Joey Chestnut Eats 69 Hot Dogs, Breaks Record, Wins 7th Straight Belt

Joey Chestnut retained the mustard-yellow belt and broke his own record with an astounding 69 hot dogs today at Coney Island, earning the praise of competitive eating mavens worldwide as he cruised to his seventh straight victory at Nathan's. » 7/04/13 1:05pm 7/04/13 1:05pm

Appreciating The Genius Of Joey Chestnut Requires Watching Him Eat In…

Joey Chestnut retained the mustard-yellow belt at Coney Island today with a command performance, consuming 68 hot dogs (and buns) in ten minutes and falling just shy of setting a new "official" record. » 7/04/12 2:40pm 7/04/12 2:40pm

Joey Chestnut Downs 68 Hot Dogs To Win Sixth Straight Nathan's Hot Dog…

Well that was gross. Joey Chestnut just wrapped up his sixth straight championship at the world's most popular eating contest by mashing 68 hot dogs down his gullet in ten minutes. Chestnut had the contest in hand from start to finish, and gets to go on being called the world's best competitive eater for another year. » 7/04/12 1:26pm 7/04/12 1:26pm

Kobayashi Somehow Sets A New, Totally Unofficial Hot Dog Eating Record

With the Empire State Building as a backdrop and a drag queen named Mimi Imfurst cracking jokes about stuffing wieners into Anderson Cooper's mouth, Takeru Kobayashi executed an improbably perfect "up yours" to the Nathan's hot dog eating contest, from which he's been barred over a long-running contractual dispute that… » 7/04/11 8:50pm 7/04/11 8:50pm

Down Goes Chestnut! Down Goes Chestnut!

I speak for many when I say that my faith in the order of the universe was restored on July 4, 2007 » 8/17/08 3:29pm 8/17/08 3:29pm when Joey Chestnut, the heralded eater from San Jose State, traveled into the lion's den that is Coney Island and dethroned the Japanese powers that had created a gastro-intestinal stronghold there. By eating 66 hot…

Our Visit To The Hot Dog Eating Championships



As mentioned yesterday, we headed to Coney Island for the epic Kobayashi-Chestnut duel. We can't imagine a better way to spend our Fourth of July. A confession: For the first time since we started the site, we accepted a press pass for the event. It was a tough call, but, frankly, we feel rather comfortable that our… » 7/05/07 2:30pm 7/05/07 2:30pm