(aka The Vegas Vacation Part III)
Previous Man v. Food locations I’ve been to:
- Shula’s Steak House in Miami, Florida
- The Vortex in Atlanta, Georgia
- The Buckhorn Exhange in Denver, Colorado
- The Jack-N-Grill in Denver, Colorado
- Gladys Knight And Ron Winans’ Chicken And Waffles in Atlanta, Georgia
Let’s start at the beginning: Since I began my hobby of visiting Man v. Food locations during my travels, I’ve ordered some pretty crazy stuff for meals. (You can check out the list above for details.) For each of these dining experiences, even the challenges, I would just sit at my table, order my grub, and make a fool out of myself with my wife or some friends around. Leave it to Las Vegas to turn stunt eating into a show for the masses.
The table I’m sitting at is the table Adam Richman used (now painted and themed) when he attempted the B3 Burrito challenge at the NASCAR Cafe in Las Vegas. When you order the mammoth meal, you are REQUIRED to sit at that table (or one of the two next to it) at the edge of the restaurant where everyone walking around the casino (the Sahara) can see you.
WAIT… it gets better: there is a chalk board behind you with times on it so everyone knows how long you’ve been sitting there trying to shove that monstrosity in your stomach. The challenge has a ninety minute limit.
WAIT… it gets EVEN better: above and in front of me is a webcam that streams the whole thing via the Sahara’s website. Check it out here http://www.saharavegas.com/nascar/
WAIT… it gets even BETTER than better: my drunk wife thought it’d be a hoot to post the webcam’s website address on her Facebook so folks could check me out while I make an ass out of myself eating food larger than a small infant. Here’s Shannon enjoying the buy one/get one free beer coupons she found:
See that smile? That’s the smile of PURE EVIL INTENT. She knows what posting something like that on Facebook would do in our world of online friends.
While trying to eat the B3 Burrito, my cell phone started beeping. A lot. Folks like Katie McAwesome were texting me to let me know that I wasn’t alone in my humiliation. My friends, and the Internet, were all going to share it with me.
Enough about that, though. Let’s talk about the food. This is the second burrito I’ve taken on from the MvF universe and it was pretty good! The thing you notice the most while ingesting it is the meat. The B3’s shredded beef is seasoned perfectly and it is very, very tender. The juices hold a lot of robust flavor and it mixes well with the rest of the burrito. Aside from being a “gimmick” meal, it was legitimately good eating.
For me it was only about a pound and a half of good eating. There was no way in hell that I was going to make it through six pounds. AND SO, Food defeated Man. (Adam Richman also failed to defeat this thing on the show.) The look of shame:
Look for me to wear this in the future for important social functions like funerals, weddings and court appearances.
EPILOGUE: While at the NASCAR Cafe, I happened across an interesting crossing of paths proving how tiny our little planet is. You can read about it here. (There’s a follow up to it on another blog – click here to read it, too!)