Fusing two commonly cited aspects of the American character—competitive aspirations and a tendency for overconsumption—hot dog eating contests have become something of a July 4 tradition across the nation. The annual Diamond Dog Eating Contest, sponsored by First Avenue and City Pages, puts a funky spin on the art of gastronomical gorging. Rather than settle for the standard frank, this event celebrates the titular culinary creation, a deep-fried quarter-pound all-beef hot dog wrapped in bacon and folded into a pretzel bun. While even a single serving can present a daunting challenge for standard appetites, 10 daring contestants will push themselves to gluttonous extremes by consuming as many of the supersized hot dogs as possible within the span of 10 minutes. In addition to the thrill of victory, the ravenous contestants will by vying for First Avenue memberships, concert tickets, and gift cards to the Depot Tavern. Those unwilling to risk digestive malaise, however, are welcome to stop by and cheer on the contenders. With charismatic musician Mark Mallman serving as host, the Diamond Dog Eating Contest promises a raucous celebration of our independence, proving that expressions of patriotism can take many forms, including the voracious devouring of encased meats. All ages.
PROMOTIONAL EVENT DESCRIPTION 8th Annual Diamond Dog Eating Contest
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 | 11:00am | All Ages| | The Depot Tavern
First Avenue and City Pages are proud to present the eight annual Diamond Dog™ Eating Contest on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at The Depot Tavern. The fast and furious competition of iron stomachs pits six hungry participants against each other to determine who can eat the most Diamond Dogs™ in ten minutes.The Diamond Dog™ - a 1/4 lb. all-beef hot dog wrapped in pepper bacon, deep-fried, and served on a pretzel bun.
First Place Prize: First Avenue Platinum Membership, 10 pairs tickets to First Avenue shows, $50.00 Depot Tavern Gift Card
Second Place Prize: First Avenue Gold Membership, 5 pairs tickets to First Avenue shows, $25.00 Depot Tavern Gift Card
Third Place Prize: First Avenue Gold Membership, 3 pairs tickets to First Avenue shows, $20.00 Depot Tavern Gift Card
Hosted by Mark Mallman
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