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.
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.
Head here for decadent treats like the massive Pumpple Cake. Pie and cake are creatively (and deliciously) combined to form the Pumpple. A top layer of apple pie-stuffed vanilla cake is stacked atop a base of pumpkin pie-stuffed chocolate cake, with buttercream frosting holding this beauty together.
Punky's Pizza with vodka sauce has been luring customers to its old-world restaurant since 2002. But it wasn't until the restaurant introduced panzarottis that customers began stretching their waistbands. The 6-pound bread pocket is stuffed to the brim with cheese, mushrooms and homemade salami.
Jeremy "Lumpy" Sturgill opened Lumpy's Diner with a few "big ideas," including offering a menu with more than 15 styles of fries. Tom Pizzica of Outrageous Food still couldn't believe the 6-pound Kitchen Sink omelet or the Famous Dog Pounder, a monstrous 4-pound beef hamburger.
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 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.
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.
Since 1956, Jaxon's has been scooping out giant ice cream sundaes — and when we say giant, we mean giant. Outrageous Food's Tom Pizzica (and a junior basketball team) barely finished The Kitchen Sink, a sundae with 36 scoops of ice cream. Note: The Kitchen Sink is for parties of four or more.
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.
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.
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.
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.