Sonya Thomas

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    July 5, 2014

    Here's Joey Chestnut Eating 61 Hot Dogs in a Single GIF

    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 >>

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    July 2, 2014


    Have a hot dog or 60 at Coney Island

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    June 30, 2014

    Here Are This Week's Five Best Food Events

    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.

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    July 1, 2013

    Mezcal, Ribs, and Fourth of July Festivities: What's Happening This Week

    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.

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    July 3, 2012

    Mike "Everything In Moderation" Bloomberg To Preside Over Hot Dog Contest Weigh-In

    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 >>

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    June 27, 2012
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    June 22, 2011


    Watch competitive eaters bunnin' for the championship

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Hot Dog! Nathan's Consents to Hot Dog-Eating Contest Grand Prize Equality for Women

    Equal pay for equal scarfing​Following 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.

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    April 21, 2011

    Kobayashi Is So Not Welcome in the Hot Dog Hall of Fame

    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 >>

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    July 4, 2008

    High Drama at Coney Island

    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 >>