Michigan eating challenges and contests category

Three random eating challenges
30 inch pizza 30 Inch Pizza Bella Italia Pizza & Pasta Ann Arbor, MI for 3 person team
4 lb. burger Landfill Burger Challenge Max and Erma's Detroit, MI multiple locations, several in Detroit & Columbus, OH area
7 lb. burger Big Momma Burger Famous Izzy's Roseville, MI
(All Michigan eating challenges and contests in database)

Joey Chestnut will be eating coney dogs at the April 4 Detroit Pistons game. The team is holding a contest to select his eating partner.
Nathan Klein ate 56 tacos at Las Tortugas Taqueria in Sterling Heights, MI to break Joel Hansen's house record.
Molly Schuyler has uploaded a video of her visit to The Rockford Corner Bar in July 2021 to attempt to break Tim Janus' 2006 record of 43.5 chili dogs. (article about the challenge)
WRKR.com has a post about Nathan Klein's restauarant challenge tour of the Michigan Upper Peninsula.
Poncho's Tacos in Wyoming, MI will hold taco eating contests tomorrow awarding $500 to the top male and female.
K102.5 has a post about Joel Hansen attempting a 13 pound BBQ challenge at Noah's Smokehouse in Dearborn, MI.
Battle Creek Enquirer has an article about Nathan Klein and his quest to complete over 100 food challenges at Michigan restaurants. He is currently at 93 successes.
WKRF has an article about Michigan food challenger Nathan Klein.
AwesomeMitten.com has a profile of Nathan Klein, who has attempted 75 restaurant challenges in Michigan.
Copper Athletic Club will hold a Coney dog eating contest in Marshall, MI on August 28 awarding $300 to the winner, $150 to the runner up.
WKRF has a post about Nathan Klein finishing the Jolly Giant omelet challenge at Tovey's Jolly Inn in Germfask, MI. He was the first person to finish the meal in the 11 years it has been offered. Klein recently surpassed 100 restaurant challenge successes.
Molly Schuyler ate 50 chili dogs in 22 minutes to set the house record, which was previously held by Tim "Eater X" Janus, at the Rockford Corner Bar in Rockford, MI. I think she is the first female to eat 50 hot dogs with buns in any eating competition or challenge.
WKFR.com has a list of 6 Michigan restaurant challenges.
MLive.com has an article about Mark Gdd's trip to Michigan to successfully complete four restaurant challenges, which included setting the house taco record at Downtown Trini's & Margarita Joe's in Sparta, MI.
WZZM13 reports Mark Gdd ate 41 tacos in 1:26 to set the house record at Downtown Trini's Mexican Restaurant in Sparta, MI.
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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