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Eating Challenges in SE Michigan

plv1981 Oct 1, 2008 11:37 PM

What are the eating challenges in SE Michigan? (ie. Mallie's 6lbs. burger...)

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    whitetiger671967 Jan 28, 2012 11:56 AM

    The Sagebrush in Lake Orion doesn't have a challenge, however, it does have a 3lb Chimichanga that is very good.

    1. workinglunches2 Oct 2, 2008 10:30 AM

      Hunter House in Birmingham has a running wall of "fame" for number of burgers eaten in a sitting. i.e. 10 singles, two large fries, a coke and a donut by ________ age 12.

      There burgers are a bit larger than a slider and smaller than say a Wendy's junior.

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        charlesbois Oct 2, 2008 09:06 AM

        Does Jackson count as SE Michigan? If so, the Parlour ice cream place has a Dare to Be Great sundae with something like 21 scoops of ice cream. It used to be free if you ate it all. Not sure about now. Also, they had a Black Cow root beer float with 5 scoops of vanilla, and you got to keep the glass.

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          Summerfield Oct 2, 2008 02:31 PM

          I think that, for the sake of this thread, Jackson counts as SE Michigan. Anyway, I think that the Bomber Breakfast at the Bomber Restaurant in Ypsilanti qualifies - four eggs, 1 lb. of potatoes and 1 lb. of breakfast meat. God, I'm gettin' hungry.

          1. re: Summerfield
            plv1981 Oct 2, 2008 04:15 PM

            ya know... I lived in Ypsi for 3 years and like 5 blocks from this place and never ate there. that sounds like a great challenge.

          2. re: charlesbois
            plv1981 Oct 2, 2008 04:22 PM

            I'll be out that way for the XC state meet in a few weeks. might have to take my qualifiers there and try that

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            Jim M Oct 2, 2008 08:44 AM

            Try the two-pound stacked ham sandwich at the Allen Park Bar. I couldn't finish it. But probably it's closer to being a realistic goal than eating a six-pound burger would be.

            Ditto on Bandito's. They're rude to boot.

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            1. re: Jim M
              archfan Oct 2, 2008 08:57 AM

              In a similar vein, there's Tony's Restaurant in Birch Run. The video below was taken there. The video's name, "Bacon sandwich as big as your head", says it all.


              Of course, the biggest eating challenge in SE Michigan lately may be the bill.

              1. re: Jim M
                plv1981 Oct 2, 2008 04:19 PM

                Allen Park bar has been closed for almost 2 years... but Wheat and Rye has a similar, if not the same, thing. Reuben might only be a pound though.

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                Summerfield Oct 2, 2008 08:01 AM

                Eating anything at all at Bandito's in Ann Arbor. What crap.

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                1. re: Summerfield
                  plv1981 Oct 2, 2008 04:20 PM

                  I like the giant burrito at Big 10 Burrito... great, fresh ingredients and relatively affordable.

                  1. re: plv1981
                    Summerfield Oct 3, 2008 07:50 AM

                    Thanks, I'll try it.

                    1. re: Summerfield
                      Jim M Oct 3, 2008 08:12 AM

                      Yep, their burritos are simple, inexpensive, and decent. You can even go to the Cantina branch on South U and have a Mexican beer with your burrito.

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