The 12 Egg Omelet!

August 29, 2009

The 12 Egg Omelet

The 12 Egg Omelet

Beth’s Café: Omelets served on pizza pans? That is some crazy eats! Beth’s Café has been serving up these crazy size omelets for years and this had turned it into one of the most popular breakfast spots in Seattle and I know that this is a place I want to try. Since this place is open 24hr you and your friends can coming to this place after a night on the town or even just to eat at the “normal” breakfast hours. This looks like your typical diner and for fun they even let you help with their interior decorations by giving you some paper and crayons to make a picture to post on the wall. Now while this place is famous for their breakfasts they do have burgers and even baked potatoes if you are after something else, but for me I love breakfast food.

Their crazy omelets come in two different sizes, 6 eggs or 12 egg or as I was would say huge or enormous. So you can get an omelet to share, like normal people, or if you are a really crazy eater, you can get it all for yourself. They have 4 standard omelets that they offer: The Southwestern Exposure with chili, salsa, sour cream, and cheddar cheese; The Full House with ham, mushrooms, and American cheese; The Veggie with tomatoes, black olives, mushrooms, and cheddar cheese; and then the Makin’ Bacon with bacon, tomato, sour cream and swiss chess. If none of this strikes your fancy then make your own omelet. Each omelet comes with a pile of hash browns, which are “all you can eat” but with that size omelet who is going to be worried about seconds of hash brown. Oh and you also get toast. All this deliciousness weighs in at over 5LB.

Justin “Crazy Eater” Lallatin

crazyeats@gmail.com

http://www.bethscafe.com/

Address: 7311 Aurora Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103

Phone: 206-782-5588

Map: http://tr.im/xqv9

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The Dagwood Challenge

August 26, 2009

The Dagwood Sandwich

The Dagwood Sandwich

Ohio Deli: One of my favorite comic strips is Blondie and I always get a kick out of the huge sandwiches that Dagwood Bumstead, the main character, makes. These sandwiches were not the type of sandwiches you normally see, in that they were made on sliced bread not on a big roll and so they were tall, not long. Well the Ohio Deli has decided that it needed to bring this sandwich to life with it’s Dagwood challenge.

Now instead of sliced bread they use part of a roll, which it is very necessary to have an upper and lower crust if you are trying to handle a sandwich this big. The Dagwood is a LB cold-cut sandwich that is served with a 1 LB of fries. Over 2,000 people have tried to eat it in 30 minutes but roughly 400 have succeeded and had their pictures posted on the wall.

The Dagwood is made with 7oz of smoked turkey, 7oz of Virginia ham, 7 oz of roast sirloin, swiss and american cheese, veggies, and roasted garlic mayo. They then slice it in half so you get this beautiful layering effect that would make Dagwood Bumstead proud to have a sandwich named after him and that makes it some crazy eats. If in the 30 minutes you defeat it you will get a t-shirt to declare it to the world.

Justin “Crazy Eater” Lallatin

crazyeats@gmail.com

Address: 3444 S High Street, Columbus, OH 43207

Phone: (614) 497-0577

Map: http://tr.im/wE1H

note: as seen on Man vs Food on the Travel Channel

http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Man_v_Food

Phaal Curry

August 22, 2009

Phaal Curry

Phaal Curry

Brick Lane Curry House: Now I am not a guy who likes spicy foods, so you can call me a lightweight, but I love Indian food and true India food is spicy. The base used in most Indian food is curry, which is a stew like sauce that mixes coriander, cumin, and turmeric with a whole variety of chili’s. Now at the Brick Lane Curry House they have 14 different curries based on levels of heat, from mildest to spiciest. I personally would probably never go above even medium heat, but hey I am a lightweight.

Now the mildest curry is tikka masala, which has almost no spice, and the heat rises until you get to the hottest one called vindaloo. Each of the curries can be had with your choice of chicken, lamb, goat, fish, shrimp, paneer, tofu, or vegetables. But that is not it, there is also phaal for those who dare to test their tolerance of spice.

Phaal actually came from a dare to see who could eat the most spice and it is vindaloo to the power of 10. Now that is spicy and I don’t think I would even want to smell it. The cocktail of spices are so potent that the cook has to use a gas mask as protection to not breath any of spice powders in while cooking it. Phaal combines 10 different spices and if you can eat a whole 16 oz bowl of Phaal you get your picture on their website and a certificate of completion. Of all the people who have tried about 90% of people fail to conquer this beast.

Justin “Crazy Eater” Lallatin

crazyeats@gmail.com

http://www.bricklanecurryhouse.com/

Address: 306 E 6th St, New York, NY 10003

Map: http://tr.im/wDJi

note: as seen on Man vs Food on the Travel Channel

http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Man_v_Food

The Barking Crab

August 18, 2009

The Barking Crab

The Barking Crab

The Barking Crab: I that when I was a kid and we got to have some crab I wanted to use something to smash it open instead of the nut crackers that my parents had. Well at the Barking Crab each of the tables has a rock the size of a smushed softball that you can use to smash open your crab, lobster or whichever other shell fish you get. There a paper plates so that you can cover your meal while you smash it. This makes for a lot of fun and some Crazy Eats.

They serve a traditional New England clam bake that includes a LB lobster, clams, corn on the cob, and red potatoes. All it is boiled together and weights a total of LB, plus you have a bowl of clam chowder to go with it. Of if you want to get fried seafood, get the fisherman’s platter, which is LB of fried seafood on a mound of fries.

You can get lobster up to 3 LB here and you can get it by itself or you can have a have it stuffed with a scallop, shrimp, bread, herb, and white wine dressing and then baked. You can choose from 5 different types of crab or you can get the mixed crab bowl with 2 LB of snow crab, 1 LB of Dungeness crab clusters, and 1 LB of king crab legs served with drawn butter. So this is one to places to go if you want to smash open your crab with rock while getting top quality seafood.

Justin “Crazy Eater” Lallatin

crazyeats@gmail.com

http://www.barkingcrab.com/

Address: 88 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210

Phone: (617)426-2722

Map: http://tr.im/wDzu

note: as seen on Man vs Food on the Travel Channel 

http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Man_v_Food

Stepping Stone Cafe

Stepping Stone Cafe

Stepping Stone Cafe: I personally love breakfast, a big hearty breakfast, so this place is my kind of place. Their breakfasts are huge and they have been serving them up like this since 1948. All of the things look so good that I wouldn’t know where to start. If you want pancakes, you can get their Mancakes and you are looking a stack of 3 13″ pancakes that are so big that they literally don’t fit on the plate, which is some Crazy Eats. The Mancakes come in buttermilk or whole wheat and you can even add blueberries if you want. If you finish the entire stack of 3 mancakes they will put your picture up on the wall of shame.

Other options are to get the biscuits and sausage gravy which again fill the entire plate and locals say that the gravy is the best in town or how about some delicious steak and eggs. Now I have never been a steak and eggs guy because I am very picky about steak, but this place may yet convert me. One of their most popular breakfasts is the Smothered B.A. Omlete that weighs in at 2 LB and is loaded with chicken fried steak, hash browns, onions, jalopenos, and cheddar cheese then covered with sausage gravy. Now that sounds like a breakfast that I could dig into.

Justin “Crazy Eater” Lallatin

crazyeats@gmail.com

http://www.steppingstonecafe.com/

Address: 2390 NW Quimby Street, Portland, OR 97210

Phone: (503)222-1132

Map: http://tr.im/wD7T

note: as seen on Man vs Food on the Travel Channel

http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Man_v_Food

The Sausage HAUS

August 18, 2009

Schmidt's Bahama Mama Sausage

Schmidt's Bahama Mama Sausage

Schmidt’s Sausage Haus: If you, like me, have any German ancestors you have to check out this place and see what German food is all about, sausage. This place opened originally as a sausage packing house in 1886 and then in 1966 they decided to open up the restaurant. So you will be hard pressed to find a place with more tradition and authenticity in serving good German food.

For the sausage lover, like me, you have to take a ride on the Autobahn, which is Schmidt’s sausage buffet and get your fill of sausage and fixings on their sausage buffet. Be sure to try their house special, the Bahama Mama which is made of secret blend of hot and exotic spices meant to take your taste buds to the Bahamas. Now this is a place that knows what a good sausage is made of.

On the Autobahn, officially called the German Autobahn Buffet,  you can eat all the sausage that you want and since nothings goes better with sausage then some red cabbage and sauerkraut, be sure to pile it on. They even have sausage stew, I am going to have to try some of that since I have never had it before. When I go I will have to remember to save some room for dessert since this place is also famous for their ½ LB cream puffs that you can get in flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, and peanut butter fudge which sounds like some Crazy Eats that I want to try.

Justin “Crazy Eater” Lallatin

crazyeats@gmail.com

http://www.schmidthaus.com/

Address: 240 East Kossuth Street, Columbus, OH 43216

Phone: (614)444-6808

Map: http://tr.im/wCXZ

note: as seen on Man vs Food on the Travel Channel 

http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Man_v_Food

primanti's Stuffed Sandwich

primanti's Stuffed Sandwich

Primanti Brothers: This place had the great idea of putting the sides that they would normally serve with the sandwich and instead putting them in the sandwich and hence the original stuffed sandwich. Now this is a great Crazy Eats idea for those on the go and makes me want to try it myself. I bet we have all made sandwiches where we put potato chips or something else our mom’s packed for lunch, inside of the sandwich instead of eating it on the side. They have over 20 mega sized sandwiches on the menu that range from the fish & cheese to Black Angus top sirloin steak & cheese.

If the sandwich is still not big enough for you you can get it with double the meat, an extra egg, and of course extra cheese. Think this is how I will get mine when I finally get to try out this Pittsburgh treasure. All of these sandwiches are served up hot, so the cheese is all melted and gooie, just the way we like it. The kicker for all this is that they don’t serve it up on regular sliced bread or even a roll, they put it all on hand slice Italian bread. The slices for these sandwiches are the type of slices you would make for yourself were you making yourself a sandwich, nice and thick.

Justin “Crazy Eater” Lallatin

crazyeats@gmail.com

http://www.primantibrothers.com/

Address: 48 18 Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: (412)263-2142

Map: http://tr.im/wyYe

note: as seen on Man vs Food on the Travel Channel

http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Man_v_Food

The Thurmanator

August 17, 2009

The Thurmanator

The Thurmanator

Thurman Cafe: I think it is great that getting “Thurmanized” is part of the local jargon in Columbus and what they mean is that by having your first Thurman burger, you have been “Thurmanized”. That is a good sign of things to come. Thurman café serves up 17 different types of burgers plus 5 that are sometimes on the menu as specials. Each of these burgers start off as a ¾ LB patty and when burger starts with that you know you are going to have something good coming your way.

This placed opened originally as a bar and has evolved into a great place to get burgers, so the décor is that of your typical bar & grill. They have lots of different appetizers to try, so if you are with a group and you don’t think that a ¾ LB burger is enough for you be sure to get some of their hand cut fries, maybe even put some cheddar cheese on there also.

The ultimate burger that they serve here is the Thurmanator. This burger was developed for the competitors that come for the Arnold Bodybuilding Classic and if you have ever watched “World’s Strongest Man” on ESPN you know these are big boys and any food made to satisfy them is some Crazy Eats. The Thurmanator is a standard Thurman combined with a bacon cheddar burger, so it is a 1 1/2LB burger topped with ham, bacon, cheddar, provolone, american cheeses, mushrooms, and onions.

Justin “Crazy Eater” Lallatin

crazyeats@gmail.com

http://www.thethurmancafe.com/

Address: 183 Thurman Avenue, Columbus, OH 43206

Phone: (614) 443-1570

Map: http://tr.im/wxB5

note: as seen on Man vs Food on the Travel Channel 

http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Man_v_Food

The Carnivore

August 14, 2009

Pizza...by the slice?

Pizza...by the slice?

Big Pie in the Sky: It is one thing to be a big eater and take down a big portion of food, but it is a whole another thing to get yourself a buddy who is willing to go after the glory with you. This place has a challenge that only two teams have been able to conquer, The Carnivore Challenge.

Big Pie in the Sky offers pizza by the slice, and these are from a 30 inch pizza mind you, or you can get a medium (16 inches), a large (20 inches) or the extra large (30 inches). You know you are in for a good time, and some Crazy Eats, when a medium is the size of places extra large. So you will know you can get a good deal on which ever pizza you decide to eat.

For the Carnivore Challenge you and a partner in crime must eat an extra large Carnivore pizza that weighs 11 LB. This thing is loaded down with 5 LB of meat: pepperoni, ground beef, Italian sausage, ham and bacon plus of course cheese and sauce. Do you think you could get them to put some garlic and extra cheese on the pizza? They give you and your partner an hour to eat the whole thing and they are strict as in they don’t let you leave the vicinity of your table during this time. If you succeed you will receive $250 of in house money, which means you will be coming back from more pizza on them. Over 400 people have tired it and to date only 2 teams have succeeded.

Justin “Crazy Eater” Lallatin

crazyeats@gmail.com

http://www.bigpieinthesky.com/

Address: 2090 Baker Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Phone: (770) 420-8883

For Map: http://tr.im/wr9H

note: as seen on Man vs Food on the Travel Channel

http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Man_v_Food

The Atomic Wings

August 14, 2009

Quaker Steak & Lube

Quaker Steak & Lube

Quaker Steak & Lube: This place is a cool old gas station that was converted to restaurant where they have even kept an old gas pump outside. If you are a gear head like me then you will love the décor of this place with race cars and other paraphernalia from the auto service industry of an age gone by. This places servers up over 70,000 wings a year and so you can see why that is what they are known for.

In the place where wings reign supreme you can get them in over 20 different flavors that range in heat levels from Ranch to Atomic. There are flavors such as Asian Sesame, Louisiana Lickers, and Pineapple Rum, I personally want to try the Dusted Chipotle BBQ. The menu is full of classic diner grub if you don’t want any wings, but why would you?

If you are one who love the heat and wants to test your taste buds, eat an order of 6 atomic wings and you get your name on the Atomic Wall of Flame and a bumper sticker. These wings are fresh jumbo sized wings that they coat with their homemade habenero hot sauce. These are so hot they even have you sign a Hold Harmless and Indemnification Agreement to even try and eat them, which is how you know they mean business. I am not a spice guy and never plan on trying these but those who are, you are in for some Crazy Eats.

Justin “Crazy Eater” Lallatin

crazyeats@gmail.com

http://www.quakersteakandlube.com/

Address: 110 Andrew Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275

Phone: (412) 494-3344

For map: http://tr.im/wr56

note: as seen on Man vs Food on the Travel Channel

http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Man_v_Food