Eagle’s Challenge

September 23, 2009

Eagle's Challenge

Eagle's Challenge

Eagle’s Deli: This place is becoming a Boston institution that all Bostonians have to try. It is already well known amongst the Boston College crowd as the place to come if you have a HUGE appetite and want a burger. So some places just make a really big patty (See the Kookamonga) but Eagle’s Deli is one of those places that makes a standard ½ Lb patty and then stacks them higher and higher. They stack them all the way up to the Eagles Challenge which is 8 patties on one burger. That is crazy! Eagle’s deli has a saga on how the Eagle’s Challenge came into existence and it all started when the owner of Eagles Deli decided to make a double burger and called it the Godzilla Burger.

Now that is more than enough burger for me but not for Eagle’s Deli and so they doubled it to create the Cowabunga Burger with 2 Lb of meat and it is also server up with 2 Lb of fries. Now who was the first person to eat this burger is lost to time but Eagle’s Deli decided to make an even bigger burger at 3 Lb with 5 Lb of fries which was polished off by Shawn Reilly and then Paul Jones finished off the 4 Lb burger with 5 Lb of fries. And so we arrive at the 5 Lb Eagle’s Challenge with 5 Lb of fries. So far no one has yet to finish this behemoth but it will be named after the first person who does. To give you an idea of how great of a task this is lets get an idea of what people are attempting to eat, the Eagle’s Challenge is 5 Lb of Burger, 20 slices of cheese, 20 pieces of bacon, a giant pickle, and 5 Lb of fries. This is about 12 Lb of food! Over 1,500 have tried, none has succeeded.

Justin “Crazy Eater” Lallatin

crazyeats@gmail.com

http://www.eaglesdeli.com/

Address: 1918 Beacon Street, Brighton, MA 02135

Phone: 617-731-3232

Map: http://tr.im/zwXp

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Texas Donut

September 15, 2009

Texas Donut

Texas Donut

Round Rock Donuts: We all have our guilty pleasures and for me there is none is bigger than donuts! I love donuts and many times that I have gone to the store looking for something to eat and just bought 3 donuts with some chocolate milk. Round Rock Donuts has such good donuts that they were listed as one of the 10 best donut shops in the country by MSN city guides. The donuts here are made with farm fresh eggs and yeast which makes them light and fluffy and people have come to love their donuts. They are so busy that even though the store closes at 3pm during the week, there is a drive thru that is open until 9pm.

Now while being a donut shop rated as one of the best in the country may qualify them for crazy eats for me, they still have to meet the criteria. Everyone has heard that everything is bigger in Texas and this donut truly is and so they have named it the Texas Donut. It is so big that they use a bucket to cut it and regular donut cutters for the hole, so could you call a regular donut a Texas Donut Hole? This is the perfect name for a donut that is 14 inches in diameter and that weighs over 2 LBS. That is a crazy donut and some crazy eats! I think I am going to go out and get a donut right now.

Justin “Crazy Eater” Lallatin

crazyeats@gmail.com

http://www.roundrockdonuts.com/

Address: 106 W. Liberty, Round Rock, Texas 78664

Phone: 512-255-3629

Map: http://tr.im/yO1W

XL 28″ Party Pizza

September 9, 2009

New York Pizzeria 28" Party Pizza

New York Pizzeria 28" Party Pizza

New York Pizzeria: This place looks like your normal New York theme pizzerias with the pictures of New York and famous New Yorkers on the wall but there is something crazy here.  I went into this place the other day to get some of their great New York style thin crust pizza to go. We were talking to the waitress trying to decide what pizza we wanted when we looked over and saw one of the cooks pull out this huge pizza from the oven. We looked at the pizza and our first reaction was “that is some crazy eats!” This was their XL 28” Party Pizza.

You can get this crazy sized pizza to go or eat it there but the best part is that this pizza is delicious. They are not just making a crazy sized pizza for the fun of it but they are making some great pizza. The parents of the waitress who helped us are true New Yorkers and she told us that it is the best New York pizza that she has ever had outside of NYC, so that is a good sign. Just like a good Italian restaurant you get some great breadsticks, which are delicious and are made from the pizza dough, with some olive oil to dip it in. They have a menu full of great Italian food, which I will have to try out soon, if you are not in the mood for pizza. Don’t want a whole pizza? then get the giant pizza by the, but this is like eating 2/3 of a medium pizza so only get one slice, maybe even to share. If you and your friends want to try and eat a giant 28 inch pizza this is the place to go.

Justin “Crazy Eats” Lallatin

crazyeats@gmail.com

http://www.nypizzeria.com

They have multiple locations in the Houston, TX area.

Burritozilla!

September 5, 2009

Iguana's Burritozilla

Iguana's Burritozilla

Iguana’s Burritozilla: They have an open mic! How many places do you see today that have an open mic? That is one reason this is a total college hang out. Oh, they also serve up great Mexican food. So look forward to having some fun here with the crow from San Jose State as your munch on your burrito and listen to some budding talent on the mic. As for the food this place serves up my kind of burrito. I grew up about 2 hours north of San Jose and so I am a stickler as to what I want in my burritos and for me the best burritos start with cheese, bean, rice, meat (my personal favorite is al pastor), pico de gallo, sour cream, and guacamole. I either like to pick them up to eat them or you can throw some sour cream, pico de gallo, and guacamole on top. Make me hungry just thinking about it! I love a good taqueira.

But what sets this place apart from all the other Mexican places is their Burritozilla. This is a crazy sized burrito that is made with not 1 tortilla but 3, and all told it is over 17 inches long and weighs in at over 5 LBS! That is some seriously crazy eats! Usually the places that have huge burritos are burritos in name only because there is no way you are going to pick it up to eat it, they usually lay the tortilla on top like a blanket. Not Iquana’s, they wrap it up like a real burrito that you can pick up and eat. I am always on the lookout for some great Mexican food and this place looks like it fits the bill.

Justin “Crazy-Eats” Lallatin

crazyeats@gmail.com

http://www.burritozilla.com/

Address: 330 South 3rd Street, Suite A, San Jose, CA 95112

Phone: (408) 271-9772

Map: http://tr.im/wHXj

The Double Bypass Burger

September 2, 2009

Double Bypass Burger

Double Bypass Burger

The Vortex Bar & Grill: First impression of this place is that the front entrance has been styled like a giant skull with psychedelic red vortex eyes. The craziness doesn’t stop with the décor that is more like your local fun house than a place to get some good grub and some crazy eats. The burgers here have been voted the best in Atlanta and so this places draws the crowds and people love the place for all these reasons and plus for the waitresses all dress hot.

This place is great for the burger lover who doesn’t just want to stop at a bacon cheese burger. They even have an Elvis burger that has a crazy combo of bacon, peanut butter, and fried bananas. The King would have loved this burger. If you want unique but you don’t want to go totally crazy you can get the bacon blue cheese burger or a chili verde burger.

You want to go really crazy and you already have an appointment to see your cardiologist then why not get the Double Bypass Burger. This thing is crazy goodness that will make you want more. It starts off like all their burgers, a 1/2LB patty. Then add 3 fried eggs, 4 slices of american cheese, 6 slices of bacon. Now this all sounds good but not way over the top crazy, just a couple extra eggs and slices of bacon. Vortex takes it over the top by forgoing the bun and instead they make two grilled cheese sandwiches and slap all that good fillings in there. That is some crazy eats!

Justin “Crazy Eater” Lallatin

crazyeats@gmail.com

http://www.thevortexbarandgrill.com/

Address: 438 Moreland Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30316

Phone: 404-688-1828

Map: http://tr.im/xJ1c

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

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