Food challenges can get pretty wild.
Not everyone is a competitive eater, but sometimes, you feel like trying things just to see if you can. If you feel like finding out exactly how much you can eat in one sitting, there are some really interesting food challenges around Columbus
From massive burgers the size of your head to burritos worth their weight in gold, here are some fantastic belt-busting food challenges around our city.
So what do you think? Do you have what it takes?
Joseppi’s 28″ Mega Meat Pizza Challenge
The Challenge: You and a partner must devour a 28-inch Mega Meat Pizza. This pizza is covered with pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham, bacon, ground beef, provolone and grated cheeses. There’s a $50 entry fee.
Time limit: 1 hour
What you win: $100 cash and $150 in Joseppi’s gift certificates
Where: 4764 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43228
The Melt Challenge
The Challenge: This giant grilled cheese has 13 different cheeses oozing between the three slices of bread. You will also have coleslaw and a pile of hand-cut fries. In all, you’ll be eating over 5 pounds of food that you’ve got to finish without any trips to the bathroom or help from anyone else.
Time limit: One sitting
What you win: Melt t-shirt or Melt Pint Glass, a $10 gift card and a photo on the wall of fame
Where: 4206 Worth Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43219
Website: Melt Bar & Grilled
The Challenge: You better loosen your belt or wear pants with an elastic band. This burger is a beast. According to the Thurman Cafe’s menu this sandwich consists of, a “bottom bun, mayo, lettuce, tomato, pickle, banana peppers, 12 ounce burger, bacon, cheddar, another 12 ounce burger, sautéed mushrooms & onions, ham, mozzarella & American cheese, top bun.”
Then there’s the pickle spear and a pile of fries, too. This isn’t an official food challenge but I promise, that doesn’t mean it will be easy.
Time limit: one sitting
What you win: bragging rights
Where: 183 Thurman Ave, Columbus, Ohio, 43206
Website: The Thurman Cafe
Cazuela’s Super Macho Burrito Challenge
The Challenge: This 12 inch burrito is filled with your choice of meat (grilled chicken or steak strips), rice, refried beans, and super HOT sauce. It’s also smothered in super hot habanero sauce. The spice levels on this challenge are no joke, so if you don’t handle spice well, this may not be the one for you.
Time limit: 20 minutes
What you win: a free meal, a Cazuela’s T-shirt, and a feature on social media
Where: 2247 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201
Website: Cazuela’s Grill & Mexican Restaurant
Johnson’s Ice Cream Challenge
The Challenge: This banana split might just split the seams of your pants if you’re not careful. This challenge requires polishing of 8 scoop of ice cream, 3 whole bananas, 8 different toppings, whipped cream, and yes, there are cherries on top.
Time limit: You have to beat the current best time
What you win: the ice cream is free and you’ll get a Johnson’s Ice Cream T-shirt
Where: 2728 East Main Street Bexley, Ohio 43209
Website: Johnson’s Ice Cream
Mega Mamma Burrito Challenge
The Challenge: This challenge costs $25 and you’ll have to finish a 5 pound burrito with your choice of meat, starch, and sauce. Once you’re finished your belly will be so full you’ll be crying for your mamma.
Time limit: One hour
What you win: your $25 back, a Big Mamma’s T-shirt, and a place on the wall of fame
Where: 1359 Grandview Ave Columbus, OH 43212
Website: Big Mamma’s Burritos
The Big Nasty Burger Challenge
The Challenge: Finish this burger with its two half-pound patties, topped with cheddar cheese, sautéed mushrooms, and bacon. You also have to finish the fries. Best of luck.
Time limit: 10 minutes
What you win: Bragging rights and a Big Nasty T-shirt
Where: 6150 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43213
Website: Nasty’s Sports Bar