On the day that the great Joey Chestnut made his country proud by capturing his eighth straight Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, six Minnesotans competed for their own place in the pantheon of competitive eating champions. The Depot Tavern held its fifth annual July 4 Diamond Dog eating contest on F ... More >>
In just a few short hours, everyone and their mom will be sporting their finest Old Navy American flag t-shirt and taking pictures of fireworks that they will never look at again. Independence Day has arrived.While everyone has his or her own way of celebrating the Fourth of July, the one thing that ... More >>
Last weekend, Yasir Salem polished off 30 hot dogs in a little over 10 minutes. Salem, the world's 12th ranked competitive eater and top cannoli eater, wolfed down the first 27 and a half hot dogs during regulation time and another two and a half during the tie-breaking eat-off at the qualifying ro ... More >>
Grand Old Day with Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, General B and the Wiz, White Iron Band, and Heiruspecs Grand Avenue, St. Paul Sunday, June 1, 2014 Grand Old Day was shaped, but not defined, by Sunday's overcast and rainy weather. Though the showers in the morning and early afternoon kep ... More >>
ESPN's cameras were rolling. The contestants stood ready. "Blitzkrieg Bop" blared in the background. The countdown began. Joey Chestnut reached for his first hot dog from the pile of Nathan's dogs before him and pushed it towards the back of his throat with vacuum-like effect. In the ten minutes tha ... More >>
Saint Paul's Grand Old Day gets the Twin Cities into summer festival season mood. And the largest one-day festival in the Midwest typically brings in enough sights, sounds, food, and refreshments to satisfy every Minnesotan's tastes. This year, Grand Old Day is set for Sunday, June 1, and in additio ... More >>
This Saturday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., the Quarantine Zone at 4th & Portland will be the site of the first World Brain Eating Championship. A number of professional competitive eaters are signed up to participate, including Joey "Jaws" Chestnut. This year, Chestnut defended and maintained his num ... More >>
Everyone knows that zombies have a palate for brains, but did you know they've also got a taste for doughnuts? Well, sort of. This year, ahead of the first-annual World Brain Eating Championships, the Zombie Pub Crawl organizers will determine some of the brain-noshing contestants by hosting a com ... More >>
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See Also:Best Hot Dog - 2012: The Depot's Diamond DogYesterday marked the Depot Tavern's third annual Diamond Dog Eating contest. Participants were challenged with taking down as many pepper bacon-wrapped, pretzel bun-encased, 1/4-pound beauties as they possibly could in the span of 10 minutes. The ... More >>
Billing itself as the largest one-day festival in the Midwest, St. Paul's Grand Old Day is once again set to put plenty of smiles on the faces of Twin Cities music fans this summer, as 16 local bands will perform on six separate stages on Sunday, June 3 from noon until 5 p.m. This year also feat ... More >>
Eric Dahl is literally eating for his education.The 21-year-old Delano native is currently in his senior year at the University of Wisconsin, where he's studying to earn a degree in computer science. Like many other students, Dahl works during the week to help fund his school costs. But the way he d ... More >>
How many dogs can you down in 10 minutes?Do you have what it takes to represent City Pages in the Diamond Dog eating contest at the Depot Tavern? There are just a few days left to step up to the plate and show how far your stomach can stretch. In return, the first, second, and third place w ... More >>
Photo via First Ave's Facebook pageThe Depot Tavern's Diamond Dog Eating Contest big winners Femme Eat All, Le Tenia, Pigflesh, and the Veterinarian.With all that was going on in the Twin Cities this weekend for the 4th of the July there was another first of hopefully a yearly holiday traditi ... More >>
YouTubeNathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest: Who needs a stronger stomach, competitors or spectators?Controversy is brewing at this year's Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, set for the Fourth of July: News came this week that former champion and competitive-eating rock star Takeru Kobayashi may not ... More >>
thunderchild5.Just one of the many food options at Grand Old Day.Get ready to drink, eat and drink some more this Sunday at Grand Old Day. In its 37th year, Grand Old Day offers six music stages, a parade, fitness events, and over 80 food vendors. Feed the street foodie in you with some clas ... More >>
Here's how to do the festival for cheap.
It's National Hot Dog Day...who knew? Get your fix for five cents!
Days and days full of sauerkraut are in your future.
Our regional qualifying round takes place next week to determine which iron-gutted Midwesterner will compete at Coney Island on July 4th.
Hot dog eating competitors get housed by a dark horse named Kerry.
The Bulldog Uptown is hosting its first-ever hot dog eating contest Saturday.