Competitive eaters eat at Coney Island in the Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest every Fourth of July

Ultimate Guide to the July 4th Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest

It’s become as essential to the Fourth of July as flags waving, parades, watermelon, and fireworks: The Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island. Every July 4 the best of the best competitive eaters gather together to go bun to bun in the ultimate gurgitory competition. Thousands of people gather at Coney Island …

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Tim Gravy Brown at a Hot Dog Eating Qualifying Contest in Kansas City, Missouri.

Missouri Hot Dog Eating Qualifying Contest

Saturday I woke up at around 8am and enjoyed the hotel’s free continental breakfast. Actually I just ate cereal and then kicked myself when I saw that around the corner they had biscuits and gravy that I missed! My friend and travel companion Brian skipped the breakfast, he didn’t want to eat anything before his …

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Metropolis Video Log – Road Trip to Metropolis, Illinois

And now it’s time for an extra special treat to wrap up the recap of my Metropolis road trip: a Metropolis Video Log! Here’s a video I put together with some clips from the road! I saw so many Illinois roadside attractions like the I-57 Abraham Lincoln, the World’s Largest Cross in Effingham, the Super …

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Roadside Attraction - Giant Superman statue in Metropolis, Illinois.

Chicago to Metropolis, Illinois Road Trip

Saturday morning I woke up at the not so bright and extremely early hour of 4am and hopped in my car shortly after. Flopsy was in his Flopsy cave. A Coke was in the cup holder. A video camera was in my lap. My Garmin was raring to go. I wasn’t so raring but more …

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