Posts Tagged ‘Taste of D.C.’

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

How Sonya Thomas Avoids Puking During Eating Contests

“Eating competitions are about 70 percent mental, and 30 percent physical. Physical meaning stomach capacity. Sometimes when you're eating a lot of food you think 'oh, I'm getting full' or 'I'm getting sick,' but you have to get over that. You push yourself and control it. Sometimes when I swallow one food I feel like […]

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 […]

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