It used to be that the only eating contest on anyone’s radar was the famous Nathan’s hot dog bout on Coney Island. Traditionally the domain of Americans, competitive eating became a somewhat serious sport and eventually trickled down to the masses, as explored by the brilliant and disgusting “Man Vs. Food”.
I aim to bring the bulging battle across the border and I’m hosting a series of Eating Contest as part of 86’d programming at the Drake Hotel this summer. The first, a Watermelon Eating Contest, was a smashing success with the amazing Ben Gruber being the first to eat his way through 7 pounds of watermelon and win dinner for two at C5. Check out the video and photos.
Tonight will be the EXTREME Eating Contest where we’ll see Chef Anthony Rose, Zane Caplansky, Chef Nick Liu and Kelly Diamond all compete to eat some wild stuff super fast and win dinner for two at Starfish.
August 22nd will be the Corn on the Cob Eating Contest. Anyone can sign up to compete but I only have a few spaces, so leave a message in the comments or on our twitter page if you want to get in the ring.