The Hoosier State has claimed the prestigious third place in the list of the Best States for Competitive Eating in 2023. But is this really the ranking we want?

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Joey Chesnutt is probably the most famous competitive eater in the world. he holds over fifty different food challenge records. He also happens to be from Westfield, Indiana, which is a big reason that Indiana ranks third in competitive eating.

 Local Eating Competitions

One of the most popular eating competitions in Evansville, Indiana can be found at Wayback Burgers. It's called the Nine Patty Burger Challenge, and if you can finish it, you are named a Titan of Patty Destruction.

Fall Festival - Funky Food Games

Perhaps another factor in Indiana's high ranking this year is the number of crazy food challenges we tried at the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival.
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What is the One Food Trend that Guy Fieri Wishes Would End?

"I'm not a big fan of the food-eating contests. You know, like the big over-indulgent...I mean it was funny for the big ninety-sixer. You know, eating the big steak, but the food abuse thing, I'm not really that big a fan of it."

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Competitive Eating Can be Dangerous

Food challenges are fun to watch, but they can be dangerous and do damage to your body. I can tell you that the cotton candy-eating contest was not what I thought it was going to be. The cotton candy did not dissolve in my mouth, and I probably could've choked. According to, even the training process can be extremely hard on your stomach.

21 New York State Food Challenges Man Vs Food Has Taken

Have you ever watched Man v. Food? If so, have you ever wondered where across New York State the show has visited? What food challenges were featured?

So far New York State has been featured in Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, and 9. Through all of those seasons, Man vs. Food has visited New York State 21 times and counting. Here's a look at all the challenges, cities, and restaurants featured:
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