Posts Tagged ‘Joey Chestnut’

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." […]

Joey Chestnut Aims to Eat Two Gallons Of Ben’s Chili (At Least)

The field is shaping up for the World Chili Eating Championship at Taste of D.C. on Sunday. And Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas won't be the only D.C.-area native in the contest.  Germantown's Juliet Lee is also competing, according to her local Patch: "Lee, a local hair stylist who moonlights as a competitive eater, recently […]

How Much Ben’s Chili Can One Man (Or Woman) Choke Down In Six Minutes?

Some of the biggest stars on the competitive eating circuit, including Alexandria's own Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, are coming to town this weekend for the World Chili Eating Championship at Taste of D.C. on Sunday, Oct. 9. The chili-chowing contest begins at 12:30 p.m. on the event's main stage with local institution Ben's Chili […]

Matzo Luck! Uptown Deli Owner Dares You to Eat His Balls in Kneydl-Fressing Contest

Howard Wasserman, proprietor of Bethesda's Uptown Deli, is hosting a matzo ball-munching contest over Labor Day weekend at his New York-style bagel and lox shop. Proceeds from the charity event will benefit The Children's Inn. Just how many matzo balls can a human ingest? Competitive eating champ Joey Chestnut choked down a whopping 78 of […]

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 […]

We Have a New Record Holder in Competitive Hot Dog Eating!

It's understandable if, somehow, you overlooked this bit of food news, but over the weekend, Joey Chestnut retained his title in Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest. He wolfed down 68 dogs and buns in 10 minutes, a new world record. Judges, I'm told, are testing for signs of tapeworm cheating.