Hot dog eating contest at Lucharitos in Greenport

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Photo: A 2010 Nathan’s hot dog eating contest. (Credit: flickr.com / Space Pirate Queen)

You probably don’t think of hot dogs when you’re at Lucharitos in Greenport, but that’s what they’ll be serving tonight (a lot of them).

Owner Marc LaMaina said he teamed up with Coney Island Brewing Company to host their first-ever hot dog eating contest tonight, July 13, at 8 p.m.

“This is the only time we will be having this specific contest, so everyone should either come out to participate or just watch,” said LaMaina. “It is something different than the norm here at Lucharitos. It should be a really fun time for everyone.”

A large communal table will be set up in the back of the restaurant for the contest and prizes.

The restaurant will remain open to customers so they can enjoy their tacos while watching the contest unfold, LaMaina said.

There will also be $5 pints of Coney Island’s Pilsner and Home Plate available.

There are limited spots still open for the contest. Call the restaurant at (631) 477-6666 for a chance to be the champion.

Lucharitos is located at 119 Main St., Greenport.