The annual contest puts six contestants on the clock to see who can eat the most Diamond Dogs™ in ten minutes. The Diamond Dog™ is a 1/4 lb. all-beef hot dog, wrapped in pepper bacon and deep-fried to create a perfect golden, crunchy finish – and is served on a hearty pretzel bun. Contestants compete for premium prizes: first place wins a Platinum Membership to First Avenue, ten pairs of tickets to First Avenue shows of their choosing, and a $50.00 Depot gift certificate. Second and Third Place finishers receive Gold Memberships, along with concert tickets and Depot gift certificates.
Mark Mallman, the two-year hosting veteran, will be on site encouraging contestants and updating the crowd with eating stats as the competitors chow down. Six local celebrities will judge, and double as cheerleaders for the contestants. Judges have been selected from all aspects of Minneapolis culture.
For more information and to register for the Eating Contest (must be 18 years or older) visit http://first-avenue.com/event/2017/07/diamonddog
WHAT: First Avenue Presents: The Depot’s Eighth Annual Diamond Dog™ Eating Contest
WHAT IS A DIAMOND DOG™: 1/4 lb. All Beef Hot Dog, Wrapped in Pepper Bacon, then Deep-Fried. Presented on a Soft Pretzel Bun.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 4, 2017
WHERE: The Depot Tavern, 17 North 7th Street Minneapolis, MN 55403
First Place Prize: Platinum Membership, 10 pairs of tickets to First Avenue shows, $50.00 Depot Tavern Gift Certificate
Second Place Prize: Gold Membership, 5 pairs of tickets to First Avenue shows, $25.00 Depot Tavern Gift Certificate
Third Place Prize: Gold Membership, 3 pairs of tickets to First Avenue shows, $20.00 Depot Tavern Gift Certificate
About The Depot Tavern
Before becoming a cornerstone of the national music scene and a Twin Cities cultural landmark, First Avenue was an art-deco-style Greyhound bus station built in 1937 called The Depot. In June 2010, the historic downtown Minneapolis nightclub opened The Depot Tavern, a new bar and restaurant next door to the 7th St Entry. Concert photography spanning the club’s 40-year history adorns the walls, and live video feeds from the Mainroom and the Entry are featured on widescreen televisions. The Depot Tavern is your neighborhood bar, downtown.