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The 20 Level BK Stacker
Burger King has recently released their "Stacker" menu
, recommending a maximum of 4 beef pattys per burger. Not so, say the guys over at anandtech.com!
They rocked into their local BK the other night and asked for no less than a 20 level stacker!
It was pretty good. the manager of the store wanted us to print off a photo of it so they could hang it in their office it was about $20 and we all pitched in. they had to make it laying down on the tray, we then sat it upright so we could take pictures and things of the sort. We just took bites out of it from the side. We had a rule that no forks could be used. BK's slogan, afterall, is "Have it your way." And, no, we didn't call in advance It was about 9:30pm at night, so no one was there anyways. Oh, and it was about $20... We didn't order it expecting it to be tasty--even though it was. We were just trying to make a huge sandwich, LOL. We're going to get a bigger one next time.
Boston Cream Donut Challenge
The Challenge: Eat a dozen donuts in 30 minutes while watching America's Next Top Model... At a guess, I'd say the donuts weren't what made him sick... ;)
About two years ago, my friends challeneged me to eat a dozen Dunkin Donuts Boston Creams in 30 minutes while watching America's Next Top Model. I failed after eating about 10.
Farewell to Esther Snyder, co-founder of In 'n' Out
You may or may not have heard, but on August 4, 2006, co-founder of the In 'n' Out burger chain Esther Snyder passed away. She helped found In-n-Out Burger back in 1948, being one of the first to introduce the "Drive Thru" way of ordering... From the In 'n' Out Web Site:
In 1948, the first In-N-Out Burger was founded by Harry and Esther Snyder in Baldwin Park. Harry's idea of a drive-thru hamburger stand where customers could order through a two-way speaker box was quite unique. In that era, it was common to see carhops serving those who wanted to order food from their car. Harry's idea caught on and California's first drive-thru hamburger stand was born.
So thanks Esther for helping create an icon thats stood the test of time. Without it, we woudln't have felt the joy of the 100x100! (a Mc 100x100 just wouldn't be right!)
World's Longest Hot Dog in Portland, OR
When I saw "World's Largest Hot Dog and Bun" on the web site for Pioneer Courthouse Square's web site a few months ago, I was interested. It'd be overstating the truth to say that I was excited. But mildly interested, certainly so. If nothing else, it afforded me the opportunity to get out of the office for part of the afternoon...
Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Videos
I missed the ESPN feed of the event, (doh!) but Trencherwoman
found a few different sources, so I thought I'd list them here.
ESPN (you might have to dig around for it)
YouTube Vids from www.newyorkled.com, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Here's the first vid to give you a taste... ;)
Kobayashi wins Nathan's Famous with a new world record!
Congratulations to Takeru Kobayashi, for not only winning the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island, but setting a new world record! 53 and 3/4 in 12 minutes! A fantastic effort by Joey "The Jaws" Chestnut as well, for finishing 52 in the 12 minute timeframe. But the most interesting thing I've found about this event is the fact that Kobayashi has eaten more than 16,000 calories in 12 minutes! (and Chestnut's pretty close to that too). And not only that, they've consumed nearly 1,000g fat. 1kg!! 2.2lbs!!! of FAT!! I hope they've got a solid gym regime planned for the next few weeks!
More than 16,500 calories and 1,000 grams of fat will be consumed on July 4 by any competitive eater in the 2006 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in New York who matches the current world record, according to an analysis by CalorieLab. CalorieLab has created an FDA-format Nutrition Facts label showing the nutrient value of Takeru “The Tsunami” Kobayashi’s 2004 world record of 53.5 Nathan’s Famous hot dogs, eaten in 12 minutes.
How to Make Fried Oreo Cookies!
I know what you're thinking... "Those Oreo's just aren't fat enough". Fear not! SupersizedMeals.com to the rescue! "Fairy" gives his step-by-step guide to Oreo fatness!
We Southeast Asians love gorengan, or fritters, especially come tea time in the evening. We've all had deep-fried versions of local fruits such pisang (banana), ubi keledek (sweet potato), and cempedak (jackfruit), all typically covered in a semi-salty coating of rice flour batter. Sinking your teeth into a hot and greasy sweet pisang goreng is just heavenly and sipping a cup of hot tea to wash it down brings the world (and your heart) to a standstill. But has anyone ever tried Fried Oreo Cookies?!
In 'n' Out 8x8 in 7mins 35sec
This guy tries In 'n' Out's famous 8x8 burger, and manages to destroy it in 7 minutes, 35 seconds! Mmmm... sweaty cheese...
Army Supersizes their 231st Birthday Cake
Nothing says "birthday" like a nice big cake. This must be a big birthday then! When you've got 100lb's of Flour, well, you're going to get a big cake! Even Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld got in on the Supersized action!
Originally From: http://www.slashfood.com/2006/06/17/building-the-army-a-birthday-cake/
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 13, 2006) – It’s not just any birthday party, and this is not just any cake. The recipe calls for 540 eggs, 100 pounds of flour, 30 pounds of butter, 30 gallons of milk and 30 pounds of sugar.
Jammin' Joe LaRue sets World Corn Eating Record
Jammin' Joe LaRue set a new world record for the most corn eaten in 12 minutes. 34 ears of corn to be exact! The secret? Joe says, "The secret is a strong jaw, and a large capacity for corn". Congratulations Joe!!!