New York eating challenges and contests category

Three random eating challenges
3 lb. burger Super Jak Challenge Jaks Shak Olean, NY includes fries and a shake
4 lb. plate of curry The Curry Challenge Kenka Restaurant Manhattan, NY plate contains 2 lb. rice and 2 lb. meat
28 in pizza Big Daddy The Wander Inn Baldwin, NY
(All New York eating challenges and contests in database)

The Hudson Valley Wing Fest will hold a King of the Wings eating contest in Poughkeepsie, NY on February 5. $5000 will be awarded to the winner if the contest record is broken; the prize is $500 otherwise. Qualifiers start January 21.
RochesterFirst has an article about Joel Hansen's trip to the Rochester, NY area.
Livingston County News has an article about Joel Hansen and David Gonzalez attempting a challenge consisting of 15 1/2 pound burger patties and a pound of fries at Dugo's Bar in Dansville, NY.
Andrew Puhl posted a video of his attempt at the 72 ounce steak at Stikcy Face BBQ in North Tonawanda, NY. Molly Schuyler also attempted the challenge.
Creative Centenaries has reposted a December 10, 1921 article from the Belfast Telegraph about Ludwig Consumo, billed as the "World's Champion Free-Style Eater". One of his rivals was Alderman Dotzler of New York City, who ate 9 pounds of steak, 19 rolls and 11 cups of coffee in a beefsteak eating contest.
Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa, the Republican candidate in today's NYC mayoral election, competed in several Nathan's Famous finals in the 1990s, finishing 3rd in 1994. He appeared in "Footlong", a 2002 documentary about the hot dog using the 1998 Nathan's circuit as its framework which can be viewed on youtube. In interview starting around the 8:15 mark, he claims that defending champion Hirofumi Nakajima has been surgically altered with digestive enzymes.
Mad Dog & Beans Mexican Cantina will hold monster burrito eating contests on October 29 at its two New York City locations. Both competitions will award $100/$75/$50 to the top 3.
The New York City Hot Sauce Expo will hold several spicy eating challenges in Brooklyn this weekend. The Choco Challenge spicy chocolate contest will award $1000 on October 16 and $1000 will also be awarded if the Carolina Reaper pepper Guinness record is broken on October 17.
Joel Hansen won the first prize of $500 at tonight's pierogi eating contest at Pierozek in Brooklyn.
Pierozek in Brooklyn will hold a pierogi eating contest on October 8 awarding $500 to the winner, $300 to the runner up.
Wayne Algenio ate 100 meatballs to win today's eating contest at the Feast of San Gennaro in Manhattan. New York City Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa says he was denied the opportunity to judge the competition after receiving an invitation. The Guardian Angels founder claims that Mayor Bill de Blasio or the Gambino crime family could be responsible for the snub.
Matt Pruznick ate 23 cannolis in 6 minutes to win Friday's eating contest at Feast of San Gennaro in Manhattan.
The top 3 from today's World Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest at the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence, NY via Molly Schuyler livestream. 1) Molly Schuyler 56 slices (previous record 50) 2) Andy Puhl 37 3) Nathan Klein 21 Dan Kennedy was co-MC
The Feast of San Gennaro in Manhattan will hold 4 eating contests: cannolis - September 17, zeppoles - September 22, pizza - September 24, meatballs September 26.

Interview with Anne Nelson, sister of Caitlin Nelson

Daily Mail has an article about Anne Nelson, whose father, Port Authority Police Officer James Nelson, died in the World Trace Center wreckage. Another shocking fatality would strike the family 16 years later.

Tragedy stalked Anne again in 2017 when her sister Caitlin (then a 20 year old college student) died in a freak accident when she choked in a charity pancake eating contest.

‘I think that loss is what really made me process my father’s death a little more. Even though I had gone to therapy before, the enormity of it all didn’t really hit me until that happened.’

Anne Nelson’s story is proof that people can live through not one but multiple traumas and still recover. Now 31, Anne tries to honor her sister and dad in everything she does.

She currently works as a special needs teacher at an elementary school, inspired by Caitlin’s studies in social work and her father’s life-long emphasis on education. ‘I take a little bit of both of them in what I’m doing and I try to carry them with me through that.’

Nathan’s Hot Dog qualifiers, restricted to NYC civil servants, were held on top of the original World Trade Center from 1998 to 2000. “Hungry” Charles Hardy won all 3 contests. Very little information about the competitions remains on the internet. Here is a screen capture from the 2002 documentary “Footlong”

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Miki Sudo wins 2021 Buffalo Wing Festival wing contest

Miki Sudo edged Joey Chestnut 246 wings to 244, to win today’s wing eating contest at the National Chicken Wing Festival in Buffalo. update George Shea has the top 4, which is all that will apparently be posted

WGRZ video

1st 246 Miki Sudo
2nd 244 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
3rd 220 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 220 Nick Wehry
? ? Eric “Badlands” Booker
? ? George Chiger
? ? Ronnie “MegaByte” Hartman
? ? Gideon Oji

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Gideon Oji wins Buffalo Buffet Bowl

The top 3 from the Buffalo Buffet Bowl, posted 5 hours after the contest start:
1 Gideon Oji 4:41 to eat 5 pounds of Buffalo food items
2 Miki Sudo 5:32, first contest since giving birth
3 Joey Chestnut 5:55

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The Great Pumpkin Farm will hold a pumpkin pie eating contest on September 18 in Clarence, NY awarding $1000/$500/$250/$50.
Kick N Chicken in Farmingdale, NY will award $1000 if its Carolina Reaper Kick 'n' Tender challenge is completed.
The New York Times has a long article about Nathan's Famous original Coney Island location.
Dave Brunelli ate 216 clams to win his third consecutive contest at Peter's Clam Bar in Island Park, NY.
Joey Chestnut attended a party held by cryptocurrency billionaire Mike Novogratz in Amagansett, NY. Miley Cyrus performed a private concert at the event.
A sausage & peppers eating contest awarding $500 to the winner will take place in East Harlem on August 7.
MagicalThemeParks posted a picture today of the site of the former Wall of Fame / countdown timer at the original Nathan's Famous location, which is now covered with a picture of the New York City skyline and a "The Flavor of New York" logo.

2021 Nathan’s Famous men’s contest

Official results. Joey Chestnut broke his record with a total of 76.

1st 76 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut New record
2nd 50 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 44 Nick Wehry
4th 43 Darron Breeden
5th 37.75 Gideon Oji
6th 32.5 Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
7th 32 George Chiger
8th 30.75 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan
9th 30 Juan “more bite” Rodriguez
10th 28 Erik “The Red” Denmark
11th 27 Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski
11th 27 Steve “The Rabbit” Hammond
11th 27 Ronnie “MegaByte” Hartman
11th 27 Derek Jacobs
15th 25.5 Derek Hendrickson
16th 21.5 Pablo Martinez
17th 17 Crazy Legs Conti

Matt Stonie will not be competing. Erik Denmark and Brian Dudzinski are unexpected entrants.

I am going to be away from the internet for most of today and do not expect to post men’s results until sometime tonight. If you need them, you should not have any difficulty finding them.

Hope everyone has a happy and safe July 4th.

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