A Latin American classic gets supersized at Garrido's Bistro and Pastry where a hubcap-sized arepa called The Punisher is stuffed with fifteen pounds of pulled beef, chicken, avocado, plantains and cheese.
Most people come to Bourbon seeking creative bayou cuisine like the lamb burger, boudin-stuffed quail and pork belly mac and cheese. But the star of the show is The Champ. This massive sandwich features two manhole cover-sized biscuits that are filled with fried chicken and eggs and then doused in gravy and topped with andouille sausage, bacon and scallions.
This spot takes the hot chicken game to a fiery new level with its Tender Royale. Chicken tenders are brined, fried and doused with an oil made from Carolina reaper peppers before being served on a grilled cheese sandwich. Another standout is the Battle Royale, which clocks in at 9 pounds. Cheese sandwiches are fried until golden, then heaped with hot chicken tenders. Another layer of sandwiches and fried tenders are stacked on top, then finished with a mound of sweet apples.
Diners come to Truffles N Bacon for comfort food with a twist. A favorite is the Not Your Mama’s Grilled Cheese which is topped with brisket and their award-winning bacon jam. You've got to stop by for a taste of The Belly of the Beast, a monstrous burger with tire-size beef patties and pork belly topped with tater tots, cheese, eggs and cheese curls.
Diners head here for comfort food dishes made from locally-sourced ingredients like the grass-fed Florida beef used for the Jalapeño Popper Burger. This monster of a burger is actually composed of two deep-fried patties with a heat-packed surprise inside: a spicy, creamy jalapeno-and-cheese filling. The Full Tank is the creation that will stop you in your tracks. The three-pound sandwich is constructed with two burgers, a deep-fried pulled pork patty and a patty of deep-fried pimento cheese.
Mex 1 Coastal Cantina takes a Mexican classic to a new height. The Big Papa Nachos platter is 14 pounds of Mexicali madness featuring a bucket of chips smothered with queso, black beans, house-smoked chicken and pork, fried shrimp and sauce.
The Big Cheezy pushes the boundaries of the classic grilled cheese. You'll want to make the visit for a bite of the behemoth Daddy Mac. You’ve never seen a grilled cheese like this before. Eight different kinds of cheese, roast beef, mac and cheese and bacon make up this tower of oozing goodness.
At Boca Tacos, Chef Maria Mazon grinds chiltepin – pea-sized, wicked-hot chiles that grow wild in southern Arizona – into her unique and ever-changing salsas. The salsas are served with signature made-to-order red tortilla chips. The restaurant also houses a true wonder called The Titanic Taco Dog. This five-pound taco is piled high with pinto beans, a salsa made from cactus buds and 10 bacon-wrapped hot dogs.
Owner and chef Mike LaSage keeps hungry diners coming back with his classic pulled pork, smoked wings and brisket. Chef LaSage's most-monstrous hits include his pork rind nachos, a Bloody Mary that eats like a meal and his over-the-top five-pound muffuletta aka Death by Sandwich. The massive Death By Sandwich is piled high with pulled pork, pepper jack sausage, deboned ribs, bacon brisket, collard greens and coleslaw.
Stache International is known for the creative spin it puts on Detroit classics. The restaurant is known for The Big Dawg, a sandwich with three pounds of house-smoked bologna in a two-foot long bun topped with American cheese, caramelized onions and bacon.
Stray Dogs has a little something for everyone but you'll want to grab a bite of the monstrous 9-pound doughnut called the B.F.D. A proofed doughnut the size of a wagon wheel is dropped in the fryer and then filled with luscious chocolate ganache. The gargantuan treat is finished with vibrant pink frosting and sprinkles.
Fresh seafood abounds at this Jacksonville Beach restaurant but The Sea Monster is worth the stop. This behemoth burrito features six tortillas stuffed with five types of seafood, cheese, lettuce and salsa. The adorable leviathan is an absolute hit.
Henry Chandler has built a bastion of bayou culture in a laid-back environment at Henry's Louisiana Grill. Moderately hungry diners can enjoy classic dishes like hush puppies, jambalaya and etouffee. But don't miss out on the legendary nine-foot po' boy called The Big Bayou Monster. This massive sandwich boasts thirty pounds of fried shrimp, crawfish, oysters and alligator topped with a tongue-quivering remoulade.
Pie-Sci Pizza is home to a Motown mash-up called Pizzagna. This behemoth is a enitre Detroit-style pizza topped with sausage, pepperoni and two pans of lasagna.
This cozy spot draws the crowds with its creative takes on downhome favorites. We suggest stopping by to tuck into The Big Daddy Hot Brown, a stunner of a sandwich that weighs in at 10 pounds. This supersized spin on the classic hot brown starts with dozens of toast points, which are then loaded with turkey, silky Mornay sauce, chopped tomatoes, bits of bacon and shredded parmesan cheese. After a 10-minute turn in the oven, the massive sandwich gets an elegant tweak in the form of edible flowers.