Omaha Meals Challenges – The Reader
Nebraska is more than just beautiful. We are absolutely abundant. What better way to experience this abundance than through MASS CONSUMPTION? Food challenges are more fun watching than participating in them, and it is this voyeuristic disease that brings you this month’s article.
The difference between the food challenges in Omaha and the several other places I’ve visited is that the foods you are supposed to eat in gigantic proportions here are generally really appetizing. It’s not just a mass amount of food; It’s a ridiculous amount of food to take home with you after humiliating yourself with public failure.
And so, in no particular order, we’re bringing you some of Omaha’s most popular food challenges.
1. Porkasaurus Challenge – Bailey’s Breakfast & Lunch
One of the most achievable challenges on our list, the Porkasaurus, is not a void. Jules Winnfield would not agree. Photo credit: Bailey’s breakfast and lunch.
Where: Bailey’s Breakfast and Lunch | 1259 S. 120th St.
What: You need to be ready in 30 minutes or less: two strips of thickly sliced bacon, a sausage patty, two sausage links, a slice of quartered andouille, a ham steak, six slices of Canadian bacon, three eggs, and a stack of french fries with grilled onions, cheddar and jack -Cheese, served alongside biscuits and sausage sauce, with three silver dollar pancakes or two slices of bread and butter of your choice.
The meal weighs a whopping 3 pounds. 0.7 ounces and must be finished in one sitting. An episode of Man v. Food showed the challenge in 2019.
Price for completion: T-shirt and a photo on the wall of fame.
Challenge level (1 of 5): Beginner. This is one of the most achievable items on our list today, but none with blood pressure or heart disease should give it a try!
2. Stellanator – Stella’s Bar & Grill
Fans of Stella’s signature burger may think they will never get enough. But often they change their minds less than halfway through the counter of this towering butcher. Photo credit: Stella’s Bar & Grill
Where: Stella’s Bar & Grill | 106 S. Galvan Rd, Bellevue
What: You have 45 minutes to eat “The Stellanator”, six burger patties, six fried eggs, six pieces of cheese, 12 strips of bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions (but like many fried onions), gurapenos, and peanut butter between two buns a generous helping of french fries.
Price for completion: While those who fail pay $ 35 for the huge gulp, anyone who can get under the buzzer has their meal (or what six meals would make for a normal person) a t-shirt declaring their victory , and a photo on the wall of fame.
However, fame does not escape the losers, and their paintings adorn the adjacent wall of shame, where they can be regularly booed.
Challenge level (3 of 5): Medium. While the seasoned eater will believe this is a breeze, in most cases 20 minutes will be over their heads. As the food cools and, as we say, freezes, nothing slips down that easily. For those with the stomach for this mission, it has become a battle of the fastest, with a contender defeating the flesh in just three minutes and 40 seconds!
3. The Big Joe – Frank’s Pizzeria
Where: Franks Pizzeria | 711 N. 132nd St.
What: Choose your fighter! You and a friend have 60 minutes to mash 12 pounds of pizza. You heard right; The pizza is measured in pounds. This means that while you can choose your own toppings, omitting mushrooms will result in more mozzarella. Picking up hot peppers means piling up the peppers. No matter how you slice it, the 30-inch cake must weigh a full 12 pounds.
Price for completion: Your $ 65 meal will be in the house, your photos will live forever on the wall of fame, and you will walk away with a t-shirt declaring your victory. Photos of losers get plastered and blasted on social media for not finished.
Challenge Level (5 of 5): Expert. While the first few slices of Frank’s finest like hot mozzarella go down, it’s hard to fathom how much pizza it takes to make a 12 pound cake. While there are many who are very close to victory, they are generally closer to flinging over the finish line than to kicking carefully.
This challenge is not for the faint of heart. Literally. Before trying that much meat and cheese in you, get your cholesterol checked and get a doctor clear.
4. THE DUNDEE DOZEN – eCreamery
Where: eCreamery | 5001 Underwood Ave.
What: 12 measuring spoons, 12 toppings, 20 minutes. Can You Beat The Dundee Dozen? Participants are offered hot or cold water to wash off, and the 12 toppings are entirely up to you.
According to Claire Benedix from eCreamery, this gets many participants in trouble. “A lot of people do things like sprinkles and think it’s small so it won’t fill up. You only realize too late that a lot of sprinkles are getting really chalky and slowing you down. People are more fortunate in choosing sauces like chocolate or strawberry sauce. “
Price for completion: A photo on the wall of fame and a victory tee.
Challenge Level (3 of 5): Medium. Claire and a coworker agreed that about every sixth attempt leads to a win. The wall shows 112 photos, but some are “honorary victories”, groups of children who have risen to the challenge and have earned a place through teamwork.
5. PIG WING CHALLENGE – Starky’s Bar & Grill
Randy Santel, a professional eater, completed the Pig Wing Challenge in 2011 before the owners took the challenge even further by swapping a pound of corn nuggets for fries. Photo credit: Starsky’s Bar N Grill.
Where: Starsky’s Bar & Grill | 7812 F St.
What: The “Pig Wing Challenge” consists of five pounds of fried pig wings, a delicate cut near the pig’s shoulder. Doesn’t sound that challenging, does it? Half that weight is bones … right? But in addition to this pile of meat, participants will have to complete a pound of corn nuggets and a pound of french fries.
Price for completion: Your $ 51 bill settles and Starsky tea declares your victory.
Challenge level (5 of 5): Expert. At the time of this writing, Starsky’s Tommy Kirkman informed me that only two people successfully completed the challenge. An episode of Man v Food was filmed on location in October 2011 in which contestant Matt Price tried the trick. Despite coaching Adam Richman himself, Price isn’t one of the two faces that adorn the wall of fame.
6. EAT HEAT – Quaker Steak & Lubricant
Where: Quaker Steak & Lube | 3320 Mid America Dr., Council Bluffs
What: For the people who love spices, the “Eat Heat” is exactly what you are looking for. All they ask is that you consume six full-size chicken wings with no water. That’s baby easy! Except that the lemon is pressing right into your eye because those wings are covered in a whopping 150,000 Scoville units with atomic sauce.
Don’t worry, my mild readers, that challenge has been replaced … with the Triple Atomic Challenge, the sauce of which stands at a staggering 500,000 Scoville.
Price for completion: Photo on the wall, bumper sticker, crippling acid reflux.
Challenge level (??): TBD. I couldn’t contact anyone who tried the updated challenge. From a medical point of view, however, this challenge would be undertaken against medical advice for people with gastric, esophageal, digestive or reflux problems.
(No longer available) GOLIATH CHALLENGE -DEFUNCT-
Where: Sinful Burger | 4005 Twin Creek Dr., Bellevue
What: Two 1½ pound beef patties, 10 slices of American cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion between two pieces of Indian bread made 4 pounds. Burger. Eaters also had to consume a full pound of french fries, all in an hour or less.
Price for completion: The Wall of Fame, always named after the current record holder, was full of winners. Anyone who was able to oust the record holder received a cool $ 100 in addition to the composed meal.
Competitive eaters do not have to apply as they could win the free burger but not the prize money. Sinful wanted to keep this as a civilian competition after renaming the wall for more than one professional. However, the owners offered a $ 300 tab to anyone who convinced Man v Food to film an episode on location, but Sinful hasn’t made Adam Richman’s list of Omaha stops yet.
Challenge level: N / A – This challenge was mentioned several times in my research for this piece, but it no longer exists. After the final winner was announced less than a year ago, a call to the facility confirmed that the challenge was no longer available to guests. No further information was given.
Did you take part in any of the Omaha Food Challenges? Let us know in the comments or email us at [email protected]