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Watched alot of this show today,it a guy touring around the states eating various huge burgers and super hot foods and the like,anyone else watch it ? and is the USA just full of places were i can buy burgers the size of my head?

I love good food and i love burgers(well good ones atleast) and the best indie burger place i used to go to changed hands and went down the crapper(taken over by indian people) so its pretty much chain restaurants or old school English eateries were i live.
Anyway we dont really have the giant portion food culture in this country and eating out is pretty expensive if you want more than a subway lunch,but after watching the show it feels like we are missing a trick,granted alot of the food shown on the show would make you morbidly obese but as a treat or an occasional meal out i think we could go for a giant burger.

Anyway do any of you have a favorite indie restaurant? do they do large portion "challenge" type dishes, have you tried any?do you watch the show?

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I've watched the show for a while now. To be honest, I like the early part of the episode where he hits a bunch of 'normal-portion' local establishments.He's hit a couple of places-namely Primanti Bros. in Pittsburgh and Hot Sauce Williams in Cleveland-that are quite close to my heart. Neither of those joints do a challenge of any type that I'm aware of.

There is something of a large-portion-challenge-'subculture', if you will, in the States. A fair few places make a name for themselves by offering such challenges. I've never partaken of a ridiculously-sized or otherwise incredulous eating challenge myself, but they're certainly out there.

I just like to see the smaller, locally-famous dives getting some recognition. Shows like this one and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on the Food Network have me looking around where I live for similar establishments I may have overlooked.



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that show makes me insanely hungry. just watching all the meat mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

i have to order a take out whenever i watch it.

makes me hungry just thinking about the show.

there is an American themed place near me the does an eating challenge but it's nothing like on the show.

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On one of his shows he goes to a place called "Melt" I work with the brother of the owner, I haven't been there myself but I've heard it's really good


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On one of his shows he goes to a place called "Melt" I work with the brother of the owner, I haven't been there myself but I've heard it's really good

No shit? I live about ten minutes' drive from the new location. Been meaning to give it a try in the near future here.



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how did this program ever get made. It's just a guy eating food with slightly diffrent sizes and spicyness. I could do that and get paid half what he does. People don't put any effort intoi makeing shows now a days.

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No shit? I live about ten minutes' drive from the new location. Been meaning to give it a try in the near future here.
Yeah me too, I hear it's amazing


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Watched alot of this show today,it a guy touring around the states eating various huge burgers and super hot foods and the like,anyone else watch it ? and is the USA just full of places were i can buy burgers the size of my head?

Not everywhere. I would say it is more rare to see these type places than anything else. I would guess it is all dependent on location more than anything. There is a chain resturant called "Famous Dave's" that does an excellent BBQ menu. They have a big portion item on the menu but it is for 4-6 people not for one fat bastard to devour by himself, (but I am sure some fat fuck has done it.)

Anyway we dont really have the giant portion food culture in this country and eating out is pretty expensive if you want more than a subway lunch,but after watching the show it feels like we are missing a trick,granted alot of the food shown on the show would make you morbidly obese but as a treat or an occasional meal out i think we could go for a giant burger.

Unfortunately, Americans have the "more is better attitude" and think a burger with 1 billion calories and dripping with fat is "good stuff" and eat them way too often. That is why most Americans are fat bastards, no self control.

Anyway do any of you have a favorite indie restaurant? do they do large portion "challenge" type dishes, have you tried any?do you watch the show?

I have a few favorite eateries, but none do a gut buster challenge. One place near me does an insane hot wing challenge that is pretty cool. It is at a place called "Cluck-U" that is in Newark, Delaware, if they are still around. They could be closed for all I know. The challenge, (from what I remember) is 6 wings in six minutes with no water or beverages or other food. Hot stuff from what I have been told. I have yet to try it. You get a t-shirt and your picture on the wall. A lot of people fail it. It was on Travel Channel's top 10 places to pig out tv show a few years ago. Try a google search for it.

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how did this program ever get made. It's just a guy eating food with slightly diffrent sizes and spicyness. I could do that and get paid half what he does. People don't put any effort intoi makeing shows now a days.

Because it is entertaining to some people, myself included. I like to see different things and even try some of the things I see. I would have never thought to try putting pastrami on a hamburger, but after watching MVF, I did. It was good. Each to his/her own. If you don't like it, don't watch it or comment on it.

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I went to the Atlanta pizza shop, Big Pie in the Sky (http://bigpieinthesky.com/) where they have the 11 pound pizza. We bought two of them, and they fed 14 people. Only 5 people, myself included, finished one slice. I have no idea how Adam finished all four of his. The pizza was really good though, aside from being insanely large and extremely unhealthy.
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I'm from the states originally and from a small city in Texas we have this burger joint where they serve you a one pound burger. Everyone who eats it gets their picture taken and placed on their wall. The major difference I have noticed in the states and aussieland is food options. In the states I can sit down at a restaurant and have a steak dinner at 3am on a Tuesday, not here! Until about 3 weeks ago if I wanted food at 3am I'd have drive 20 minutes to a drive thru McDonalds, fortunately now I can drive 10 minutes to a McDonalds drive thru that's 24 hours, but that's it. Whereas in my small little city we had 6 (thats right 6!) places that were 24 hours where you could eat. Here there's only McDonalds and in a 100km radius there's only maybe 6 of them. Food wise to me the states wins hands down so much flavour and diversity, I miss it.

To add to this there's restaurant in Oklahoma (yeah Okieville) that serves the largest variety of meats you can think of as long as it's in season. The last time I went there with friends we ate bear....yeah bear.

There is a place down the street from me that serves a big burger I forget how many kgs, but it's disgusting. I bought one the other day and threw half of it away.

My favorite indie restuarant here however is this place in Sydney in the Rocks that serves this absolutely amazing sushi (mouth watering just thinking about it), a little bit closer there's this restaurant that makes a mad chicken parmigiana.
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