It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. That pretty much described my crazy foodie challenges while I enjoyed my time down in California and the Bay Area. The first challenge which was San Francisco's Pho Garden's Pho Challenge, a massive bowl of Pho consisting of 2 lbs of meat and 2 lbs of noodles, left me demoralized and quite full for most of the day. However, I fought back and put a big dent into that massive Pho, but it wasn't enough to clean the bowl (video coming soon).
The very next day, after somehow being able to digest that huge Pho, I went to Iguanas Tacqueria in San Jose where I attempted my challenge against the infamous Burritozilla. It's a challenge so horrible that Adam Richman walked away from it during his San Jose visit and had World Competitive Eating Champion, and San Jose native, Joey Chestnut take it on instead. I again tried and failed. Sigh.
Some say that that the third time is a charm. Of course, others say that three strikes and you're out or that terrible things come in threes. Well, I decided to try one last time in Seattle by taking on Beth's Southwestern Exposure 12 Egg Omelet!
Located in Seattle, Washington, Beth's Cafe has been serving the area for 55 glorious glutinous years! The portions are big, the place has character, and the customer submitted artwork is interesting. However, I had no time to draw a pretty picture and instead got down to the ugly task of taking down this same challenge that downed our Man vs. Food Hero, Adam Richman.
Do I triumph? Or do I crash and burn for a three straight consecutive loss? Check out the video!
After two failed attempts on two of the planets most infamous and challenging monster food challenges, Beth's Southwestern Exposure 12 Egg Omelet fell and I can finally say that in the battle of Stephen vs. Food, Stephen WON!
If you want to see the challenge that inspired my latest win, the Pho Garden's Pho Challenge, stay tuned as I'll be putting that up over the weekend.