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Long Island Resident Wins Carnegie Deli Pickle Eating Contest

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Takeru Kobayashi, eat your heart out.

Mike  Hoffman, the winner of the semi-annual pickle eating contest at the Carnegie Deli, is nicknamed "The Skinny."

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The Farmingdale resident won top honors in the competitive eating contest, which took place Wednesday morning at the New York City institution.

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As for a prize, Hoffman took home a trophy and "the pleasure," as he put it, of eating 20 pickles.

"In five minutes I got them down," Hoffman told 1010 WINS. "It was a very delicious five minutes, I can tell you that."

Afterwards, he said he was going to eat a Carnegie Deli pastrami sandwich. And while he's not sure what he'll have for dinner Wednesday night, his wife said she's looking forward to not having to cook.

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