Philadelphia eating challenges and contests category

Three random Philadelphia eating challenges
3. lb. burger Big Daddy Luke Challenge - defunct Tony Luke's Philadelphia, PA Challenge no longer offered - Only one woman has reportedly finished challenge
4.5 lb. burger Bobby Bigtime Challenge Culinary Deliveries West Chester, PA has pizzas as buns
big dessert Sweetest Food Challenge Darling's Diner Philadelphia, PA 3 slices of french toast, 2 slices of cheesecake, 3 cups of bananas blueberries and strawberrys, 3 scoops ice cream
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PhillyMag has an article about the retirement of Angelo Cataldi from WIP with a section about the Wing Bowl his morning radio show hosted:
Angelo isn’t exactly contrite about overseeing Wing Bowl: “You know what? I don’t feel that bad about it. I feel like we were a product of the times and we reflected what was acceptable. We pushed it a little, but we kind of knew where the line was. Or at least not to go too far over.”
Molly Schuyler ate 12 pounds of mushrooms in 8 minutes to set a record at the Kennett Square (PA) Mushroom Festival today.
Mushroom eating contests at the Kennett Square, PA Mushroom Festival on September 10 will award $1000/$750/$500 to professional eaters, $500/$300/$100 to amateurs.
Jim's Steaks South Street location experienced major damage after a fire broke out today. The Philadelphia restaurant's cheesesteak record, which dates back to at least 1977 when Lynda Kuerth ate 11 sandwiches in 90 minutes, was one of the longer running restaurant challenges. Bob Shoudt was the current record holder with 20.
Dan Kennedy ate 8 foot long sandwiches in 10 minutes to win the first prize of $1,000 in today's Cheesesteak Bowl in Broomall, PA. Molly Schuyler was the runner up with 7.75, her first loss since 2019. Dave Brunelli was the "amateur" winner.
The Delco Steaks Cheesesteak Bowl eating contest will be held March 26 in Broomall, PA. The top three professionals will receive $1000/$750/$500; the top amateur will be awarded a Caribbean trip. Former Philadelphia Eagle Brent Celek will MC.
Dave "US Male" Goldstein defeated "Oink Oink" in overtime to defend his 2020 "Wing Pole" title at Club Risque in Philadelphia.
A melee involving approximately 40 diners broke out at the Bensalem, PA Golden Corral Friday night. The incident reportedly began after the buffet ran out of steak and customers broke in line to get the final pieces of meat.
Club Risque in Philadelphia announces the return of the "Wing Pole" on February 11. The event was started in 2019 as a replacement for the cancelled Wing Bowl. In the two previous editions of the event, amateur only wing eating contests awarded over $2,000.
CrossingBroad.com has a post about Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni showing his team a video of Joey Chestnut competing against Takeru Kobayashi. He said that their greatness was due to focusing on detail and fundamentals.
ABC Localish produced a video about "Moe Train Eats" attempting the 14 pound bagel challenge at Spread Bagelry in Philadelphia with two friends.
Molly Schuyler and Dan Kennedy ate 33 burgers in 10 minutes in Marple, PA as part of an event organized by Delco Steaks to raise money for Austin Beltrante's post-electrocution medical expenses.
Dan "Killer" Kennedy won tonight's Cheesesteak Bowl in Broomall, PA. He finished his two 24 inch sandwiches in 1:39 and 1:34 to take the title and claim the Cancun vacation first prize.
DELCO Steaks will host the Cheesesteak Bowl at the Splash Swim Club in Broomall, PA on March 24. The top 3 in the cheesestekak eating contest will receive $500/$250/$100. The winner of the bonus round will win a trip to Cancun. Former Philadelphia Eagle Brett Celek will serve as commisioner.
Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus. He is also the organizer of OL Masterminds Summit, a convention for offensive lineman. On July 11, Pro Football Talk criticized a hot wing eating contest held at that event for unsafe practices, which did not receive a positive response from Johnson.
The owner of Tony Luke's, Anthony Lucidonio Sr., was indicted for tax fraud. The south Philadelphia restaurant was famed for its cheesesteak challenge and appeared on an episode of Man v. Food.
If you are looking for competitive eating content, "Swallow Your Pride", a documentary about Wing Bowl 13 (2005), can be viewed on youtube for free. The focus is Bill "El Wingador" Simmon's quest to retake the title from Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas. Bob Shoudt (then known as Humble Bob), Arnie "Chowhound" Chapman, Dave "Coondog" O'Karma, Hank "The Tank" Goldey and Augie "Yao Wing" Chung are also featured. Conflict between IFOCE (MLE) and AICE is a secondary theme of the film. At 30:45, AICE co-founders Chapman and O'Karma discuss their grievances.
Final Score Sports Bar & Grill in Bensalem, PA will hold a wing eating contest February 22 awarding $300 to the winner, $150 to the runner up.
Dave "US Male" Goldstein won the first prize of $3000 in today's "Wing Pole" (See https://www.instagram.com/cheerleadersphilly/ stories. The registration rules explicitly barred former MLE members from competing, but apparently he was granted a waiver. update US Male has an instagram post about his victory.
Registration (Philadelphia-area amateurs only) is open at WingPole.com for a wing eating contest to be held at Club Risque and Cheerleaders in Philadelphia on January 31. The top 3 will receive $3000/$750/$400.
The "Wing Pole" eating contest to be held at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia January 31 will award $3000/$750/$400. The competition is apparently limited to amateurs from the Delaware valley.
"Wing Pole" will be held at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia on January 31. The eating contest will apparently be restricted to Philadelphia area amateurs.
Molly Schuyler ate 9.5 pounds of mushrooms to win yesterday's eating contest at the National Fried Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square, PA yesterday. update Video Dan Kennedy was runner up and Bob Shoudt did not compete.
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