UMAMI MART MATSURI FESTIVAL

I had to see what all the hype was about, at least once...so I joined the massive sweaty crowd this year in Coney Island at the Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest. Joey Chestnut won by eating 64 hot dogs in just over 10 minutes. Disgusting and amazing, all at the same time.

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  • if anyone were to beat my beloved kobayashi, i’m happy that it’s a boy from san josie.

    kayoko on

  • Big Ups to San Jo hometown hero Joey Chestnut!

    Merriberry on

  • This years contest was a first. The contest had been shorted by 2 minutes, from 12 to 10 minutes. At the bell both Chestnut & Kobayashi were tied at 59 each. The Judges made a ruling of 5 additional hot dogs each and the first to finish the plate was the declared winner. Joey finished in 50 seconds flat with Kobayashi only finishing 3. The first overtime ever for Nathans. It was an exciting year.

    Rubys Host on

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