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Buffalo Buffet Bowl

Location: Buffalo, NY
Date: 09-05-2015
Winner: Joey Chestnut, with 5lb of Buffalonian Cuisine in 7 min, 17 secs


The greatest eater in the history of mankind put on a powerhouse display of capacity eating at the 2015 installment of The Buffalo Buffet Bowl. The event is a celebration of the range and breadth of cuisine in the 716. From the bold southern flavors of Hamburg to the hearty fare of Lockport to the north, there is no metropolitan area in the United States—nay, the world—that offers diners a broader taste palette than Buffalo. At the 2015 event, eaters faced five pounds of pizza, beef on weck and Buffalo-sauced chicken nuggets that, frankly, were the size of snooker balls and had no business being called chicken nuggets. Joey Chestnut ate his five-pound allotment in just seven minutes and 17 seconds to take first prize.

Sonya Thomas lodged her first sanctioned win over arch rival Miki Sudo at this event. Thomas was entirely focussed on the task last hand and consumed her five pounds in nine minutes and 18 seconds; Sudo lagged for third, eating hers in 10 minutes and 32 seconds. The scope of the achievement was not lost on Thomas, who beamed with pride—but a good pride, not the pride that gets people into trouble thinking they are all that—following the event. It was a joy to see her smile.

Full results below.


1st - Joey Chestnut, with 5lb of Buffalonian Cuisine in 7 min, 17 secs 2nd - Sonya Thomas, 5lb in 9 min, 18 secs 3rd - Miki Sudo, 5lb 10 mins, 32 secs

At 10 mins, 32 secs, the following eaters has consumed the following amounts:

4th - Juan Rodriguez, 4.56 lbs 5th - Yasir Salem, 4.24 lbs 6th - Steve Hendry, 4.169 lbs 7th - Jim Reeves, 3.786 lbs 8th - Gideon Oji, 3.498 lbs 9th - Daniella Gioia, 3.316 lbs 10th - Wild Bill, 2.63 lbs 11th - Larell Marie Mele, 2.613 lbs 12th - Badlands Booker, 2.442 lbs

This contest took place at 6pm Eastern, on Saturday September 5th, 2015, at the The National Buffalo Wing Festival, held at Coca-Cola Field, 275 Washington St, Buffalo!

About The National Buffalo Wing Festival! The National Buffalo Wing Festival takes place over Labor Day Weekend at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, NY. Part of the proceeds from the festival go to benefit Western New York charities, raising more than $225,000 over the festival's history.

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