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Eater of the year? Eater of the century!
Eater of the year? Eater of the century!haha

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.

The Well Fed Network’s food blog of the year isn’t so easy. We’ve never heard of half the nominees, but there’s one we don’t see: Grub Street! Was this a deliberate bait to get us to write about them? If so, it worked!

Who is the Eater of the Year?
[Endless Simmer]
Voting Polls Open: 2007 Food Blog Awards [Well Fed Network]

Best This, Best That … We Say, ‘Who Cares?’