Chicago’s Craziest Food Challenges

Are you a member of the clean plate club and up to the challenges of these epic Chicago restaurants? Whether spicy is your thing or a side of fries is like kid stuff to you, we have you covered.

Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap – XXX Wing Challenge

The Meal: Eight wings with XXX Sauce, made with Trinidad Scorpion Pepper, which has beaten out Ghost Pepper for hottest pepper in the world, without a cooling plate (Warning: You must sign a waiver before participating!)
The Time Limit: None.
The Honor: Wall of Fame

You can find Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap at 41 E Superior St.

Fatso’s Last Stand – Po’Boy Challenge 

via Fatso's Last Stand

via Fatso’s Last Stand

The Meal: Seven-pound sandwich stuffed with fried jumbo shrimp, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, special sauce, coleslaw, and cheddar cheese sauce; and a side of fries
The Time Limit: 60 minutes
The Honor: Free meal, t-shirt, Wall of Fame, plaque, $200 gift card to a Lockdown Group restaurant

You can find Fatso’s Last Stand at 2258 W Chicago Ave.

Paddy Long’s – Bacon Bomb

via Paddy Long's

via Paddy Long’s

The Meal: Five pounds of ground sausage, beef, and pork with a pepper-bacon center wrapped brown sugar bacon; and a side of large fries
The Time Limit: 45 minutes
The Honor: Free meal, t-shirt, Wall of Flame

You can find Paddy Long’s at 1028 W Diversey Pkwy.