HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >


Food Challenges in LA

Hi i am looking for crazy food challenges in los angeles. Like a 10 pound burger or 65 ounce steak. If you know of a place that has stuff like this please reply!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
    1. Special No. 2 at Orochon.

      Finish it under 30 minutes, your picture goes up on the Wall of Fame.


      Orochon Ramen
      123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St Ste 303, Los Angeles, CA 90012

      1. the super burrito at Taquerias El Atacor #11

        its gargantuan!!

        4 Replies
        1. re: wilafur

          How about a Manuel's Special at El Tepeyac?

          El Tepeyac Cafe
          812 N Evergreen Ave
          Los Angeles, CA 90033
          (323) 267-8668


          * Mon-Thu, Sun 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
          * Fri-Sat 6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

          1. re: Servorg

            can one person eat whole manuel's spcl?

            1. re: rickym13

              Not to my way of thinking, but it's like when asked why he wanted to climb Mt. Everest. George Leigh Mallory replied, "Because it is there". (of course he died in the attempt - the probable fate of anyone who attempts to conquer Mt. Manuel by themselves)

              1. re: rickym13

                I do believe that Coach Andy Reid of The Eagles has, back in high school, I have friends that were with him.

          2. i finish the ramen today it was piping hot..manuels burrito i finished i was sweating because im running out of space.and next week im taking on the hawkings burger.

            2 Replies
            1. re: skoop323

              If you finish that Hawkins burger, you and your cardiologist are my heroes.

              Isn't there a "pork special" at Oinskter that combines the pulled pork and two different kinds of pastrami in one sandwich?

              1. re: SauceSupreme

                i had nothing to do today so i went to pasadena...wow i could not eat the hawkins i gave up its to much i tried to make a strategy by eating all the meat first but i couldnt too much chili,burger, and pastrami

            2. i need more new places to explore

              1. I'm not even sure it exists any longer but, before it's name was sold and franchised into corporate fast food blandness, the original GREEN BURRITO stand in Hawaiian Gardens was legendary amongst SoCal high school and college football players and coaches for its Big Ed Challenge. Their Big Ed Burrito was a 3.5 - 4 pound gutbuster the size of a rugby ball filled with carnitas, carne asada, rice, frijoles, lettuce, cheese, guacamole, pico de gallo and hot sauce. Eat three in under an hour and your prize was $300 cash plus complimentary Rolaids. A faded color xerox of the first woman to achieve the feat used to be displayed prominently at the original location which is now dubbed DON REUBEN.

                1 Reply
                1. re: Kris P Pata

                  Oh how I miss the original Green Burrito stand! :( So different now that it is part of the Karcher franchise.

                  1. re: Normal Garciaparra

                    green burrito was good before it expanded

                  2. try this japanese bowl place called wakasaya


                    there is a huge bowl challenge! Let me know if you do the challenge! I would love to see someone finish it!

                    1. You missed the gyoza eating contest at the 70th Annual Nisei Week Festival on Saturday, August 21st.
                      Joey Chestnut was a no show so the winner got a way with eating a measly 213 gyoza.