Eating Styles: Food Challenge Edition! Sam September 22, 2011 Eating Styles 7 Comments No one wakes up and thinks to themselves, “Hey, I think I’ll have a seven pound burrito today.” But what if a prize was involved? Or your picture on a wall of fame? Still no? Don’t forget to factor in peer pressure. Remember, you’ve got a whole group of friends (or a whole restaurant) sitting around you chanting your name. And deep down, there’s a stirring inside you that wonders if you could actually do it and – admit it – actually want to eat a seven pound burrito today. Whether it’s a local Mexican place like Jack-n-Grill in Denver, CO (home of the seven pound burrito), or a chain like Buffalo Wild Wings and their famous Blazin’ Challenge, we all know at least one restaurant that puts their customers up to a ridiculous food test. A prize is usually offered for finishing within a certain time, or finishing, period. Sometimes the prize is a t-shirt. Sometimes it’s a bumper sticker. Sometimes it’s free food for life. But the real prize, as everyone knows, is prestige. It doesn’t matter how young, old, skinny or fat you are. If Adam Richman has taught me anything, it’s that there’s nothing wrong with trying to down five 24 oz. milkshakes in less than 30 minutes. Or 180 oysters in one sitting. Or a seven pound breakfast burrito (Hey, you’ve eaten at Chipotle, haven’t you? That’s 1.5 pounds right there). What we want to know this week, So Good readers, is have you ever attempted a food challenge? What was it? Did you finish? Choose your answer and explain in the comments. [poll id=”260″] The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Sam My name is Sam and all I care about is food. Latest posts by Sam (see all) Quick Bite: French Toast Crunch - March 8, 2014 Eating Styles: Would You Eat Horse Meat? - November 18, 2013 Deep Fried Everything Ep 153 - November 14, 2013 7 Responses mark September 22nd, 2011 I’ve done a few wing challenges successfully. I can handle heat, I’m not sure I can deal with something like a 7 lb burrito. Reply Smokin' September 22nd, 2011 Not that I remember…. Reply Not-so-famous Dave September 22nd, 2011 Many, many years ago….these things are strictly for the young at heart(burn)….I attempted to consume a huge eatitallanditsfree burger at a joint in Manitou Springs, CO. Don’t remember the weight, but the burger and bun were roughly the size of dinner plate and loaded with an entire head of shredded lettuce, a couple tomatoes and enough cheese to cover the whole works. I contend that had the meat been properly cooked(the center of that huge slab of ground beef was runny red) I coulda done it. They were ignored my complaints, and I had to pay for it. I’ve never been tempted to try any sort of eating contest since. Reply Julien September 23rd, 2011 I had to hit up this spicy wing challenge a second time to make up for my failure the first time around. Let’s just say, both times were spectacles. Reply marcin September 23rd, 2011 I went to a breakfast place in Jamaica Plains (Boston) on a regular basis a few years back. One time, after finishing their two-pound heap of eggs and potatoes, the waiter came over and said, “I bet you can’t eat another plate of potatoes.” Challenge accepted. The last few bites I was breathing hard and a little woozy, but I got through it. Four pounds of home fries. No prize, no deduction from the bill, just bragging rights. Reply tracy September 28th, 2011 Never attempted. However, if encountered, will participate. I think that would be very interesting. Reply Obbop September 29th, 2011 Attempted aboard US Navy warship; eat 5 tray-fulls of Navy breakfast as ladled out by mess cooks. I died. Buried at sea. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.