Long Island Resident Wins Carnegie Deli Pickle Eating Contest

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Takeru Kobayashi, eat your heart out.

Mike  Hoffman, the winner of the semi-annual pickle eating contest at the Carnegie Deli, is nicknamed “The Skinny.”

SEE: Photo Gallery – 2011 Pickle Eating Contest

The Farmingdale resident won top honors in the competitive eating contest, which took place Wednesday morning at the New York City institution.

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As for a prize, Hoffman took home a trophy and “the pleasure,” as he put it, of eating 20 pickles.

“In five minutes I got them down,” Hoffman told 1010 WINS. “It was a very delicious five minutes, I can tell you that.”

Afterwards, he said he was going to eat a Carnegie Deli pastrami sandwich. And while he’s not sure what he’ll have for dinner Wednesday night, his wife said she’s looking forward to not having to cook.

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  1. kcijones001 says:

    i eat two gerkin pickles and i want to vomit. I give this guy a lot of credit.

  2. Bell Toller says:

    They should hold a fried chicken eating contest in Harlem.

  3. Mike "The Real Skinny" says:

    Please note: Mike is not the same Mike who participated in the contest. Any comments stated do not reflect the thoughts or ideals of Mike “The Real Skinny” Hoffman.

  4. MIKE says:

    YOU GUYS R TOO FUNNY!

    IM JUST CONCERNED ABOUT THE HUNGRY…THATS ALL.

  5. Ba Tempte says:

    Aw heck, Mike. Why don’t you buy the world a coke already…and shut up.

  6. Greg says:

    Go make a donation, yambo.

    And I would make a donation myself, but I’m just not sure the poor people of the NYC are going to spend the money on pickles…

  7. EK says:

    Are you sure all poor people will not eat a hot meal todat?Should i not drive my car or eat a steak because poor people cant?This is all in good fun get off your soap box Mike.

  8. MyPickle says:

    Mike can eat my pickle any time.

  9. MIKE says:

    wWHILE ALL THE POOR PEOPLE IN NYC STILL CANNOT GET A HOT MEAL! WE ARE HAVING CONTESTS TO SEE WHO CAN EAT THE MOST!

    THIS SOCIETY WE LIVE IN IS SUCH A HYPCRITICAL ONE!
    ON ONE HAND WE FEEL SORRY FOR THE POOR AND THE LESS FORTUNATE, THEN ON THE OTHER HAND WE SUPPORT THESE TYPE OF CONTESTS.
    DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO TASTE A PICKLE TODAY???…HOW ,MANY PEOPLE CRAVE FOR A NATHANS HOT DOG??

    HYPOCRITICAL I TELL YA!

    1. JohnnyRocket says:

      Mike, there are multiple (major) organizations in NYC that feed the hungry everyday, if one is hungry, they can get a meal quite easily

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