Friday, January 04, 2013

Dad vs. Food: Twenty Napkin Burger

When we were gathered in Utah for Brad's wedding, Luke and I ended up watching an episode of "Man vs. Food" where the host attempted to eat the Sasquatch Burger, which was about as big as a watermelon. He failed in his attempt.

Shortly after we returned home from our trip, I got a text from Luke that he had attempted a similar feat by ordering the "Twenty Napkin Burger" from a local restaurant called Craft. He did not succeed in finishing it, but he admitted that he had upsized his fries to a poutine (adding cheese curds and gravy) and that didn't help.

My boss took us all out to lunch on one of the first days back from the Christmas break and he said he'd give $5 if I finish this burger. That was all the prodding I needed -- in reality, I was just happy that he would bankroll the $26 menu item.

The burger is composed of a very large pretzel bun, two 8-oz patties, plus 4 oz of bbq beef brisket (which makes a terrible mess), plus bacon, plus cheese, plus a little slider burger on top as a garnish. They use a chopsick instead of a toothpick to keep it all together.

I cut the burger into quarters and went to work. It was very delicious until late in the 3rd quarter, when I hit a wall. It was a bit of a struggle to finish, especially since most of a beef patty had managed to hide in the 4th quarter.

But I finished. And I claimed my $5 and another eating title to add to my timbit-eating victory that I recorded last year (and won a tax receipt worth $1700):

My secret was that I broke the timbits in half and dunked them in water before eating them.

1 comment:

Allyson said...

I couldn't possibly be prouder than I am right now.

P.S. I loved the "late in the 3rd quarter line." Well done.