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Joey Chestnut proposed to his girlfriend on stage and then ate 61 hot dogs to win Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island for the eighth time in a row on Friday. Sonya Thomas couldn't win for a fourth time in a row as she lost in the women's competition to Las Vegas's M ... More >>
Have a hot dog or 60 at Coney Island
Not ready to say goodbye to the long weekend just yet? Ease into a four-day week with these, the best food events this week.
This past Saturday September 28, dumpling lovers, competitive eaters, and passersby feeding their doughy impulses gathered at the northernmost edge of Sara D. Roosevelt Park to celebrate the humble foodstuff's proud and global history. Sponsored by Brooklyn manufacturer Tang's Natural, Fairway Marke ... More >>
This week, we ring in a new month and celebrate the birth of our nation (and hopefully, many of you are getting a long weekend). Here's a look at some of our favorite events coming up in the next few days.
Outdoor concert? Graduation party? Whatever your friends are up to, you can probably bet they're not going to eat as well as you. Here's a look at what's happening in the city this weekend, all good reasons why you should keep the charcoal in storage for another week and just go out (especially beca ... More >>
How many of these could you knock back? Tomorrow dumpling manufacturer Chef One will sponsor a dumpling eating contest at Smorgasburg, located at North 6th Street and the East River in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Food Bank For New York City, and if you think wa ... More >>
Filipino joint Maharlika is holding a balut eating contest at their downtown location in the DeKalb Market. The squeamish need not apply. Balut is a fertilized duck egg--a duck embryo--common to Southeast Asia and usually eaten with salt, lemon juice, pepper, and mint leaves. If you get an egg tha ... More >>
Mayor Mike Bloomberg apparently found his pun-packed speech at the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in on Tuesday a bit too pun-y -- he interrupted his prepared statement to ask "who writes this shit?"
What was that thing Mayor Mike Bloomberg said about eating in "moderation?" If we're not mistaken, it went a little something like this: the mayor's proposed ban on big-boy cups for sugary drinks like soda is just "encouragement to do things in moderation."That said, food-bully Bloomberg this mornin ... More >>
We're guessing that cancer-linked preservatives weren't on Joey Chestnut's mind when he scarfed down 62 hot dogs to win the annual Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest yesterday. But even if he was remotely concerned about the amount of nitrites he was consuming, the labels on Nathan ... More >>
The new face of competitive eating. It may surprise you.It seems that professional eaters aren't the only ones with a passing interest in cramming huge quantities of food matter down their throats. Wall Street types, never ones to shy away from the spotlight (or competition), like to spend th ... More >>
Watch competitive eaters bunnin' for the championship
Competitive eating contests get some riled up given that many live in a time of food insecurity, but they can also be sources of camaraderie and good eating. Whatever your opinions on timed gluttony may be, Japanese restaurant Go! Go! Curry is hosting its third annual curry eating contest t ... More >>
Farm Security AdministrationNipomo, California, 1936. Photo by Dorothea LangeI was pedaling my bike past Tompkins Square on a weekday afternoon, when I came upon a common sight. A long line of people started mid-block on the north side of the street, and twisted its way around the corner of ... More >>
Kobayashi, doing his thing Although Takeru "Tsunami" Kobayashi arguably gave the competitive-eating world the best publicity it had ever received when he got arrested at last July's Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest, the contest's organizers continue to mete out vengeance u ... More >>
Its the 106th annual New York Boat Show
Kobayashi eats it.Takeru Kobayashi may be a world champion when it comes to wolfing hot dogs, but the Japanese-born competitive eater couldn't swallow enough pizza this past Saturday to break the Guinness World Record for pie eating.
pinksherbet/flickrHow will you stack up? The folks at Jo's are getting in on the competitive eating boom with their first Annual Labor Day F*cking Delicious Pancake Eating Contest. The event will be held Monday, September 6, at 4 p.m. in the restaurant's private dining room, the Albert Room.
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Food for Life Whole Foods Bowery Tuesday, August 10, 7 p.m. The Cancer Project is hosting this free demonstration and tasting, featuring plant-based dishes that cou ... More >>
Condé Nast is turning some of its best-known magazine names into restaurants in Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Can a Vanity Fair Café here on U.S. soil be far behind? [Wall Street Journal] The recent closure of a Key Food in Flushing has led residents to ask a new Asian market i ... More >>
The government of the people, by the people, and for the people has proven itself adept to knowing the people's will, as charges against The People's Hero -- some tiny Japanese guy who could eat an entire fraternity for lunch -- have been dropped as of today, according to the New York Daily N ... More >>
Lobster summer rollYesterday's Where Am I Eating contest was won handily by ERF, who knew that the foodstuff pictured above is a lobster summer roll from Hot Bird, Alan Harding's food truck parked in the outdoor courtyard of the bar of the same name. Though the roll is messy, easily rupturi ... More >>
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In case you were doing something other than hanging at Coney Island or, um, watching the news yesterday, there was a bit of a fracas down at Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. When Joey Chestnut won his fourth consecutive title by eating 54 hot dogs in 10 minutes, his nemesis Takeru Kobayashi, ... More >>
New York Daily News/KehAssociated Press reports that Japanese competitive eater champ Takeru Kobayashi has been released by a Brooklyn judge this morning, following an arrest at the Nathan's hot dog eating contest on Sunday. He still had on the t-shirt he wore when he jumped up on stage dur ... More >>
Kobayashi, tasting glory.Takeru Kobayashi has spoken out about why he may not be competing in this Sunday's Nathan's hot dog eating contest: the contest's organizer, Major League Eating, he claims, is "trying to take away my freedom."
When Nathan's stages its 95th-annual hot dog eating contest on July 4, it will do so without the participation of Takeru Kobayashi, the 160-pound six-time hot dog eating champion.
Joey Chestnut aims for hot dog glory
No utensils—only bibs—at the Brooklyn Beefsteak
EaterWhole Food's Sushiya, conveyor belt sushiWhile out and about last weekend, we heard some interesting information about the Whole Foods on the Bowery.
If you've been in eating contest withdrawal or simply want to know what the hell the world's longest cupcake kebab looks like, stop by Crash Mansion at 8 p.m. for the Universal Record Database's food records extravaganza. In addition to the aforementioned kebab, the line-up includes the most tortill ... More >>
Competitors gorge for glory at Nathans Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest
Not for the faint of heart.
Fire-breathing fun in Queens
For the first time ever, the Nathan's competition came down to a dog-off. After 10 minutes, Joey Chestnut (last year's champ) and Takeru "The Tsunami" Kobayashi (2001-2006 champ) were tied with 59 dogs each. So the contest went to overtime—who could put down another 5 dogs and buns the fastest? Jo ... More >>
You can check out my profile of Eater X and Crazy Legs Conti here. And today there's more breaking eating news, so let's get to it, shall we? Badlands Booker—eater, 7 train conductor and hip hop artist with albums such as Hungry and Focused: The Ingestion Engine—is apparently coming out of reti ... More >>
If you aren't sick of my yammering about competitive eating, you can hear me run my mouth off about it on "Doing Time," the Ron Kuby show on Air America, this evening at 5:45.
This week, check out the feature on Crazy Legs and Eater X, competitive eaters and roommates. I followed them as they prepared for the Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest. Check back here on Friday for pictures of the contest and an update on how Crazy Legs and Eater X fared at the Superbowl of e ... More >>
Training for July 4 with Eater X and Crazy Legs
Never come between a man and his dogs
Fork in the Road is on hiatus this week, but check us out next week, when we'll have both a review of The Rusty Knot, and a feature profile of Eater X and Crazy Legs Conti as they prepare for the Nathan's Famous contest on the Fourth of July.
Talking with the LeFevres, a competitive eating couple