June 29, 2010, - 3:34 pm
I eat a very healthy diet, and even if kosher dietary prohibitions didn’t keep me from eating most of these items, below, I still wouldn’t. The idea turns my stomach. But I believe in freedom of consumption. Even though I wouldn’t eat it, if you want to, that’s your bid’ness. Keep the food police far away and out of our lives.
Check out these high-calorie, stomach- and appetite-expanding items on restaurant menus across America. What’s the grossest, most calorie-laden thing you’ve ever eaten? Do any beat these choices?
•In Georgia, you can get what’s called a Luther Burger, supposedly named after singer Luther Vandross. It’s a ground beef patty topped with bacon and cheese, sandwiched between two Krispy Kreme doughnuts instead of a bun.
•In Iowa, there’s a hot beef sundae, which made its debut at the Iowa State Fair a few years ago, O’Connor says. It’s mashed potatoes, roast beef, beef gravy, cheddar cheese and a little cherry tomato on top to look like a cherry on a sundae.
•In Vermont, there’s Ben and Jerry’s “Vermonster,” which includes 20 scoops of ice cream, hot fudge, bananas, cookies, brownies and any other topping you could possibly want.
•In Connecticut, diners at Doogie’s can get a 2-foot-long hot dog on a roll with onions, chili, cheese and bacon and a side of fries.
•In New Mexico, recipes for a Frito pie vary, but most include Fritos corn chips, beef, beans, onion, cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato.
“It almost seems like a salad,” O’Connor says. “It does have some healthy things on it, but it’s all these toppings on a giant pile of Fritos.”
•In Colorado, the Jack-n-Grill has a 7-pound breakfast burrito. It’s made with seven potatoes, 12 eggs, a pound of ham and a whole onion, plus cheese and chili.
•In Arizona, the Heart Attack Grill offers what’s called the Quadruple Bypass Burger with four beef patties, eight slices of cheese, tomato, onion and sauce on a bun.
Yuck to all of those for me, especially far-left Ben & Jerry’s. The gluttony of these just ain’t for me. Would you try any of these? And, again, have you ever eaten anything that matches or beats these calorically-endowed entrees?
Tags: Doogie's, food, Frito Pie, gluttony, Heart Attack Grill, high-calorie, Hot Beef Sundae, Jack-n-Grill, Krispy Kreme, Luther Burger, Quadruple Bypass Burger, Vermonster