Michigan eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2020 Aug 15Pasty Eating Contest Pasty Fest Calumet, MI
Three random eating challenges
28 in. spicy pizza The Firebird Bernie O's North Muskegon, MI for 3 person teams
cajun sausage sandwich Hog Dog Lazy Bone's Smokehouse Roseville, MI 3lbs of meat topped w/ chili, onions, cheddar cheese and pulled pork on a 16" hoagie
1 pound burger The Bomb Old Burdick's Restaurant Kalamazoo, MI also includes a pound of fries
(All Michigan eating challenges and contests in database)

In 2016, Ramsey Hilton interviewed Dr. Robert Ziff about his epidemiology models as part of a video in which he also attempted the Dare to be Great sundae challenge at the Parlour in Jackson, MI.
Hopcat locations (mainly in the Midwest, but also Port St. Lucie, FL) will hold Cosmik Fries eating contests tomorrow awarding $500/$100/$25 gift cards. The item was originally called "Crack Fries", but the name was considered insensitive to drug addicts. In previous years, the winners competed in a finals contest in the summer awarding $2000 to the overall champion. That competition appears to have been dropped.
Joel Hansen ate 30 coney dogs in less than 10 minutes to set a contest record and win a trip to Las Vegas last night at American Coney Island in Detroit.
American Coney Island will hold a Coney Dog eating contest in Detroit on August 29 awarding a trip to Las Vegas for 2.
Joel Hansen won the first prize of $500 in yesterday's Srodek’s Pierogi Eating Challenge at the American Polish Festival in Sterling Heights, MI.
Srodek's Pierogi Eating Challenge at the American Polish Festival in Sterling Heights, MI will award $500/$300/$200 to the top 3 finishers on July 13.
The New York Times has an article about demographic change in Hamtramck, MI which mentions yesterday's paczki eating contest won by Darien Worrell. Longtime champion Matt Holowicki apparently attended but did not compete.
Hopcat will hold fry eating qualifiers at its 17 locations (mainly in the midwest, but also Port St. Lucie, FL) on January 19. Winners will receive a $500 prize package and the chance to compete for a $2000 prize in Ypsilanti, MI in July. The chain previously called its signature side dish used in the competition "crack fries", but will changing the name because it was considered insensitive to drug addicts.
RiverGrandRapids.com has an article about Stephanie Wu completing the chili dog challenge at the Rockford Corner Bar in Rockford, MI and setting the house record for the hot dog challenge at Dog Central in Mt. Pleasant, MI.

Joel Hansen wins Cheboygan, MI hot dog contest

Results from Dukes Dogs hot dog eating contest in Cheboygan, MI via Stephanie Wu (5 minute contest)
1) Joel Hansen 20, $500
2) Stephanie Wu 11.5, $300
3) Teddy Ormsbee 11, $200
4) Sean Nichols 9.5, $100 (initially announced as 3rd)
5) Oliver Hill 8

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Duke's Dogs will hold a hot dog eating contest in Cheboygan, MI on October 6 awarding $500/$300/$200
The West Michigan Whitecaps announced it will discontinue its Fifth Third Burger Challenge after the 2018 season concludes Labor Day weekend. 12,000 spectators have attempted the challenge in the 10 years it has been available, with 500 completing it.
Pat Bertoletti ate 4.5 pounds of HopCat crack fries in 6 minutes to win the first prize of $2000 at the Michigan Brewers Guild's Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti on Saturday.
Crust will hold a pie eating contest in Fenton, MI on August 1 awarding $500 to the winner.
Dooley's in Roseville, MI will hold hot dog eating contests on July 19 awarding $200/$50 to the top men & women.
Fox 47 has an article about Randy Santel and Mitch Dombrowski finishing the Chopping Block challenge at Crossroads BBQ in Grand Ledge, MI last night. Prior to yesterday, the challenge had not been completed.
Mallie's Sports Grill & Bar in Southgate, MI produced a 72 inch pizza. The restaurant hopes to claim the status of largest deliverable pizza from the 54 inch square pizza produced by Big Mama's & Papa's Pizza in southern California. update Today.com has a post about the pizza.
MLive.com has has an article about tonight's episode of Man v Food, which will feature three restaurants in western Michigan. The challenge will be the DC Challenge at Dog Central in Mt. Pleasant, MI. The program will conclude the second season of the relaunch with Casey Webb; a third season with the new host has been announced. Broadway World reports that ratings have been improving.

2018 Hopcat Crack Fry qualifiers

Here are the results I have for yesterday’s Crack Fry eating qualifiers held at Hopcat locations in the Midwest. Sam Pohlen was the first female to win a crack fry contest. update Ethan Teske won the Minneapolis contest.

2018 Jan 20 1st 3.6 Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Chicago, IL
2018 Jan 20 2nd 3.34 Brandon Clark Chicago, IL
2018 Jan 20 1st ? Kyle “The Hammer” Hanner Indianapolis, IN
2018 Jan 20 1st 1.8625 Sam Pohlen Grand Rapids, MI
2018 Jan 20 1st ? Rob Chopp Kalamazoo, MI
2018 Jan 20 1st ? Nick Adanczyk Kansas City, MO

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Hopcat Brewery locations will hold "crack fries" eating contests on January 20 awarding victors a prize package valued at $500 and a chance to win $2,000 in the World Championship Crack Fries Eating Contest at the 2018 Michigan Brewer’s Guild Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti, MI.
Smoke's Poutinerie in Ann Arbor, MI will hold a qualifier awarding the winner a spot in the poutine eating contest in Toronto on October 14. The first round will take place on September 28 and the second round on September 30. The top 3 will receive $250/$150/$100. "Poutine Games" will also be held at Smoke's locations on September 23 for 2 person teams to determine spots in the amateur undercard in Toronto.
The Corner Bar in Rockford, MI was destroyed after a fire that started in a dumpster triggered a gas line explosion. The restaurant started mainting a "Hot Dog Hall of Fame" for customers that could eat 12 or more chili dogs.
Smithsonian.com has a post about the construction of a 1,774 pound burger by Mallie's in Southgate, MI, which has received Guinness recognition as the largest commerically available burger in the world.
Mallie's in Southgate, MI produced a 1793 pound burger that can be purchased for $7,799. The sandwich has received Guinness recognition as the world's largest commercially available hamburger.
MLive.com has a report on police officer Jeff Neville, who was stabbed at the Flint Airport earlier today. In 2005, Neville competed against Rich LeFevre, Eric "Badlands" Booker and Tim "Eater X" Janus in a IFOCE Tex Mex rolls eating contest held in Sterling Heights.
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