Tom Pizzica dances with joy at Corona's Mexican Grill when he eats Corona del Diablo, a 6.66-pound taco bowl of fajitas, smoky chicken, ground beef and carnitas marinated in tequila. Chef Brenda Corona created the party favorite that saved her business with its great flavor and playful construction.
Bernie O's claim to pizza fame could be "The Twist," a nationally ranked, award-winning pizza topped with fresh bacon and pineapple. But Outrageous Food's Tom Pizzica came for the massive pie called "The Firebird." It's not for the weary -- every bite of this pizza is dusted with ghost chile powder.
At Pittsburgh's Fat Head's Saloon, regulars are rewarded by getting a sandwich named after them, and Wayne's Southside Slopes is the most popular; it contains fried pierogi, onions, kielbasa and horseradish sauce. Tom Pizzica sighs with joy: "You know it's a good sandwich when you're wearing it."
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: The 100/100 sandwich 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.
There are 11 different varieties of hot dogs and 60 kinds of toppings at The Slaw Dogs. As Tom Pizzica discovered on Outrageous Food, that equals 38 quintillion combinations! Among those, Tom says the TNT Dog remains "a masterpiece" with its chili, cheddar cheese and egg fried inside a tortilla.
Lansky's in New York, NY, is stacking up a whopping seven-pound sandwich of corned beef and pastrami between potato knish, on Food Network's Outrageous Food with Tom Pizzica.
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.
Tom Pizzica of Outrageous Food is wowed by fifth-generation Pastry Chef Bobby Jucker's Pumpecapple Piecake -- a decadent dessert that contains three pies inside of a giant cake, described by a fan as "literally a party in your mouth." Regulars also love the crunchy gingerbread men all year long.
Often called a "bacon lover nirvana," Paddy Long's has infused every inch of their menu with bacon (e.g., bacon-wrapped dates, beer-battered bacon strips and the BBQ bacon burger). The ultimate bacon feast comes from The Bomb, a five-pound behemoth of a sausage wrapped in an interlaced bacon weave.
Tom Pizzica continues his quest for Outrageous Food at Mallie's Sports Grill & Bar where he helps assemble a whopping 300+ pound burger that earns them the Guinness World Record. When not breaking records, Mallie's offers classic 10-lb pound burgers and locally renowned sweet potato fries.
The really big pizza at Virgilio's Pizzeria is aptly named The Hugilio. Measuring more than 2 feet wide, The Hugilio weighs in at 11 pounds, as it's topped with piles of mozzarella and homemade sausage. As Tom Pizzica learned, a sports team is a prerequisite for finishing this beast.
Tom Pizzica delights in Chef Tara Simon's crafting of a new twist on pigs in a blanket: bacon candy. At The Sticky Pig, she creates combinations such as coconut and curry, strawberry jam and Pop Rocks, and rum and pineapple all with candied bacon. It's just as delicious as it sounds.
Tom Pizzica tears up as he eats the deliciously spicy I'm Sorry hot sauce made in-house at Taste of a Gyro in Sonoma, Calif. Chef Dominic Sammarco uses fresh and dried ghost peppers; his friend at the spice market explains that in India, the peppers are named "poisonous king cobra."
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.
White Rabbit Truck features Filipino fusion food in the form of tacos, nachos and burritos. Its claim to fame is a six-pound burrito; those who finish one make the hall of fame. Not feeling quite that hungry? Try Pork Sisig tacos, made with fried pork belly, onions and jalapenos.