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Competitive Eating

Competitive eaters (L-R) Pat Bertoletti, Joey Chestnut and Juliet Lee face off in the first-ever Stroehmann Sandwich Slamm, an eating contest featuring corned beef and rye sandwiches.

5 Gross Eating Competitions

Even for hefty cash prizes, these gross eating competitions just don’t seem worth the reward.


Five-time hot dog eating world champion Joey Chesnut (L) and women's world record holder Sonya Thomas.

How Competitive Eaters Got Their Nicknames

Competitive eaters show their prowess with well-chosen nicknames. Read up on the origin stories behind competitive eating nicknames.


Tim Janus, Joey Chestnut, Matt Stonie and Bob Shoudt compete in the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on July 4, 2013.

4 Ways To Serve Up A Great Competitive Eating Event

Is your food eating competition a little lacking? Consider adding intrigue to your next contest with these tips.


fresh oysters

6 Eating Competitions In The Northeast

The Northeast has many eating challenges beyond Nathan’s hot dogs. The region serves up curry, pumpkin pie, oysters and so much more.


Grilled sausages with glass of beer

5 Eating Competitions In The North

Eating competitions abound up North. Sink your teeth into these eating competitions scheduled through the remainder of 2015.


Bitten moon pie

6 Eating Competitions In The South

Grab a bib and warm up your tastebuds — and your stomach — at these eating competitions in the South.


Handful of blueberries

5 Eating Competitions In Pacific States

Embrace your love of blueberries or lutefisk at one of these must-see eating competitions in the Pacific states.


General view of hotdogs as competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi challeges 2011 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Competition

6 Must-See Competitive Eating Videos

From restaurant eating challenges to competitive eating events, these competitive eating videos offer a little more to chew on.


Hot dogs in buns at the official weigh-in ceremony for the Nathan?s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest: 2015 Predictions

Who will eat their way to hot dog glory on July 4 in Coney Island? We have a few thoughts on the matter.


Charlie Dicanio wears a hot dog hat just before the start of Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest.

5 Hot Dog And Brat-Eating Contests To Chow Down On

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is competitive eating’s marquee event. Here are the best hot dog and brat-eating contests coming your way.