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.
For a guy who's hell-bent on imposing his will on just about everyone, New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has taken a rather uncharacteristic stance in the ongoing flap over the outrage stemming from homophobic comments made by Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy -- especially for a guy who claims to be a sta ... More >>
New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has made it explicitly clear that he hates guns. For example, he recently urged cops across the country to go on strike in protest of the nation's lax gun laws. Additionally, he founded the organization Mayors Against Illegal Guns in an effort to get rid of loophol ... More >>
New Yorkers opposed to Mayor Mike Bloomberg's proposed ban on big-boy sodas marched in front of City Hall yesterday in what's been dubbed the "Million Big-Gulp March."The title, obviously, is a play on the 1995 "Million Man March" on Washington D.C., and is a pretty funny idea considering the less-t ... 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 >>
Equal pay for equal scarfingFollowing an onslaught of criticism, Nathan's Famous has raised the grand prize amount for the women's portion of its annual hot-dog-eating contest to $10,000 from $2,500, making it equal to the men's prize.
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 >>
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 >>
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.
tvol/flickrIt's what's for dinner.Andrew Dermont and Derek Silverman, the two twentysomethings behind the Brooklyn Beefsteak, are scarcely old enough to remember Beefsteak Charlie's, let alone the 19th- and early 20th-century meatstravaganzas that inspired the beef-and-beer blowout being held ... More >>
Competitors gorge for glory at Nathans Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest
Fire-breathing fun in Queens
Training for July 4 with Eater X and Crazy Legs
Never come between a man and his dogs