American Coney Island on Lafayette in Detroit is putting on its ninth annual Coney Dog Eating Challenge on Thursday. Proceeds go to the Detroit Firemen's Benevolent Fund and the Detroit Police Benefit and Protective Association.
First at 5:30 p.m., the Detroit Police will square off against the Detroit and Windsor firefighters to see which group can eat the most coneys. Last year, the Detroit firefighters won.
At 5:45 p.m., the contest opens to the public.
To participate, register in advance for $10 or pay $15 before the contest begins.
The first-place public winner gets a trip for two to the D Las Vegas hotel and casino in Vegas. Second place is a gift basket from Kid Rock's Made in Detroit company.
Celebrity judges are Les Gold and son Seth Gold from the show, "Hardcore Pawn," investigative reporter Charlie LeDuff and Jim O'Brien from WCSX.