Joey Chestnut avenged last year’s shocking loss to Matt Stonie in consuming 70 hot dogs (and buns) at today’s Hot Dog Contest at Coney Island. Stonie managed just 53 in a disappointing second-place finish.
Matt Stonie consumed 62 hot dogs and buns en route to a stunning upset of eight-time hot dog eating champion Joey Chestnut, who officially consumed 60 in ten minutes. Our old pal Tim “Eater X” Janus came in third with 35. Anyway, look how happy Stonie appears to be!
Just got an email from Major League Eating president Rich Shea. If the Jets win Sunday, Eatapus Rex will get a seat in the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. This is all the motivation Ryan needs. (Official invite below.)
Is there anything more distinctly American than celebrating our independence by holding a contest to see who could consume the most processed meat? Photographer Erin Siegal and I ventured out to Coney Island to take it all in.