2006_04_hotdogcomp.jpgThis Friday at Crobar, the good people at Coney Island USA are having a fundraiser and mini-hot dog eating competition. The "City of Fire" Spring Gala will feature various entertainment, including Miss Coney Island, the World Famous Pontani Sisters, and a mini Mermaid Parade. For our money though, the eating competition is where the money is at. Dick Zigun, Coney Island USA's Artistic Director, will take on Crazy Legs Conti, the IFOCE's 12th ranked eater.

Coney Island USA is the organization behind the Mermaid Parade (which we clearly love), the Coney Island Film Fest and the Coney Island Museum.

Tickets for the gala are $100 each or $250 for VIP Tickets. In addition to tickets for the event, you can also sponsor the eaters, donating a sum of money for each mini-hot dog they eat. Zigun's goal is 50 and Crazy Legs has a goal of 75 - all in 10 minutes!