Northern Virginia eating challenges and contests category

Three random Northern Virginia eating challenges
1.5 lb. burger Duke Burger Challenge Culpeper Cattle Company Culpeper, VA includes 2 baked potatoes and ears of corn
wings Wing Eating Contest The Ashburn Pub Ashburn, VA
4 lb. burrito Fat Boy Burrito Fat Boys' Smokehouse and Burgers Fredericksburg, VA
(All Northern Virginia eating challenges and contests in database)

Chalkboard Wings in Alexandria, VA is holding a wing eating contest awarding over $500 in cash and prizes. The contest is three rounds; the first round is January 29
Darron Breeden finished the Volcano Challenge at Billiken's Smokehouse in Fredricksburg, VA in under 12 minutes to win $250. He is the first person to complete the five pound barbecue challenge. has an interview with Darron Breeden.
Northern Virigina Magazine has a profile of Darron Breeden.
Darron Breeden completed the 13.5 pound ramen challenge at Gaijin Ramen Shop in Arlington, VA in 24:14.
Darron Breeden finished the challenge at Family Pizzeria in Staffod, VA intended for two diners without assistance yesterday.
Heritage Brewing in Manassas, VA will hold a rib eating contest on November 16. Washington Redskins Nick Sundberg, Dustin Hopkins & Silas Redd Jr. are expected to compete.
This summer, Seaver "The Achiever" Miller won a silver medal in Greco-Roman wrestling in the World Police & Fire Games in Northern Virginia. Intestinal issues forced the termination of Seaver's competitive eating career in 2007.
Vienna, VA will hold a chili dog eating contest on July 4 awarding $250 to the winner.
Members of the Washington Redskins will compete in a rib eating contest at The Bone in Manassas, VA on September 30.
The DC Sports Bog has a report on a slider eating contest held yesterday at Top Golf in Alexandria, VA between three members of the Washington Redskins. Long Snapper Nick Sundberg won the contest.
Blue Sea Seafood will hold an oyster eating contest in Arlington, VA on Saturday awarding $350 ($200 to the winner).
Several IHOPs in northern Virginia will hold a pancake eating contest on February 19 in honor of National Pancake Day.  
Fox Business has an interview with Mark Bucher of BGR The Burger Joint where he claims a woman from Arlington, VA finished the nine pound burger challenge in 42 minutes.
DPark76 has a video of Takeru Kobayashi's appearance at The Rock Tysons church in Vienna, Virginia where he ate 20 hot dogs in 2 minutes and drank a gallon of milk in 20 seconds.
White House Foods will hold an apple pie eating contest in Winchester, VA on Sunday awarding $250 to the winner.
Takeru Kobayashi will appear at The Rock Tysons church in Vienna, Virginia on Saturday night. During the event, a trip to New York City for the 2013 Nathan's finals (?) will be awarded in a raffle. (It would be interesting to know if Hofmann Hot Dogs management are aware of that prize.)

Northern Virginia Magazine on Sonya Thomas

Northern Virginia Magazine has the most in-depth article about Sonya Thomas seen in quite some time (via Washington Post State of NoVa blog) Some observations from the article:

  • Sonya declines discussion about a possible marriage to a Mr. Thomas.
  • She says that she has to pay her own travel expenses including a trip to New York City for the Nathan’s finals in 2011 which consumed most of her $10,000 prize. (Travel expenses for finalists are supposedly paid by Nathan’s)
  • The Jacksonville, AR Wing Ding is listed as a possible future contest site, but the entire festival was cancelled.
  • The article includes a behind the scenes look at Ben’s Chili Bowl contest held in October

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The Washington City Paper reports that Ian "The Invader" Hickman will compete in a pho eating contest held at VietFest at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA on Saturday.
Mike Longo has posted a video of him cutting the record for the Big Buns Burger Challenge in Ballston, VA from 12 minutes to 6:51.
"Large Todd" from Columbia, MD defeated defending champion Jamie Jill in the 106.7 The Fan Wing Bowl DC finals held at the Hard Times Cafe in Springfield, VA last night.
Two letters to the editor of the Washington Post criticize the recent article about area eating challenges.
Mike Longo reports that Jay Gorman won $300 at a burger eating contest last night held at Q Ball Cafe in Fredricksburg, VA. Mike Longp was the runner-up.
The Washington Post has a list of eating challenges in Washington, DC and northern Virginia. Sonya Thomas is listed as the sole finisher of the BGR challenge burger even though Brad Sciullo finished it a Washington Wizards game last year. (gallery)
Chris Mosser won last night's qualifier for the DC Wing Bowl held at the Hard Times Cafe in Woodbridge, VA with a total of 54 wings.
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