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What a mouthful! Hot dog-eating winner

  Joey Chestnut, who took home the mustard-yellow belt in Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest on New York’s Coney Island for the fourth time, talks about scarfing down 54 hot dogs in 10 minutes, and the arrest of the former champion Takeru Kobayashi.

The latest, greatest BBQ techniques

  TODAY food editor Phil Lempert joins TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe and Lester Holt to discuss the latest trends in hot dog and hamburger cooking and creation.

Man versus beast in eating contest

  Countdown reports on a competition in which three men tried to eat more hot dog buns than three elephants.

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  Who will be the hot dog eating champ?

WNBC's Tom Llamas talks with Joey Chestnutt, reigning champ of the Annual Coney Island hot dog eating contest about what it takes to stay a champ.

  Exceptional grilled treats

Grilled cake? Mark Bittman, of The New York Times, shares a few unique barbecue recipes that are sure to be crowd pleasers, just in time for the Fourth of July.

  Levi drops his Levis!

Oct. 27: Levi will likely bare the full Johnston, a member of the N.Y. Jets tries to hide his hot dog, and a man is caught with reptiles in his pants. MSNBC's Willie Geist reports.

  Hot Dog Indicator

Are hot dogs sales the latest economic indicator? The CNBC news team explores the possibility.

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