Posted by Tampa Bay Food Monster on March 21, 2011
my friend corey and i foolishly take on the big belly burger challenge at big belly burgers. this consists of one pound of beef, one pound of toppings, and one pound of fries. that’s THREE POUNDS OF FOOD.
watch us struggle.
my review of big belly burgers can be read here.
thanks goes out to scott lindsey for helping make this possible.
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Posted by Tampa Bay Food Monster on February 21, 2011
this is the first entry in my new series of food challenges. watch in awe and fear as i take on the fiery blazin’ hot wings from buffalo wild wings. the sauce has been rated between 200,000 and 350,000 scoville units, or 70 times hotter than a jalapeño.
you can read my review of buffalo wild wings here.
and a HUGE thanks goes out to erik christenson for making this event as awesome as it was.
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Posted by Tampa Bay Food Monster on December 9, 2010
i know, i know… this is a tampa food blog. HOWEVER, i retain the right to do whatever the fuck i want. i have resisted making so many entries about things like terrible movies, awesome comics, and things that suck. but after my week in LA, and having gone to some incredible eateries, i can resist no longer. so enjoy.
the place: pink’s hot dogs. if you haven’t heard of it, you’re not watching enough crappy television (turn on the travel channel… like right now. go ahead. it’s probably some show about pink’s. or man vs. food. oh hell yeah. i love that show. seriously… i want to be adam richman when i grow up). or maybe you’ve just never been to hollywood and done all the stupid touristy things you’re supposed to. don’t worry! i’ve done the job for you. so what’s so special about this place? other than their wall of fame.
the truth is… they may sell the best hot dogs i’ve ever eaten. yeah.
pink’s offers an insane variety of hot dog types, with different combinations of the same ingredients organized into different dogs named after still-relevant celebrities like rosie o’donnell and ozzy osbourne. deliciously relevant. but the main menu features all you’re really going to need. i ordered a 10″ stretch chili dog, and their bacon chili cheese dog. and a bubble up. [if you haven't had a bubble up, you're missing out on the best lemon-lime soda currently available. but i'll review that another day.]
so this is it – their standard chili dog, but in ten-inch form. pink’s beef hot dogs have a natural casing, and they are plump and meaty. with a little snap when you bite into them. perfect dog. the chili dog comes with onions, mustard, and of course their delicious chili, on a pretty typical bun. the chili is just incredible… warm and hearty. not really much of a spice to it, but just a good, savory flavor. the onions and mustard really just take a back seat to it, but they are still present. it’s the classic combination.
and then there’s the bacon chili cheese dog. same as above, but the regular sized wiener, add cheese, tomatoes, and three slices of crisp, perfect bacon. the cheese is almost completely lost underneath all the chili, but the combination of the taste of the chili, the bacon, the tomatoes, and the dog… it’s amazing. it’s what sex would taste like if you could eat it. fatty, greasy sex. with tomatoes on top.
i don’t really have much else to say about this place. they just do everything right, and consistently deliver a perfect product. everything is exactly what it should be. through my whole stay in LA, this is the only place i made a return visit to. because just once was not enough. forget celebrities, forget sightseeing… pink’s is just about a good hot dog.
Posted in Food, Humor, L.A. Restaurants | Tagged: bacon, bubble up, chili, chili dog, hollywood, hot dogs, l.a., los angeles, man vs. food, pink's hot dog stand, pink's hot dogs, tourism | 4 Comments »
Posted by Tampa Bay Food Monster on June 16, 2010
while watching a marathon of MAN VS FOOD, my friend and i got totally pumped and started talking about doing our own food challenges in florida. so i went on the intarbutts and looked up a few challenges within driving distance.
THIS website features a whole bunch of sweet sweet challenges, and we narrowed it down to a few.
#3. the Quickie Titan Burger from Quickie’s Burgers and Wings
this bad boy is a fucking behemoth. four god damned pounds of insanity. with scads of bacon and fried onion dealies. fries RIGHT ON THE FUCKING BURGER. and a slathering of quickie’s “special sauce”. you get sixty minutes. the prize? you literally ascend to the heavens and take your rightful place among the gods. according to legend, no one has ever bested this beast. could we be the ones to take down this bad boy? yeah, i don’t think so. this is the least likely. NEXT!
#2. THE BEAST from Bokamper’s Sports Bar and Grill
holy freakin’ shit. this is bokamper’s “fuck you” to your arteries. this son of a bitch is a three pound burger, with eight delicious slices of bacon, four “slabs” of cheese, topped off with four fucking fried eggs. OH AND A POUND OF MOTHER FUCKING FRIES. you will truly die from eating this. you have one hour. the prize? free ride home in a body bag. and your name in bronze. another majestic beauty out of reach for any ordinary human. that only leaves:
#1. Eddie’s Monsta Burger from Eddies’s Bar and Grill
all right you dirty son of a bitch… it looks like this photo ain’t that good. regardless of the shitty photography, this REVOLTING LUMP OF SHIT is made out of three pounds of pure shit-your-pants beef, “fixins”, and SOME SORT OF BUN. throw in a pound of CHRIST LOVING FRENCH FRIES and you’ve got yourself a meal. do it in thirty minutes, and you are the champion, my friend. the prize? “i took 15 years off my life and all i got was this lousy t-shirt!” aaaand i think this is way out of my league.
but they have a dinky hot wing challenge! maybe that’s doable.
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