On Saturday, five HCIers and myself took a 2 1/2 hour drive to Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub, home of some friggin huge hamburgers. It’s discussed in detail on this urban legends site, but the short story is that Denny’s serves 2lb, 3lb, 6lb, and 15lb burgers (though the 15lber is the weight of the entire end product, whereas the others weigh the beef itself), each with various eating challenges associated with it.
It may be mind-boggling to think of what a 6-pound burger might look like, so here it is sized up against yours truly:
Actually, if you know me well, you won’t be surprised to learn that I got a simple less-than-one-pound buffalo chicken wrap… I prefer to steer clear of steers. The burger that I was holding was actually one of Dave’s:
No no, seriously, each 6 lber was shared by two people, and even then, I’d say that each pair ate about 1/3 of their burger, if that. Can you imagine that someone has actually completed the 6lb challenge of eating one of those alone in 3 hours?! A 100lb woman no less. Rock on.
But unless you are a real glutton (for punishment, I mean), burgers like this make for great family meals. There was a family of about 15 sitting near us that ordered one (15lb) burger for the whole family. Yes, it is larger than the child…
In seriousness, though, it was a really fun time, and the food was pretty good. Plus, I think Jenn, who has been dying to go for quite some time, got her fill of 6lb burger for a while. But don’t worry – if any of you want to come visit me, I’m happy to make the trip up there with you. As for eating the 6lb burger, though, you’re on your own.