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Joey Chestnut

  1. sports
    Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest May Go High-tech Next Year“I doubt we can put the microchip on the tongue or in the esophagus,” says Major League Eating president Rich Shea.
  2. 'murica
    ESPN Calls Competitive Eater Joey Chestnut One of the All-time Greatest AthletesHe’s apparently “among the greats” after winning his tenth Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest yesterday.
  3. Beginnings
    How Dan Barber and Martha Stewart Had Their Big Creative Breakthroughs“It was revelatory. I felt like I’d never tasted an egg before.”
  4. Controversy
    Kobayashi’s Hot Dog ‘Record’ Sort Of in DisputeIt sure doesn’t LOOK like he ate 69 dogs.
  5. Competitive Eating
    Bertoletti Lands Second Place at Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating ContestHow many hot dogs can you eat?
  6. Marketing Gimmicks
    Of Course This Year’s Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest MightOne Chinese competitor may be stuck without a visa.
  7. Mediavore
    Protests in Uganda Over Food Prices; Lap-Band Maker Wants to Target TeensAllergan, the company behind the quick-fix for weight-loss, wants to market the product to kids as young as fourteen.
  8. Neighborhood Watch
    Capital Grille Readies for Relocation; Joey Chestnut Descends on HubPlus: cheap shots at Masa, and a new menu for Prezza, all in our weekly neighborhood news roundup.
  9. Blehtacular
    Chestnut Crowned Gyoza Eating Champ Again in Little TokyoCompetitive eating comes to Little Tokyo with the same winner as last year.
  10. Foodievents
    Joey Chestnut Breaks Hot-Dog RecordBut elephants beat humans in a bun-eating contest.
  11. Mediavore
    Mediavore: Fire-Smoked Northern California WinesPlus: arrests at the Taste, Will Allen in the spotlight.
  12. Contests
    Professional Gorging: Curry- and Pizza-Chomping Champs Are CrownedKobayashi reigns again!
  13. Mediavore
    Joey Chestnut Reigns Over Pizza; Gossipy Memoir From Pino LuongoAlso in our news roundup: an alternative to Momofuku Ko, and a lesbian bar revitalized.
  14. American Gurgitators
    First Annual Pizza-Eating Contest“Jaws” Chestnut. “Deep Dish” Bertoletti. Military Island. 10 a.m. ‘Nuff said.
  15. Competitive Eating
    Joey Chestnut Wins Krystal’s Burger-Eating ContestThe hot-dog-eating champ retains his burger belt.
  16. NewsFeed
    Joey Chestnut Calls for Beer-Chugging RematchDewey Hammond, the man who triumphed over the No. 1 competitive eater, knows he’s going down.
  17. NewsFeed
    American Hero Joey Chestnut Settles for Silver in Beer-ChuggingThe nation’s top competitive eater falls to an unknown who pounds a pitcher in 9.9 seconds.
  18. Foodievents
    Kobayashi Loses Greatest Nathan’s Contest of All TimeCompetitive eating finally comes of age with a titanic contest.
  19. Back of the House
    Best This, Best That … We Say, ‘Who Cares?’ The year-end rush to give out awards has started in earnest, and two totally meaningless such contests present themselves to us today. On Endless Simmer, the nominations are in for Eater of the Year and include Tony Bourdain, Padma Lakshmi, some locavores, and Joey Chestnut. Are you kidding? Why even ask the question? If Joey Chestnut, having vanquished Kobayashi and established himself as the greatest competitive eater in the world, doesn’t get this award, why bother giving it? The man deserves it just for eating 103 Krystal burgers in eight minutes earlier this year.
  20. Mediavore
    Chefs Are All Over ‘Ratatouille’; Allen and Delancey May Open AfterChefs say “Ratatouille gets it, it totally gets chef culture.” Even Tony Bourdain is onboard, calling it “the best restaurant movie ever made — the best chef movie.” [Ruhlman] Related: How Much Thomas Keller Is Really in ‘Ratatouille’’s Remy? Allen and Delancey may be coming back. Or rather, opening for the first time. [Eater] Related: Allen and Delancey Tripped at the Finish Line, Won’t Open The good people of Iowa may not get the whole niche-pork thing, but they are happy to supply the product. [Des Moines Register]
  21. Mediavore
    King Kobayashi Dethroned; Per Se Chef Moves OnJoey Jaws skewers Kobayashi in hot-dog contest, downing 66 HDBs for new record. [Major League Eating] Per Se’s Mark Twersky becomes top chef at Alfama; Brian Goodman named exec chef at Parea. [NYT] Is the controversial farm bill responsible for childhood obesity and diabetes? [NYT] Daily News survey of two restaurants, writer’s own eating habits indicates that servings of ratatouille may be on the uptick. [NYDN] Flushing is a hotbed of Korean chicken joints. [VV]
  22. Mediavore
    New York Rated Top BBQ City in the U.S.; Kobayashi Making Bookies SkittishNew York is listed as the No. 1 destination for BBQ in the U.S.(Memphis, in case you were wondering, was No. 10.) [BizJournal] World-champion competitive eater Joey Chestnut isn’t buying talk of Takeru Kobayashi being hurt: The Tsunami “could come to the Fourth of July with his jaws wired shut, and I’m sure he could still do all right; he’s that good of an eater.” [NYT] Related: Hot-Dog-Eating Champ Struck With Jaw Arthritis Determined to Gulp On The odds-makers, though, aren’t as confident about a crippled Kobayashi, and the board shows it. [McBrooklyn]
  23. NewsFeed
    New York Hot-Dog Eaters Take It to the Next Level At the Nathan’s hot-dog eating contest July 4, competitive-eating fans across the world will be watching to see if Takeru “The Tsunami” Kobayashi can defend his title against the American upstart Joey Chestnut. But here at Grub Street, we’re always more interested in the local angle. New York is representing with two of the country’s top eaters, East Village roommates Tim “Eater X” Janus and Crazy Legs Conti.
  24. Mediavore
    American Reclaims World Hot-Dog Record; Bruni Calls Out SietsemaAt a Nathan’s hot-dog-eating contest qualifier in Phoenix, American Joey Chestnut shatters the world record set by Takeru “the Tsunami” Kobayashi. [NYP] In a rare critic-on-critic showdown, Frank Bruni comes down hard on Il Brigante, whose pizza the Voice’s Robert Sietsema called “the city’s most perfect evocation of the true Naples style.” Hardly, Bruni says. “Nothing about this pizza argued strongly for a trip outside your own neighborhood.” [Diner’s Journal/NYT] Related: New Restaurant Not Just for Lonely Mountain People [Grub Street] A critical roundup of the city’s lobster rolls decrees Ed’s Lobster Bar “the world’s best.” [NYP] Related: Consider the Lobster Roll [NYM]
  25. NewsFeed
    Seemingly Sober Individual Consumes Seven Pounds of Brother Jimmy’s Wings We’re just back from Grand Central Terminal, where top-ranked American gurgitator Joey “Jaws” Chestnut has retained his title of chicken-wing-eating champion. Proving that he’s only getting stronger in his quest to return the coveted “mustard belt” to America when he faces champion Takeru Kobayashi in the Nathan’s hot-dog-eating contest this year. Jaws set a new record by decimating 7.105 pounds of medium-hot wings in twelve minutes, a good pound more than the visibly shaken onetime champ Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas. We don’t have photos yet, but trust us, the “wingtastic expression of chicken wings,” as emcee Keenan Thompson described it, wasn’t pretty — third-place finalist Tim “Eater X” Janus, wearing a beard of hot sauce in addition to his usual face paint, was reduced to picking chicken scraps out of his teeth with a MetroCard.