Chestnut keeps hot dog title, wins fiancee

Jul 5, 2014

Chestnut keeps hot dog title, wins fiancee

High-ranking chowhound Joey “Jaws” Chestnut dropped to one knee and proposed to his longtime girlfriend before Friday’s annual hot dog eating contest, then packed away 61 franks and buns to hold onto his coveted mustard-yellow winner’s belt. Chestnut has won eight times in a ...

Six-time Nathan's hot dog champ holds, wins rival pigout

Jul 5, 2013

Six-time Nathan's hot dog champ holds, wins rival pigout

Takeru Kobayashi, a six-time champion of Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Contest in New York, staged a renegade competition Thursday in Manhattan and won by wolfing down 67 wieners in 10 minutes. Kobayashi, 35, won by a huge margin over his closest challenger, who ...