Chicago eating challenges and contests category

Three random Chicago eating challenges
2 lb. burger The Beast Hollywood Stadium Joliet, IL includes 1 lb. fries
5 lb. burger Big Burger Challenge Trio Palos Heights, IL
pancakes Pancake Eating Record Lisa's Diner Midlothian, IL
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Bar Roma in Chicago will hold a meatball eating contest on March 9 awarding $100 to the winner.
The team of Frank Wach and Teddy Delacruz ate 27 paczkis in 5 minutes to win the first prize of $200 in today's eating contest at Bennison's Bakery in Evanston, IL.
Bennison's Bakery in Evanston, IL will hold a paczki eating contest on February 18 awarding $200 to the winner.
Raina Huang will see how many bao dumplings she can eat in two minutes at November 5, 2022 at 4:35 am by ojrifkin · More posts about:Chicago, Raina Huang | Permalink * Comments (1)

Enrico's in Frankfort, IL will hold a spaghetti eating contest on August 11 awarding $1000 to the winner. Qualifiers will be held on July 28 and August 4.
Teddy Delacruz ate 19 meatballs in 3 minutes to win the first prize of $100 in Wednesday's eating contest at Bar Roma in Chicago. Frank Wach was runner up with 14.
Bar Roma in Chicago will hold a meatball eating contest on March 9 awarding $100 to the winner.
Furious Spoon will hold ramen eating contests at two Chicago locations on November 30 and December 1 awarding $500 gift cards.
Daily Herald has an article about restaurant challenges in suburban Chicago. has an article about the relationship which led to marriage earlier this year between Juan "More Bite" Rodriguez and Sarah Reinecke Rodriguez.
The Chicago Tribune has an article about Juan and Sarah Rodriguez (formerly Sarah Reinecke). They will attempt to set the record for the most hot dogs eaten by a married couple in Sunday's Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest.
Chris Gdula posted a picture of a 500 piece jigsaw puzzle which uses a picture of a competitor (who I don't recognize) in the Chicago Ribfest eating contest. A MLE MC is in the background. The title of the puzzle is "Lewd Little Pig".
Pat Bertoletti appeared on Windy City Live.
Block Club Chicago has an article about the closing of Taco in a Bag, the restaurant owned by Pat Bertoletti and Tim "Gravy" Brown. They did not respond to questions about the possible reopening of the business.
Taco in a Bag, the Chicago restaurant run by Pat Bertoletti and Tim "Gravy" Brown, announces it will close on October 30. They hope to reopen in the future.
Tiffin the Indian Kitchen restaurant in Chicago will hold a samosa eating contest on October 25 awarding $500 to the winner. Pat Bertoletti will be a celebrity judge at the event.
Love in the Time of Coronavirus has an interview with Pat Bertoletti on how the coronavirus crisis has impacted Taco in a Bag, the Chicago restaurant he owns with Tim "Gravy" Brown.
Chicago's Wing Eating Contest at Old Grounds Social will hot hot and mild wing eating contest on January 25. Both contests will award $250 to the winner.
Mohammed Hamoud won the first prize of $2500 in yesterday's Bacci Pizza Jumbo Slice eating contest in Chicago.
Bacci Pizza will hold a jumbo slice eating contest in Chicago on October 12 awarding $2500/$1000/$500. Entrants will need to qualify. Previous competitions have been for amateurs only.
Taste of Greektown will hold a gyro eating contest in Chicago August 24 awarding a $250 Visa gift card to the winner. The runner up will receive a $100 gift card.
Michael Jenkins reports that a pair from Chicago probably consisting of Pat Bertoletti and Tim "Gravy" Brown had the fastest time for Cici's Pizza 28 inch challenge and won a prize of $2500. update The official time for Bertoletti and Brown was 7:25, about four minutes faster than the St. Louis team consisting of Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark and Kyle Hanner.
The Chicago Tribune has a report on "Mommy's Little PIggy" mashed potato eating contest held as part of "A Christmas Story Comes Home" in Hammond, IN on December 15.
ABC 7 has an article and video about yesterday's bao eating contest at Wow Bao in Chicago won by Teddy Delacruz. Jennifer Saito was runner up.
Bacci Pizza will hold a pizza eating contest on August 26 awarding $2500 to the winner. Entrants need to eat a jumbo slice to qualify.
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