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With the end of daylight saving time, I figured we needed something to cheer us up on Dining@Large ( So with the help of my virtual friends, I created this list of Top 10 Restaurant Pig-Outs.

It's not enough to sit home alone in front of your TV and consume the contents of your fridge if you're depressed about the cold and the dark. If you're a serious serial eater, you'll have to try these. The list is in alphabetical order by restaurant name.


Ale Mary's Saints and Sinners sandwich, served at brunch: fried egg, sausage, bacon and cheese between two Krispy Kreme honey-glazed doughnuts.


Chick & Ruth's Super Colossal Reuben with two meats (3 pounds), cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on grilled rye with a 6-pound milk shake.


The Dizz's Fat Ass Crab Skins: Baked potatoes hollowed out and filled with cheese, bacon and crab (served with a side of sour cream).


Fogo de Chao's all-you-can-eat meat fest. Because it costs $46.50, you want to eat a lot to get your money's worth.


The beer-battered burger stuffed with cheddar and deep fried, called the Heart Attack on a Plate, at Mother's Federal Hill Grille.


The Pigwich at the Parkside: scrapple, bacon, ham, American cheese with tomato and onions on a hoagie roll with a side of fries.


Brunch at Ryan's Daughter. I was going to say any all-you-can-eat brunch, but I looked at the menu and out of 16 items there is one vegetable (broiled tomatoes) and the fruit is a "seasonal fruit display." Every other dish is a pig-out waiting to happen.


The 48-ounce Porterhouse at Shula's Steakhouse. Someone named Taft Parker has eaten 175 of them.


The Great Steak Challenge at Steak & Main: a 26-ounce Delmonico steak, an 8-ounce filet mignon, a 12-ounce New York strip, a 12-ounce veal chop and 16 ounces of flat iron steak, as well as a baked potato and a side of vegetables.


Vaccaro's Little Italy Monday Night Special. All the dessert and coffee you can eat and drink for $12.95. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., holidays excluded.

Readers talk back

I can see it now. Someone will no doubt order the "Fat Ass Crab Skins" (hold the sour cream) with a diet soda.

Posted by: Dahlink

Only in America.

Posted by: billy butterbean

Man Vs. Food - did both the Chick and Ruth challenge and Steak and Main challenge. Didn't catch the Chick & Ruth's episode to see if he did it, but he def. couldn't eat all the steak!!!

Posted by: DeAnna

Monday night's at Vaccaro's. Diabetic coma!!

Posted by: sturmy

I can't image eating $46.50 worth of anything in a sitting...

Posted by: Maggi

O.K. Maybe Truffles...

Posted by: Maggi

If I knew I had some serious life threatening illness or that a nuclear attack was going to take place, I would spend my last Monday in Vacarro's, happily stuffing down cannoli and coffee (with splenda, Dahlink!)

Posted by: Joyce W.

Maggi - caviar - lobster - crabs - imported cheese - I can go on and on

Posted by: Kitkat

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