Saturday, July 26

Gapers Block

Gapers Block on Facebook Gapers Block on Flickr Gapers Block on Twitter The Gapers Block Tumblr

« Eivissa Tapas Restaurant & Sangria Bar Belgian Feast, Hopleaf Style »

News Mon Jul 06 2009

Deep Dish Does Chicago Proud, Eats 55 Hot Dogs

nathans09.jpgPatrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti, one of Chicago's top competitive eaters, polished off 55 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes to place third in Nathon's Famous July Fourth International Eating Contest in New York. Third place may not sound all that great, but considering first and second were taken by Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi, the world's undisputed top two eaters, it's a strong showing.

Joey Chestnut took first with 68 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, while Kobayashi ate 64 and a half. That's a little under a hot dog every 10 seconds, bun and all, while Deep Dish didn't quite manage to break that threshold, he still kept up an incredible pace. In a pre-contest blog post, Bertoletti said, "it's a game of hot dog roulette with a ¾ full pack of hot dogs in the chamber."

If you want to catch Deep Dish in action, you'll have to travel to Madison or Minneapolis next weekend, where he'll be tackling a pair of Jimmy John's sandwich eating challenges.

[Photo via Serious Eats]


allie / July 9, 2009 12:23 PM

It's "Patrick" not "Paul"

Andrew / July 10, 2009 12:04 PM

Good lord, you're right. Not sure how that happened, other than I wrote this way past my bedtime. Fixed it.

Add a Comment

Please enter the letter j in the field below:

Live Comment Preview

Notes & Tags

Items marked with a * are required fields. Please respect each other. We reserve the right to delete any comments borne out of douchebaggery or that deal in asshattery.

Permitted tags and how to use them:

To link: <a href="">Link text</a>
To italicize: <em>Your text</em>
To bold: <strong>Your text</strong>

Beer Mon Apr 28 2014

Craft Beer, Community and Creativity: An Interview with Locally Brewed Author Anna Blessing

By Christina Brandon

In the introduction to Locally Brewed: Portraits of Craft Breweries from America's Heartland, author and photographer Anna Blessing writes that she wants "to tell the story of the people behind the beer."
Read this feature »



Sat Jul 26 2014
Bike to Brew

Wed Jul 30 2014
So You Think You're a Foodie @ Frontier

Wed Jul 30 2014
Katherine Anne Confections Preview Party

Thu Jul 31 2014
Choucroute Series @ TÊTE Charcuterie

Thu Jul 31 2014
Choucroute Series @ Tete Charcuterie

Drive-Thru on Flickr

Join the Drive-Thru Flickr Pool.

About Drive-Thru

Drive-Thru is the food and drink section of Gapers Block, covering the city's vibrant dining, drinking and cooking scene. More...
Please see our submission guidelines.

Editor: Robyn Nisi,
Drive-Thru staff inbox:



 Subscribe in a reader.

GB Store

GB Buttons $1.50

GB T-Shirt $12

I ✶ Chi T-Shirts $15