It’s no wonder Man v. Food is such a popular series, it’s basically food porn. A chance for us to indulge in our food fantasies of basically gorging ourselves silly on deep fat fried everything and then winning eternal glory and the respect of our peers. Or maybe that’s just me.
Anyway, rather than delving into the inner workings of my mind, back to business, Man v. Food is back on our screens and with a new host. After years of eating, Adam Richman has handed over the baton to Casey Webb and to celebrate the new host and new series, The Roadhouse in Covent Garden has created its own food challenge and it’s a beast.
The 3kg burger features six patties, each one injected with a different cheese, including Jalapeno, Stilton, Monterey Jack and Red Leicester. Added into the burger is: a big apple hot dog, honey roasted ham, smoked ham, roast turkey, streaky bacon, chilli beef, American cheese and the all-important lettuce, vegetables counteract the calories right? If that wasn’t enough it’s served with fries, onion rings and a pint of cheese sauce, in case you get peckish.
All you have to do is finish it in 15 minutes and then, along with blocked arteries you won’t have to pay a thing. Otherwise it’s £30 but seeing as you’re eating about a week’s worth of food in one go, it’s probably worth it.
The food challenge will be available at The Roadhouse restaurant in Covent Garden from the 2nd -16th February between 5:30pm and 8:30pm. For the first 50 people brave enough to rise to the Official Man v. Food challenge, the meal will be free. There will be a maximum of ten challenge spaces available per day, first booked, first served. Thereafter it will be priced at £30 and can be enjoyed free of charge if you can clear your plate within 15 minutes.