I've learned a few things from competitive eaters lately. There's some interesting psychology at play in the sport, which arise from two opposite camps: some take a certain laissez-fair approach, while others embrace the masochism for all its worth.
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So, how does one prepare to eat over 20 hot dogs in five minutes? Two 45-minute psycho runs on an empty stomach, is always a good start. Alex Perez is semi-pro. The "Moose," as he's known to be called by maternity ward nurses (he was a big baby), is the ex-Marine of Mexican, Guatemalan and Japanese ... More >>
The competitive eater and hot dog champion of the galaxy, Takeru Kobayashi (Kobi), is in town for the State Fair. This morning I met him and his people for a little chat.
First things first: nicest guy. Just really so polite and nice. He looks intense and insane in some of his pictures, but that's ... More >>
In need of weekend plans? We've got the best food events to keep you sated over here, but before you head out of the office, we've got a week to wrap up.
This week I reviewed Start, a new fast food concept on Greenville Avenue. If you're looking for a quick meal that doesn't leave you hampered with ... More >>
This Friday, October 12, world champion competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi will judge an amateur competitive Hofmann's Hot Dog eating contest at the State Fair. The challenge takes place on the Chevy Main Stage at 4 p.m. The first place winner will receive $1,000, second place $500 and third $250.
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There's strategy in everything. Red lights, slot machines, napping at work, bunting. The odds are always better if you have a plan. Strategy!
So what would be the best strategy for eating as many oysters as possible in 30 seconds? Are those slippery bivalves easier to shovel in with your fingers, a ... More >>
Bud PorembskiHophead Jesse Hughey through a haze of Americana. Jesse battled 17 other folks. Kobayashi totally didn't. Competing against no one, the great wiener swallower Kobayashi wolfed 69 hot dogs in New York City. It was a world record and personal best for Kobayashi on July Fourth, and he s ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsTop-ranked eater in the world Joey Chestnut ate 8 pounds of wings in 12 minutes last night -- good enough for third place.Last night at Victory Plaza, Major League Eating finally made good on its promise to bring the country's top eating talent to Dallas for a wing-eating ... More >>
Photos by Patrick Michels.Sean "Flash" Gordon puts away another dog at the WinStar World Casino yesterday. In 10 minutes, he ate 23.5 dogs and buns. Check out our slideshow for more shots from the contest.The beer may run a little weaker in Oklahoma, but yesterday's big eating contest at WinStar Wor ... More >>