Wednesday, September 2, 2009

One Word: Joeychestnut

So I hung out with Joey Chestnut on Friday in San Francisco. That’s right: hot-dog-scarfing, world-record-holding, small-child-frightening Joey Chestnut, currently ranked #1 by the IFOCE (International Federation of Competitive Eating, Inc). It was pretty awesome.

Our conversation went like this:
ME: How’dya get so good at eating?
JOEY CHESTNUT: I’m the youngest of four boys. Growing up, if you didn’t eat fast, you didn’t eat.
ME: Huh. Will you go eat that side of beef?

It was a fascinating study in restraint. Anyway, really nice guy. And according to Wikipedia, in ten minutes, Joey Chestnut can eat:
- 45 pulled pork sandwiches
- 118 jalapeño poppers
- 68 hot dog with buns
- 130 Krystal hamburgers
- 231 pork gyoza

Daaaang. That’s efficient. It takes me, like, ten minutes to get through a yogurt. [Sigh]


Jennifer Gutierrez said...

He can't eat ALL of that in 10 minutes can he?!? He can eat any one of the things listed in 10 minutes, right? Please God.

Ruthie Johnson said...

Hahaha! Yes, sorry for being ambiguous... Joey Chestnut can eat any one of those bullet points in ten minutes. So theoretically, he could eat ALL of it in 50 minutes. Yowsa! Also? I am incapable of calling him anything other than Joey Chestnut. He's got a name that begs to be blended.

Eric said...

He's in town Friday for a kolache eat-off at the Astros game.