With the end of daylight saving time, I figured we needed something to cheer us up on Dining@Large (baltimoresun.com/diningatlarge). 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