Minnesota eating challenges and contests category

Three random eating challenges
2 lb. burger Monster Burger - defunct McCann's Food and Brew St. Cloud, MN restaurant closed
4 lb. burger Locomotive Burger Challenge 2nd Street Depot Bar & Grill Hastings, MN includes 1 lb. fries
3 lb. burger The Fat Kid The Brickyard Hibbing, MN
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KEYC.com has a video about Ethan Teske & Jeremiah Forster finishing the 30 inch pizza challenge at Fox Pizza in Madelia, MN last week in 16 minutes, believed to be a record for the entire chain.
Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo are expected to compete in the World Indian Taco Eating Contest at Fortune Bay Casino in Tower, MN on Saturday.
The Star Tribune Vacation & Travel Experience will hold taco eating contests in Minneapolis on Saturday and Sunday awarding trips to Mexico.
Southern Minnesota News has an article about Stephanie Wu and Jeremiah Forster finishing the 30 inch Mega Fox Pizza at Fox’s Pizza Den in Madelia, MN in about 30 minutes. They were the first pair to complete the meal after 17 unsuccessful attempts.

MLE upcoming contests as of August 2, 2017

Here are the upcoming contests on the MLE contest calendar. A kale eating contest in Hamburg, NY on August 13 and a Nathan’s qualifier in Nashville on October 10 have been recently added. A new taco eating contest in Tower, MN on November 4 will also be held. Registration is open unless specified otherwise.
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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.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will compete in a wing eating contest at Buffalo Wild Wings in Mankato, MN on Saturday August 6.
Molly Schuyler ate 30 burgers in 26 minutes at Tendermaid in Austin, MN yesterday to break the existing record by 13 burgers.
Keys' Cafe in Woodbury, MN will hold a pancake eating contest tomorrow awarding $150 to the winner.
SCTimes has an article on Jeremiah "Fit vs. Food" Forster of St. Cloud, MN, a former competitive bodybuilder. He has completed over 60 eating challenges.
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.
Jeremiah Forster set the record for the Tender Maid challenge at the Tender Maid Sandwich Shop in Austin, MN.
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.
Thrillist.com has eating challenge lists for restaurants in Portland and Minneapolis.
The new poll asks how many people in the world do you think are capable of finishing the 30 inch pizza challenge at Randy's Pizza in Oakdale, MN without assistance. Pat Bertoletti recently finished the challenge and Miki Sudo could not finish it in 2012.
Randy's pizza in Oakdale, MN announces it is looking for four person teams to face off against an unnamed top female competitive eater on December 30.
Pat Bertoletti will attempt to finish Randy's 30 inch pizza challenge in under 30 minutes at The Dog House Bar and Grill and Grill in Maplewood, MN. He will win $1000 if successful. update Dec 14 Pat's official time was 26:45
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.
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