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Nathan’s Famous July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island
Competitive EatingNew York

Nathan’s Famous July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island

My around the world adventure officially started on Sunday in New York! Until I return to the US, whenever that may be, I'll be blogging both archived U.S. roadside attractions and whatever weird things I find while I travel abroad! But first, here's how I spent my time in New York! It's become a tradition for me, to spend the Fourth of July baking in the sun of Coney Island, defending against the ...
Bleeding Heart Bakery Cupcake Eating Contest
Competitive EatingIllinois

Bleeding Heart Bakery Cupcake Eating Contest

It's been a while since I've gone to an eating contest that wasn't sponsored by Major League Eating. Actually I've only been to a couple of contests ever that weren't "professional" eaters. But, when one of my favorite bakeries hosts a vegan cupcake eating contest just down the block from me, you know I'm there. The contest was fun (and free cupcakes were awesome) but I forgot how slow paced contests can ...
Nathan’s Famous July 4th Hot Dog Eating Contest
New York

Nathan’s Famous July 4th Hot Dog Eating Contest

This was my third year in a row heading out to Coney for on the Fourth of July to watch the annual hot dog eating contest. It's become a tradition for me, one I am not willing to give up any time soon. One of those things that once you see live it's hard to go back to watching on TV. We got up ridiculously early and took a subway to Coney getting there at just before 8:45am. It was hot. Too hot. ...
Silly America

Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip.

About Silly America

Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip. Read more.