Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

Nathan’s Famous , Brooklyn Thursday July 4 2013 12:00
Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest
Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney
Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

What’s more of an American celebration than overeating? Overeating hot dogs. For sport. On friggin’ TV. The world’s best-known competitive snack-down, Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, is back at Coney Island for its 44th year. Thousands gather to watch as the most talented gluttons prove just how many of America’s finest delicacy they can swallow (and keep down) in 10 minutes. In an upset, last year Matt Stonie stole the championship from famed competitor Joey Chestnut by consuming 62 hot dogs. Will Stonie keep his title or will Chestnut return to his former record-setting 69-dog glory days of 2013?



Venue name: Nathan’s Famous
Address: 1310 Surf Ave
Cross street: at Stillwell Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 8am–midnight; Fri, Sat 8am–2am
Transport: Subway: D, F, N, Q to Coney Island–Stillwell Ave
Price: Free
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