Bigass foodstuffs
January 30, 2006 7:31 AM   Subscribe

Just looking at those meals make me want to vomit.
posted by gagglezoomer at 7:46 AM on January 30, 2006

I've been wavering in my committment to vegetarianism lately, but I think that 100X100 In & Out "burger" is exactly the mental image I need to bring forth the next time I'm tempted by any sort of meat product.
posted by you just lost the game at 7:47 AM on January 30, 2006


Appropriately enough, searching for "salad" makes the website hang for me. Anyone else want to give it a try?
posted by slimepuppy at 7:50 AM on January 30, 2006

I admit some kind of fascination with watching that mountain of food....there's something appealing in that.

Xcept I would NEVER accept to be like her [NSFW,Vile] and have her health problems.
posted by elpapacito at 7:51 AM on January 30, 2006

These things are always lots of fun to look at -- I remember when that giant sandwich on the bread that was cut wrongways was going around, and thought it was nifty -- but then I start to think, "Why do people build colossal things that they then have to take apart in order to enjoy?"
posted by Gator at 7:51 AM on January 30, 2006

OK, I'll admit it: the 100x100 made me hungry.
posted by danb at 7:52 AM on January 30, 2006

I agree, Gator. The "sandwiches" that are really just piles of smaller sandwiches are a stupid idea.
posted by rxrfrx at 7:53 AM on January 30, 2006

I swear the woman in elpapacito's link is my aunt.
posted by JeremyT at 8:37 AM on January 30, 2006

This link won't work for me.
posted by orange swan at 9:03 AM on January 30, 2006

I think we killed it. I was never even able to get to page three.
posted by Gator at 9:17 AM on January 30, 2006

I feel pretty terrible now... I figured if it would survive a week on Kottke, it wouldn't have a problem being MeFi'd
posted by rxrfrx at 9:20 AM on January 30, 2006

Doesn't work. :(
posted by DieHipsterDie at 9:21 AM on January 30, 2006

posted by jenovus at 9:48 AM on January 30, 2006

It saddens me that (almost?) all of those things consist mostly of a huge amount of meat. I'm a vegetarian, and pretty frequently will eat a loaf-of-bread, three-thousand-calorie, four-pound behemoth. Has anyone see any feasible bigass foodstuffs that aren't three ventricles' worth of bacon?
posted by duende at 9:58 AM on January 30, 2006

Somebody ate the server.
posted by fenriq at 10:01 AM on January 30, 2006

I'm glad they included the Saturday Night Live Taco Town Commmercial, what I really like about it is that it actually looks kinda good, and if they stopped right before the pizza with the crepe/sausage/mushroom/egg layer it looks like something I'd like to try.
posted by bobo123 at 10:51 AM on January 30, 2006

Found through his blog is the 30,000 calorie sandwich.

Sweet Christmas.
posted by Anonymous at 11:03 AM on January 30, 2006

I'm reminded of this ice cream place that used to be (still is?) in Boston.

I want to say Carrow's, but I'm not sure.

Anyway, it was an ice cream parlor of the old type, soda fountain, hand made Sundays, that sort of thing ... but then, they also had this menu of "specialty desserts" named after architectural landmarks.

It started with "The Eiffel Tower" (feeds 4 - 6) and went all the way up to (and I'm not making this up) "The Great Pyramid" which fed up to 50.

My brother (who has lived in Boston since he went to college there) took me to the place. I asked him if he'd ever seen anyone order "The Great Pyramid".

"Oh yeah, bunches of frat boys, but never any ONE person. No way. I've seen one guy eat almost all of an "Eiffel Tower" though.

Do desserts count?
posted by Relay at 11:46 AM on January 30, 2006

My aunt used to own a diner that served the Travis. The Travis is essentially a very large burrito smothered in Red or Green chile and cheese which is then smothered in fries. A quarter Travis coveres a dinner plate. You could ask for a second plate just to hold your fries. A full Travis comes on a serving platter with two Dum-Dum suckers on it because you are either a Dum-Dum or a Sucker to order one. They sell several every day.

Well, before my aunt sold out of the business, there was a football player from the local university who ordered a second full Travis as he was finishing up his first. Grandma, my aunt's mother who helped run the diner, went over to him about half way through his second and asked if he was going to finish it. He said "Yes, ma'am." She waited and came back to his table just as he finished it. She picked up his bill and tore it up, saying "You can't afford to feed yourself, boy." As far as I know, that's the only time anyone's eaten two in a day.
posted by onhazier at 11:49 AM on January 30, 2006

Soooooooo tasty. Why can't there be a way to eat something so meat-and-grease infested but not do damage to yourself? That mega bacon sandwich looks so good.
posted by TheDonF at 12:03 PM on January 30, 2006

Last night I dreamed I was eating a 20 pound hamburger. When I woke up, my girlfriend's head was gone.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:18 PM on January 30, 2006

I got on finally.

Only in the States.
posted by orange swan at 12:30 PM on January 30, 2006

Not only the States, orange swan (scroll about half-way down). Although, now that I think about it, that burger does look quite puny compared to its American counterparts...
posted by you just lost the game at 12:39 PM on January 30, 2006

Only in the States.

Then why are so many of the entries from the UK and Australia?
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:43 PM on January 30, 2006

Mr. Faint "Slow on the Preview" of Butt, that's me...
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:43 PM on January 30, 2006

These sandwiches may seem novelty but in truth the sync up perfectly with the servings sans bread on the plate of the average large Midwesterner gone mad at the Carnival Buffet inside the Rio Hotel in Vegas. Seven buffets for the price of one!

Crab legs, corned beef, boiled and breaded shrimp, Belgian waffle with custom toppings, green beans, macaroni salad and ambrosia all on the same plate.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 12:48 PM on January 30, 2006

Ewww. Maxim had a spread (no pun intended) about huge heart-stopping sandwiches a few issues ago. Couldnt find a link to it but it was actually kind of amusing. My fave was the super-double bacon cheeseburger or something like that served on halves of a grilled Krispy Kreme donut. Before you decide to jump on that bandwagon, however, consider that Chris Penn may have eaten himself to death.

Think I'll stick with my (mostly) vegetarian diet, thank you.
posted by elendil71 at 12:50 PM on January 30, 2006

From elendil71's link:

"Usually he'd think nothing of ordering five steaks, a couple of portions of fish and chips, followed by pints of chocolate milkshake and shots of 130 per cent strength whisky.


Chris - the brother of Oscar-winning actor Sean Pen - reportedly also regularly splashed out $300 a time on cocaine and also smoked crack.

Overlooking for the moment the nonsensical reference to "130 percent strength whisky" (perhaps the speaker means 130 proof?) please note that the late Mr. Penn made a regular habit of consuming inhuman portions of steak and fried foods, and was not felled by a mere donutburger. This is not to mention, of course, the crack cocaine, which I suspect had a much greater impact on his overall well-being than even his atrocious diet. I will continue to eat the occasional 20-ounce cheeseburger without fear.
posted by Faint of Butt at 1:05 PM on January 30, 2006

Ugh! I had a bunch of ribs last night, I’m still trying to clean my system out. This didn’t help my stomach any.
Nifty link tho.
posted by Smedleyman at 1:07 PM on January 30, 2006

Faint of Butt: I will continue to eat the occasional 20-ounce cheeseburger without fear.

Chow away, my friend, chow away! This is America! I've been known to put away quite the repast at the very common All-You-Can-Eat Sushi bars around my town when my protein cravings get uncontrollable. Perhaps not the heart-clogging mayhem of the aformentioned meals, but for $12, it's quite a reasonable journey to a food-coma.
posted by elendil71 at 1:43 PM on January 30, 2006

Pizza!! Now that's what I call a taco!!
posted by squarehead at 2:04 PM on January 30, 2006

As for the monster veggie sandwich ideas, I can't imagine how much food it would take in order to consume 30,000 calories in a single vegetarian sandwich.
posted by craven_morhead at 2:17 PM on January 30, 2006

craven: You'd probably be amazed what can be achieved by using avocados or cheese or both. Particularly if there was deep frying involved.
posted by Mercaptan at 4:09 PM on January 30, 2006

I have heartburn from just looking at these behemoths.
posted by ob at 6:09 PM on January 30, 2006

Taste and research in ingredient combination is replaced by easy multiplication of mediocrity -- this by itself, completely defines America and the other equally culturally empty places that try to copy it.
posted by NewBornHippy at 3:36 AM on January 31, 2006

this by itself, completely defines America

oh shut up.
posted by rxrfrx at 7:16 AM on January 31, 2006

this by itself, completely defines America

Is it you, Monsieur Henri-Levi?

In that case, I'm disappointed. I'd have expected something more like this: "in the US, it's called supersize, in the rest of the world, it's called bulimia, and that exemplifies the paradoxical character of American culture, turning tragedy into farce, forever juggling between excess and control, gravitas and entertainment, gratification and puritanism, and this is what makes America great, but not too great, forceful, but not too forceful, superpower, but not too super...".
posted by funambulist at 7:38 AM on January 31, 2006

n that case, I'm disappointed. I'd have expected something more like this:

Does not apply. The matter at hand rather exposes plain disappointing mediocrity -- just like a 5 years old who pulls a trick once and then does again and again with only slight variation or repetition of the former trick. It's just embarrassing to watch.

This mediocre faux American excess is afflicting -- and yes, it defines today's America, which makes a lot its admirers extremely sad.
posted by NewBornHippy at 11:36 PM on January 31, 2006

NewBornHippy: I was just being silly cos I'd just read that NYT review and it cracked me up (both the kind of stuff they quote from the book and how they react to it) so I was reminded of that...

Not saying you're wrong or anything. But I'm not American so I hesitate to venture in this territory.
posted by funambulist at 12:38 AM on February 1, 2006

mmmmmmmmm, deep fried avacado cheese...
posted by craven_morhead at 5:48 PM on February 4, 2006

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