Eating Challenges by metro area – unified list

update June 2011 A newer list with more metro areas is available.

update May 2010 A new list with several new metro areas is available

A unified directory of all metropolitan areas with eating challenge lists is available after the jump. The following cities / regions have been added: Fresno, California Central Coast, Upstate California, Inland Empire, Reno / Lake Tahoe, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, Boise, Amarillo, Louisville, Toledo, Madison, Green Bay, Terre Haute, Omaha, Des Moines, Birmingham, Little Rock, Central Illinois, North Michigan, Lansing, Flint, Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Knoxville, Greensboro, Las Cruces, Hudson Valley, Wilmington, Fort Myers, Fort Wayne

Northwest Boise | Portland | Seattle
California Central California | Fresno | Inland Empire | Los Angeles | Sacramento | San Diego | San Francisco | Upstate California
Southwest / Mountains Albuquerque | Denver | Las Cruces | Las Vegas | Phoenix | Reno / Lake Tahoe | Salt Lake City
Texas Amarillo | Austin | College Station | Dallas | Houston | San Antonio
Midwest (Central Time Zone) Central Illinois | Chicago | Des Moines | Green Bay | Kansas City | Madison | Milwaukee | Minneapolis | Omaha | St. Louis
Michigan Detroit | Flint | Lansing | North Michigan | West Michigan
Midwest (Eastern Time Zone) Cincinnati | Cleveland | Columbus | Fort Wayne | Indianapolis | Louisville | Terre Haute | Toledo
South Central Birmingham | Knoxville | Little Rock | Memphis | Nashville | New Orleans | Oklahoma City | Tulsa
Florida Fort Myers | Gainesville | Jacksonville | Miami | Orlando | Pensacola | Tallahassee | Tampa
South Atlantic Atlanta | Charleston | Charlotte | Greensboro | Norfolk | Northern Virginia | Raleigh | Richmond | Savannah
Mid-Atlantic Atlantic City | Baltimore | Newark | Washington, DC | Wilmington
Pennsylvania Allentown | Central Pennsylvania | Harrisburg | Philadelphia | Pittsburgh | Scranton
New York Buffalo | Hudson Valley | Long Island | New York City | Syracuse
New England Boston | Bridgeport | Hartford
Canada Ottawa | Toronto | Winnipeg

Comments (22)


  1. Anonymous said

    September 21, 2009 @ 9:18 pm

    Absolutely amazing. Eatfeats is terrific for so many different reasons. For all of the silly negativity and threats, what purpose would be served by the so called “unmasking” of the person who gives so much without asking for anything……nothing…….nada…….think about it. And say Thank You.

  2. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    September 22, 2009 @ 8:02 am

    OJ, thanks again for always going above and beyond in everything you do. You are appreciated more than you know !!!!

  3. Craig Reed said (Registered February 21, 2009)

    November 9, 2009 @ 10:33 am

    Hey OJ, it looks like Pittsburgh isn’t working.

  4. anonymous said

    November 9, 2009 @ 10:37 am

    none of them work it says page not found. So much for the rolls royce

  5. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    November 9, 2009 @ 11:02 am

    Thanks for the bug report. The challenge pages should be fixed now.

  6. Crazy Legs Mom said (Registered February 16, 2006)

    November 9, 2009 @ 11:12 am

    The driver of the Rolls is more than gracious.

  7. beautifulbrian said

    November 9, 2009 @ 11:50 am

    I can give you a rundown of some of the local challenges in my neck of the woods.
    1. Punisher Not interested in burning off my tounge and calling 911
    2. 6 wing suicide challenge. I was there last month took one bite out of one wing nearly went into cardiac arrest good luck its not easy
    3, Rocco’s 16” pizza this sounds interesting i didnt know about the challenge. pizza is out of this world .Like the pizza parlors from the 60’s
    4. Go Go curry great tasting food but had to give it up or i’ll get a stroke
    5, Hulkburger 1.5lbs . completed it and it was a piece of cake. quality burger unsafe neighborhood which is the main reason i wouldnt come back for the free meal
    6, Great american burger. Wouldnt bother 1/2 lb burger and all you get for your troubles is a free beer? Might as well buy an angus burger at McD
    7. Carnegie Deli 2 # 13’s . I did it 6yrs ago but barely . They watch you like a hawk. If you leave over one crumb you lose
    8. Pinata’s 2 3lb burritos completed it 3 yrs ago with the shredder. Good food
    9. Swing belly. Tried it failed. Very hard.
    Top 10 eaters could put this away. Jury is out on the rest. I asked several guys to give it a go and they kept putting it off with the same
    excuse. Either put your money where your mouth is or just admit you cant do it
    10. J&R 76 oz Completed it twice once in 2001 and 2004 for MTV true life which never aired
    11. Tumbleweed 2lb burger. Never tried it. Next meal free ? No incentive No thanks
    12. 15 scoop ice cream. Will has the record . I wouldnt bother . Not a sweets man to begin with

  8. beautifulbrian said

    November 9, 2009 @ 12:06 pm

    Forgot to mention the 5 lb burger at Black rock tavern in Yaphank. Tried it with Nate last year. Both of us threw in the towel after 30 min . . More like 7lb after they drench it with 2lbs of mayo. Horrible burger but better tasting than Dennys any day. It actually tastes much better when you take it home and re heat it Top 12 ranked in IFOCE will have no problem (erik the red might have his hands full) , Eaters ranked out of the top 10 like Monsoon, Locust and Koch could put this away. And the for the rest of you please dont question my ability to predict. I know what your limitations are through observation. . Ive been in the biz for 12 yrs so i should know something. . There are other things i know about the sport besides bitching about the assholes that accuse me of being a selfish child . .

  9. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    November 9, 2009 @ 12:32 pm

    That went right over their heads Rona … 🙂

    It’s always nice to read your comments.

    Have a great week!

  10. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    November 9, 2009 @ 12:37 pm

    Looks like you’ve pretty much covered it all BB.

  11. Crazy Legs Mom said (Registered February 16, 2006)

    November 9, 2009 @ 12:48 pm

    Rhonda, I do have to laugh. The driver who keeps trying to hijack the Rolls still thinks, I intuit, that I am you. I even left a comment in support of Sonya and Rich yesterday while you were “doing” your weekend. So much for Sherlock Holmes.

  12. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    November 9, 2009 @ 1:01 pm

    Hi Rona! Yep, so far I’ve beeen accused of being you, Legs, Tim, Sonya, Hank (whoever the heck he is), BB, OJ, and a few others. Uh Oh … gotta go … I’ve got to post a new thread on eatfeats … just kidding.

  13. anonymous said

    November 9, 2009 @ 2:34 pm

    nice to have the same woman on the same platform answering herself

  14. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    November 9, 2009 @ 3:40 pm

    Yep, and Rona was absolutely stunning this morning when I looked in the mirror. She’s ageless I say!

    Gotta go again, I feel a sudden urge to begin another thread.

  15. shashank said

    May 30, 2010 @ 2:54 pm

    where did the metro areas of san jose and tucson go?

  16. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    May 30, 2010 @ 6:41 pm

    They are in the May 2010 list. This is the September 2009 list.

  17. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    June 29, 2011 @ 6:21 pm

    Recent comments in this thread have been moved to

  18. said

    May 14, 2013 @ 7:40 pm

    WOW just what I was searching for. Came here by searching
    for eating challenges

  19. anonymous said

    January 22, 2016 @ 6:47 am

    Is there a regional list or city list for the UK?

    For example, in this tweet from yesterday:

    How can I find that list given from the site index?

  20. anonymous said

    January 22, 2016 @ 2:01 pm

    I wish the recent comments section had more than the last 5 comments, since my last comment here (above, 6:47) got buried. And since the thread is so old, there is no way for anyone to know this 6:47 was posted here asking a question that some posters may have the answer too.

  21. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    January 22, 2016 @ 3:12 pm

    Click on the English regions blog categories to get the English regions contest / challenge list

  22. anonymous said

    January 22, 2016 @ 3:39 pm

    Ok, thanks OJ! I had never used that scroll down window before, only the links at the top and right side of the page!

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