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Champion Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas coming to Chicago for kimchi eating contest

Sonya Thomas competes in the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating contest at Coney Island, Thursday, July 4, 2013, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Thomas won the competition with 36 and three quarters hot dogs and buns. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) ORG XMIT: NYJM253

Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas, one of the world’s best competitive eaters, is bringing her voracious appetite to the Northwest Side for a kimchi eating contest on Sunday, August 11.

The Chowdown in Korea Town, part of the Chicago Korean Festival, pits Thomas (who is Korean) against rival Miki Sudo, who previously bested Thomas in eating contests involving chicken wings and pepperoni rolls.

The kimchi contest is officially sanctioned by Major League Eating.

The Chicago Korean Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, August 11-12, at Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 North St. Louis.