Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

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    July 7, 2014

    Hot dogs, bacon, pretzel buns, and absolutely no puking: The 2014 Diamond Dog eating contest

    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 >>

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    July 3, 2014

    The 5 most grotesque eating challenges to boost your patriotic spirit

    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 >>

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    June 9, 2014

    Competitive eater Yasir Salem on training: "I drink a gallon of water in under a minute"

    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 >>

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    June 2, 2014

    Grand Old Day, 6/1/14

    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 >>

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    April 21, 2014

    Grand Old Day announces 2014 music lineup

    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 >>

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    May 7, 2012

    Grand Old Day 2012: Solid Gold, the Soviettes, and hot dog eating contest

    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 >>

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    July 7, 2010

    The Depot Tavern hosts Diamond Dog eating contest

    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 >>

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    July 1, 2010

    Top 8 Most Disgusting Competitive Eaters

    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 >>

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    January 20, 2009

    Man v. Food show coming to Minneapolis

    This man plans to overeat soon at a restaurant near you.