Eat a Bunch of Wieners and Become a Winner at Westport Hot Dog Contest
Calling all glizzy gobblers...
Think you have what it takes to house some hot dogs? There's a hot dog eating contest in Westport that comes with bragging rights and a wad of cash -- if you think you can take on the competition.
On Saturday, July 16, Lexi's Road Dogs, 175 State Road, will host its first hot dog-eating competition.
After the July 4 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, when Joey "Jaws" Chestnut hoofed down 63 hot dogs in 10 minutes, inspiration was sparked locally.
"My dad and I were thinking, what else can we do other than just selling hot dogs and quahogs, that's different than what other restaurants are doing?" owner Lexi Williams said. "So, we decided to see what we can do with a hot dog competition. People like to eat and have fun and I know a good amount of people who like competition, so this will be a good event."
The cost is $20 per person. Competitors at three tables will have 30 minutes to eat as many hot dogs as possible. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. A judge will be assigned to make sure there's no cheating and to keep track of time.
All hot dogs will be dressed with the works (Coney Island sauce, mustard, and onions). Contestants will be given six at a time with refillable glasses of water.
The winner will get a cash prize ranging from $50-$500 as well as their photo hung proudly inside the new restaurant, at the corner of Sanford Road. The more people involved, the bigger the prize. It's as simple as that.
When it comes to her own set of skills, Williams says she can only eat two hot dogs and some fries at a time but admits that if she's really hungry, she can put down four.
Williams and her father plan on organizing a kids-only hot dog competition but are looking forward to Saturday's event first.
You can sign up at the restaurant or message the business on Facebook.
Good luck and get ready to put down some serious dawgs.