Diamond Dog eating contest at First Avenue [VIDEO]

It's man vs. sandwich
It's man vs. sandwich

On the Fourth of July, six brave souls competed at the Depot Tavern to see who could eat the most Diamond Dogs in 10 minutes.

The event, hosted by Bobby Kahn, featured six contestants going up against City Pages' Best Hot Dog of 2012--quarter-pound dogs wrapped with pepper bacon and deep fried, and served on a pretzel bun.

Here's more on the event, and a video of the contest that set a new Diamond Dog record.

Twenty-one-year-old Eric "Silo" Dahl of Delano took first place, defending his title and winning a Platinum Membership, 10 pairs of tickets to First Ave shows, and a $50 Depot gift card. Better yet, he met the additional challenge of breaking last year's total for a new record of 12, which earned him another $500.

Watch the video below to see his record-setting victory.


  • Dan Allen
  • Jesse Steinkopf
  • Sam Spadino
  • Jordan Jochum
  • Eric "Silo" Dahl
  • Christiaan Tarbox, a.k.a. "Baco," was the "mystery MPLS.TV contestant"

Video by Erik Blume.

More coverage, by MPLS.tv...
Use Current Location

Related Location

The Depot Tavern

17 N. 7th. St.
Minneapolis, MN 55403



Sponsor Content


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >