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I noticed that Kellers BBQ in Orlando offers a Man vs Food type challenge. $20.00 and you get 45 minutes to eat 2 pounds of bbq pork, 2 pounds of french fries, 2 pieces of garlic bread and a large drink. Eat it and you get the meal for free, a spot on their wall of fame and a coupon for a free lunch on your next visit.

Has anyone tried this or know of any other MVF places in central Florida?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Holy jamolies.

    1. lazy moon has a 30 in diameter pizza challenge i believe

      1. I don't get the phenomenon at all, I watched that show a few times and its interesting to see a lot of the places he goes before his "Challenge" but each time it got to the power eating challenge I had to shut it off. I can put down some food when I'm in the mood, much to the regret of my groaning waistline but I just don't see the allure of stuffing yourself with 5 or so pounds of food just for bragging rights.

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        1. re: willdupre

          Agree with willdupre. I can't watch the show...I find it revolting. I love eating more than most people...but with 75 percent of Americans projected to be overweight by 2020, I don't understand the glorification of being able to shovel down 5 lbs. of food in a short sitting. I'm don't normally go all "church-lady" about other people's eating and drinking habits (gawd knows, I have no right)...but I find this type of challenge to be counterproductive to both our collective health and image as a country.

          1. re: sweet_polly

            I have a difficult time with this show, and its orgy of greasy starchy foods.

            1. re: ospreycove

              yeah it was fun at first, but became an exploitation of societal failure as time progressed. much like the show COPS.

              1. re: askdrtodd

                very insightful observation drtodd

        2. I can eat a lot, but nothing in the ballpark of what's on this show every week....
          I 'might' be able to manage 'the big steak', but not the mandatory 5 pounds of fries, the rolls, and the salad...
          And I CERTAINLY wouldn't attempt it to get a tee shirt or my picture on a wall...

          The few times I really over-did it in my life I was uncomfortable to the point of pain, and panic...
          I've concluded it's downright dangerous...

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          1. re: Mild Bill

            I guess I should just be honest, I pretty much "Man vs Food" every time I go Jai Ho haha

            1. re: askdrtodd

              Askdr........Don't get me wrong, I have eaten enough for a family of 4, on occasion, but I agree with you, I think "power eating" is a little risky!

          2. Seems this changed into a whole different kind of discussion. Hopefully someone will post to my actual topic.

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            1. re: damayor

              dammayor, I think the reaction speaks for itself.

              1. re: damayor

                Alright, that's it!
                You and me--- Giordano's--- a week from Sunday!
                ;-)

                1. re: Mild Bill

                  :( but... but... cappys!

                  1. re: askdrtodd

                    I just said Giordano's because it had more recognition, and because their famous large 'stuffed pizza' evokes a mental image of something massive, that probably no one person could eat by themelves...

                    1. re: Mild Bill

                      I know you like Giordano's better, I was just breakin balls ;)

              2. Haven't had Giordano's since last trip to Chi Town, Have the locations here changed from the family values that I saw in Chicago?

                1. of note:

                  http://eater.com/archives/2010/09/28/...

                  1. Not sure about other MVF places, but I really enjoy the sliced pork and beef, and the ribs at Kellers. I love the sauces too. Best "all around" bbq joint in Central Florida for my money.

                    1. You know it's been years since I've been there, but I vaguely remember that the Texas Cattle Company had a giant steak challenge...
                      http://www.texascattlecompany.net/

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                      Texas Cattle Company
                      2600 34th St N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33713

                      1. Pizza Xtreme has a food challenge. I also find there pizza delicious.

                        The details of the challenge are:
                        Two people, One Hour, and a 28" Giant Pizza with one topping

                        http://pizzaxtreme.com/challenge.html

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                        Pizza Xtreme
                        7250 S Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32819