3rd Annual American Coney Island Challenge

Coney dog eating contest to raise scholarship money for DPS students

Author: Corey McIsaac, Assignment Editor, WDIV
Published On: Sep 11 2013 04:24:36 PM EDT
ACI Coney Challenge
DETROIT -

One of Detroit's old favorites, American Coney Island, will host their 3rd Annual Coney Dog Eating Challenge Thursday, September 12th.

You can become the top dog if you eat the most coney dogs - hot dog complete with bun, chili, mustard and onions - in 10 minutes. You've got to beat the current record-holder, DeSean "Whipdog" Whipple, who ate 10 1/2 coneys last year.

The event is open to the public with a suggested $5 donation for admission. Also, one dollar from each coney sold September 12th will go to the Keros Family Scholarship Fund for culinary students at the Golightly Career and Technical Center.

To register as a contestant, call 586.219.0995. Cost is $10 in advance, and $15 the day of the event. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with the coney eating contest at 5:30 p.m..

American Coney Island is Detroit's oldest family-run restaurant, founded by Gust Keros in 1917. The restaurant is located at 114 West Lafayette Boulevard in Downtown Detroit.

Visit www.AmericanConeyIsland.com for additional information.