Posts Tagged ‘competitive eating’

Even After Two Gallons, Joey Chestnut Oddly Not Burned Out On Ben’s Chili

"Nice and spicy, thick and chunky—it was delicious....Next time I'm here, I'm definitely having it again."—Joey Chestnut, winner of the World Chili Eating Championship at Taste of D.C., after eating a record-setting two gallons of chili from Ben's Chili Bowl. Screen shot via YouTube

Two Gallons of Ben’s Chili in Six Minutes: Joey Chestnut Sets New World Record

The world's top-ranked competitive eater lived up to the hype at Taste of D.C. over the weekend. Joey Chestnut choked down two gallons of chili from Ben's Chili Bowl in six minutes to win Sunday's World Chili Eating Championship. WTOP has a photo gallery of the messy action. Tim "Eater-X" Janus and Bob "Notorious B.O.B." […]

The Sauce Remains The Same: A Taste of Old Times at Capitol Lounge

"The heat really slows you down,” a victorious Jay Gorman declared after devouring a total of 53 chicken wings in 10 minutes to take the top prize at the first annual "Fire Breathing Wing Eating contest" on Tuesday night at Capitol Lounge. (Cloture Club has more on the contest here.) The charity event, benefiting the […]

Here’s the Beef: Z-Burger Contestants Nearly Brawl Over Floating Crumbs

Z-Burger's third annual burger-eating contest on Friday featured more drama than usual. WTOP reported over the holiday weekend that this year's top two finalists "nearly came to blows" after defending champ Pete Czerwinski accused challenger Dale Boone of cheating by "leaving parts of a burger in the water cup he had been soaking the sandwiches […]

World Champion Stuffs 47 Burritos Down His Maw in 10 Minutes

I'm not sure how Y&H missed this major news over the weekend, but Joey "Jaws" Chestnut officially became the Burrito King on Saturday at the New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque. He wolfed down 47 burritos in 10 minutes to win the competitive eating contest. Chestnut crushed the previous record of 33 1/2 burritos. The […]

Controversy at the Nathan’s Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest!

Y&H has learned more about competitive eating in the last five minutes than he's known in the last five years. For instance: Who knew, outside a few people with obscenely stretched stomachs, that there is an organization called Major League Eating? Or that it demands exclusivity among its competitors? Or that one rogue masticator decided […]