…and congratulations are in order for Joey Chestnut who despite not breaking his record of eating 74 hot dogs he managed to slam 71 down his throat to win his 12th “Mustard Belt at Nathan’s Famous annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest. Joey said he was aiming for 75 in 10 minutes but plans to be back next year. Darron Breeden of Virginia placing a distant second by scarfing 50 wieners and buns .On the ladies side, reigning champion Miki Sudo better known as the “Black Widow” downed 31 dogs to claim her sixth straight title. Once again my wife said, “disgusting”. Happy 4th of July!