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Watch Takeru Kobayashi Eat an Entire Pizza in 60 Seconds

Slice Niki Achitoff-Gray 10 comments

Takeru Kobayashi's legendary stomach earned him a whopping $3,250 last Sunday. Deadspin reports that Dominos booked the champion eater to attend a Super Bowl party, where he was filmed virtually inhaling one of their 12-inch pizzas in exactly one minute. More

Slider-Eating Competition at the Inaugural Burger Bowl, February 5 in Brooklyn

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 7 comments

I just wanted a reason to draw a dude tossing burgers into his mouth. [Illustration: Robyn Lee] New Yorkers, if you want an excuse to stuff your face with as many sliders as you can in five minutes for potential... More

Competitive Eater Takeru Kobayashi Fails to Break Guinness Fastest Pizza-Eating Record

Slice Adam Kuban 6 comments

We saw this story about Takeru Kobayashi's failed attempt to break the Guinness record for fastest pizza-eating, but here's some more perspective on it courtesy of Slice'r Tommy, from New Zealand, home of the current record-holder. —AK Hey, Adam, Greetings from Wellington, New Zealand. You may have caught wind of this story already, but I thought i'd pass it on anyway: http://www.3news.co.nz/Japanese-eater-fails-to-beat-Kiwis-pizza-record/tabid/415/articleID/186429/Default.aspx/ I believe it has been reported in a few U.S. newspapers and websites also.I make pizza for Scopa, the New Zealand restaurant that organised the competition that gave birth to the current Guinness record, and we're pretty happy... More

Scenes from Wing Bowl 2010, Philly's Competitive Wing-Eating Contest

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 15 comments

"Jersey Shore's Snooki was supposed to be a big element of this year's Wing Bowl but was loudly booed the instant she appeared on stage." [Photographs: Hawk Krall] Every year on the Friday before the Super Bowl, 20,000 drunks converge on South Philadelphia at 6 a.m. for the Wing Bowl, a competitive eating competition gone berserk, which can conservatively be described as pro-wrestling meets Mardi Gras. With chicken wings, adult film stars and, this year, Jersey Shore's Snooki riding a mechanical bull. Wing Bowl was created by WIP sports radio's morning show host Al Morganti in 1993 as a small event in a hotel but has quickly became one of the biggest and most insane competitive eating competitions in the... More

Joey Chestnut Wins Again at the 2009 Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest

New York Robyn Lee 7 comments

Yesterday morning in Coney Island, thousands of cheering people crowded the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenue. But these cheers were not for independence—no, they were for something greater. Something meatier. Something log-shaped. Hot dogs—more specifically, lots of hot... More

Nathan's Hot Dog-Eating Contest Returns to Coney Island on July 4

New York Erin Zimmer 8 comments

Takeru Kobayashi and Joey Chestnut competing in Nathan's Hot Dog-Eating Contest 2008 during overtime. Despite New York City's proposal to crowd Coney Island with high rises, the original Nathan's hot dog stand will remain the venue for this year's... More

In Videos: Noncompetitive Eating on 'Late Night'

Adam Kuban 3 comments

If you missed it on Friday, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon invented a new dubious sport—noncompetitive eating: It's time to do away with competition and selfishness. It's time to stop competing with our fellow eaters and start feeding them instead. That's why tonight we're proud to introduce a brand new sport, the sport of noncompetitive eating. We've got some great gurgitators here tonight. Let's welcome our first two competitors, ladies and gentlemen, the one and only Crazy Legs Conti and the great Tim "Eater X" Janus. How does noncompetitive eating work? Eaters have to feed each other. In the first bit, Conti and Janus go at it with hot dogs. In a second bit, it becomes a three-way, with... More

Takeru Kobayashi Did Not Beat Fruitcake Eating Record

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Kobayashi just couldn't take the cake. On Friday, he came up six ounces short of the competitive fruitcake-eating record, at four pounds and eight ounces. He cited the density as a hindrance. Watch video footage from Fox News here.... More

Takeru Kobayashi Will Compete in Fruitcake Eating Contest

New York Erin Zimmer 10 comments

From left: Takeru Kobayashi photo from Wikipedia; fruitcake drawing from richardmasoner on Flickr Have you ever actually seen someone eat a fruitcake? Want to make up for lost time and watch professional eater Takeru Kobayashi stuff as many as... More

Joey Chestnut Wins Pizza-Eating Competition

Slice Adam Kuban 4 comments

Joey Chestnut, the reigning hot-dog-eating champ, handily crossed over to pizza earlier today in Times Square, eating 45 slices in 10 minutes. That's roughly 1.7 pizzas a minute. According to the New York Daily News, "He folded the slices—very quickly—and shoved them into his mouth. He jumped around some, to help them go down the hatch, or knocked back water from paper cups. He never appeared to chew. The slices were the typical cheese and tomato sauce variety, dished from a 16-inch pie carved into eight wedges."... More

New York's First Pizza-Eating Contest

Slice Carey Jones 1 comment

New York. Pizza. An eternally happy couple. It's about time, then, that New York got a serious pizza-eating competition on par with Nathan's Hot Dogs or the Wing Bowl. This Sunday, October 12, the first-ever World Pizza Eating Championship will be held in Times Square. It's the newest official event of the International Federation of Competitive Eating, sponsored by Famous Famiglia. Reigning hot dog champion Joey Chestnut and burger master Patrick Bertoletti (not to mention the current burrito and sweet corn champs) will be at the competitors' table. My bet is on Chestnut. If you fold a slice in... More

Joey Chestnut Wins Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championship

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 7 comments

Congratulations to Joey Chestnut for winning this weekend's Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championship by downing 93 Krystal hamburgers in eight minutes. Legendary rival Takeru Kobayashi only ate 84 hamburgers, putting him in third place, and second place... More

Kobayashi vs. Chestnut Slider Eat-Off

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee Post a comment

This Sunday the 28th in Chattanooga, Tennessee, record-breaking competitive eaters Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi will compete in the annual Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championship, along with 9 other finalists. Chestnut won last year's contest by eating 103... More

Champion Eater Takeru Kobayashi Gets His Own T-Shirts

Caitlin Kenney 1 comment

I've been trying to get my boyfriend to dress up as champion eater Takeru Kobayashi for Halloween for a while now, but now that Kobayashi has his own line of t-shirts, maybe he'll actually consider it. (Think about it: just a t-shirt with some strategically placed ketchup stains, shorts and a hot dog. So easy.) Kobayashi admits he didn't have a hand in designing the shirts, but they're still pretty funny. They say things like: "Kobayashi Eats Chestnuts for Breakfasts," "Kobayashi Ate My Homework" and of course "Kobayashi Banzai." Thrillist caught up with the competitive eating star today and got a little insight into his own personal hot dog habits. Do you ever casually enjoy a hot dog? Yes,... More

Fifth Annual Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championship

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 1 comment

Lovers of Krystal's miniature square hamburgers, unite! The official Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championship may not be until September 28, but the qualifying competitions to see who can eat the most hamburgers in eight minutes are going... More

Crazy Legs Conti Eats Michael Phelps' Breakfast in Under Five Minutes

Robyn Lee 2 comments

Trying to eat like Michael Phelps without doing the rigorous exercise to burn it off is not a pretty sight. But that doesn't stop people from trying. Competitive eater Crazy Legs Conti doesn't just try to eat Phelps' breakfast of three pancakes, three french toasts, three fried egg sandwiches, a bowl of grits, an omelet, and two cups of coffee without retching, but tries to do it in under five minutes. Although shirtless and clad in a swim cap and goggles, Conti doesn't look anything like Phelps, but he does eat his breakfast. And even though Conti doesn't puke, I just might. Watch the video after the jump. I swear this is the last Michael Phelpsian Gorge-A-Thon Challenge I'll... More

Dumpling Eating Champions Successfully Defend Titles

New York Erin Zimmer 1 comment

As part of the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival yesterday at the Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, men and women shoved as many dumplings in their mouths as they could for two minutes on stage. Both champs of the 5th... More

USA Wins! Joey Chestnut Defeats Kobayashi at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest!

Raphael 3 comments

Today in Coney Island, after ten minutes of regulation time, America's defending champion Joey Chestnut and rival Takeru Kobayashi were tied at 59 hotdogs. A five dog eat-off ensued, and Chestnut won! The Mustard Belt remains in America's hands, and Chestnut set a new 10-minute record. Go USA! When asked why he put his body through this year after year, Chestnut replied, "I love to eat, I love the competition. It's the Fourth of July, and you can get away with it on this day, push your body this hard, for something silly like this." As ESPN commentators said, "The passions were raw, but the hot dogs were cooked." Video after the jump.... More

Bar-Graphing Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Champs

Erin Zimmer 1 comment

Will another light-green bar, signaling a new world record, make its way onto this chart tomorrow? Will Joey Chestnut, the only American since 1999 to win the Mustard Belt, hold onto his title? He would make 1916 champ James Mullen proud. [via Waxy.org] Related: Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Shortened to Ten Minutes Photo of the Day: Patriotic Hot Dog from Nathan's... More

Takeru Kobayashi Gets Dye-Job for Hot Dog Eating Contest

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Says his hairdresser's blog (Google-translated from the Japanese): ★ 7 / 4, the international hot dog eating championship, NEISANZU 小林タケルくん、応援しています! Kobayashi TAKERU Swallow, rooting for you! 今日は髪を、マスタード&ケチャップ色にしちゃったりして、やるきグ〜! Today's hair, color of mustard and ketchup and so on the ground YARUKI! これで優勝まちがいなし! This MACHIGAINASHI win! Kobayashi is, of course, the longtime Japanese hot dog eating champ who was unseated last year at the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Championship by American Joey Chestnut. [via Eat Feats]... More

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