It’s no surprise Chicago likes things big. They have tall buildings, big sports names, deep dish pizzas. However, it is the perfect place for food lovers. In fact, Chicago is also home to some of the hardest food challenges in the US. So if you’re looking to glorify your name, win a free t-shirt, or just to see if you can accomplish the task, try your hand at these four amazing Chicago food challenges.
The Fifty/50 Challenge
This flavorful challenge requires you to eat fifty different items from The Fifty/50. They include: 30 buffalo wings, 5 strips of bacon, 5 onion rings, a side of macaroni and cheese, half a rack of smoked ribs, 7 different kinds of sliders, and a 50 ounce draft beer within 50 minutes. If you can complete the challenge, you will get: your meal for free, a free t-shirt, and your picture in their Wall of Fame.
The Ice Cream Challenge
This amazing 18 scoop ice cream challenge is a legendary Lindy’s Chili and Gertie’s Ice Cream concoction. It features 6 bananas, 2 apples, 3 brownies, 18 scoops of ice cream, whipped cream, vanilla wafers, and cherries. You have to complete the challenge in less than one hour. Winners receive a free meal, t-shirt, and their picture on the Wall of Fame; while those who cannot complete are placed on the Wall of Shame!
Famous Challenger Burger
This mouthwatering challenge is available at the Rudy’s and must be completed in 30 minutes. The challenge features 5.5 pounds of food including: eggs, bacon, potatoes, and a burger; all served to you in a skillet. Each contestant can attempt the challenge as many times as they want. However, you can only win once; but if you can complete it you will win a t-shirt, a $100 gift certificate, a complimentary meal, and you can sign the wall.
The Fatso’s Challenge
The Fatso’s Challenge is one of multiple challenge options available at Fatso’s Last Stand. It features a 7 pound sandwich consisting of coleslaw, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese sauce, 2 pounds of jumbo shrimp, and shoestring fries. On top of that you will have to finish off another pound of fries and a 32 ounce soda within 60 minutes. Winners receive a free t-shirt, complementary meal, a $200 gift card (for use at any Lockdown Group restaurants), and your name will grace their Hall of Fame plaque.