New York eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
($150)2021 Jul 3 Pizza Eating Contest Joe's Pizza & Pasta Holbrook, NY
Three random eating challenges
10 spicy wings Waiver Wing Challenge NY Firehouse Grille Peekskill, NY cannot eat or drink during challenge
6 lb. burger The Beast Kasey's Rockville Centre, NY
6 buns 6 Bun Challenge Jum Mun NYC Manhattan, NY
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Guardian Angels founder has been declared the winner of the Republican primary for mayor of New York City. He competed in several Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contests in the 1990s, finishing 3rd in 1994.
Fink Beats the Stomach posted a picture of the former site of Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest wall of fame, which has been repainted. It does not appear the wall will return.
Spectrum Local News has a news video about Ronnie Hartman training for Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest.
Brooklyn Paper reports that competitors in Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest will not be allowed to switch to the restaurant's new vegan frankfurters, but substitutions might be possible in 2022 if they are deemed equivalent to beef hot dogs.
The New York Post reports that the 2021 Nathan's Famous hot dog eating finals will be held at the ballpark of the Coney Island Cyclones instead of its traditional location at Surf & Stillwell. The article does not mention if the venue change will be permanent or only for 2021. Joey Chestnut is the only expected entrant mentioned in the article. Miki Sudo's streak for the women's division will apparently be broken by her pregnancy. update Tickets will apparently initially be limited to 2,500 at first (Ticket request link)
This week marks the 6 month anniversary of the demolition of the hot dog eating contest Wall of Fame at Nathan's Famous original Coney Island location which began on November 22. Neither Nathan's nor Major League Eating have made a statement about the removal. It does not appear that the Wall of Fame will return, with replacement glass installed for all the boarded up windows that were behind the sign.
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to fully reopen the city by July 1, which would enable holding the 2021 Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest outside with spectators. Governor Andrew Cuomo mocked the proposal and claimed that he would decide when the metropolis reopened. This assertion resulted in De Blasio's press secretary Bill Neidhardt calling Cuomo a "serial sexual assaulter".
The Magical Theme Parks Instagram has a recent picture of the former Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest wall of fame site which shows that the windows previously hidden behind the wall have been replaced. This makes the replacement of the sign highly unlikely.
Whatever the fate of the 2021 Nathan's Famous circuit, the New York Mets will not host their traditional qualifier on Father's Day. They are scheduled to play at the Washington Nationals on June 20.
The New York Daily News has a column about the career of 96 year old public relations maven Mortimer Matz, who co-founded the Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest with Max Rosey in 1972.
The Staten Island Republican Party has endorsed Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa for Mayor of New York City. He competed in several Nathan's Famous finals in the 1990s, finishing 3rd in 1994 with a total of 20.5 hot dogs. In June, Sliwa received coverage after being injured while trying to defend a Manhattan Foot Locker from looters.
Magical Theme Parks posted a picture of construction work at the site of the former Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest wall of fame. We will see if this results in the construction of a new billboard.
Fink Beats the Stomach visited Nathan's Famous Coney Island location yesterday. Almost two months after the removal of the Hot Dog Eating Contest Wall of Fame (which started on November 22), there are no signs of construction on a new billboard. Neither Nathan's Famous or Major League Eating have made any statements about the sign removal. The new poll asks what you think their official announcement will eventually be.
It has now been over a month since the hot dog eating contest Wall of Fame has been removed from Nathan's Famous original Coney Island location. Neither Nathan's nor Major League Eating have made any announcement about the restoration of the sign.
Joey Chestnut talked to Yeshiva University students over Zoom on November 23.

Nathan’s Wall of Fame completely removed

Dutchmazz posted a picture of Nathan’s Famous Coney Island location with the wall of fame completely removed. He claims that it is out for repair and will return.

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Nathan’s Famous Wall of Fame removed

Magical Theme Parks uploaded a video recorded today of the removal of the hot dog eating contest Wall of Fame at Nathan’s Famous Coney Island location. update Nov 23 The left side of the wall has been removed.

Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest Wall of Fame sign removal

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The segment from NBC's First Look about Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest that was televised on Sunday morning's episode can be viewed on youtube (segment starts around 16:10). Miki Sudo, Badlands Booker, Nick Wehry and Rich Shea make appearances.
Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest will be featured on the next episode of NBC's First Look, which will be televised at 1 am Sunday morning after Saturday Night Live. Nick Wehry, Miki Sudo and Badlands Booker will appear.
BestDocumentaryTV has uploaded a short documentary about the 1999 matzoh ball eating contest held at Ben's Deli won by Russell Machover. Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa makes an appearance but does not compete.
Miki Sudo has uploaded a video of Nick Wehry attempting the undefeated 14 pound challenge at Pizza Mia in Newburgh, NY consisting of pizza, wings and fried dough challenge.
Wayne Algenio's appearance on the Brooklyn episode of "Eddie Eats America" was televised by The Cooking Channel yesterday and can be streamed online. The episode will be rerun at 10:30pm eastern on September 1.
WDPH has an article about Nick Wehry completing the challenge at Pizza Mia while Miki Sudo watched. The challenge weighs 14 pounds and consists of a garlic knot pizza, 12 Buffalo wings, a giant order of fried dough and 2 liters of soda.
The Buffalo Wing Festival announced it would not hold a 2020 event today. With the removal of the Lewisville, TX tamale contest, scheduled for September, there are currently no upcoming contests with a date on the MLE calendar. (Smoke's Poutinerie contest remains listed without a date). The Colorado State Fair will be scaled back, so a Slopper eating contest appears unlikely.

Joey Chestnut defends Nathan’s title with record 75

update Official results

1st 75 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut contest record
2nd 42 Darron Breeden
3rd 39.5 Nick Wehry combined with Miki Sudo’s 48.5 to set couples record of 88
4th 24 George Chiger
5th 20 Eric “Badlands” Booker

Joey Chestnut has defended his Nathan’s Famous hot dog title with a record 75 hot dogs.

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