Detroit eating challenges and contests category

Three random Detroit eating challenges
big pancake Hambo Pancake Hambo Coney Island Ferndale, MI
hearty breakfast Bomber Breakfast Bomber Restaurant Ypsilanti, MI 4 eggs, 1 lb. breakfast potatoes, 1 lb. breakfast meat, toast
1 lb. burger The Big Beaver Burger Big Beaver Tavern Troy, MI
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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.
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.
Dooley's in Roseville, MI will hold hot dog eating contests on July 19 awarding $200/$50 to the top men & women.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Baffin Brewing Co. in St. Clair Shores, MI has produced a chestnut cream ale named after Joey Chestnut.
Detroit Sports Nation reports University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh stormed the stage after his team lost to the University of Florida in a controversial Oreo eating contest held during Citrus Bowl pregame festivities in Orlando.
Abigail (kiki_meow_meow) attempted the challenge at Pho Lucky in Redford, MI (before picture | after).
Matthew Holowicki won Saturday's five pound corned beef sandwich eating contest at Pat O'Brien's in St. Clair Shores, MI.
Pat O'Brien's in St. Claire Shores, MI will hold a five pound corned beef sandwich eating contest tomorrow awarding $500 to the winner.
Srodek's Pierogi Eating Contest will award $1000 ($500 to winner) in Sterling Heights, MI on Sunday.
Stephanie Wu reports that Stephanie Torres ate a five pound "totcho" platter in 2:35 at Three Blind Mice Pub in Mt. Clemens, MI to win a prize of $500.
The Three Blind Mice Irish Pub will hold a "totcho" platter eating contest on June 13 awarding $500 to the winner.
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