Food & Drink

Miami's 5 Toughest Eating Challenges

The mother burger at Burger and Beer joint

There're a lot of ways to prove you're a man in Miami, like... um, using your car horn to let women know they're attractive? Ok, so there are a few ways to do it, one of which is EATING A SHTON OF FOOD! So, if you're seriously ready to earn the respect of your peers and the admiration of women with your stomach, check out our rundown of Miami's five toughest eating challenges that aren't the Shula's 64oz steak, and our tips on how to get ‘em done.

30-inch pizza at Steve's Pizza

The Challenge: The 30in pizza with two toppings and two 2L of soda.
The Spot: Steve’s Pizza, Palmetto Bay
How Long You’ve Got: 45mins
What You Get: $30, a t-shirt, and your name on the wall if you finish. A polaroid of yourself on the Wall of Failure if you don’t.
Tips On Getting It Done: Order light toppings like onions, pineapples, tomatoes, and mushrooms. Open the sodas immediately so they get flat while you drink them (less carbonation), and get diet ones as the sugar won’t make them as heavy.

Adams 18-wheeler at The Filling Station
BURGER BEAST

The Challenge: Adam’s 18-Wheeler. Nine burgers, nine onion rings, 18 slices of cheese, and two whole pickles.
The Spot: The Filling Station, Downtown
How Long You've Got: One hour
What You Get: The $31.25 value ABSOLUTELY FREE
Tips On Getting It Done: Go with the meat first, then the onion rings, slurp and swallow the cheese, and force down the bread.

The 5 Pound Burrito and Sandbar and Grill

The Challenge: A 5lb burrito filled with your choice of meat, rice, beans, cheese, and chipotle sauce.
The Spot: Sandbar Grill, Coconut Grove
How Long You’ve Got: One hour
What You Get: Your name on a plaque on the wall, which you can show to completely unimpressed college girls when you go there on Thursdays.
Tips On Getting It Done: It looks a little like a newborn baby when they bring it out, but don’t let that stop you: Try and knock out everything but the rice first, since that’ll expand in your stomach.

Kiss of Death wings at Pizza Bar

The Challenge: Kiss of Death wings. You gotta eat eight of these cluckers.
The Spot: Pizza Bar, South Beach
How Long You’ve Got: Eight minutes
What You Get: $50 Pizza Bar gift card and your picture on the Wall of Fame
Tips On Getting It Done: Sure, it sounds easy, until the first bite makes you want to run over to the beach and swallow the Atlantic. It’s counter-intuitive, but that's the worst thing you can do: Drinking water will just spread the heat around your mouth more... plus, the Atlantic's mad salty, son. Try eating some bread and drinking some chocolate milk, instead.

Monster Burger ar Burger and Beer Joint

The Challenge: The Mother Burger. 10lbs of Certified Angus Beef ® brand Prime, served with lettuce, tomato, onion, and a pickle.
The Spot:Burger and Beer Joint, South Beach/Brickell
How Long You’ve Got: Two hours
What You Get: The $125 burger’s free if you can finish it, but they’re not covering your medical bills.
Tips On Getting It Done: Be that Kobayashi guy. This is over TWICE the meat of Shula’s challenge, and not even the Burger Beast himself could pull this one off. His advice on doing this one? "Don't."