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Apr 5, 2009 01:36 PM

Eating feats of strength, endurance or pain


A good friend of mine and I have completed two competetive eating challenges in the last month

We first ventured to B&R OldFashioned Burgers and ordered the MonsterRoyale. The following week Orochon noodles Special Number 2.

We are looking for more challlenges... Does anyone know of places that serve unbelieveably large/spicy food? Is there anywhere that gives you a TShirt if you finish a certain dish? Or maybe if we eat the 64oz steak its free???

Thanks for your help

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  1. Hawkins House of Burgers, makes B&R look like a slider.
    Hogans Hero in Weschester has a XXX5 Alarm Chili.

    Hawkins House of Burgers
    11603 Slater St, Los Angeles, CA 90059

    Hogan's Heroes
    8501 Pershing Dr, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

    1. Have you tried searching Yelp? :-) I'm guessing you watch Man v. Food a lot...

      Seriously, since CH is mostly about finding great chow and good value in unexpected places you might rephrase your question.

      However, you chose well for your first two adventures. I wish B&R was around ~20 years ago when my metabolism could handle that Royale. El Tepeyac wasn't on my radar then either.

      IIRC many of the plates at the Original Pantry are very generous.
      The Pregnant Burrito at El Nopal (Mar Vista) is, er, quite filling.

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      1. re: DiveFan

        How could I forget about Manuel's Special at El Tepeyac.

      2. I would suggest a 20-piece order of suicide wings from Hoagies & Wings.

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        1. Just find the nearest In-N-Out and order a 100 by 100. If you eat it all, don't expect to get it for free, and don't expect a T-shirt out of it, but do it enough times, and you will need to visit the nearest Big & Tall store for new T-shirts... and a cardiologist.

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            1. re: monku

              hilarious! I think I only count 99x99 though. kidding.

          1. Yankee Doodles in Santa Monica has a thing called the Monster Burger. It's a freakin 24 ounce burger. Not sure if you win anything if you eat it.

            Yankee Doodles
            1410 3rd Street, Promenade Santa Monica, CA

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            1. re: Jaytizzle

              26 Beach used to have a 5x5 cheese burger on their menu, so 24 ounces is small, heck the Hawkins burger has got to be atleast 3 1/2 - 4 lbs, my guess.

              1. re: Burger Boy

                3 - 4 lbs for the entire burger right? The Yankee Doodles one is 24 ounces and that's just the meat. So it should be right around the 3 lb range.

                1. re: Jaytizzle

                  26 Beach is around 8 oz patties x 5, 5 slices of cheese, bun , lettuce, pickles, onion and you had to eat the fries or salad.