Food & Drink

The 5 Most Epic Food Challenges in MSP

Published On 04/15/2015 Published On 04/15/2015
The Pourhouse
Flickr/Michael Klein
The Nook
Lu's Sandwiches
Burger Jones
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1. The Pourhouse 10 S 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402 (Downtown)

The Pourhouse retains Spin's 12000sqft but changes pretty much everything else, blending a Prohibition theme (moonshine barrels everywhere, jail cell bathrooms, a bookcase that opens to a hallway leading to a "Hooch Room") with a modern sports/ party bar, replete with a stage for DJs and live acts, graffiti murals, 20-plus TVs, and a 24ft HD projection screen that makes for "the best viewing experience for sports in the Upper Midwest".

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2. Saigon 704 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55104 (Downtown St Paul)

This Asian spot has one of the toughest food challenges around. If you think that you can handle 10lbs of rich, unctuous pho, then try your had at the Pho-King Challenge. You get 45 minutes to slam down your bowl of pho, and if you do, it's on the house and you get a free T-shirt. If you fail, you’re on the hook for the whole bill.

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3. The Nook 492 S Hamline Ave, St. Paul, MN (Mac Groveland)

With possibly the best Juicy Lucy in all of the Twin Cities, St. Paul's The Nook is a cozy Irish bar featuring drink specials every night of the week.

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4. Lu's Sandwiches 2624 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408 (Whittier)

This sandwich shop sells some of the best Vietnamese specialties in the Twin Cities. If you're feeling up to it, try the Gian Banh Mi Challenge -- a 3.75lb sandwich with your choice of meat that you've gotta eat in under 25 minutes. Succeed and your meal is free and you get a T-shirt. Fail and you're on the hook for the bill.

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5. Burger Jones 3200 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55416 (Uptown)

Known for dishes like their french beef gravy-covered, chopped, chicken-fried bacon, and cheese curds-topped poutine, Burger Jones serves up killer American-style eats.