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
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) (Credit: Ann Luk)
Michael Maloney, 23, left, and his friend, Glen
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) (Credit: Ann Luk)
Third-place winner Patrick Taylor, 40, eats two hot
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) (Credit: Ann Luk)

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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) (Credit: Ann Luk)
Dennis Kane, left, 38, from West Babylon and
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) (Credit: Ann Luk)
Centereach resident Janelle Sosko, 33, delivers hot dogs
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) (Credit: Ann Luk)
Richard Kasin, 28, receives his first batch of
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) (Credit: Ann Luk)
David Brunelli, 37, from Philadelphia, purchases tickets to
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) (Credit: Ann Luk)

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Winners of the First Hot Dog Chow Down
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) (Credit: Ann Luk)
Patrick Taylor, 40, rejoices after placing third in
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) (Credit: Ann Luk)
Rudi's employee Jennifer Aguilar, from Patchogue, distributes beer
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) (Credit: Ann Luk)
Port Jefferson Station resident Anthony Gullo, 27, admits
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) (Credit: Ann Luk)
Former heavyweight boxer David Brunelli, 37, devours hot
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) (Credit: Ann Luk)

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Michael Maloney, 23, of Rocky Point, competes in
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) (Credit: Ann Luk)