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VOTE: The Best Food Court Chain Restaurant

Posted 01.28.2014 | Taste

Is it the cinnamon buns or the pizza that makes shopping malls bearable?

America's Strangest Food Competitions

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.23.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Ready to gawk?

Is Competitive Eating Too Sexy for the 4th of July?

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 09.07.2013 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

Someone who can fit sixty-eight wieners in his mouth must be confident in his sexuality, however, Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, in a July 4th burst, irrevocab...

69!

Posted 07.04.2013 | Weird News

We have a wiener. The annual Nathan's hot-dog eating contest was a cake walk for six-time defending champing Joey Chestnut who downed 69 frankfurte...

Can A Man Eat More Than 68 Hot Dogs In 10 Mins?

AP | NICK DIVITO | Posted 09.03.2013 | Weird News

NEW YORK — Joey Chestnut downed 69 franks and devoured his own record in the men's Fourth of July hot dog eating contest while Sonya Thomas defe...

Things To Do At 68: The 31st Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade!

Sandi Bachom | Posted 08.24.2013 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

It was midnight before my very first (and the 30th Annual) Coney Island Mermaid Parade when I discovered I was going to have to wear a costume if I intended to film it. "You can't look normal," a friend said. "Be a pirate!"

Is Competitive Hot Dog Eating a Young Man's Game?

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 07.08.2013 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

A lot of competitive eaters wear open-toed shoes during competition, a fashion faux pas, I find both disturbing from a social etiquette issue to a health department concern. Perhaps, that's why Major League Eaters refer to retirement as, "hanging up the esophagus."

America's Best Theme Parks

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.25.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Whizzing around on a roller coaster, splashing down a rushing water slide, noshing on cotton candy and hot dogs -- the theme park might be as quintess...

It's Weenie War!

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 06.01.2013 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

Coney Island has often been the phoenix rising from its ashes and Nathan's was the beacon that highlighted its return.

'Black Widow' Stuffs Competition In Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 09.03.2012 | Weird News

NEW YORK — Joey Chestnut won his sixth straight Fourth of July hot dog-eating contest at Coney Island, downing 68 dogs and buns on Wednesday to ...

A Woman's Tale Of Survival In The Surf Of Death And Taxes

Jamie Stiehm | Posted 09.26.2011 | Media
Jamie Stiehm

First-time author Carol Ross Joynt's book, Innocent Spouse, is a contribution to strengthening sisterhood through the written word. A memoir like this speaks directly to you, Reader, in a more vivid voice than a novel.

Last Summer At Coney Island: An Essential Film and a Love Letter to Brooklyn

Sal Nunziato | Posted 08.19.2011 | New York
Sal Nunziato

As a Brooklyn boy, my interest in Aronson's film is deep-rooted. I began watching this film with skepticism, but just 5 minutes into this glorious documentary, my skepticism was out the door.

Hot Dog Road Trip: A Patriotic Party Plan

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Meathead

If you're planning a cookout for this most patriotic of days, here's an opportunity to celebrate the American dream. Because hot dog culture is American history.