Bay Ridge’s Rocco’s Pizzeria, Coney Island’s Nathan’s in a Brooklyn Competitive Eating Food Fight

According to a news report from, “Two Brooklyn neighborhoods are locked in a war that could rightly be described as the battle of the bulge.”

“For decades, Coney Island has been the belly of the beast for competitive chomping, thanks to the internationally famous hot dog-eating contest,” said the story. “Now a relative newcomer is trying to steal the spotlight – a pizza pigout that claims to be more authentically Brooklyn than Nathan’s. “Brooklyn is pizza, and it always will be pizza. Hot dogs maybe have a lot of ingredients, but there’s no Brooklyn in a hot dog,” said Joe Loccisano of Rocco’s Pizzeria in Bay Ridge, which is hosting Sunday’s event.”