After tasting mussels at Mussel & Burger Bar, Josh set his sights on The Double Southern Belle. At 16 inches tall, this next-level burger creation features a whole pound of beef and no fewer than six fried green tomatoes, not to mention gooey melted pimento cheese. "The pimento is like a delicious lava," Josh noted after watching the chef construct this monstrosity from the plate up.
Louisville is known for its Kentucky Hot Brown sandwiches, so it's only fitting that Josh experienced one for himself while in town. At Gary's On Spring, he helped build The Big Daddy Hot Brown, which boasts all of the classic fixings, including 3 pounds of bacon. "I sell this for parties of 30," Chef Harold said of this cheese-topped platter.
Though Come Back Inn calls Louisville home, many of its dishes are inspired by those served in Chicago, especially The Godfather, a 5-pound creation similar to a beef sandwich that's famous in the Windy City. Featuring a base of juicy, thinly sliced beef, this au-jus-drenched masterpiece is piled high with toppings, including more meat in the form of sliced sausage links. "This is definitely the boss of sandwiches," Josh said as he prepared to dig in.
"It's almost the size of the entire table," Josh Denny said of the oh so eloquently named The Whale, a monstrous bagel sandwich served at Spread Bagelry. Piled high with white fish salad, buttery lox and ruby-red sliced tomatoes, this mighty morning meal tips the scales at a whopping 14 pounds. "I feel like you should serve this with a harpoon," Josh joked to the owner, Larry.
As Josh said, "Philadelphia is the city of sandwiches," so it was only fitting that he dropped by Jake's Sandwich Board to taste what the restaurant calls The 100/100, a 24-inch-long meat lover's masterpiece. Two layers of crispy bacon, a hefty mound of succulent pulled pork, hot mayo and multiple handfuls of provolone — they all come together on a split roll to create a 9-pound sensation.
When visiting Trolley Car Diner, Josh had to get his hands on Car 23, which he explained is "a trolley-shaped massive loaf of stuffed French toast deliciousness." This next-level breakfast is a half-foot tall and features layers of cinnamon-raisin bread and sweetened cream cheese spread, laced with fresh fruit.