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Three random Indianapolis eating challenges
12 pancakes The Big Stack Bub's Cafe Carmel, IN
3 lb. baked potato dish Spudzilla TC's Memphis BBQ Columbus, IN potato comes with bugger, sour cream, pulled pork or chopped brisket, nacho cheese, tomatoes, onions, smoked beans and jalapenos
1.5 lb. sandwich Fat Stanley's - defunct Stalnley's New York Deli Indianapolis, IN restaurant closed - pound and a half of roast beef, turkey, pastrami, and corned beef
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WTHR has an interview with Joey Chestnut about his move to Westfield, IN in suburban Indianapolis in April. has an interview with Joey Chestnut. He has moved to Westfield, IN in suburban Indianapolis and has started a business, Joey Chestnut Eats, to produce his line of condiments.
In his latest video, Joey Chestnut did the sandwich challenge twice at Hoagies and Hops in Indianapolis.

2020 St. Elmo shrimp cocktail challenge

The 2020 St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Challenge, in which Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo will attempt to eat 100 bowls of spicy shrimp cocktail in under 20 minutes is currently streaming at

update The official total was 33 bowls.

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Indy Star reports Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo will attept to eat 100 bowls of St. Elmo Steak House shrimp cocktail in 20 minutes in Indianapolis on December 19 to raise money for Gleaner's Food Bank, Peyton Manning Children's Hospital and Wheeler Mission. The event will replace the eating contest held during the Big Ten football championship Fan Fest. Donors who contribute at least $1,000 will receive autographed items from Joey Chestnut. Contributors of $5,000 or more will receive a private dinner at St. Elmo with him.
The Big Ten college athletic conference voted to start playing football games on October 24, with the conference championship deferred to December 19 in Indianapolis. This raises the possibility that St. Elmo's Shrimp Eating Championship can be held in conjunction with that event as in the previous 7 years. update Sept 21 The Big Ten has confirmed its football championship will be December 19 in Indianapolis.
The Big Ten college athletics conference will reportedly cancel its 2020 football season. The World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail-Eating Championship has been held at the Big Ten football championship game in Indianapolis in early December for the past 7 years.
Oktoberfest in Seymour, IN, scheduled for October 1 to 3, has been cacnelled. Previous festivals held a bratwurst eating contest awarding $700.
Business Insider has a video about last month's St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship in Indianapolis.

2019 St. Elmo’s shrimp cocktail contest

Official results 8 minutes

1st 10 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut wins for 7th year in a row
2nd 7 George Chiger
2nd 7 Gideon Oji
4th 6.2 Derek Jacobs
5th 5.1 Steve “The Rabbit” Hammond
6th 4.9 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
7th 3.2 Andrew “The Bear” Kogutkiewicz
8th 3.1 John Gebhard
8th 3.1 Matthew Raible

St. Elmo’s said they will stream the contest at at 3:30 but a video has not started yet. update The video has started

Joey Chestnut, Gideon Oji, George Chiger, Derek Jacobs and Darrien Thomas are expected to compete.

The absence of Geoff Esper guarantees that Joey Chestnut cannot be tied for the most MLE non-qualifier victories in 2019, even if the San Jose Waffle matchup is not counted as an official competition.

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Joey Chestnut outate a team consisting of three former Indianapolis Colts, Joe Staysniak, Rocky Boiman and Wil Wolford, at an eating contest held at halftime of today's Colts game, 40 shrimp to 32 over 90 seconds.
Joey Chestnut will face off against former Colts Joe Staysniak, Will Wolford and Rocky Boiman in a St. Elmo's shrimp cocktail eating contest at halftime of Sunday's Indianapolis Colts game.
Registration will open November 5 for the St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship to be held in Indianapolis on December 7, probably the final MLE contest of the 2010s.
Oktoberfest in Seymour, IN will hold a bratwurst eating contest on October 5 awarding $500/$150/$50.
The Frankfort, IN Hot Dog Festival will hold an eating contest on July 27 awarding $500 to the winner.
Joey Chestnut will hold a launch party for his new chicken wing sauces in Indianapolis on July 11.
Joel Hansen ate 9 pizzas in an hour to win the first prize of $1000 in today's eating contest at Arni's Pizza in Lafayette, IN. Eric Dreifuerst was runner up.
Arni's Pizza will hold a pizza eating contest in Lafayette, IN on April 28 awarding $1000/$500/$300/$200/$100.
Kilroy's on Kirkwood in Bloomington, IN will hold a hot wing eating contest on February 18 awarding $500 to the winner.
The Indiana Pacers announced that a record of 13 seconds was set for the St. Elmo's shrimp cocktail eating contests that are held during game breaks.
Hopcat will hold fry eating qualifiers at its 17 locations (mainly in the midwest, but also Port St. Lucie, FL) on January 19. Winners will receive a $500 prize package and the chance to compete for a $2000 prize in Ypsilanti, MI in July. The chain previously called its signature side dish used in the competition "crack fries", but will changing the name because it was considered insensitive to drug addicts.

2018 St. Elmos Shrimp Cocktail contest

Joey Chestnut & Geoff Esper to face off for most 2018 victories

The field for tomorrow’s World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail-Eating Championship before the Big 10 football championship has been announced: Joey Chestnut and Geoff Esper will seek the most non-qualifier MLE victories in 2018 (currently tied at 11) while Darron Breeden, Gideon Oji, George Chiger, Derek Jacobs, Matt Raible and Mary Bowers will look to preserve the draw. If Mary Bowers does not pull of the upset, there will be no female winners of a mixed-gender MLE competition in 2018.

A list of all 2018 MLE non-qualifier winners sorted by name follows:
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Joey Chestnut will appear at the Kroger in Indianapolis on Thompson Road on Thursday and offer samples of his condiment line.
Brandon Clark ate 36 sausages to win $500 and defend his bratwurst title and win $500 at the Seymour, IN Oktoberfest.
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