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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.

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            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.

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            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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              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.

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u6zw6...

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

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                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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                  plv1981 Oct 2, 2008 04:20 PM

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

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                    Summerfield Oct 3, 2008 07:50 AM

                    Thanks, I'll try it.

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                      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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