Wild Eggs Pancake-Eating Championship

Louisville fans of food-eating competitions like the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Competition and television shows like Man vs. Food, are going to get a rare chance to see an exciting culinary race up close and personal this weekend. This Saturday, September 29th, competitive eaters from all around will come together to take part in the National Wild Eggs Pancake-Eating Championship. 

The top ranked eaters in the Major League Eating organization (yes, I am being for real) will battle in a 10-minute all-you-can-eat chow down.  If you think you have what it takes to take on the professional gut-busters, you can register at any of the three Wild Eggs locations in Louisville or online at www.ifoce.com/events for your chance to win a spot at the table.  Three amateur eaters will be chosen at random to join the competition and see if they can eat with the big boys (and women).  

So what does it take to be a professional eater? You would expect with all the extra carbs, calories and excessive amounts of food that no human needs to consume in one sitting, that every pro eater would be overweight and unhealthy, but surprisingly that is not always the case.  One of the best examples is a newcomer to the competitive eating world. Meredith Boxberger is gaining tons of buzz throughout the MLE after sucking down 21.5 hot dogs in ten minutes during last year’s Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Competition.  Although Boxberger’s 21.5 hot dogs was not even close to the 45 hot dogs that Sonya, the “Black Widow,” took down to win the women’s division, but Boxberger’s impressive first time show was definitely impressive.  Although both Boxberger and the Black Widow can scarf down an incredible amount of food in a short time, you would not be able to tell by looking at them.  Both women are fit and couldn’t way more than 100 pounds.  

Boxberger says that she runs to stay in good shape.  So what should you expect to see on Saturday? Lots of buttermilk pancakes and lots of water.  Wild Eggs plans on making hundreds of their signature slapjacks and you can expect for most of them to be gone by the end of the 10 minutes.  Boxberger says that water is going to be the key to winning the competition because the pancakes are so dry.  While dipping pancakes in water before eating them might not sound too appetizing, neither does eating as many as I can in 10 minutes.  

I will definitely be at the  Wild Eggs Pancake-Eating Championship this Saturday. it’s not often the we get a chance to see professional eaters in action! The competition will be held at the Wild Eggs location in St. Matthews at 1311 Herr Ln.  If you are wild enough to think you can participate, good luck to you! The top five winners will be awarded cash prizes starting at $150.00 and going up to $2,000 for the winner. For more information on this contest or any other eating competitions you might be interested in participating in or going to, visit the MLE website at www.ifoce.com

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