Best Of 2015

Best Eater: Matt Holowicki

Day by day, 46-year-old Plymouth resident and father of two Holowicki works full time as a nurse doing hospice care. But he's often a contestant (and winner) at metro Detroit eating competitions, scarfing down pierogies, coneys, and, of course, paczki. This year, he had a record-breaking win, his eighth in a row, in Hamtramck's Paczki Day paczki-eating contest, from which he retired this year. He confessed to us, "I don't want to think about paczki until next year."