Kansas eating challenges and contests category

Three random eating challenges
3 lb. burger Will Ferrell 3 Pound Cheeseburger Kite's Grille and Bar Manhattan, KS burger ordered and reportedly finished by Will Ferrell
6 lb. burger Big Larry Cheeseburger Big Larry's Burger Wichita, KS
5 lb. burger Five Pound Burger Challenge - defunct Fat Tony's Wichita, KS restaurant closed, includes 1 lb. fries
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KSNT has an article and video about Randy Santel winning $500 for completing the sheet pizza challenge at Topeka Pizza.f
Fiesta Mexicana of Topeka will hold a jalapeno eating contest tomorrow awarding $500.
The National Baseball Congress World Series will hold a hot dog eating contest in Wichita, KS tonight awarding $300 ($150 to the winner).
Fiesta Mexicana will hold a jalapeno eating contest tonight in Topeka, KS that will reportedly award $5000 and a trip to San Antonio for the winner. update The purses are $500/$300/$200/$100 (via comment) update #2 Teddy Delacruz won the contest.
The Wichita State Office of Diversity held a watermelon eating contest as part of an Asian Market held today. (If the Wichita State mascot is made of wheat and he is eating wheat, doesn't that make him a a cannibal?)
KWCH has a video where Steve Larson, winner of the Andover (KS) Days hot dog eating contest for three years in a row, displays his competitive eating techniques.
Fiesta Mexicana in Topeka will hold a jalapeno eating contest tomorrow awarding $1,000 ($500 to the winner).
Nadia Imafidon has an article for LJWorld.com about her attempt at the Everest Challenge at 23rd Street Brewery in Lawrence, KS.  
The Kansas State newspaper has a listing of the best wing eaters on the University of Michigan football team in advance of the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl tomorrow. (It does not appear that an actual wing eating contest will be held in conjunction with that event.)
Columbia College in Chicago has a blog entry about the Sin Eaters, described as a competitive eating performance team. The group will be doing a residency in Lawrence, KS next month and an IndieGogo page has been set up to fund the trip.
Emporia, Kansas held a festival yesterday to celebrate the reopening of its Twinkie factory. Heidi Cooper ate 10 Twinkies to win an eating contest at that event.
Randy Santel set the record (32:59) for the Ultimate Destory challenge at Papa Bob's in Bonner Springs, Kansas yesterday, the first success for Randy in 5 attempts at the challenge.
FOX4KC and PrimeMagKC has previews of tomorrows qualifier for the Burnt Ends Battle to be held at Zarda BBQ in Lexena, KS
CJOnline reports that Randy Santel failed to advance out of the first round in the jalapeno eating contest held at Fiesta Mexicana in Topeka after he did not receive credit for several peppers because he did not eat enough of the stem. Pat Barrett was the winner.
CJOnline has an article about Randy Santel defending his jalapeno title at Fiesta Mexicana in Topeka tomorrow. The contest will award $1000 ($500 to the winner). Earlier this month, Randy completed a road trip where he did eight challenges in four states, which cost him only $96.43 due to free food from successful challenges.
Cupcake Construction Company in Lawrence, KS will hold 3 cupcake eating contests on February 4. One contest will award a pair of Sterling Silver and Diamond Earrings valued at $200.
The Topeka Capital Journal has an article about Randy Santel's victory in a jalapeno eating contest.
C. J. Moore has a blog entry about competing in a sushi eating contest at Eddoko in Lenexa, KS won by Randy Santel. (contest video).
The Morning Sun has an article about Randy Santel finishing the 24 inch Gorilla Pizza at Wheat State Pizza in Pittsburg, Kansas. The challenge is normally barred to competitive eaters, but Santel worked out a deal that $500 would be donated to local charities if he completed the pizza.
The MHK has a picture of Will Ferrell and a three pound burger from Kite's Grille and Bar in Manhattan, KS which he reportedly finished.
KMBC has a video about Randy Santel being the first person to finish the burger challenge at Double Nickel Bar & Grill in Olathe, Kansas. Randy also won $500 at a king cake eating contest Saturday. (via Atlas & Zeus facebook)
Topeka.net has an article about "Fed and Faded" an online video series about Kansas eating challenges which has a website and facebook.

Man vs. Food August 11, 2010 (Kansas City) episode links

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List of Kansas City area eating contests and challenges in the eatfeats database.

Comments (6)

LJWorld has an article about Adam Richman's attempt at the "Ultimate Destroyer" barbecue sandwich at Papa Bob's Bar-B-Que in Bonner Springs, Kansas which will be the challenge in next week's Kansas City episode of Man vs. Food.
BonnerSprings.com has an article about Man vs. Food recording at Papa Bob's BBQ in Bonner Springs, KS (Kansas City area) where the challenge was the 4.5 pound "Ultimate Destroyer" sandwich. The episode is expected to be televised on August 11.
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