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Ribfest Chicago: Miki Sudo wins “Ribmania,” beats Joey Chestnut

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Photo courtesy of Ribfest Chicago

Photo courtesy of Ribfest Chicago

Miki Sudo won the “Ribmania IV” eating contest Friday at Ribfest Chicago, upsetting No. 1 ranked competitive eater Joey Chestnut and earning a cool $2,000.

According to Ribfest officials, Sudo of Las Vegas devoured a total of 2.9 pounds of baby-back ribs.

Contestants had eight minutes to eat the most baby-back ribs provided by Rub’s Backcountry Smokehouse.

Chestnut, who has won the last six Nathan’s July 4 Hot Dog Eating contest, was making his Chicago competitive eating debut.

Ribfest continues through Sunday at Lincoln/Irving Park/Damen. The nearest Brown Line is Irving Park.

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  1. Pingback: Miki Sudo upsets Joey Chestnut at 2013 Chicago Ribfest, “Cardboard Shell” 2nd | EatFeats

  2. Sandi Toxic

    June 9, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Nice article. According to Miki and other souces, however, this year’s event was St Louis-style spare ribs and was reduced to six minutes.
    http://www.therakeandherald.tv/society/societystory.php?id=235

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