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.
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.
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.
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.
Emporio is a meatball connoisseurs dream. We suggest trying the Six Pack which features six one-pound meatballs smothered in three kinds of cheese.
Cinnamon lovers will think they have died and gone to heaven at The Divine Cinnamon Roll Deli which features all kinds of cinnamon rolls, other baked delights and specialty sandwiches. But The Cinnamonster is the starring attraction. Softball-size gobs of frosting top this steaming 12-pound cinnamon roll which is then covered in a sweet-and-savory maple-bacon topping.
Chompie's offers the flavors of a traditional New York-style deli – with a few surprises – in the heart of Phoenix. Try a bite of their biggest creation, a 10-pound meat and latke stuffed beast called Bubbie’s Belly Buster. In this sandwich, a gargantuan challah roll houses piles of juicy brisket, crunchy potato pancake disks and 14 slices of Monterey Jack cheese.
Peach & the Porkchop serves tried-and-true classics like fried green tomatoes, deviled eggs and a killer pork chop, but for the most-ginormous breakfast in the south try the Ultimate All-In-One. This breakfast monstrositity features four pounds of fried chicken and waffles and a dozen fried eggs piled atop two-foot wide pancakes in a dish the whole neighborhood can share.
This 24-hour spot has been satisfying hungry crowds with hearty sandwiches since 1933. Many of these beauties come with french fries stacked right on top of the meat, like the Kielbasa & Cheese or the Cap & Egg. Make the visit to take down the towering Triple Pitts-Burger. The massive creation features three burgers, capicola, fried eggs, crispy fries and cole slaw.
Henry's is a popular spot because of its big portions of classic Southern food but The Hungriest Bennet takes this idea to another level. The 12 1/2 pound Herculean hash brown casserole features shrimp and grits, country fried steak and cheesy waffles all drenched in thick gravy.