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Three random New Orleans eating challenges
4 lb. burger 5th Quarter Challenge Bayou Burger New Orleans, LA includes 2 lbs. debris fries
4 lb. burger CK's Fat Madam Burger Challenge Saints and Sinners New Orleans, LA includes 2 lbs of Cheese Kurtz and a large fountain drink
10 tacos Ten Taco Challenge Munchies Chalmette, LA
(All New Orleans eating challenges and contests in database) reports that the Crawfish Mambo in New Orleans will not sanction an MLE event; it will hold an eating contest on May 13 awarding $1000. update Mar 22 has an article claiming budget issues are the reason for the cancellation.
WarDaddyAndy posted an article about a 1908 event in New Orleans where Wolfert Gasses ate 600 oysters in 21 minutes.
The 2017 Acme Oyster House World Oyster Eating Championship will take place June 4 in New Orleans.
The Andouille Festival in LaPlace, LA will hold a sausage eating contest on October 15 awarding $300/$200/$100.

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2016 Acme Oyster contest

update June 6 WGNO has a video has a gallery WDSU also has a video

update Nola has an article and gallery along with an oyster training video from Adrian Morgan.

update Adrian Morgan defeated Sonya Thomas in overtime. His total was 44 dozen. Michelle Lesco was 3rd place

Sonyas Thomas, Adrian Morgan, Michelle Lesco, Crazy Legs Conti, Steve Hendry, Nate Biller and Corey Fanguy are expected to compete.

Comments has an interview with Sonya Thomas about competing in the Acme Oyster eating contest Sunday. She hopes to set a record of 600 oysters in 10 minutes at the competition.

Russell Callais upsets Adrian Morgan in New Orleans crawfish contest

update has an article

The official top 4:
1) Russell Callais 2.6 lbs
2) Adrian Morgan 2.44 lbs
3) Corey Fanguy 2.26 lbs
4) Nate Biller 1.83 lbs

update Rich Shea announces that Russell Callaos won the contest, defeating Adrian Morgan.

Sonya Thomas is not competing. She says on that she does not plan to retire.

James Karst has an article about a 1922 crawfish eating contest. has a video where James Karst displays his crawfish eating techniques.

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Fiesta on the Bayou in Cut Off, Louisiana will hold a jalapeno eating contest on Saturday awarding $250 to the winner.
Registration will open at noon central for the Acme Oyster Eating World Championship in New Orleans on June 5.
Registration is now open for the crawfish eating contest at the Crawfish Mambo in New Orleans on May 7. has an article about the French Quarter Fest terminating its MLE crawfish eating contest, which will take place at the Crawfish Mambo at the University of New Orleans on May 7.

2015 Larose gumbo eating contest

Joey Chestnut has been announced as a competitor in the gumbo eating contest in Larose, LA on November 7. Miki Sudo, Sonya Thomas and Adrian Morgan are also expected to compete. update Nate Biller, Crazy Legs Conti, Corey Fanguy and Matt Raible are also expected. Adrian Morgan appeared on WWL to promote the contest.
Registration is open for the World Record Gumbo Eating Championship in LaRose, LA on November 7.
The Andouille Festival will hold a sausage eating contest on October 17 in LaPlace, LA awarding $600 ($300 to the winner).
The Guardian has a report on Sunday's Acme Oyster eating contest in New Orleans focusing on Adrian "The Rabbit" Morgan.

2015 Acme oyster contest

update Jun 1 has an article and gallery (which captions Corey Fanguy as Alex Perez)

update Sonya Thomas has defended her title with 41 dozen in 8 minutes.

Top 4
1) Sonya Thomas 41 dozen
2T) Adrian Morgan 36
2T) Michelle Lesco 36
4) Corey Fanguy 26

Sonya Thomas, Adrian Morgan, Michelle Lesco, Nate Biller, Corey Fanguy and Alex Perez are expected to compete.
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Registration is now open for the Acme Oyster Eating Contest May 31 in New Orleans.
Sivali Wahab from Indonesia won the first prize of $500 at the eating contest at the Boudin Festival in Scot, LA on Sunday.

2015 French Quarter Festival crawfish

updat Apr 20 Longer entrants list from Adrian Morgan

update Apr 12 has a contest report Runner-up Scott Malcombe is a tugboat captain who also runs a seafood wholesale company.

The top 3
1 Adrian Morgan 1.8 lbs defends title
2 Scott Malcolmbe 1.6 1bs
3 Sonya Thomas 1.4 lbs

Competitor James Karst wrote a preview for

This will be the first contest of 2015 for both co-favorites Sonya Thomas and Adrian Morgan.

Crazy Legs Conti will miss the event
to focus on tomorrow’s Nathan’s qualifier in Atlanta.

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The Gambit has an interview with Adrian Morgan about defending his crawfish eating title at the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans Saturday. Sonya Thomas, Nate Biller and Alex Perez are also expected to compete.
Registration is now open on for the Rouses Crawfish Eating World Championship in New Orleans on April 11.

RIP Boyd Bulot (1969-2015)

Some sad news: has an obituary for Boyd Bulot, who passed away from undisclosed causes on February 20. Funeral services will be held in Slidell, LA tomorrow (guestbook) Flashbacks: Boyd Bulot vs. Ray Meduna in the 2003 LA Nathan’s qualifier | vs. Joe Menchetti on Ripley’s Believe it or Not. update Feb 25 A picture of Boyd Bulot, Badlands Booker, Charles Hardy and Dale Boone, probably from the 2003 Nathan’s weigh-in has been posted to facebook.

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The French Quarter Festival will hold a MLE crawfish eating contest in New Orleans on April 11.
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