Man vs. Food

March 12, 2009

While the general trend our at the Too Old HQ is to avoid reality TV, we do watch a fair amount of food-related programming.  Whether it be Iron chef, Throwdown with Bobby Flay, or Gordon Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares, there are plenty of good quality food shows to choose from.  One show that has recently garnered our support is the Travel Network program Man vs Food.  Each episode, host Adam Richman travels to cities across the nation to take on a variety of eating challenges.  Last night we watched a valiant (but ultimately failing) effort to consume a 7lb breakfast burrito at a restaurant in Denver, CO.  This got us thinking about other food challenges, and Ronin mentioned the Big Ed Challenge at Green Burrito locations in Southern California.  This challenge involves eating three 2.5lb burritos in an hour.  While researching the Big Ed challenge, I came across another interesting LA mega-meal.  Hawkings Burger (with locations in Compton and Altadena) serves an enormous triple burger.  Here is the description I found at Chowhound.com:

The “Hawkins” burger consist of three, one-pound ground beef patties. Each pattie has different toppings. Pattie one has 2 Italian sausages with hot chili sauce and cheese. Pattie two has 2 eggs over easy with chili sauce. Pattie three has 1/2 pound of the best pastrami in town with chili sauce. This all comes on a giant bun with divider pieces of bread in between the patties. The Hawkins burger…

Theres something you dont know about me, Joe Rogan.  I smoke rocks...

"There's something you don't know about me, Joe Rogan. I smoke rocks..."

I can’t even imagine.  We at Too Old love to eat, but this may be too big for any of us….

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