By Peter Mavrik in Food on Oct 10, 2007 3:00PM
Translation: Kobayashi was defeated again! (We couldn't resist busting out the Japanese for the headline.) Chicago's very own Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti managed to out-chew not only the reigning chicken-wing-eating champ Joey Chestnut, he also licked the hot-dog legend Takeru Kobayashi.
Bertoletti inhaled a whopping 4.1 pounds of chicken wings in eight minutes during the "Wedges & Wings" eating competition held in Las Vegas yesterday. Chestnut downed an equally impressive 4.05 pounds, while Kobayashi wolfed 3.12 pounds.
Citing a sore jaw, Kobayashi couldn't keep up with Bertoletti. Even Chestnut, who only recently bested Kobayashi at the famous Nathan's hot-dog eating contest, took second to Chicago's newest master of mastication in the International Federation of Competitive Eating.
We only hope they didn't have to eat the bones. Congrats, "Deep Dish"!
AP photo by Isaac Brekken.