Don't judge us.
I am decades older now than I was on that visit to Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island but fundamentally I am the same. I am still the hopeful romantic about my city, albeit now a warmer one with different flora, mountains, tastes and accents.
His gastronomical heroics have also made him a celebrity in the oddball circuit of competitive eating. A YouTube video showing
How many have you tried?
"I was hoping, because of the crowd, they would let me eat," he told The Brooklyn Paper at the time. 1978 — Takeru Kobayashi
Although my mental prep seemed poised for victory, I wasn't prepared physically. My NYC diet of all-you-can-eat half-priced sushi and French toast has kept me in a shape, probably best described as an sagging water-balloon.
Is it the cinnamon buns or the pizza that makes shopping malls bearable?
Ready to gawk?
Someone who can fit sixty-eight wieners in his mouth must be confident in his sexuality, however, Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, in
Chestnut, 29, was expected to easily defend his title. Supporters carried him to the stage before the event in a mustard