Put Your Stomach to the Test: Top Restaurant Food Challenges in Colorado

May 16, 2013

Feeling really hungry and a little bit daring? Then these 10 Colorado restaurants have just the thing to satiate your enormous appetite. Grab your fork and an industrial-sized bottle of antacids and dig in!


King’s Chef Diner’s New Mexico Stomper

Location: Colorado Springs

The Challenge: 5 pound burger served open-faced with green chili, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and a side of fries.

Reward: If all is consumed in one hour or less the cost of the burger ($49) is paid by the restaurant.

The Bear Creek Saloon’s Monster Burger

Location: Pagosa Springs

The Challenge: 32-ounce burger on a 12” bun served with a bucket of fries that must be finished in one hour.

Reward: Free t-shirt.


Jack-n-Grill’s 7 Pound Breakfast Burrito Challenge

Locations: Denver, Littleton, and Westminster

The Challenge: 5 pounds of grilled potatoes, a dozen eggs, ½ pound of ham, ½ pound of cheese, onions, and your choice of chili.

Reward: Your picture on the wall.


Pho 95’s Pho-King Challenge

Location: Denver and Centennial

The Challenge: 2 pounds of noodles, 2 pounds of meat, 200 ounces of broth, and a separate plate of vegetables.

Reward: The Pho-King meal is free, you receive a Pho-King t-shirt, and have your picture taken.


Beau Jo’s Legendary 14er Challenge

Locations: Idaho Springs, Denver, Arvada, Fort Collins, Evergreen, Boulder, and Steamboat Springs

The Challenge: The Grand Sicilian – 14 pounds of hamburger, sausage, pepperoni, green peppers, onions, and mushrooms all covered with cheese atop a thick, 16” crust.

Reward: Any 2 people capable of eating the pizza in one hour and in one sitting will be given the pizza free of charge, $100 cash prize, and two Beau Jo’s t-shirts.

De Antonio’s Colossal Carnivore Challenge

Location: Winter Park

The Challenge: An 18” stuffed pizza with sausage, pepperoni, ham, meatballs, and mozzarella. Finish the entire pizza in 45 minutes and you will be the first to conquer this challenge.

Reward: A t-shirt, gift certificate for one free pizza, and your picture on the wall.

Ribs, etc.

Rib City’s Beast the Feast

Locations: Fruita, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, and Rifle

The Challenge: 1 pound of baby back ribs, 2 pounds of chicken, ½ pound of sliced beef, ½ pound of sliced pork, ½ pound of baked beans, ½ pound of cole slaw, ½ pound of fries, 1 baked potato, and a few slices of Texas toast. A total of 6 pounds!

Reward: Your picture on the wall of fame.


The Fat Shack Challenge

Location: Fort Collins

The Challenge: Three 8” Fat Shack sandwiches (1.5 pounds each!) and fries to be eaten in 30 minutes. Only 2 people have successfully completed this challenge

Reward: Your meal is free, Fat Shack memorabilia, and your picture on the wall.


The West End Tavern’s Wing King Challenge

Location: Boulder

The Challenge: 50 wings that must be consumed down to the bone in only 30 minutes

Reward: Championship t-shirt, 50 free wings, and a picture on the wall and Web site.

Sports Station American Grill’s Atomic Wing Challenge

Location: Loveland

The Challenge: 1 pound of atomic wings that must be eaten in 10 minutes or less with no napkins and nothing to drink.

Reward: A t-shirt and your picture on the wall of fame.