The UEPa vs Gregory's 120oz Steak Challenge, Allentown, PA

Monday, September 01 2008 @ 01:13 pm UTC

Contributed by: Billy

There's a new steak challenge on the block, and this one is BIG. 72oz? Bah, too small... now there's a 120oz Steak Challenge being offered by Gregory's Steakhouse in Allentown, PA. The Challenge: Finish the 120lb Steak and sides in one sitting. The Prize: nothing. (lame!) but you get your name up on the wall. Come on Gregory's, you wanna play big, then you gotta pay big. At least knock half off the bill if you finish it or something?


Somehow, only 48 hours after attempting to eat the largest steak I've ever seen in my entire life, I'm actually hungry for a steak. The UEPa met at Gregory's Steakhouse in Allentown this weekend. One of us was successful in our attempt to consume Gregory's 120-ounce (7.5 pound) steak, but all of us had fun. I'll let the pics tell the tale.


Gregory's Steakhouse

Waiter with two steaks

Our waiter brought out our steaks two at a time. The sizzling platters were audible before he even entered the room. Sweet Jill Stoler, Ian Hickman and I each ordered the 120-ouncer, which came with a choice of potato side (a heaping plate of house potatoes, mashed potatoes, or fries) and a heaping plate of steamed broccoli. Wild Bill and family also ordered a 120 ouncer, but wisely decided to split it amongst the three of them. Shanna's steak, a 24-ounce ribeye, looked like a pork chop compared to our feasts.

Steak with garlic butter

Will Bill and family

Ian ready to attacke the 120 ounce steak.

I would eat about four pounds in one hour before calling it quits.

Me, moments before digging in. We eached ordered one topping on our steaks. I ordered mushrooms, Jill went with onions and Ian opted for garlic butter. I would eat about four pounds of my steak in about an hour. Jill did about the same, including making a nice dent in her mashed potatoes (I should take this time to remind everyone that Jill is a strict vegetarian).

A shot of the 120 ounce steak

And more digging in

Jill digs in.

Ian digs in.

Legend has it, this 9-year-old finished the 120 ouncer.

Ian getting full

At one point I briefly passed out in my steak.

Somewhere around the 45 minute mark, I lapsed into a meat coma. The steak, while totalling 120 ounces (I assume, I forgot my scale) wasn't one massive slab of meat, but two giant 60 ounce steaks stacked on top of each other. Still, considering how taste and size of food items are inversely proportional, the steaks were pretty good.

I got through about 4 pounds of my 7.5 pound steak.

Last bite

The last bite for Ian "The Invader" Hickman. Before he started, we learned that if you finish the steak and sides, the meal is NOT free. That was the policy under old management, but our waiter was nice enough to pull some strings and get 10 percent knocked off of our $340 bill. Faced with this new lack of incentive, I made a deal with Ian: If he finished the steak in an hour, I'll pay for half of his $64 tab. If he finishes the steak AND sides in two hours, I'll pay for everything. He finished his 120-ounce steak in 58 minutes and 47 seconds and got his picture on the wall along side this kid.

Ian finished his 7.5 pound steak in just under 59 minutes.

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