Dig In: Five Tantalizing Denver Food Challenges


Are you a fan of not only great food, but testing your limits as to how much you can eat in one sitting? Well, you’re in luck. Here’s a list of 5 tasty yet intestinal fortitude challenges here in Denver that are definitely worth a try.

Crave Real Burgers

The Challenge: Big Bad Wolf


“l’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll….” well you won’t blow anyone’s house down but you will conquer the Big Bad Wolf if you’re up for this great burger challenge at Crave Real Burgers.

You’ll have 45 minutes (no bathroom breaks) to down not 1, not 2, but 3 loaded Little Pig Burgers full of pulled pork, ham, bacon, cheese, and crunchy onion strings once the plate is in front of you. Conquer this challenge and you’ll get a free T-shirt and the chance to brag to all who enter that your photo hangs on the Wall of Winners.

Corona’s Mexican Grill

The Challenge: The Corona Del Diablo


Here’s your chance to dance with one hell of a devilish taco salad challenge that tops out at 6.66 lbs! But how does a salad weigh that much? Try 8 oz. of ground and shredded beef, shredded chicken, carnitas, fajita steak and chicken, and don’t forget other toppings like rice, beans, cheese, tomatoes, and of course, lettuce.

If you consume this beast in 66 minutes or less, the $40 salad is free, your photo goes up on the Crown of Fame Wall (make sure to wear you free T-shirt), and a 30 oz. draft beer is yours if you take down the spicy Chili Chingado with the salad.

Pho 95

The Challenge: Pho-King Challenge


Drive around Denver for a little while and you’re bound to see countless places to find pho. But if you’re looking to see how much you can eat in one sitting, give Pho 95 two days notice and give this challenge your best effort.

This gargantuan bowl of traditional Vietnamese pho contains 2 lbs. of noodles, 2 lbs. of of meat, 200 oz. of broth, and if that’s not enough, there’s a separate plate of vegetables, too. Consume it all in one sitting and you’ll be crowned the Pho-King Winner of the Month, you’ll get a free T-shirt, the honor of your photo on the wall of winners, and the $35 meal is free.


The Challenge: 7lb Breakfast Burrito

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This challenge was on the Travel Channel’s, Man vs. Food, and for good reason. It’s a 7 pound burrito! (And you better get there fast. The building is for sale.)

This infant-sized burrito contains 5 lbs. of grilled potatoes, 12 eggs, 1/2 lb of ham, 1/2 lb of cheese, and a generous amount of peppers of onions with your choice of sauce. Finish this challenge and you’ll definitely be one of the few, the proud, and the full with your image on the wall. And ladies if you finish you’ll get free food for life!

Beau Jo’s Pizza

The Challenge: The Great Sicilian


This monstrosity contains an enormous amount of cheese, pepperoni, sausage, hamburger, green peppers, onions, mushrooms, and a fresh, savory sauce, all encircled by an incredibly thick 16 inch crust making this pizza weigh in at 14 lbs! If you and a friend finish in an hour, crust and all, the pizza is free, you’ll collect two T-shirts, and you’ll be $100 richer. Ready, set, EAT!


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