10 Food Challenges to Conquer in Cleveland
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Retro Dog Challenge
Where: Retro Dog - 350 E. Steels Corner, Cuyahoga Falls
Challenge: Finish nine hot dogs, two burgers, fries, onions rings, a root beer, and a retro-bomb (combo sundae and milkshake).
Prize: A t-shirt and the meal is free.
Cost: Approx. $60
The Five Pound Sushi Challenge
Where: Shinto - 17070 Pearl Rd., Strongsville
Challenge: A gigantic sushi roll is stuffed with an assortment of fish including; tunas, salmon, and yellow tail. Avocado, cream cheese, and cucumber are also included before it is flash fried topped the finished with a spicy wasabi mayo. You will have one hour to finish the roll and no bathroom breaks!
Prize: $25 gift card and meal is free.
Terminal Tower Sundae Challenge
Where: Sweet Moses Soda Fountain & Treat Shop - 6800 Detroit Ave Gordon Square.
Challenge: Ten scoops of ice cream one scoop of each house-made flavor topped with hot fudge, warm caramel, marshmallow cream, pecans, candy sprinkles, whipped cream and cherries. Your choice of two additional toppings, served on the side.
Prize: Name on a plaque and a take-home photo.
The Melt Challenge
Where: NE Ohio-area Melt Bar and Grilled locations
Challenge: Defeat this monster grilled cheese loaded with 13 cheeses, 3 slices of grilled bread and a pile of hand-cut fries & slaw. Over 5 lbs. of food!
Prize: Finish it all without any help or trips to the bathroom, and you will be awarded a Melt T-shirt or Melt Pint Glass, a $10 gift card, and well immortalize you in their online Melt Challenge Hall of Fame.
Quaker Steak and Lube Atomic Wing Challenge
Where: Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurant, Valley View and Sheffield locations
Challenge: Consume five chicken wings with Atomic sauce (150,000 Scoville heat units). A word of advice: clear the rest of your day, and drink lots of milk!
Prize: Get yourself a nifty bumper sticker and a spot on the "Wall of Flame." Then get into the big leagues and try the Triple Atomic Challenge (450,000 Scoville heat units).
Mount Olympus Gyro Challenge
Where: Greek Village Grille - Lakewood, Broadview Heights
Challenge: You have one hour to devour a 7-pound gyro with 1LBof lamb, 1LB of chicken, 1LB of pork, cup of onions, cup of tomatoes, cup of Tzatziki sauce, and stuffed with fries and wrapped in a 15-inch pita.
Prize: T-shirt and picture on the wall.
Shula's 48-ounce Steak Challenge
Where: Shula's Steak House 26200 Quarry Lane Independence
Challenge: With a four-day notice required, 48 ounces of prime beef is flown in directly from Shula's Steak House in Miami. Pick your temperature, grab your steak sauce and pick two sides, as you have 60 minutes to complete the challenge.
Prize: Have your name immortalized in the Shula's 40-oz Club
The Gutbuster Challenge
Where: Guthries' of Cleveland - 3465 Steelyard Dr.
Challenge: 30 minutes to finish an entire bucket of Guthries's famous chicken fingers. A bucket includes 25 chicken fingers.
Prize: Trophy and your picture on their Facebook page.
The Challenger Steak
Where: Main Street Saloon - 1481 S. Main Street, Akron
Challenge: The granddaddy of challenges, The Challenger Steak is a mind blowing 80-ounces! Not only must you finish the entire steak, but also a baked potato, salad, roll, and a beverage. A 24-hour notice is required to take on this bad boy!
Prize: Free if finished
Where: Mike's Place - 1700 South Water Street, Kent
Challenge: Six 10-ounce burger patties stacked double-decker style topped with two kinds of cheeses with French or curly fries.
Prize: If you finish it in under 30 minutes Mike's Place will pick up your tab and give you a T-shirt.