I was updating my bucket list and marking off the completed ones and I noticed that I never wrote one for my food challenge in Amarillo! #badblogger
Back in December a few friends of mine (and me) took a road trip to Amarillo to see the sights. Bucket list item #3 for the weekend was attempting a food challenge. I have always seen shows like Man vs. Food and Diners, Drive-In’s and Dives where they tour the country and try their hand at eating lots of food. I have always heard of The Big Texan in Amarillo has a steak and potato challenge and thought I should try it. Now, I like food but eating a ton of food usually doesn’t appeal to me. BUT, the challenge is always fun. I enjoy the challenge more than the idea of eating all that food. The challenge costs $72 but if you finish it, you get it free.
· 72 oz steak
· Baked potato
· Shrimp Cocktail
You must complete the challenge in 1 hour while sitting at a specific table with a spotlight on you.
I knew I would never finish this, but it’s fun to accept the challenge. I thought I could just sit with my friends, but nooooo, they make you sit in a special table in the middle of the room with a spotlight on you. My friends were upstairs watching from their table. Luckily, I was saved the embarrassment of doing this by myself and two teenagers started about 10 minutes before me. They were chowing down on their steak and I’m just going slowly. I gave up when I had 17 minutes left (right after the teenagers left) since I was too full. One of the guys only had 10 ounces of steak left, but he couldn’t go on.
The record is 4 minutes and it was a girl. She didn’t have a gag reflex (guys must love her) and was basically shoveling food down her throat. On top of eating it all in 4 minutes, she ate another one right after!
My stomach hurt SO BAD after we left the restaurant. It felt like a rock was sitting in it. I will not be participating in anymore food challenges any time soon. :) I literally had leftover steak for 3 days. So much steak!
I got a free shirt at the end since I didn't finish it.