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Hot Dog Chow Down in Patchogue

West Islip resident Thomas Burkhart, 23, participates in

West Islip resident Thomas Burkhart, 23, participates in the First Hot Dog Chow Down competition at Rudi's, a bar in Patchogue. (May 11, 2013) Photo Credit: Ann Luk

Rudi's, a bar in Patchogue, hosted its first Hot Dog Chow Down on Saturday with 15 participants.

Second-place winner Wayne Algenio, left, 28, and first-place
Photo Credit: Ann Luk

Second-place winner Wayne Algenio, left, 28, and first-place winner David Brunelli, 37, compete during the First Hot Dog Chow Down competition at Rudi's, a bar in Patchogue. (May 11, 2013)

Michael Maloney, 23, left, and his friend, Glen
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Michael Maloney, 23, left, and his friend, Glen Willis, right, 26, of Selden, compete in the First Hot Dog Chow Down competition at Rudi's, a bar in Patchogue. (May 11, 2013)

Third-place winner Patrick Taylor, 40, eats two hot
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Third-place winner Patrick Taylor, 40, eats two hot dogs at a time during the First Hot Dog Chow Down competition at Rudi's, a bar in Patchogue. (May 11, 2013)

West Islip resident Thomas Burkhart, 23, participates in
Photo Credit: Ann Luk

West Islip resident Thomas Burkhart, 23, participates in the First Hot Dog Chow Down competition at Rudi's, a bar in Patchogue. (May 11, 2013)

Dennis Kane, left, 38, from West Babylon and
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Dennis Kane, left, 38, from West Babylon and Anthony Gullo, 27, from Port Jefferson Station compete during the First Hot Dog Chow Down competition at Rudi's, a bar in Patchogue. (May 11, 2013)

Centereach resident Janelle Sosko, 33, delivers hot dogs
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Centereach resident Janelle Sosko, 33, delivers hot dogs and water to contestants during the First Hot Dog Chow Down competition at Rudi's, a bar in Patchogue. (May 11, 2013)

Richard Kasin, 28, receives his first batch of
Photo Credit: Ann Luk

Richard Kasin, 28, receives his first batch of hot dogs at the First Hot Dog Chow Down competition hosted by Rudi's in Patchogue. (May 11, 2013)

David Brunelli, 37, from Philadelphia, purchases tickets to
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David Brunelli, 37, from Philadelphia, purchases tickets to donate to Live to Fight, a nonprofit organization that raises money to help martial arts community members with life-threatening illnesses. Live to Fight collaborated with SlingPing to host an auction during the First Hot Dog Chow Down, hosted at Rudi's in Patchogue. (May 11, 2013)

Winners of the First Hot Dog Chow Down
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Winners of the First Hot Dog Chow Down competition stand together after receiving their prizes. Wayne Algenio, 28, left, placed second, David Brunelli, 37, center, placed first and Patrick Taylor, 40, placed third. The event was hosted at Rudi's, a bar in Patchogue. (May 11, 2013)

Patrick Taylor, 40, rejoices after placing third in
Photo Credit: Ann Luk

Patrick Taylor, 40, rejoices after placing third in the First Hot Dog Chow Down competition hosted at Rudi's, a bar in Patchogue. (May 11, 2013)

Rudi's employee Jennifer Aguilar, from Patchogue, distributes beer
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Rudi's employee Jennifer Aguilar, from Patchogue, distributes beer to guests at the First Hot Dog Chow Down competition hosted at Rudi's, a bar in Patchogue. (May 11, 2013)

Port Jefferson Station resident Anthony Gullo, 27, admits
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Port Jefferson Station resident Anthony Gullo, 27, admits defeat during the First Hot Dog Chow Down competition at Rudi's, a bar in Patchogue. (May 11, 2013)

Former heavyweight boxer David Brunelli, 37, devours hot
Photo Credit: Ann Luk

Former heavyweight boxer David Brunelli, 37, devours hot dogs during the Hot Dog Chow Down competition at Rudi's, a bar in Patchogue, on Saturday. (May 11, 2013)

Michael Maloney, 23, of Rocky Point, competes in
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Michael Maloney, 23, of Rocky Point, competes in the First Hot Dog Chow Down competition while wearing a shark costume at Rudi's, a bar in Patchogue. (May 11, 2013)

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