Behind the counter of every Taco Bell, there's a slew of people who fancy themselves champions of food, but once a year in Lewisville, the real champions arrive, ready to relieve suburban Dallas of its tamale population.
Last Saturday was yet another such occasion, with a healthy roster of new T ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsSonya "the Black Widow" Thomas puts away one of 56 tamales she ate Saturday -- good enough for second place.He set the world tamale-eating record here three years ago, downing 71 in a 12-minute bout on the steps of Lewisville City Hall, and even with a dozen fewer tamales la ... More >>
Patrick Michels"Nasty" Nate Biller, Texas' top-ranked eater, will try and keep the tamale title in-state this weekend.If you're planning on packing on a few extra pounds of fat and grease this weekend, odds are you're headed to the state fair. But up in Lewisville Saturday afternoon, a chosen few ... More >>
Patrick MichelsCrazy Legs Conti in 2007 at a blueberry pie eating contest in Brownsville, Ore.
Competitive eating is a hard-hearted mistress, courted by many but gracing few with even a moment of her fickle affection. Most who enter a contest never do so again, and even those who do usually manage ... More >>