burger Bar while he was in Orlando for the World Chili Eating Challenge.

2018 Orlando Chili Festival

Official results:

1st 9.75 Carmen Cincotti new record
2nd 8.75 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 8.5 Darron Breeden
4th 7.5 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut 2nd finish out of top 3 since 2005
5th 6.75 Gideon Oji
5th 6.75 Miki Sudo
7th 4 Eric “Badlands” Booker
8th 1.5 Silvia Tough

update Facebook Live contest video

The Orlando Sentinel has an interview with Joey Chestnut.

Darron Breeden practice video

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Defending champion Joey Chestnut, Carmen Cincotti, Geoff Esper, Miki Sudo, Gideon Oji, Darron Breeden and Eric "Badlands" Booker are expected to compete in the World Chili Eating Championship in Orlando on Saturday.
Registration will open Friday for the World Chili Eating Challenge in Orlando on February 17. Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo have already been listed as expected entrants.
Nate Figueroa produced a video of his attempt at the 28 inch team challenge at Pizza Xtreme in Orlando with his German girlfriend Livia. (Livia's video)
Joey Fatone of NSYNC will be present in Orlando from 5 - 8 pm today for the launch of a hot dog eating challenge at his restaurant, Fat Ones Dogs.
The BBC World Service has a feature about Miki Sudo competing in the Orlando Chili Cookoff last month. She says that an injury hurt her training for that competition.

2017 Orlando Chili challenge

Joey Chestnut, Carmen Cincotti, Miki Sudo, Geoff Esper, Gideo Oji, Badlands Booker and Nate Biller are expected to compete in the World Chili Eating Challenge in Orlando Saturday.
MLE's contest page has been updated with the World Chili Eating Challenge in Orlando on February 18, 2017. Registration will open December 9. update There will also be a chili eating contest at the Spirit of Texas Fest in College Station, TX on March 4.
PizzeRizzo in Disney World's Hollywood Studios created a "hall of fame" for a fictional pizza eating contest.
LA Beast will be a guest at Playlist Live Orlando, a gathering of youtube stars, in April. "Furious" Pete Czerwinski is another guest.
Miki Sudo uploaded a video of Joey Chestnut and her both attempting the 5+ pound burger challenge at Teak Neighborhood Grill in Orlando. They both finished the challenge in 39 minutes.

Joey Chestnut four-peats Orlando Chili, Esper 2nd, Sudo 3rd

Full results Part 1 | Part 2
1) Joey Chestnut 7 32 oz bowls
2) Geoffrey Esper 6.25
3) Miki Sudo 6
4) Gideon Oji 5.75
5) Eric “Badlands” Booker 4.25
6) Nathan Biller 2.75
7) Tom Goes

update Joey Chestnut defended his title with 7 32 ounce bowls in 6 minutes.

Orlando Weekly has an interview with Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo. Gideon Oji, Badlands Booker, Nate Biller and Geoff Esper are also expected to compete.

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Detroit Sports Nation reports University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh stormed the stage after his team lost to the University of Florida in a controversial Oreo eating contest held during Citrus Bowl pregame festivities in Orlando.

2016 MLE schedule includes bacon & meat pies

Several 2016 contests are listed on the upcoming MLE schedule:

  • February 6, Chili, Orlando, FL $3500 purse – registration opens Dec 3
  • March 5, Meat Pies, Bay St. Louis MS $5000 purse – reg opens Jan 4
  • June 19 Bacon, Lathrop, CA $4000 purse – reg opens March 31
  • September 24, Tamales Lewisville, TX $3500 purse – reg opens July 22

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