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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 >>
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.
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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
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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
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 >>
Training for July 4 with Eater X and Crazy Legs
Never come between a man and his dogs