It's been a while since my last food challenge, but let's just say that Jim Gaffigan is my spirit animal. So far I've finished Beth's 12 egg omelette for lunch, and returned to work. I've also completed the 7 deadly wing challenge at Wing Dome. That was a tough one. I love spicy food, but I had to call in sick. I do not think that spicy food challenges are in my future. So, for my latest challenge I decided to eat a disgusting amount of food. I found this one online. Jersey's Great Food & Spirits has a challenge called The Farm. I was terrified. In the past, I've tried splitting The Behemoth from The Ram with my husband. The Behemoth is a 5 pound burger. I ate exactly half of the burger and half of the fries and felt sick. I couldn't even stand walking by the food court after that experience without feeling nauseated. Based on that experience, I was hesitant to undertake The Farm.
Here is Jersey's description - "Straight out of Man vs. Food, this is the baddest sandwich we have to offer. We pile on the meat, 1/2 lb turkey patty, 1/3 lb angus patty, 1/2 lb of hot pastrami, 1/4 lb thick cut bacon, 2 eggs, a blend of a 1/2 lb melted cheese with grilled & fried onions, tangy house spread and 1 lb of fries! Good luck—you have 30 min."
You can't really see the burger in all it's glory because of the fries. I honestly thought the fries would be my undoing, but it was the fatty meat that was a real struggle towards the end.
What can I say? I got the t-shirt. I also found out a bit about you all this past week.
No one admitted to a crazy amount of food, minus my dear friend Kent, who ate 2 pounds of broccoli at once. Can you imagine? But you have eaten some strange things including: escargot, octopus, alligator, herring eggs on kelp, termites, sea snake, and my personal favorite - chips ahoy with canned cheese. Besides gaining 4 pounds in one day and an XL t-shirt, I don't have anything to show for this challenge, but I'm glad to be a part of this crazy food nation. I could feel really guilty about eating like a Roman, and overindulging, but I did harvest potatoes the next week for local food banks. They cancel each other out, right?
I can count on one hand the foods I dislike, and I'll typically even eat those. Typically frugal, but I'll pay top dollar for an amazing/unique dining experience. Never passed up a free meal, which has led me to become the #36 ranked eater in Major League Eating. July 4th, 2020 will be my third time competing in the Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest at Coney Island. I've been on ESPN. That's right people, I'm an athlete.