Takeru Kobayashi Went To Some Bro's Super Bowl Party And Ate An Entire…

This video comes to us from reader Andrew, who attended a Super Bowl party at which professional eater Takeru Kobayashi was the hired entertainment. Here, Kobayashi accepts the challenge of eating an entire Domino's pizza in one minute, a feat he just barely manages to pull off. Kobayashi may be out of the… » 2/04/13 11:40am 2/04/13 11:40am

Beer Of The Week: Coney Island Human Blockhead

First time I ever stepped onto Coney Island was to cover the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, which is a lot of capital letters to ascribe to an event in which men and women choke down mountains of tube steaks on national television, yes, but indeed an event you should attend to if you consider yourself a… » 12/01/12 10:20pm 12/01/12 10:20pm

Kobayashi Almost Pukes, Smiles At The Cameras, Obliterates Wing Bowl…

Philadelphia's biggest eaters didn't stand a chance this morning against the superhuman maw of Takeru Kobayashi, who set a new Wing Bowl record by eating 337 chicken wings. The old record of 255 wings—set last year by Joey "Super" Squibb—was doomed by the end of the second round, making the final a fait accompli.… » 2/03/12 12:55pm 2/03/12 12:55pm

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… » 7/04/11 8:50pm 7/04/11 8:50pm

The Lonesome Independence Day Of Kobayashi, Eater In Exile

On a May evening, in a cramped biergarten behind a German restaurant off the Bowery in Manhattan, Takeru Kobayashi sat down to a plate of Rheinischer Sauerbraten mit Kartoffelklößen und Rotkraut. First, he produced a small camera and began photographing the sauerbraten for his blog, where he catalogs his personal… » 7/03/11 10:45pm 7/03/11 10:45pm

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