In America, bigger can sometimes mean better, especially when it comes to food. Or so thought Adam Richman, host of the absurdly popular reality show Man vs Food. We know you’ve seen it, and we know you want to eat it. ALL OF IT. We’ve compiled some of our favourite restaurants and dishes from the show to help you out on your very own Man vs Food tour of the USA. Now make sure you pack some stretchy pants…
Kooky Canuck – Memphis, Texas
Are you ready for the burger of your life? More specifically, seven and a half pounds of pure meat, burger bun, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions and cheese? The Kookamonga challenge is either your absolute heaven or total hell. Finish the beast in under 60 minutes and you get your meal (and probably several blocked arteries) all for free. Adam Richman failed the challenge – will you succeed?
Kooky Canuck, 97 S 2nd Street, Memphis, TN
Mothers Cupboard – Syracuse, New York
How do you feel about six pounds worth of pepperoni, sausage, eggs, broccoli, onions, peppers, home fries and toast? If the answers “pretty good actually” then my friend, you’re in luck. A colossal culinary concoction, the frittata challenge is big, eggy and… yeah, big. Richman succeeded, will you? There’s a free t-shirt and a spot on the hall of fame waiting if you do…
Mothers Cupboard, 3709 James St, Syracuse, NY 13206
Harold’s Deli – New Brunswick, New Jersey
Foot long éclairs, sandwiches that feed families of 5 and cake the size of your house (OK so nearly…) are all on the menu at Harold’s Deli. Try the triple decker sandwich challenge as featured in Man vs Food but leave room for the pastrami – it’s a Harold speciality that is truly delicious.
Harold’s Deli, 3050 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, NJ 08837
Iguanas – San Jose, California
17 and a half inches long and weighing in at a hefty 5 pounds, the burritozilla is so big it takes several full size tortillas to construct. Professional eater (because apparently that’s a job) Joey Chestnut stepped up to the plate (literally) in Man vs Food, eating the monstrosity in just 3 minutes and 10 seconds. Once you see the size of this thing, that time will become a whole lot more impressive.
Iguanas, 330 S 3rd St, San Jose, CA
The Big Texan – Amarillo, Texas
The daddy of the big food game, The Big Texan offers up possibly the biggest challenge of them all – a 72 ounce sirloin steak, accompanied by a salad, a baked potato, a shrimp cocktail and a dinner roll, all of which has to be eaten in 60 seconds or less. We’re feeling full just thinking about it…
The Big Texan, 7701 E Interstate 40, Amarillo, TX
The Roast Grill – Raleigh, North Carolina
Ever heard of the Man v Food hot dog challenge? 17 hot dogs (including 17 buns, half a pint of mustard and a pint of chilli sauce) eaten in 30 minutes or less. The Roast Grill’s dogs are pretty epic, so yeah, we’d say we’re up for the challenge…
The Roast Grill, 7 S West St, Raleigh, NC 27603
The Crab Pot – Seattle, Washington
You ready for this? King crab, Dungeness crab, snow crab, shrimp in shell, steamed clams, Pacific mussels, Andouille sausage, corn on the cob and jacket potatoes. All the fish under the sea? Nope, the Alaskan sea feast, The Crab Pot’s challenge speciality.
The Crab Pot, 1301 Alaskan Way, Pier 57, Seattle, WA