If you’re one to hang your hat on bragging rights without a lot of training, food challenges may be for you. We’ve all seen famous eating contests like Nathan’s Hot Dogs or any number of challenges on “Man vs. Food,” but what is it like to participate in one of these feats? There are several Metro Detroit restaurants calling on the public to accept on their food challenges. These are the best of the best in the area…
The Big Bowl Challenge at Pho Lucky in Novi is a flavorful and popular challenge in the Detroit area. The Big Bowl is filled with 2 pounds of beef and 3 pounds of noodles and you have one hour to eat everything. Luckily, you don’t need to drink the broth to complete the challenge. Winners get a t-shirt, their picture on the Wall of Fame, and their Big Bowl for free.
If you love big burgers you’ll want to give the Tipsy Tower Challenge a shot. It’s a five-pound burger, a pound of french fries, cole slaw, and two pickle spears for $30. If you can finish everything in 20 minutes, you’ll get your meal for free, a t-shirt, and your name on the wall of fame. If burgers aren’t your thing, try their 50 wings in 15 minutes contest instead.
The Big Box Challenge at Eat My Treats in Southgate is a potato lover’s dream. Served in a cardboard box, the challenge is set to eat 4.5 pounds of fries topped with nacho cheese, four kinds of meats, and four toppings of your choice in one hour or less. Winners get a trophy, cold hard cash, and a place on their Wall of Fame. This challenge is not for the faint of heart as failing to complete the challenge means you have to pay for your Big Box and your name gets placed on the Wall of Shame.
Consider this a banana split gone to the extreme. Milkhouse Cafe serves up your choice of eight scoops of ice cream and eight toppings surrounded by two bananas, chocolate brownies, whipped cream, crushed nuts and candies, and eight cherries on a tray. While this challenge doesn’t really win you anything for completing it, Milkhouse promises to make you Facebook famous.
Mexican food lovers, this one’s for you. Azteca’s Margarita Bar and Grill in Shelby Township has a burrito challenge with the promise of prizes for winners. Finish the seven-pound burrito in 30 minutes or less and you’ll get a gift card plus a t-shirt.