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Wait 'Til Next Year...

ilona saari | Posted 07.27.2016 | Sports
ilona saari

This year while I waited to hear who would be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, a Nathan's hot dog sizzled in my frying pan, its spicy Coney Island smell making my mouth water as the names were announced. When it was over, I was so heartbroken I lost my appetite.

Navy Entertainment and Major League Eating Continued: Okinawa Is Filled with Marines and One Amazing Female Competitive Eater

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 10.18.2014 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

The history of the female gurgitator is a short one. From Japan, Takako Akasaka once ate 90 ostrich egg omelets. Known as "The Sweet Queen," in 2000 she decimated New York city pastry shops and ate a then-record 22 Nathan's hot dogs in 12 minutes.

'Twas the Night Before the Hot Dog Contest...

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 09.03.2014 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

Twas the night before the hot dog contest, and in Coney Island, not a gurgitator was sleepin', But dreaming of the morrow's Herculean eatin'.

This Is How Someone Eats 69 Hot Dogs In 10 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 07.02.2014 | Weird News

Americans eat a lot of hot dogs, but few (probably) eat 69 in one sitting. Infographic by Alissa Scheller for The Huffington Post....

Top 10 Hot Dog Hot Spots

Cheapflights | Posted 09.29.2013 | Travel

A long-time symbol of American food culture, the hot dog is actually thought to have first appeared in Germany ("Frankfurt-er," anyone?). But now, this glorious piece of meat has taken on many-a-topping and found its way on to menus around the world.

It's National Hot Dog Day!

Bon Appetit | Posted 07.23.2013 | Taste
Bon Appetit

Here are 10 weird ways to cook 'em.

The ROMEOWS Is Part Seinfeld, Part My Dinner With Andre

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 09.18.2013 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

Not a single one of them could have imagined that they would one day all star in a movie, over fifty years later, that pays tribute to their long-lasting friendship, and how they simply refused to abandon Brooklyn, that borough that so lovingly made them.

Destiny and Pig Racing at the New Jersey State Fair

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 09.01.2013 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

Mixed with the animal aromas are heavy notes of deep fried everything -- welcome to the scent of the New Jersey State Fair.

The Time I Tried a 36-hour Fruit Punch Diet

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 08.19.2013 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

In the spirit of the strange, I decided to digest only fruit punch for 36 hours prior to my Nathan's hot dog qualifier in Pittsburgh.

And The Most 'Life-Changing' Hot Dog In America Is...

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 04.05.2013 | Chicago

Chicago already nabbed Esquire's highest praise for its "life-changing" pizza, and the Windy City proves once again it's top dog when it comes to wien...

I Eat for America

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 05.07.2013 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

The Nathan's contest is the Tour de France, the Masters, and the Super Bowl rolled into a hot dog bun. I've been fortunate to be at the final table for a decade. Where can eating too many hot dogs get you?

Are Hot Dogs THE American Food?

Heritage Radio Network | Posted 02.26.2013 | Taste
Heritage Radio Network

Hot dogs represent both individualism and community. There is a paradox that exists between the national nostalgia attached to hot dogs, and the quest to constantly update the cuisine and integrate other culture's flavors into the quintessential American food.

Like Home Fries? The Food Police May Be Coming for You Too!

Steven Kurlander | Posted 09.12.2012 | New York
Steven Kurlander

I thought, "Is Bloomberg really wrong?" There's nothing healthy about the way Americans eat their potatoes. Yet, even if he is right, I don't want him or any government leader to limit my fried potato consumption. I can do that on my own.

WATCH: Bloomberg's 10 Hilariously Awful Hot Dog Puns

Posted 07.04.2012 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg presided over the official Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in at City Hall Park on Tuesday, dually gracing New Yorkers with some...

Hot Dog Taste Test: The Surprising Brand That Finished Last

Posted 05.22.2014 | Taste

Don't think about hot dogs too much. Doing so may result in the realization that you're eating questionable animal parts that've been ground up and st...

WATCH: Super Sweet 'Coney Island Love Letter'

Posted 04.23.2012 | New York

As the iconic wooden planks of Coney Island boardwalk prepare to be ripped out for a very plastic transformation, a touching short is paying tribute t...

It's That Time Of Year Again ...

Posted 08.22.2011 | New York

Overindulgence is as American as gorging on apple pie, so it makes sense that every year, on our nation's birthday, competitive eaters chow down at Na...

The Origins Of The New York Wiener & Sabrett's Secret Sauce, Exposed

Meathead | Posted 08.16.2011 | Home

It's about time that the rest of the country comes face to face with the charms of this liberally condimented showpiece clad in a tidy white bun.

Joey Chestnut: 'My Body Was Built To Eat 68 Hot Dogs'

Posted 08.15.2011 | Home

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut has eaten 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes and as a result, has been the reigning champion of Nathan's July 4th hot dog eating contest s...

Chua, Baby

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

While my self-esteem couldn't be detected by an atomic microscope, I did regard myself as a sure thing in some future Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog eating contest.

Coney Island Cornerstones on Surf Avenue Face Demolition

Michael Immerso | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Immerso

By allowing Surf Avenue's historic buildings to be razed, the city risks treating Coney Island as a brand name rather than a place. That's like Texas tearing down the Alamo to build an Alamo theme park.

Abandoned Coney Island -- Last Chance To See?

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

When I heard the rumors that Satan's real estate division, Thor Equities, was allegedly planning to tear down some of the last remaining historic buildings in Coney Island, I actually felt a chill.

HOT DOG EATING CONTEST: History Of The Nathan's Famous Event At Coney Island (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Believe it or not, according to archives, the Nathan's 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest has taken place every Independence Day dating back all the w...

Stop Competative Eating Contests! Mindful Eaters are True Winners

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest: over 30,000 watched the event live; 1.5 million watched on TV; 100,000 people downloaded the clip from YouTube. What kind of example do competitive eating contests set?

Juliet Lee: Sexy Competitive Eater

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Juliet could almost make me forget how grotesquely contorted competitive eaters' faces get when they jam 10 hot dogs in their mouths at once, and how, you know, they eat their own puke. Almost.