Pizza Doctors have cured thousands of customers from lackluster pizza. Outrageous Food's Tom Pizzica loved trying the Thanksgiving Dinner pizza and the Spicy Blood Mary pizza that's like eating the drink. Kids adore Pizza Doctors too; dessert pizzas come with toppings like skittles and gummy worms.
Fall in love with a Texas tradition at Houston institution Hickory Hollow: an award-winning chicken-fried steak. Tom Pizzica of Outrageous Food goes for the "Large Rancher" -- a 22-ounce piece of "Texan goodness" he claims is "so tender it cuts like butter" -- and a side of jalapeno potato poppers.
After someone beat their 36-inch burrito challenge, Gus' Mexican Cantina challenged customers to a 72-inch burrito. The massive 9-pound burrito comes with a pound of seasoned pork and six cups of rice, as well as chicken, beef and pork mixed throughout. The Nachos Supremo is equally satisfying.
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.
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."
Diners at Shelby's will never leave hungry. In addition to its menu of hearty breakfast classics, Shelby's serves The Terminator, a 24-inch pancake with four fried eggs and six pork sausage patties. But wait! There's still 2 pounds of bacon, home fries and a couple slices of toast to finish it off.
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.
Though Tom Pizzica of Outrageous Food originally visits McKinney, Texas, to help The Pantry Restaurant create a 5-foot pie as a thank-you to local police and firemen, he falls in love with Chef Shelly Kendall's signature chocolate chip pecan pie. Open for lunch, this locale is rustic and inviting.
Tom Pizzica fell in love with a signature dish from the Tin Star Cafe & Donut Haus, The Glutton Sandwich, which piles barbeque on a cinnamon apple fritter, resulting in an ideal combo of hot and cold, spicy and sweet. Tom hits it off with Chef Andrew Schutt, exclaiming, "that is AWESOME."
This mecca for meat eaters offers diners a luxurious menu with Beef Carpaccio and Scottish Salmon Steak. For those looking for a feast, Outrageous Food's Tom Pizzica suggests Brand's 120 oz. Ultimate Steak for Six. The above and beyond porterhouse is wrapped in a golden crust of bacon.
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.
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.
This hip pub takes a renegade approach to British dining with over-the-top dishes like the Fish & Chip Butty. Layers of fried indulgences combine to form this sandwich: chunky, golden-brown chips (aka fries) are heaped on a flaky battered halibut fillet that sits atop a crisp patty made from peas. Note: The Park Slope location is permanently closed.
Gelato genius Pete Palazzolo offers Tom Pizzica of Outrageous Food a taste of Polish Sausage, one of his 600 flavors (from classic vanilla to White Chocolate Poppy Seed), which he combines with honey, allspice, and currants. Tom was ecstatic about this treat, exclaiming, "It really works!"