New York Daily News - Home - Few extra bites: "Few extra bites
His 53 dogs long gone, champ has a real meal
BY NICOLE BODE
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Takeru Kobayashi, 28, after winning the Nathan's Fourth of July hot dog eating contest.
After all that, he was still hungry.
A day after downing a record-breaking 53 and 3/4 hot dogs and buns, Takeru Kobayashi polished off a 22-oz. steak, salad and slice of cheesecake.
'This is the best steak I have ever eaten,' Kobayashi, 28, told the Daily News through a translator as he tore into the slab of medium-rare New York strip steak yesterday afternoon. 'It's better than Kobe beef.'
In no time flat, the Japanese chowhound was gnawing at the bone.
'He polished it,' said an awestruck Tom Hart, general manager of Smith & Wollensky at E. 49th St. and Third Ave. 'It was amazing.'"
Thanks to Jeff Meyerson for the tip.