Shreveport / Northwest Louisiana eating challenges and contests category

Three random Shreveport eating challenges
78 oz. steak Big Hoss Challenge Gap Farms Travel Center Arcadia, LA
7 lb. burger Chef Ben's Big Burger Challenge Louisiana Downs Bossier City, LA
6.5 lb. burrito Monster Burrito Challenge Habacu's Mexican Restaurant Minden, LA
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The Louisana Peach Festival will hold a "Cobbler Gobbler" eating contest on June 22 awarding $1000 to the winner.
The Cobbler Gobbler peach cobbler eating contest in Ruston, LA on June 23 will award $1000 to the winner.
Diamond Jack's Casino in Bossier City, LA will hold a hot dog eating contest tomorrow awarding $500.
Kyle Hanner won the first prize of $500 in yesterday's fruitcake eating contest at Diamond Jacks casino in Bossier City, LA.
Diamond Jacks Casino in Bossier City, LA will hold a fruitcake eating contest on December 18 awarding $500 to the winner.
Uncle Si of Duck Dynasty will appear at a celebrity donut eating contest at the Super Derby at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, LA on September 6.
Kyle Hanner ate 10 hot dogs in 3 minutes to win the first prize of $500 at yesterday's hot dog eating contest at DiamondJacks Casino in Bossier City, LA.
DiamondJacks Casino & Hotel in Bossier City, LA will hold a hot dog eating contest on March 30 awarding $500 to the winner.
Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, LA will hold a donut eating contest on September 8 awarding $250 to the winner. (via Crawfish)
Crawfish has uploaded a gallery from last year's grits eating contest held in Bossier City, Louisiana.
Crawfish has uploaded some videos from the crawfish eating contest at Mudbug Madness in Shreveport. Jake Tyler repeated as champion.
Crawfish has uploaded his pictures from the grits eating contest at Louisana downs to his flickr account.

Daniel Strickland: Humble Bob wins LA Downs grits

update #2 Daniel Stricklands videos are on CNN’s ireport and appeared on CNN.

update The Shreveport Times has a contest report

Crawfish has the top 5

1) Humble Bob Shoudt 18.98 lbs.
2) Tim “Eater X” Janus 17.52
3) Joey Chestnut 15.88
4T) Pat Bertoletti
4T) Hall Hunt

Daniel Strickland reports that Bob Shoudt won the grits contest with a total of 18+ pounds.

Crawfish is at the contest site and will have results & pictures on his twitter.

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NWLANews: Joey Chestnut and Tim Janus will compete in Saturday's grits eating contest at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, which will leave Sunday's contest in Knoxville as the only Krystal qualifier possibility for "Eater X". update The eatingcontest twitter says that Pat Bertoletti, Hall Hunt & Kevin Ross will also compete.

Eater X wins Louisiana Downs grits

Grits eating contest results from the Shreveport Times:

1. Tim Janus 13.9 lbs.
2. Pat Bertoletti
3. Joey Chestnut
4. Hall Hunt
5. Damon Serignet

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September 13 IFOCE contest previews

The Shreveport Times has an article about the grits eating contest to be held at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, LA. Joey Chestnut, Pat Bertoletti and Tim Janus are listed as expected entrants. The article does not mention the possibility of the contest being cancelled due to hurricane Ike.

The Nashville Krystal qualifier entrants have been posted on the Krystal Square Off blog:

Juliet Lee
Eric Booker
Erik Denmark
Juris Shibayama
Nathan Biller
Pete Davekos
Bill Myers
Dave Goldstein
Andrew Wong
Steve Larson

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Gulf coast contests in jeopardy due to Ike?

An anonymous comment claims that the kolache eating contest at the Houston Astros game Friday night and the grits eating contest in Louisiana on Saturday will be cancelled due to hurricane Ike. No official decision appears to have been announced, but the Houston Astros website does report that the Astros game on Friday will be played at 1:05 pm if it appears that Ike will threaten Houston.

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Link Buffet: September 8, 2008

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2008 IFOCE grits contest September 13

(From comment) has been updated with information about the return of the Harrah’s Louisiana Downs World Grits Eating Championship to Bossier City, Louisiana on September 13. Like last year, the purse will be $10,000. Registration will open on Wednesday, August 13 at 1pm eastern.

After having no contest with a purse larger than $5,000 in the first half of 2008, five IFOCE contests in the the third quarter will award total prizes of at least $10,000 (Nathan’s, Krystal, OK BBQ, kolaches and grits)

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Link Buffet: May 26, 2008

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Grits videos & pictures

Whitd has some videos recorded from the audience from Saturday’s grits eating contest. A news video is also available.

Hall Hunt has some pictures and a report from the contest.

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Pat wins grits, Tim 2nd, Joey 3rd

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Louisiana Downs World Grits Eating Championship from Bossier City, LA (10 Minutes)

1. Pat Bertoletti 21 lb.
2. Tim “Eater X” Janus 20 lb.
3. Joey Chestnut 19 lb.
4. Sonya Thomas 18.5 lb.
5. Hall Hunt 15.5 lb.
6. Patrick Van Dam 13.5 lb.
7. Timm “the Intimidator” Dilling 5 lb.

I think this is the first time Tim has beaten Joey.

update has an article on the contest which lists the top 7 finishers. It also has a gallery

KATC also has an article

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Shreveport Times grits preview

The Shreveport Times has a preview of Saturday’s grits eating contest at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs which lists some expected entrants:

At the upcoming contest at Louisiana Downs, the early favorite is top-ranked Joey Chestnut, who upset Takeru Kobayashi at the 2007 Fourth of July hot dog eating contest by downing 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes. Challenging Chestnut will be third-ranked Pat Bertoletti, a mohawked chef from Chicago who once ate 16 pounds of strawberry shortcake in eight minutes and recently upset Chestnut in a pork rib contest. Challenging Bertoletti will be Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas, the 100-pound woman who once ate 552 oysters in 10 minutes; fourth-ranked tiramisu champ Tim “Eater X” Janus; SPAM-eating champ Rich “The Locust” LeFevre; and seventh-ranked “Humble” Bob Shoudt, a pie specialist from Royersford, Pa.

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Sept 29 IFOCE grits contest in Louisiana

(From the Sicilian) The first major IFOCE event in Louisiana since Katrina will take place on September 29 when Harrah’s Louisiana Downs Casino & Race Track in Bossier City will host the World Grits Eating Championship Registration opens tomorrow at noon eastern. The total purse is $10,000.

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