Maine eating challenges and contests category

Three random eating challenges
1 lb. burger Bone Crusher Burger Dysart's Bangor, ME named in honor of Brian "BoneCrusher" Nutter of "American Loggers"
2 lb. burger Paul Bunyan Challenge Celebrity Bar & Grill Bangor, ME starts July 2014, includes 1 lb. fries
hot wings Chernobyl wing record Binga's Wingas Portland, ME also have regular wing record
(All Maine eating challenges and contests in database)

The Bowdoin student paper has a report on a hot dog eating contest held at the Brunswich, Maine college. Competition organizers looked at getting Major League Eating sanctioning, but declined after learning it would cost thousands of dollars.
UFC President Dana White competed in a hot dog eating contest in Bangor, ME on August 5. The footage will appear in "Lookin for a Fight", an upcoming Netflix series about grassroots mixed martial arts. has an interview with the owners of Hoss and Mary's about the move of their restaurant from Old Orchard Beach, ME to Key West, FL later this month. They do not say if the new location will have the "Manimal", the eating challenge in the Maine episode of Man vs. Food.
Hoss & Mary's, site of the "Manimal Challenge" in the Maine episode of Man vs. Food will close its Old Orchard Beach location on April 26 and set up a new restaurant in Key West, FL.
Top 3 in today's lobster roll eating contest at the Bangor State Fair: 1) Tom Gilbert 19 2) Joe Menchetti 15.75 3) Al Morrill 9
Fresco Mexican Grill in South Sanford, Maine will hold a taco eating contest Tuesday awarding $200 Cash or a trip for 2 to Las Vegas.
Fresco Mexican Grill in South Sanford, Maine will hold a taco eating contest on September 24 awarding $200 or a seven day trip to Mexico for 2.
The Maine Edge has a report on the National Lobster Roll Eating Championship held on August 1 at the Bangor State Fair.
Top 3 at the Lobster Roll Eating Championship at the Bangor State Fair: 1) Jamie McDonald 28 2) Eric Dahl 25 3) Wes Bare 16
Bates College in Lewiston, Maine has started a competitive eating club called the FatCats. The club is billed as the second collegiate competitive eating club in the USA (the University of Maryland was the first).
Fresco Mexican Grill in Sanford, ME is holding a taco eating contest tonight awarding a trip to Hawaii. update Nov 2 A woman, Jackie Vo, won the contest.
Willy's Ale Room in Acton, Maine will hold a wing eating contest tomorrow awarding $525 ($300 to the winner).
Wiscasset Newspaper reports that Maja Ekman from Stockholm Sweden won a waffle eating contest held at Wannawaf in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Her brother Anton was runner-up. (video)
Bangor Daily News has a video of Eric Dahl's victory at the National Lobster Roll eating contest. (picture) Joe Menchetti was the runner up.
Joe Menchetti reports that Jack McDonald (not Jamie) defeated him at a hot dog eating contest at a Portland (Maine) Sea Dogs game.
Senator Olympia Snowe will judge the Great Maine Lobster Eating Contest at the Portland LobsterFest on June 30.
Badlands Booker has uploaded a segment from the Travel Channel's Battles on the Beach about the 2004 lobster eating contest in Kennebunkport, Maine won by Sonya Thomas.
A whoopie pie eating contest will be held tomorrow in Freeport, Maine awarding $400 in L. L. Bean gift cards (the winner will receive a $250 gift card).
Seacoast Online as an article about the Tradewinds Cafe, home of the Manimal Challenge seen on the Portland, Maine episode of Man vs. Food, changing its name to Hoss and Mary's and moving to a new location.
The Sun Journal has an interview with Dena Sutton, the first woman to finish the Manimal challenge seen on the Maine episode of Man vs. Food. She has also eaten a five pound calzone in 16 minutes.
Dena Sutton, the first woman to complete the "Manimal" Challenge at Tradewinds Cafe, won a chicken tender eating contest at Rivalries in Portland, Maine for the Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show. (video | HQ video | gallery)
The facebook page for Jimmy the Greek's in Old Orchard Beach, Maine has a video of Dena (possibly the first "woman-imal") winning its bratwurst contest Saturday. She won a trip to Puerto Rico. (via email)
The facebook for Tradewinds Cafe reports that Dena was the first female to finish the Manimal challenge appearing in the Portland, Maine episode of Man vs. Food. Her time was reportedly 3 minutes faster than Adam Richman's.
Press Herald reports that Jimmy the Greek’s Brick Oven Restaurant in Old Orchard Beach Maine will hold a bratwurst eating contest on October 9. The winner will get to choose between trips to Las Vegas or the Caribbean.
Matt Stonie has uploaded his videos of his Manimal and Monster Manimal challenges at the Trade Winds Cafe in Arundel, Maine.
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