Have a hot dog or 60 at Coney Island
This week marks the anniversary of the birth of our nation, and we're betting a number of you will celebrate via the age old practice of hightailing it out of town. If you're sticking around, consider these five exceptionally delicious events.
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 >>
Ultra-creamy New York cheesecake may be the world's richest dessert. Hotbed of culinary fusion, NYC is not only a repository of cuisines from around the globe, but the place where many important dishes originated, if not by pure invention, then as uniquely compelling adaptations of things t ... More >>
Watch competitive eaters bunnin' for the championship
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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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."
gambling911.comExtreme eating has become one of the leitmotifs of our age. One manifestation is marathon events such as the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, whereby contestants knock back dozens of franks in a single sitting. Other extreme eaters seek out super-spicy food, high-cholesterol or ... More >>
This Mayor Bloomberg pitch in support of the US bid for the World Cup is only slightly weird -- alternately forced-casual and fake-intense -- until the very end, when he promises "the most memorable World Cup ever; at least, that's our gooooal," and, with the assistance of either a vocal coach or ... More >>