Central Pennsylvania eating challenges and contests category

Three random Central Pennsylvania eating challenges
5 hotcakes Diner Challenge Route 53 Diner Cresson, PA
2 lb. burger Two Pound Burger Challenge Country Village Restaurant and Lounge Yeagertown, PA
12 hot dogs 12 Hot Dog Challenge Frank's Star Lunch Punxsutawney, PA
(All Central Pennsylvania eating challenges and contests in database)

Kildare's in West Chester and State College, PA will hold a wing eating contest on Wednesday awarding a $150 gift card.
Kildare's Irish Pub in State College, PA will hold a burger eating contest on April 26 that will reportedly give the winner the opportunity to appear on an upcoming episode of Man vs. Food.
The first episode of the second season of Outrageous Food will be televised on the Food Network tonight at 10 pm eastern. The restaurants will be Mallie’s Sports Grill and Bar in Southgate, MI (meal 100+ pound burger), Bad Boyz Bistro in Bedford, PA (meal hot wings) and Three Brothers Bakery in Houston, TX (meal pies baked into cakes). Altoona Mirror has an article about Bad Boyz Bistro's appearance.
"Casting calls" for hot wing eaters on two upcoming episodes of "Outrageous Food" have been posted: Badboyz Bistro in Bedford, Pennsylvania needs five people (3 men and 2 women) to eat its "Hellraiser" wings on January 3 and Rock Rest in Golden, CO is looking for hot wing eaters for recording sessions on January 9 and 13.
Hulu has a segment from the Food Network's "Unwrapped" from 2004 about Denny's Beer Barrel Pub's Ye Olde 96er 10+ pound burger including footage of an AICE contest. Kate Stelnick was reportedly inspired by the program to finish the burger in early 2005. (via mediaoverdose)
DennysBeerBarrelPub.com has been updated to announce that "Furious" Pete Czerwinski set the Pub Super Challenger record.
The website for Denny's Beer Barrel Pub was updated yesterday to report two finishers of the two pound burger; "Furious" Pete Czerwinski's recent breaking of the three pound burger record is not mentioned.

Furious Pete halves Denny’s 3 lb. burger record

“Furious” Pete Czerwinski reports he set the record for Denny’s Beer Barrel 3 pound burger today. His time of 9:02 is less than half of the previous record held by Elizabeth Canady. update A video has been posted.

Pete also confirms that he won yesterday’s Wing Off in northern Virginia.

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DennysBeerBarrelPub.com has posted its first challenge finishers of 2010. Joel "The Cannon" Podelsky was the only diner to complete a three pound "Super Challenger" burger.
Monroe Files has some pictures from a contest at Dubois Mall where competitors ate two pound burgers from Denny's Beer Barrel Pub to win Steelers tickets. A 100 pound burger was created for the contest.
Denny's Beer Barrel Pub has started a twitter and facebook page.

Part 2 of Brad Sciullo on The Colbert Report

The second part of Brad Sciullo’s attempt at the 15+ pound Belly Buster Burger at Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub on last night’s episode of The Colbert Report is now available on the program’s website. The segment closes with Sciullo expressing his desire to eat a live shark and Colbert responding “I think we’re going to need a bigger throat”.

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Brad Sciullo & Denny’s Beer Barrel on Oct 1 Colbert Report

The website for the Colbert Report has a video clip from last night’s episode about Brad Sciullo’s attempt at the 20+ pound Belly Bruiser burger at Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, PA. The second part of Brad Sciullo’s appearance will probably be televised on Monday. Colbert gives Sciullo the “Martin Burger King” nickname. No mention was made of Brad Sciullo’s ejection from the IFOCE.

George Wendt, who has a burger challenge named after his Cheers character, was an in studio guest.

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Thad Bloom reports that Steven Colbert will be recording a show at Denny's Beer Barrel Pub about its giant burgers. No date or other details are listed.
Alex Nye reports he has attempted to complete Denny's Beer Barrel Pub's 6 pound burger five times without success.

Brad Sciullo breaks Denny’s “Ye Olde 96er” record

DennysBeerBarrelPub.com reports that Brad Sciullo broke the record for the “Ye Olde 96er” burger by completing the 11 pound sandwich in 2 hours and 23 minutes. The previous record of 2:54 was set in 2005 by Kate Stelnick and tied later that year by Lori Weiss. Brad’s feat was recorded by the Travel Channel.

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Travel Channel to film at Denny’s Beer Barrel Dec 11

The blog for Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub reports that the Travel Channel will be recording at that restaurant on Thursday. The program is not mentioned, but it might be for another episode of Man vs. Food.

The new poll asks if you think Brad Sciullo completed the giant Belly Bruiser burger at Denny’s two months ago. This picture is only documenation of the Belly Bruiser at an intermediate stage of completion I have seen. Kate Stelnick has several pictures documenting her attempt at the Olde 96er burger and Lori Weiss had an eyewitness report for her challenge.

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New look for DennysBeerBarrelPub.com

The website for Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub has been revamped and now has a blog listing challenge burger attempts and other news. No links to the old finishers database appear to be present on the new site, but the database still works. Brad Sciullo finishing the Belly Bruiser is not mentioned on the new site, but a picture of Brad is present.

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Brad Sciullo interview in Mouthpiece Sports

The Mouthpiece Sports blog has an interview with Brad Sciullo about his successful completion of the Belly Bruiser challenge. Brad finishes the interview in the following manner:

It’s opening some eyes. This is great for all competitive eaters. Everyone of us is going to benefit from this because this raises the bar. I’m guaranteeing you that from this day forward bigger numbers will be put up — numbers like no one’s ever seen. Things that make this look ridiculously easy because everyone’s going to realize that this is possible. That someone like myself — who isn’t as good as the top-ranked eaters — can do this this is going to send everyone into a frenzy. And it’s going to be great for the sport in general.

And what’s next:

I’m either going to go back to Denny’s and eat every one of their burgers on their menu in the same day, which will equal about what that burger weighed. I’ll eat the two-pounder, the three-pounder, and the Ye’ Olde 96er in the same day. Or I’m going to do a pizza competition.

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Brad Sciullo finishes Denny’s Belly Bruiser

update Oct 2, 2009 A post about Brad Sciullo’s appearance on The Colbert Report has been made

(from Kelly Jordan email) Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub’s homepage reports that Brad Sciullo was the first person to complete the Beer Barrel Belly Bruiser burger by himself. The burger is listed as having 15 pounds of meat and its total weight was 20.2 pounds. Sciullo’s time was 4 hours and 39 minutes, 21 minutes under the 5 hour limit.

update The burger Brad Sciullo finished was not the 9-11 pound “Ye Olde 96er” burger completed by Kate Stelnick and Lori Weiss. It is the next larger size.

update #2 The Evening Sun has an article about Brad Sciullo completing the burger which says he won $400 and three T-shirts. He made three trips to the bathroom where he was accompanied by a cook to make sure he did not throw up.

update #3 Yahoo’s story about Brad Sciullo is currently the most-emailed article (from Steakbellie)

update #4 PittsburghLive has an article There is also a blog entry in an Indian language

update #5 The Herald Standard has an article about Brad Sciullo. He says his next contest will be Wing Bowl 17 and he will use his technique which involves eating part of the wing bones at that event.

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Elizabeth Canady sets Denny’s 3 lb. burger record

The website for Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub reports that Elizabeth “Rubber Gut” Canady set the record for consuming the Super Pub Challenger burger, which contains three pounds of meat, on July 31. Her time of 20 minutes was 10 minutes faster than the previous record of a half an hour and almost halved the previous female record held by Lori Weiss of 36 minutes.

Elizabeth Canady is not the most recent female finisher of the Super Pub Challenger, April Frisco (picture on right) completed the challenge on August 8.

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% of female finishers by Denny’s burger size

According to the online Wall of Fame, As the size of Denny’s Beer Barrel burger increases, the percentage of female finishers does as well:

2 pounds 3 female finishers (Coleen Kasanovich, Holly McCarty, Lori Weiss) / 295 total finishers (duplicates removed) = 1%

3 pounds 4 female finishers (Lori Weiss, Michelle Goldstein, Nichole Yankevich, Stacy Frantz) / 51 total finishers (duplicates removed) = 7.8%

6 pounds 2 female finishers (Lori Weiss & Kate Stelnick) / 2 total finishers = 100%


Denny’s sets up online Wall of Fame

The database of challenge finishers on Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub’s website has been set up after being empty for over a year. There are still two listed finishers for the 6 pound burger.


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