Every once in awhile, the Food Network, the Travel Channel, and their ilk run specials about weirdo restaurants that offer food challenges to brazen and misguided customers. You know them: eat a 20 pound pizza in 20 minutes and it's free, eat painfully hot wings without water in two minutes and get a t-shirt, consume that grotesque pail full of ice cream at Ben & Jerry's and get a photo put on the wall, etc. etc. It makes a sane eater wonder, what are these restaurants and who would ever partake in these challenges?
Today, the answer is Hill Country and these guys and these guys. The Flatiron barbecue joint has joined the dubious ranks of food challenge restaurants with their new Feed Your Face Challenge. Any diner that can consume a 1/2 lb of moist brisket, 1/2 lb. of lean brisket, 1/2 lb. of beef shoulder, 1/2 lb. of prime rib, one small hot side, a 32 oz. soft drink, and one cupcake in 60 minutes without any bathroom breaks gets the meal for free, a hat, a t-shirt, and a photo on the "Wall of Cue." Any takers? Ozersky?
· Food Challenge [ML]