I don’t know about you, but when I go out to eat, I tend to eat more than I should. But some people really take this to the EXTREME. I am talking about gutbuster challenges that some restaurants offer. These are extreme eating contests. The prize: other than a sense of accomplishment, most will either comp your meal or give you a gift certificate that will cover the original cost of your meal. Here are 8 eating contests in Wisconsin.
1. Dublin Square Irish Pub and Eatery
The Emerald Isle Pot Pie challenge has over 6 pounds of food. It's your standard pot pie. But imagine just how big this pie is. Bet you can't finish it. 103 3rd St N, La Crosse, WI 54601.
2. Willie Beamons Bar and Grill
First, let me say you need to go to Willie Beamons because they have a freaking pirate ship outdoor bar. But I digress. Eat the Mad Cow burger. You have 30 minutes to eat it if you want to get it for free. It is a 2.5 pound patty, covered in a pound of cheddar cheese, with a giant bakery bun and served on a bed of fries. 2590 County Rd II, Neenah, WI 54956.
3. Jolly Rogers Pizzeria
We've all eaten more pizza than we should have at some point. But can you finish an entire 26 inch pizza by yourself in an hour? 220 W North Water St, New London, WI 54961.
4. Johnny V's Classic Cafe
How much do you like pancakes? You better love them to attempt this challenge. And eggs. You have an hour to consume 10 eggs, 8 pancakes, hash browns, ham, 2 slices of Texas toast, and 3 pieces of bacon and sausage. 1650 S 84th St, Milwaukee, WI 53214.
5. Real Chili
Can you finish 77 ounces of chili, along with spaghetti, cheese, onions, and jalapenos? Maybe, but we will pass on being around you the rest of the day. 419 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
6. Aviator Sports Bar and Grill
Take the Fugetaboutit challenge. It's a one-pound bun stuffed with pulled pork, beef brisket, corned beef, Bavarian ham, bacon, onion strings, 8 slices of cheddar cheese and fries. In all, it weighs about 5 pounds. 5105 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207.
7. Polito's Pizza
Take the Monster Pizza Contest. You have an hour to consume a 12 pound, 28 inch pizza. The good news is that one friend can help you. 960 Main St, Stevens Point, WI 54481.
8. Red Rock Saloon
Take the "Unforgiven" burger challenge. It's a half pound patty topped with cheese, bacon, a deep fried chicken breast, onion strings, and 6 ghost pepper wings. 1227 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202.