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Aug 17, 2009 09:35 AM

unhealthy food as half marathon reward. ideas?

a group of friends and i are avid runners and big foodies. as added motivation, after every race that we compete in, we pick an unhealthy food that we can reward ourselves with afterwards. the shorter the race, the smaller the reward. since we just ran the nyc half marathon, i need some ideas of restaurants to go to that can serve as a fitting reward for our accomplishments. i would appreciate top your choices of endulgence.

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  1. my choice was Hill Country for all you can eat Ribs, brisket and sides! it's on monday night...but i had to cancel my reservations since i ended up being the only one running and no one wanted to pig out after that. (instead, i'm feasting on home made Argentinean skirt steak tonight!)

    1. Criff Dogs. The spicey red neck is pretty damn good and not so good for you.

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      1. re: KTinNYC

        criff dog will definitely be on our list but maybe reserved for an upcoming 10k. reading their menu makes my mouth water.

      2. The only time I ever get fast food is after I've run a half-marathon. My choice is Arby's Jamocha Shake and Curly Fries--doesn't get much unhealthier than that. Of course, if you're looking for sit-down food, my suggestion won't help you!

        ETA I do like unhealthy food as a reward for healthy behavior!

        1. Ooops, sorry I didnt' see this was the Manhattan board! Thought I was still reading General Chowhounding Topics!

          Congrats on the half! Do let us know how you decided to reward yourself!

          1. Big Pig Gig at Daisy Mays
            Korean Fried chicken and beer

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            1. re: ESNY

              we did bonchon for our last half. what's the big pig gig? sounds awesome

              1. re: tkm616

                Its a family style meal at Daisy Mays. Either a whole pig, half pig, or whole shoulder. Plus sides.


                1. re: ESNY

                  The Pig Gig sounds awesome. That might have to be my marathon recovery meal. I do reward myself after every run that is 15 miles or up but need to keep the weight down till after the big race.. then gluttony begins.