9 of Seattle’s craziest, belt-loosening food challenges

9 of Seattle's craziest, belt-loosening food challenges

While you may not be the only friend who eats absolutely nothing, the second best may just be the one who records everything.

From gigantic bowls of steaming noodles to slurp to 72-ounce steaks (likely accompanied by a pint-sized glass of A1 sauce), the city of Seattle may be sweet with tiny macaron shops, fresh produce, and bite-sized oysters, but man, Man, the Emerald City doesn’t disappoint when it comes to all kinds of homemade burgers and hearty omelets for the downtrodden in need of some comfort food, the brave foodies chasing a challenge, and quite simply those who are very, very hungry.

Read on for all of the enormous city food challenges and click through the slideshow above to see all of the photos.

Note: We recommend bringing stretch pants.

The 12-egg omelette from Beth’s Cafe
Are you trying to grow as tall as Rocky without swallowing a glass of raw eggs every morning? Beth’s got you covered. Beth’s is a classic, greasy spoon that can be characterized by long lines but quick bites (unless you’re dining over a 12-egg omelette, of course). Still, it’s a popular, no-frills restaurant with a loyal cult following.

Sugar Factory’s kettle-sized cocktail
Sugar Factory is known around the world for its celebrity-recommended Couture Pops that transform candy into designer accessories with rhinestones. But at their Bellevue location, they serve $ 39 mugs of cocktails and mocktails loaded with rubbery fruit slices, lollipops, candy chains, and cotton candy. Not to mention, their milkshakes and sundaes can keep up too.

The 13 pound bowl of Pho from Dong Thap Noodles
While the Seahawks couldn’t bring home a Superbowl win, this is Seattle’s newest style of Super Bowl. Dong Thap Noodles, the no-frills place in the International District for £ 13 Vietnamese, serves a bowl of about four liters of broth, four pounds of noodles, four pounds of meat, and a shower with topping. Anyone who can defeat the beast within 90 minutes will be presented on Dong Thap’s wall-mounted flat screen with an additional $ 100 in their pocket. However, if you fail, you lose $ 40 and a touch of pride.

The stacked combination meal from Burger Madness
A humble burger joint in Sodo, Burger Madness is a meat lover’s paradise that gets to the point: finish a 5 stack combo of burgers and get your photo on the wall of fame. Finish a 12-stack combo of burgers in under 30 minutes and bring home a $ 30 gift card for your next win burger at Burger Madness.

The 72-ounce steak from Wedgwood Broiler
Northeast Seattle is Wedgwood Broiler, an old school restaurant since 1965 with a collection of wooden photos, steaks, fried seafood, and a few beers. For $ 75, own a 72-ounce steak, a side salad, a buttered bun, a baked potato (or 10 steak fries, whichever you choose), a cup of soup (with four crackers that you want) to add) a glass of tomato juice, a cup of milk, tea or coffee and a scoop of ice cream or sorbet. Walk down the evil lineup within an hour and take home a free meal and loads of pride.

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The King Lou Lou from Zippy’s Giant Burgers
While the popular hamburger joint in the White Center is handing out hefty patties and vintage lemonades among retro excavations, it also sees a burger beast. For $ 25, a large stacked multi-patty burger that looks more like a mountain-sized sandwich, like a snow-covered rainier dripping in cheese, and topped with a baby single patty burger (which shouldn’t be underestimated). Buff the sides of french fries and onion rings, sip a milkshake, and beat the time record (6:11, as of Dec 21, 2015) and earn boastful rights, a t-shirt, and your photo taped on the Wall of Fame .

The 50/50 burger from Sam’s Tavern
Founded in the 1940s on the corner of Furhman and Eastlake Avenues in Seattle, it was the original birthplace of the national Red Robin chain. Before the name “Red Robin” was adopted it was just “Sam’s Tavern” and then “Sam’s Red Robin”. Seventy years later, the original Sam’s Tavern has been revived, this time on Pike near 11th Street, and they still serve great burgers. Brave souls can take on four of their monster burgers – the 50/50, Jalapeno Reno, Magic Mushroom and Sam’s Cheese Burger – along with fries and one of their famous Bloody Marys. They’ll be ready in an hour, they put your picture up and you take a t-shirt home with you. Quit in half an hour and they’ll cover the bill.

The 3 liter bowl of ramen from the Kobe Sushi Bar
Bellevue’s no-frills Pan-Asian outpost for sushi, ramen, Japanese fried food, and Korean bibimbop serves up a large old bowl of ramen. Within 30 minutes, sip a 3 liter bowl of authentic ramen (kindly with noodles, tonkotsu, or shoyu of your choice) showered with bean drains, pnions, chives, four slices of pork, and a hard-boiled egg on the wall of fame and take home a free meal and $ 100 gift card. The turn? You have 30 minutes to polish it off.

The 6 pound burger from South Seattle Bowlero
While you won’t be taking home special prizes, you’ll be taking home at least six pounds of pride and 9,880 calories. After you’ve had your fill of bowling, grab this huge 14-inch round burger that comes with all the work.

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