Minneapolis / St. Paul eating challenges and contests category

Three random Minneapolis eating challenges
2 lb. burger Double Mega Flameburger Flameburger Columbia Heights, MN 8 slices of baoon & cheese
2 lb. burger Monster Burger - defunct McCann's Food and Brew St. Cloud, MN restaurant closed
spicy wings 666 Wings Smalley's Caribeean Barbecue Stillwater, MN
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Takeru Kobayashi has won the brain taco eating contest at the Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis with a total of 51 tacos, less than Joey Chestnut (54) and Matt Stonie (53.5) ate in last year's contest.
Vita.mn has an interview with Takeru Kobayashi about competing in the brain taco eating contest at the Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis Saturday. He says the best thing for Joey Chestnut to do would be leave MLE. update Oct 9 City Pages has a blog entry
Takeru Kobayashi will judge tomorrow's qualifier at the Mall of America for the brain eating championship at the Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis October 11.
A qualifier will be held on October 3 at the Mall of America to determine who will compete against Takeru Kobayashi in the brain taco eating contest at the Minneapolis Zombie Pub Crawl on October 11. update The qualifier is actually October 4.
Takeru Kobayashi is billed as the featured competitor for the World Brain Eating Championships to be held at the Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis on October 11. Joey Chestnut won the 2013 contest.

2014 St. Paul Nathan’s qualifier

update June 9 City Pages has an interview with Yasir Salem. Sean Nichols has a video

update June 3 TwinCities.com has a gallery. The female winner / sole participant was Margo Hill. Andrew “The Bear” Kogutkiewicz also competed

update June 2 City Pages has a blog entry

TwinCities.com has a contest report. Yasir Salem also reversed in the overtime.

The top 3:
1) Yasir Salem 27.5
2) Steve Hendry 27.5 – reversed in overtime
3) Josh Miller 19
1W) Margo 9

update #2 Raya Zimmerman reports that Steve Hendry reversed in overtime giving Yasir Salem the victory

Update Raya Zimmerman reports that Yasir Salem and Steve Hendry have tied after 10 minutes with 27.5

Yasir Salem will attempt to qualify after competing yesterday in Illinois. Josh Miller, Steve Hendry and Matt Raible are also expected to compete.

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American Pie Pizza in Richfield, MN will hold a pizza eating contest on June 7 awarding $1400 ($800) to the winner.
HyperVocal reports that a Nazi-themed Christmas party was held at Gasthof Zur Gemutlichkeit, site of the eating challenge at the Minneapolis episode of Man vs. Food. The event was put on by WWII Historical Re-enactment Society Inc.
Matt Stonie has uploaded a video of the brain taco eating contest held at the Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis earlier this month. The youtube commenters generally think that winner Joey Chestnut received favorable judging.

Joey Chestnut edges Matt Stonie in brain tacos

update Oct 15 Huffington Post has a blog entry

Shout Out Minnesota has an interview with Joey Chestnut

update Oct 14 CityPages has a gallery

update Oct 13 CBS Local has an article and video

Bryan Beard has the top 5 in today’s brain taco eating contest at the Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis:
More results Part 2 | Part 3

1) Joey Chestnut 54 tacos
2) Matt Stonie 53.5
3) Mark Williams 17.5
4) Andrew Kogutkiewicz 12.5
5) Bryan Beard 12
6) Sam Brunner 11
7) Mitch Gillen 10
8) Rikki Olsen 9.5
9) Mary Bowers 5
10T) Joe Smith-Cunnien 2.5
10T) Dave Senst 2.5

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Zombie Pub Crawl Brain Taco expected entrants: Joey Chestnut, Matt Stonie, Bryan Beard, Mary Bowers
The top 3 in a donut eating contest in Minneapolis on September 28 will receive a spot in the Zombie Pub Crawl brain taco eating contest where Joey Chestnut is expected to compete. The winner will also receive $100.
Registration is now open on IFOCE.com for the Yogurtland Fro Yo Eating Challenge at the Phantom Gourmet Food Festival in Boston on September 29 and World Brain Eating Competition at Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis on October 12.
The Zombie Pub Crawl announces Joey Chestnut will be competing in the World Brain Eating Championship in Minneapolis on October 12. (via citypages)
Molly Schuyler finished the "Meat Your Maker" challenge at Burger Jones in Minneapolis in 4:37.
The roster for the July 4 Diamond Dogs eating contest at The Depot Tavern in Minneapolis has been announced. Defending champion Eric Dahl is not on it.

Molly Schuyler breaks 30 at Grand Old Day

update TwinCities.com has some pictures Dawn Rossback has a video

Results – women

1) Molly Schuyler 31, 4th woman to break 30
2) Courtney Taylor 8
3) Lisa Murray 4

men
1) Pablo Martinez 29
2) Eric “Badlands” Booker 25
3) Steve Hendry 24
4) Craig Reed 20
5) Matthew Raible 12
7T) Jeff Munson 11
7T) Andrew Kog. 11
9) Tim Ryan 10
10) Nick Johnson 4

The contest will be held in a 21+ area, which caused issues for Matt Stonie at last year’s Boston qualifier.

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KARE 11 had a promo contest (starts at 2:30 mark) for Sunday's Nathan's qualifier in St. Paul, MN. No expected competitors for that event were mentioned besides promo contest participant Nicholas Johnson.
June 2 MLE contest fields: Tim Janus, Bob Shoudt and Matt Stonie are expected to compete in Sunday's pastrami sandwich eating contest at Katz's Deli in Manhattan, Badlands Booker and Molly Schuyler are listed as favorites in the St. Paul, MN Nathan's qualifier and Sonya Thomas is expected to defend her Acme Oyster title in New Orleans. update May 29 Joey Chestnut confirms he will compete at Katz's and Aaron Osthoff will leave for New Orleans today.
Molly Schuyler appears to have decided to compete in the Nathan's qualifier in St. Paul, Mn on June 2.
Molly Schuyler announces she will be competing in attending the St. Paul, MN Nathan's qualifier.
The Minnesota Wild are holding a pizza eating contest before tomorrow's game against the Nashville Predators. Highway 55 Burgers are holding Big A burger challenge attempts during Carolina Hurricanes home games this season. Tweet #BigAonIce to be entered into the drawing for spots.
Youtube has videos of Eric Dahl's and Molly Schuyler's successful attempt at the 36 inch pizza at Randy's Pizza in Oakdale, MN and the 54 inch pizza attempts by Wreckless Eating and a team of competitive eaters at Big Mama's & Papa's pizza.

Molly Schuyler & Eric Dahl finish 36 inch Randy’s Pizza challenge

The Des Moines Register has an article about Molly Schuyler’s attempt to become a four time finisher of the Adam Emmenecker sandwich challenge at Jethro’s BBQ. This afternoon she finished the challenge in Waukee, IA, but did not break the all-time record. Tonight, Molly will attempt the 36 inch challenge at Randy’s Pizza in Oakdale, MN with Eric Dahl and on Friday she will attempt the Adam Emmenecker at Jethro’s Altoona, Iowa location. The challenge will appear on an ABC5 News segment later today.

update Jan 17 Eric & Molly finished the 36 inch pizza as time expired. They complete the challenge at the 37 minute mark of the uStream video.

ABC5 has a video about Molly Schuyler (thanks for the eatfeats mention) finishing the Emmenecker challenge yesterday and USA Today has an article about her.

update Jan 18 More Molly Schuyler coverage: KCCI | Daily Mail | Des Moines Register video

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A press release announces that Miki Sudo will attempt to become the first person to finish Randy's Pizza 30 inch pizza challenge in under 30 minutes without assistance today at 1:30 pm central in Oakdale, MN. The challenge will be livestreamed on www.premierpizza.com. update 1:33 central livestreaming has started update Dec 22 Miki ate about 80% - 90% of the pizza (picture).
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