Breakfast lovers go berserk for Heart and Soul Cafe's incredible breakfast plates. But The Suicide Stack had Outrageous Food's Tom Pizzica stuffed to the brim. There are more than 13 layers (and 35 pounds) of breakfast goods on the plate of eggs, ham steaks, hash browns and ladles of country gravy.
Digger's Diner champions itself on perfecting all-American classics like chicken fried steak and juicy cheeseburgers. But for the ultimate "champ," Tom Pizzica of Outrageous Food discovered The State Champ burger. The specialty burger weighs nearly 6 pounds and will need a team to finish it off.
On Food Network's Outrageous Food, Tom Pizzica discovers the Wall Street Burger Shoppe in New York, NY, offering the lavish Richard Nouveau Burger, made with Kobe beef, shaved black truffles, foie gras and golden truffle mayonnaise.
Move aside, vanilla. At Max & Mina's there are more than 5,000 ice cream flavors to choose from. Newcomers are welcome to old standbys as well as unique flavor combinations like French Toast, Beer and Cookies, Cranberry Vodka and Tom Pizzica's choice: Pizza with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
Fat Sandwich's enormous hoagies make it a popular hangout for local sports teams, and the hometown winner is undoubtedly The Big Fat Ugly. Outrageous Food's Tom Pizzica helped assemble the behemoth, which consists of 25 ingredients, including four cheeseburgers tightly wrapped in a bread roll.
A little outside of Salem, Ore., Mt. Angel Sausage Company has been making Oregon a hotbed of brats, with its more than 16 different kinds of sausages, from spicy chorizo to pepper cheese. Outrageous Food's Tom Pizzica's pick has to be the four-alarm Fire House Brat made with ghost chile peppers.
This California grill is a headquarters for hot wings, stirring up six heat levels of sauce from the mild "Safe" to the terrifyingly spicy "Ring of Fire." Featured on Outrageous Food, the famously fiery wings start with a "mouthful of flavor" but end with a spice explosion that makes grown men cry.
Bartolini's signature meatball sandwich isn't for the faint of heart — or stomach. As Tom Pizzica learned on Outrageous Food, the 3-foot sandwich includes 40 meatballs placed side by side on a French loaf. Not so hungry? The scratch-made Italian menu also features customized pasta dishes.
Cactus Bob's BBQ Corral is famous for its juicy smoked barbecue meats. But owner Craig DeDecker's fame also comes from the "liquid death" Showdown Sauce. On Outrageous Food, Tom Pizzica attempted to eat the sauce that uses ghost peppers along with four of the spiciest hot sauces on the market.
Outrageous Food host Tom Pizzica could barely finish Fire on the Mountain's El Jefe wings, as they come smothered in a fiery blend of jalapenos, Frank's RedHot and Cajun seasoning. Luckily, they also dish out milder wings such as Bourbon Chipotle, Buffalo Lime Cilantro and Raspberry Habanero.
Jake's Sandwich Board pays homage to Philadelphia with a two-foot Philly cheesesteak grilled in au jus sauce that left Tom Pizzica impressed. And that’s not the only massive creation churned out at this spot. Josh Denny tackled The 100/100 sandwich, which weighs in at a whopping 9 pounds. A 24-inch roll is slathered in spicy mayonnaise, stuffed with crisp strips of bacon, fork-tender roasted pork and sharp provolone cheese, then finished with generous squirts of Sriracha-laced mayonnaise for extra kick.
The question at Marianito's Extreme Texas is "Why be normal when you can go extreme?" Here you'll find enchiladas the size of sub sandwiches and the ultimate in burritos. The Grizzly weighs in at 7 pounds and measures 18 inches, packing 2 pounds of refried beans inside huge 14-inch tortillas.
As the name suggests, this Pennsylvania spot puts out plenty of wings -- 1,330 flavor varieties in total. Choose from classics like bacon-cheddar or honey-garlic ranch, get weird with chocolate s'mores, pumpkin pie or fruity pebble-crusted chicken, or try the hottest wing of all: Nuclear Hell 2.
Tom Pizzica went to Burger Jones to see the "outrageous things with burgers, fries and shakes" they serve, like the hard shake the Southern Belle, made with caramel, peach schnapps and bourbon. The most outrageous item? The Meat Your Maker, a 10,000-calorie, 16-layer burger with fried cheese curds.
At Pizza Casbah in Fort Collins, Colo., Tom Pizzica of Outrageous Food oversees a food challenge where customers try to finish a 30-inch pizza in less than an hour. Even if you're not trying to win the gold, stop by this locally owned establishment and craft your pizza from a long list of toppings.