Minneapolis / St. Paul eating challenges and contests category

Three random Minneapolis eating challenges
19 in thick pizza New York Pizza Challenge - 2 people Joey Nova's Tonka Bay, MN
spicy wings 666 Wings Smalley's Caribeean Barbecue Stillwater, MN
4 lb. bbq The Monster 44 Dickey's Rogers, MN includes 4 sides and 4 rolls
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MinnesotasNewCountry.com has a post about Randy Santel failing to complete the American “Barbarian” Pancake Breakfast Challenge at the Nicollet Diner in Minneapolis. The meal consists of a 3 pound pancake, 6 fried eggs, bacon, 4 sausage patties, 2 English muffins, hash browns, and more.

Geoff Esper wins Mystic Lake ribs

Official results of today’s rib eating contest at the Great Midewest Ribfest at Mystic Lake in Prior Lake, MN (12 minutes,results in pounds)

1st 5.8 Geoffrey Esper undefeated in 2022 except for Nathan’s
2nd 4.2 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 4.2 Nick Wehry
4th 3.2 Ethan Teske
5th 3 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco
6th 1.8 Matthew Raible
7th 0.8 Kevin Shumaker

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The University of Minnesota Lettuce Club held an eating contest in which students attempted to eat an entire head of iceberg lettuce.
The Birdhouse in Robbinsdale, MN will hold a hot dog eating contest Saturday awarding $200 to the winner. The runner-up will receive a $100 gift card.
Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, MN announced that it will not hold the Great Midwest Rib Fest, scheduled for July 16-18, due to coronavirus concerns. Last year's event held a MLE rib eating competition.
Youtube has a video of the opening ceremonies of a pasta eating contest between professional wrestlers Hulk Hogan and Randy "Macho Man" Savage held in 1995 to promote the opening of Hulk Hogan's Pastamania! restaurant at the Mall of American in Bloomington, MN. (The video ends before the competition starts) (via Guy Hutchinson)

2019 Mystic Lake rib eating contest

Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden and Miki Sudo are listed as expected entrants at the Great Midwest Rib Fest World Rib-Eating Championship in Prior Lake on July 27.
Registration is open on MajorLeagueEating.com for the Great Midwest Rib Fest Rib Eating Championship in Prior Lake, MN on July 27.
The Great Midwest Rib Fest World Rib Eating Championship will take place at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, MN on July 27. Joey Chestnut is expected to compete.
The Bulldog Uptown will hold a hot dog eating contest on June 2 in Minneapolis awarding $300 to the winner.
Joey Chestnut will appear at Cub Minnehaha in Minneapolis tomorrow as part of its grand opening celebration.
Hopcat will hold fry eating qualifiers at its 17 locations (mainly in the midwest, but also Port St. Lucie, FL) on January 19. Winners will receive a $500 prize package and the chance to compete for a $2000 prize in Ypsilanti, MI in July. The chain previously called its signature side dish used in the competition "crack fries", but will changing the name because it was considered insensitive to drug addicts.
The Star Tribune Vacation & Travel Experience will hold falafel eating contests in Minneapolis on November 10 and 11 awarding trips to Israel.
HometownSoure.com has an article about Ethan Teske setting the house record for the 20 scoop Tornado Sundae at Two Scoops, in Anoka, MN.
The Star Tribune Vacation & Travel Experience will hold taco eating contests in Minneapolis on Saturday and Sunday awarding trips to Mexico.
StarTribune has a report on Kai Phan's (who runs https://www.instagram.com/kaieatsworld/ attempt at the 10 pound pho challenge at iPho in St. Paul, MN. When he is not doing food challenges, Kai, works at Target as a store display designer.

2017 Mystic Lake tacos

update Videos Big Island MN
CBS Minnesota has an article

update MLE says they announced incorrect results and that Gideon Oji was actually second with 97 | Part 2

1st 126 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut new record
2nd 97 Gideon Oji announced as tying for 4th w 77 on stage
3rd 96 Miki Sudo
4th 90 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan
5th 77 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco
6th 68 Juan “more bite” Rodriguez
7th 38 Matthew Raible
8th 36 Andrew “The Bear” Kogutkiewicz
9th 30 John Lawrence also listed at 11th with 18
10th 20 Mike McFadden
12th 13 Peter Haugen

Results from facebook video
1) Joey Chestnut 126 (new record)
2) Miki Sudo 96 (after significant deductions)
3) Adrian Morgan 90
4T) Michelle Lesco 77
4T) Gideon Oji 77

Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo, Gideon Oji, Adrian Morgan Juan Rodriguez, Michelle Lesco and Matt Raible are expected to compete

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Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo are expected to compete at The Taco Debacle World Taco Eating Championship at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, MN on May 5.
Registration will open tomorrow for the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel World Taco Eating Championship in Prior Lake, MN on May 5.
Keys' Cafe in Woodbury, MN will hold a pancake eating contest tomorrow awarding $150 to the winner.
Takeru Kobayashi ate 49 veal brain tacos last night to defend his title at the Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis.
Applications are being accepted for competitors to face Takeru Kobayashi in the World Brain Eating Championship at the Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis on October 17.
The Twin Cities Polish Festival will hold a pierogie eating contest in Minneapolis on August 8 awarding $250 to the winner.
A Minneapolis art gallery is looking for people to participate in an a hot dog eating contest as part of a performance art piece on July 25.
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