Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest
Until Wed Jul 4 2012
Photograph: Stephen Moran
Time Out says
Posted: Fri Jun 21 2013
For the 98th year, up to 30 competitive eaters will stand toe-to-toe in this frank-scarfing bout outside Nathan's Coney Island flagship. The day kicks off at 10:30am with a live performance by nine-piece brass outfit Ken Gross Orchestra, while trampoline gymnasts and magicians help amp up the crowd. At 11:30am, record holder Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas will defend her title against upstart Miki Sudo and the rest of the female competitors, and Joey "Jaws" Chestnut and the men chow down after. JumboTrons along Surf Avenue broadcast the gut-busting challenge as competitors fight for a $20,000 spread.