Where to Find the Best Ginormous Food in Columbia, South Carolina
Josh Denny visited local hot spots across Columbia, South Carolina, to experience some of the city's most-massive eats. Find out which restaurants he went to and what he tasted.
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Henry's Restaurant and Bar
Building The Hungriest Bennett from Henry's Restaurant and Bar means bringing together "practically every dish onto one plate," notes Josh. This monstrous breakfast platter, which tips the scales at a whopping 12.5 pounds, features no fewer than 15 ingredients, including cheesy hash browns, golden country-fried steak, strips of bacon, a bounty of sunny-side-up eggs and a single waffle. "This is like the South on a plate," says Josh, who uses a chef's knife to slice through the mound before eating.
You know how most biscuit sandwiches feature a single biscuit sliced in half? Bourbon restaurant doesn't do that to make The Champ. Instead, this next-level creation brings together two whole biscuits — each of them 14 inches wide — to act as the halves for this sandwich, which is filled with crispy fried chicken, fried eggs and creamy sausage gravy. "The first thing I taste when I bite into this is that fried chicken," Josh explains. "So juicy, so tender. And the outside — crispy."
The Devine Cinnamon Roll Deli
Clocking in at a whopping 22 inches wide, The Cinnamonster from The Devine Cinnamon Roll Deli indeed goes beyond your everyday breakfast pastry. This 12-pound sensation is shellacked with butter and blanketed with cinnamon before it's rolled into an over-the-top round, then it's dressed up with what Josh calls "softballs of frosting." That sweet cream cheese frosting is finished a topping of peppery bacon bits for a welcome savory contrast.
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