Michigan eating challenges and contests category

Three random eating challenges
hot dogs Bring Your Foursome Contest Dog Central Mount Pleasant, MI
10 lb. hash brown The Grizzly Papa Bear's Restaurant Muskegon, MI
4 lb. burger Landfill Burger Challenge Max and Erma's Detroit, MI multiple locations, several in Detroit & Columbus, OH area
(All Michigan eating challenges and contests in database)

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.
Hopcats throughout the Great Lakes area will hold a crack fries contest on January 21 awarding a $500 gift card and a spot in a contest at the 2017 Michigan Brewer’s Guild Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti, MI this summer that will award $2000 to the winner.
Crust will hold a pie eating contest in Fenton, MI on August 4 awarding $500 to the winner. 12 entrants will be chosen randomly.
Matt Holowicki won the first prize of $2000 in yesterday's World Crack Fries Eating Championshiip in Ypsilanti, MI.
The American Polish Festival will hold a pierogi eating contest tomorrow in Sterling Heights, MI awarding $500/$300/$200.
Mirror.co.uk has an article about Emma Dalton becoming the first person to finish the Pop Goes The Cookie Burger at Rub Smokehouse and Bar in Birmingham, England. (video)
John Gonzalez has a report for MLive.com about finishing fifth in yesterday's Crack Fries eating contest at HopCat in Grand Rapids, MI. Elliott "Bone Collector" Rader won the contest.
Detroit News reports that the winners of the crack fries eating contest at Hop Cat locations in Michigan (Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor) will be eligible to compete in a contest at the Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti, MI that will award $2000 to the winner.
The 5 pound stromboli at Papa Piccione's in Kent City, MI was the top entry in the online poll ran by MLive.com to determine the most extreme food challenge in Michigan. Rockford Corner Bar's chili dog challenge was the runner up.
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