- parker394 May 25, 2010 04:54 PM
I'm looking for places that offer up food challenges. I've been to Orochon ramen for the spicy challenge #2 and El Tepeyac for the Manuel burrito.
El Tepeyac Restaurant
385 E Mill St Ste 4, San Bernardino, CA 92408
Go to Animal and get the rib eye special for two. If you can finish that by yourself I will be officially impressed.
435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
I see you've watched Man Vs Food on The Travel Channel.
However, do you mean that if you accomplish the stated feat of consumption you get the meal free and/or your picture on the wall ? Or just a stated challenge from the menu ?
The largest steak in L.A. that comes "quickly" to mind is:
..."Fillet- The Most Tender of all Cuts. 9 oz – 29.95; 12 oz – 32.95 and Yes, We Dare you 40 oz Filet Available 89.95" ..... At (dinner menu):
But if you eat the whole thing, I sincerely doubt it's free.
They're 2 others that blipped on the radar screen:
1) Red Devil's (in Granada Hills) 28" pizza for 2 in 1/2 half hour.
. . a) If successful - Then it's free and a gift certificate for another one & your picture on their 28" wall of fame.
. . b) If you beat the 18 minute record - You get a $200 gift certificate.
2) On previous similar questions here people have suggested the Hawkins burger:
Hawkins House of Burgers
11603 S. Slater st.
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Hawkins House of Burgers
11603 Slater St, Los Angeles, CA 90059
I have no Idea, never been there. But the OP asked for any L.A. food challenges out there. If it was me, and I was considering attempting that 28" pizza challenge, I would sample one of their regular sized pizzas, or just a slice or two, first and see if would be worth my effort(s). My gut feeling is that it's probably just a run-of-the-mill neighborhood pizza joint, at best just average, but potentially below average.
Wakasaya (locations in Little Tokyo & Sawtelle) offers their Bikkuri Don challenge: A huge bowl of rice and fish (and a bowl of soup) - If the intrepid eater can finish everything in under 15 minutes, it's free. Otherwise, it's $45.
Jitlada now has a spicy challenge (actually, 3, I believe). Though last time I was there, I ordered Thai Spicy on our dishes, and they weren't very hot at all (not to mention the food was rather mediocre, as compared to the usual great).
5233 1/2 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
While not a formal challenge...The CATCH in Anaheim makes a 4 lb. burger served on a 14" bun. They're also willing to customize and add whatever toppings they have on hand. For the truly hungry, they can also increase the number of 4 lb. patties in the burger. We've been, and while it's impressive, it's actually pretty tasty, too.