Yes, you heard that right -- a seven pound burrito! Where is this behemoth burrito served, or more importantly, why is it even made? To find out those answers I'll show you one of my favorite places to eat Mexican food when I visit my children in Denver, Colorado:
It is Jack-N-Grill, at their flagship restaurant located at 2524 N. Federal Blvd in Denver -- seven blocks north of Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium on the east side of Federal Blvd. Here you can taste owner Jack Martinez's delicious New Mexican style Mexican cuisine, flavored with his fire roasted spicy green Socorro chilies.
The Jack-N-Grill has won many awards, as you can see by their wall of proclamations. They are especially proud of being voted #13 in a poll conducted by The Travel Channel as "Americas 101 Tastiest Places to Chow Down Countdown."
Their menu is full of a selection of moderately priced entrees.
My family and I enjoy their assortment of combination or sampler plates.
We also like their selection of giant burgers. The Food Network Magazine included a Jack-N- Grill burger called "The Jaurez - South of the Border Monster Burger" in their best burgers issue of "50 States 50 Burgers."
My son loves their New Mexican Posole -- it is cooked with no meat, but green or red chili and a choice of shredded beef, chicken or pork, can be added.
But the star attraction is their giant 7 pound Breakfast Burrito, introduced as a "Can you eat it all?" challenge in 2003. It is full of 6 pounds of grilled potatoes, 12 scrambled eggs, 1/2 pound of ham, 1/2 pound of cheese, onions and chilies--all wrapped in burrito shells and smothered with chili sauce and cheese. You can watch a video of it being made on this Youtube video.
A whole family, or group of friends, can order one 7 pound breakfast burrito to share. If you take the challenge to eat it all by yourself, however, there are two rules: there is no time limit, and you are not allowed a bathroom break. If a man finishes it, he does not pay, and he gets a photo of his face on their "Wall of Fame." If a woman finishes it, she does not pay, and she also gets her photo placed on the "Wall of Fame," plus she gets to eat at any Jack-N-Grill for free, for life! About one in twenty people that take the challenge are successful in eating the whole burrito.
The Travel Channel's "Man vs. Food" TV show host Adam Richman took the challenge and failed! He ate a little more than a half and then threw in the towel. You can watch a time lapse video of his attempt on The Travel Channel on this link.
So, what do you think? Could you eat it all?
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