Louisiana eating challenges and contests category

Three random eating challenges
big burrito Megamunch Challenge Munchies Chalmette, LA
big burger Triple Big Ben Ben's Burgers Metairie, LA
2+ lb. burger Full O' Bull Burger Lucille's Cafe Leesville, LA also have wall of fame for 1 lb. burger finishers, current record is 7:43
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QDog Cafe in Erath, LA will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding $250 to the winner.
The New Orleans Oyster Festival website has not been updated with any information about a 2022 event. The festival has traditionally held an Acme Oyster eating contest in late May or early June.
The Boudin Festival in Scott, Lousiana will hold a sausage eating contest for amateurs on April 23 awarding $500/$250/$100.
There was a reversal at the turkey and gravy eating contest held during halftime of yesterday's New Orleans Pelicans game.

2021 Fat Boys Pizza contest

update Nov 14 LSU Tailgating has a video. WRBZ has an article

Official Results 24 inch slices, 10 minutes

1st 4.625 Geoffrey Esper
2nd 4.5 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
3rd 2.75 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan
4th 2 George Chiger
5th 1.75 “Big Eater Mike” Michael Whities
6th 1 Jason Krause
6th 1 Jocelyn Walker
8th 0.75 T-Bob Hebert former LSU center
8th 0.75 Scott Levine
10th 0.67 Rene Rovtar

It appears that Geoff Esper won today’s Fat Boys Pizza contest in Baton Rouge, LA.

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Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, George Chiger, Adrian Morgan and others are expected to compete in Fay Boy's Pizza eating contest in Baton Rouge, LA on Saturday.
Joey Chestnut will defend his Fat Boy’s Pizza Eating Championship title in Baton Rouge, LA on November 13. The contest will take place on the Louisiana State University campus before the LSU vs. Arkansas game.
The 2nd Fat Boy’s Pizza Eating Championship will be held in Baton Rouge, LA on November 13. Registration opens October 25
The New Yorker has reposted an article from 1972 by famed food writer Calvin Trillin about his trip to the Breaux Bridge, Louisiana crawfish festival, where he contemplated competing in the event's eating contest. (He does not bother to report any results from the competition.)
WGNO has an article about Adrian "The Rabbit" Morgan competing in his 10th Nathan's Famous eating contest finals.
The New Orleans reddit page has a post about a 1920 oyster eating contest in which sisters Lois and Ruth Waddell combined to eat 204 oysters.
Fat Boy's Pizza has opened a location in Baton Rouge. Like the original site in Metairie, LA, the restaurant will award $2500 if Joey Chestnut's time of 40 seconds for its 2 foot pizza slice challenge is broken.
The New Orleans Oyster Festival announced it has cancelled the event scheduled for May 30 and 31. A MLE oyster eating contest has been held during the festival.
The trainer for Long Weekend blames the Blue Runner Foods World Red Beans And Rice Eating Championship for the horse's poor result at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans.
"In a very strange set of circumstances, Fair Grounds had a red-beans-and-rice eating contest on the apron of the track," Amoss said. "They had all the big eaters. Joey Chestnut and, I mean, these were national guys. It was sponsored by a red-beans company, and there was a lot of activity and hoopla, and it spooked Long Weekend, and he got loose in the post parade."
Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, George Chiger and Michael Whities attempted the two foot pizza slice challenge yesterday with Esper and Chestnut tying for the new record at 40 seconds. The restaurant will pay $2500 if the record is broken. (Michael Whities video)

2020 New Orleans Red Beans and Rice

The top 3. There was at least 20 minutes between contest conclusion and the announcement of any results, which might be a MLE record. update Remainder of results

1st 39.5 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 32.75 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 29.5 Darron Breeden
4th 23.75 Steve “The Rabbit” Hammond
5th 19.5 George Chiger
5th 19.5 “Big Eater Mike” Michael Whities
7th 19 Gideon Oji
8th 15.75 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan
9th 13.5 Brett “The Branimal” Healey
10th 8 Crazy Legs Conti
11th 5.5 Alex “Moose” Perez

Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden, Gideon Oji, Adrian Morgan, George Chiger, Brett Healey, Crazy Legs Conti, Steve Hammond, Mike Whities and Alex Perez are expected to compete. The contest is expected to start at 3pm central.

Geoff Esper posted a practice session video

Joey Chestnut and Crazy Legs Conti did a radio interview yesterday.

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Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Adrian Morgan and Gideon Oji are expected to compete in the Blue Runner Foods World Red Beans and Rice Eating Championship at the Louisiana Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans February 8.
Joey Chestnut and Geoff Esper are expected to compete at the Blue Runner Foods World Red Beans and Rice Eating Championship to be held at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans on February 8.
Joey Chestnut, Adrian Morgan and Mike Golic Jr. faced off in a beignet eating contest in New Orleans MCed by Katie Nolan of ESPN to promote tonight's college football championship game.
Registration will open December 18 for the MLE Blue Runner Foods World Red Beans And Rice Eating Championship to be held February 8 at The Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans.

2019 Fat Boy’s Pizza contest

update Sep 2 Darron Breeden has a video

Update: NOLA.com article | gallery
Adrian Morgan Instagram gallery
Podcast of WWL radio coverage

Official results 10 minutes, 2 ft slices

1st 6.5 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 6 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 4.5 Darron Breeden
4th 3.125 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan
? 1.33 Jocelyn Walker

Fat Boy’s Pizza is owned by Gabe Corchiani, the brother of Chris Corchiani who is #2 all time in assists for NCAA division I men’s basketball.

Joey Chestnut podcast from Friday about the contest.

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Nola.com has a preview of Sunday's Fat Boy’s Pizza Eating Championship in Metairie, LA. Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden and Adrian Morgan are expected to compete.
Fat Boy's Pizza Eating Championship that was to have taken place in Metairie, LA on July 14 has been rescheduled for August 25.
The facebook for Fat Boy's Pizza announces they have postponed the MLE pizza eating contest that was scheduled for Sunday in Metairie, LA due to weather.
The Louisana Peach Festival will hold a "Cobbler Gobbler" eating contest on June 22 awarding $1000 to the winner.
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