No, Kishi Bashi (real name: K Ishibashi) isn’t, in fact, a former competitive eater from Japan who once inhaled 64 hot dogs in a 12-minute span at Nathan’s Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest; that would be Takeru Kobayashi. My apologies to the former; as a third-generation American almost exclusively accustomed to Anglo-Saxon and Hispanic names, names originating from the Land of the Rising Sun tend to, for me, blend in to one another.
Joey "Jaws" Chestnut won his fourth consecutive title at today's 95th annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island, eating 54 hot dogs in 10 minutes. His arch-rival, and six-time champ, Takeru Kobayashi was arrested after ... Read Post
Japanese competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi has travelled to New York and is standing by ready to participate in the annual Independence Day Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest for free if the contest organizer, Major League Eating, wil... Read Post