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98 California Food Challenge Restaurants

98 California Food Challenge Restaurants

This is an amazing list of California Food Challenges, all over California. It’s a big state, be sure to check out the whole list! Sorted alphabetically with details of difficulty, description and the prize.  Find the ones near you and go with some friends.  Pizza, steak, sushi and more.  Prizes vary from a t-shirt to $2500!  Definitely worth trying if you think you can gorge that much food in a limited amount of time.  If you know of others in your city please add them in the comments.

 

california food challenge guide

8 Buck Pizza Plus

               Difficulty: 4 out of 5

               Team Challenge

               Cost: $60

               Time: 1 Hour for 2 / 30 Minutes for 3

               Description

               – 30″ pizza, LOADED with toppings.

               Prizes

               – Free Meal – Free T-shirts – Picture on Wall of Fame – $2500 cash to the first team of 2 to finish in less      than 1 hour – $750 cash to the first team of 3 to finish in less than 30 minutes

AJ Spurs Saloon (Buellton, Templeton, Grover Beach)

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Steak Challenge

Cost: $39

Time: One Sitting

Description

–  35oz steak served with a few sides

Prizes

– Free T-shirt – Meal not free or discounted

Amato’s Cheese Steaks (Willow Glen Center)

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Sandwich Challenge

Cost: $33

Time: 2 Hours

Description

– A long cheese steak sandwich with lots of toppings

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame

American Sushi House

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Sushi Challenge

Cost: $40

Time: 30 Minutes

Description

– 18 inch sushi roll, with fish, avocado, and lots of rice.

Prizes

– Free Meal – Picture on Wall of Fame

Baja Sharkeez (Hermosa Beach)

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Taco Challenge

Cost: $28

Time: 20 Minutes

Description

– 10 large Baja fish tacos

Prizes

– Free Meal – Gift Card

Ballpark Pizza

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Team Challenge

Cost: $40

Time: 1 Hour

Description

– It’s a 28″ cheese pizza that is extra thick

Prizes

– Free Meal – Picture on Wall of Fame – $100 cash

Bamboo Café

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Soup Challenge

Cost: $21

Time: 1 Hour

Description

–  2.5lbs of noodles served with 2lbs of meat

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame

Be-Bop’s Diner

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Burger Challenge

Cost: $25

Time: 30 Minutes

Description

– 13 quarter pound burger patties with cheese and 2 lbs of fries and a 25 oz shake

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame

Bella’s Sports Pub

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Wing Challenge

Cost: $15

Time: 10 Minutes

Description

–  12 wings with very spicy ghost chili sauce on them

– You must lick your fingers before the 7 minute “afterburn” period begin and you may not use a napkin to wipe or drink anything until afterwards.

Prizes

– Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame – Meal not free or discounted

Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria (Burbank)

Difficulty: 4 out of 5

Team Challenge

Cost: $218

Time: 2 Hours

Description

– A 54″x 54″ square pizza served with one topping of your choice.

– Seven people get 2 full hours to eat the entire pizza + toppings.

Prizes

– Free Meal – $1000 cash

Big Mike’s Subs (Hermosa Beach)

Difficulty: 4 out of 5

Sandwich Challenge

Cost: $33

Time: 30 Minutes

Description

– Three feet of sandwich with cheesesteak and lettuce and tomato.

Prizes

– Free Shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame – $30 gift card –: Meal not free or discounted

Blake’s Place (Anaheim and Los Alamitos)

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Sandwich Challenge

Cost: $16

Time: 20 Minutes

Description

– Slow smoked pulled pork, pulled BBQ chicken, chopped beef brisket, cole slaw, pickle, red onion and Blake’s BBQ sauce, oversized fresh baked bun.

Prizes

– Free T-shirt – Free bumper sticker – Picture on Wall of Fame – Challenge not free or discounted

Bob’s Donuts

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Dessert Challenge

Cost: $8.95

Time: 2 Minutes

Description

– Extra large “Big One” donut(equal to 14 regular donuts)

– 5 options: Glazed, Chocolate Frosting, Sprinkles, Maple, and Crumbs

Prizes

– Finish within 3 minutes: Free T-shirt and get your name on Hall Of Fame – Finish within 2 minutes: Free Meal + Free Drink + T-shirt + Hall Of Fame – The price of the drink is included (not extra) whether you win or lose

Bourbon Street Cajun Cuisine

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Spicy Burger Challenge

Cost: $35

Time: 1 Hour

Description

3lb burger is topped with ghost chili paste.

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame

Broken Yolk Café (Pacific Beach, Eastlake, La Costa, Downtown Gaslamp, San Marcos, Oceanside, Point Loma, Carmel Mountain, Temeluca, Mission Valley, Orange, La Quinta, El Centro)

Difficulty: 4 out of 5

Omelet Challenge

Cost: $34.95

Time: 1 Hour

Description

–  12 egg omelet filled with mushrooms, onions, and cheese, covered with special chili and more cheese

– Includes a huge pile of home fries and 2 large biscuits

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Name on Special Plaque

Buddy’s Bites & Brews

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Wing Challenge

Cost: $11

Time: 8 Minutes

Description

– 12 (1 lb) extra spicy wings, 8 minute afterburn period before taking a drink

– Sauce includes Jalapeno, Habanero, Serrano, and Trinidad Scorpion Peppers

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame

Buffalo Fire Department Restaurant

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Burger Challenge

Cost: $30

Time: 30 Minutes

Description

– 2lb patty with lettuce, cheese, and tomatoes, on a bun and 1lb of fries

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame

Bull’s Smokin’ BBQ

Difficulty: 3 out of 5 :

BBQ Challenge

Cost: $70

Time: 1 Hour

Description

–  8 Smoked Pork Ribs, 6 Smoked Beef Ribs, 1/2 Smoked Chicken

Prizes

– $25 gift card – Picture on Wall of Fame – Meal not free or discounted

BullChicks Bar & Grill (Chula Vista)

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Wing Challenge

Cost: $10

Time: 5 Minutes

Description

– 7 Fire Level 15 hot wings

-No drinks, napkins, or dipping sauces

Prizes

– Free T-Shirt – $10 Gift Card – Wall of Fame

Cali Comfort BBQ

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Wing Challenge

Cost: $14

Time: 10 Minutes

Description

– 6 super spicy ghost chili wings.

Prizes

– Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame – Meal not free or discounted

Caminiti’s Pizza & Sports

Difficulty: 4 out of 5

Team Challenge

Cost: $60

Time: 30 Minutes

Description

– 35″ Pizza loaded with choice of toppings

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirts – Pictures on Wall of Fame

Cataldo’s Pizzeria (Bakersfield~Niles St, Riverwalk, Roberts Ln.)

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Team Challenge

Cost: $50

Time: 1 Hour

Description

– 30″ pizza loaded with toppings, available for teams of two to try.

Prizes

– Free meal – Picture on Wall of Fame – $100 cash

Chile Red Mexican Restaurant

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Burrito Challenge

Cost: $12

Time: One Sitting

Description

– This is a very large burrito with choice of meat, topped with sauce.

Prizes

– Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame – Meal not free or discounted

El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant

Difficulty: 4 out of 5

Burrito Challenge

Cost: $40

Time: 30 Minutes

Description

–  30″ burrito complete with sauce and choice of meat

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame

F McLintock’s Saloon (Dining House and San Luis Obispo)

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Burger Challenge

Cost: $25

Time: 1 Hour

Description

–  1 1/2 pounds of ground beef topped with cheddar cheese on a giant hamburger bun and fries.

Prizes

– Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame –  Meal not free or discounted

Fab Hot Dogs (Reseda)

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Hotdog Challenge

Cost: $3.75/each

Time: 30 Minutes

Description

– The hot dogs are not very big, but you have to beat the current record to win.

Prizes

– Free T-shirt or hat – Picture on Wall of Fame –  Meal not free or discounted

Fat Sal’s Deli (Hollywood, San Diego, and Westwood)

Difficulty: 5 out of 5

Sandwich Challenge

Cost: $50

Time: 40 Minutes

Description

–  Cheesesteak, cheese burgers, pastrami, chicken fingers, bacon, mozzarella sticks, fried eggs, jalapeno poppers, fries, onion rings, chili, marinara, fat sauce, on a 27 inch garlic hero.

Prizes

– Free Meal – Picture on Wall of Fame – Name and create a fat sandwich

Fenton’s Creamery (Oakland and Vacaville)

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Ice Cream Challenge

Cost: $15

Time: 15 Minutes

Description

– Banana Split,  6x the size of a normal one, all topped with a cherry.

Prizes

– Free T-shirt – Meal not free or discounted

Frank’s Famous Hot Dogs

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Burger Challenge

Cost: $22

Time: One Sitting

Description

–  10 Mini burgers with cheese and tomatoes

Prizes

– Free T-shirt – Meal not free or discounted

Giovanni’s Isla Vista

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Calzone Challenge

Cost: $35

Time: 1 Hour

Description

– Calzone, filled with choice of toppings, topped with sauce and cheese

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame

Gogi House

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Asian Challenge

Cost: $40

Time: 1 Hour

Description

– 5lbs of Korean meats

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame

Golden Grill @ Golden Acorn Casino

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Burger Challenge

Cost: $18

Time: One Sitting

Description

– About 1.5-2lbs of beef with some toppings

Prizes

– Free Dessert – Meal not free or discounted

Graziano’s Pizza

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Team Challenge

Cost: $46

Time: 45 Minutes

Description

– You and a friend must take on the 24″ monster pizza with plenty of toppings

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirts – Picture on Wall of Fame -2 Free future pizzas

Guahan Grill

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Asian Challenge

Cost: $25

Time: 1 Hour

Description

– 6 pounds of chicken fried rice, 6 over easy eggs on top

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free Shirt – $25 Cash – Wall Of Fame

Harry’s Plaza Café

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Dessert Challenge

Cost: $25

Time: One Sitting

Description

– Banana Split with 9 scoops ice cream with bananas and toppings

Prizes

– Free Meal – Wall Of Fame

Harvest Moon Restaurant

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Burger Challenge

Cost: $16

Time: One Sitting

Description

– A large burger served with some fries with delicious toppings.

Prizes

– Free Hat – Picture on Wall of Fame – Meal not free or discounted

Heroes Bar & Grill

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Pancake Challenge

Cost: $12

Time: One Sitting

Description

– 6 large pancakes, bacon, and fruit

– Only served during Sunday brunch

Prizes

– Free Meal

Hoggs Gourmet Grill

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Burger Challenge

Cost: $16

Time: One Sitting

Description

– This burger is 4 patties, served with some chili cheese fries

Prizes

– Picture on Wall of Fame – Meal not free or discounted

Iguana’s Taqueria (Downtown San Jose, Evergreen, and Santa Clara)

Difficulty: 3 out of 5:

Burrito Challenge

Cost: $21

Time: 1 Hour

Description

–  18″ burrito with choice of meat and served “dry”

Prizes

– Free T-shirt – Meal not free or discounted

Iron Hog Saloon

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Steak Challenge

Cost: $100

Time: 1 Hour

Description

– A 72oz steak served with 2 sides of your choice

Prizes

– Free Meal – Wall Of Fame

JJ’s Homemade Burgers

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Burger Challenge

Cost: $20

Time: 20 Minutes

Description

– Large 2lb burger, with fries, and milkshake.

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame

La Casa Garcia Mexican Restaurant (Anaheim)

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Burrito Challenge

Cost: $18

Time: One Sitting

Description

– A giant burrito with choice of meat, lots of veggies, and plenty of guacamole

Prizes

– Free T-shirt – Challenge not free or discounted

Legendary Pho Kitchen

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Soup Challenge

Cost: $25

Time: 1 Hour

Description

– 2.5 lbs of noodles and 2lbs of meat.

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame

Lopez Restaurante Y Cantina

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Spicy Challenge

Cost: $16

Time: 30 Minutes

Description

– This burrito is regular sized, but it has ghost chili sauce on it with your choice of meat.

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame

Los Gringos Locos Mexican Restaurant

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Burrito Challenge

Cost: $15

Time: One Sitting

Description

– A 4lb burrito topped with sauce and lettuce

Prizes

– Picture on Wall of Fame – Meal not free or discounted

Luigi’s At The Beach

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Team Challenge

Cost: $44

Time: 1 Hour

Description

–  30″ pizza

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirts – Pictures on Wall of Fame

Lumberyard Tavern & Grill

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Burger Challenge

Cost: $25

Time: 30 Minutes

Description

– Four 1/2 lb. patties, four slices of cheese, four pieces of bacon, lettuce, tomato, red onions & pickles, topped with a fried egg, on a pretzel roll, surrounded by 1 lb. of fries.

Prizes

– Meal discounted to $4.44 – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame

Lumpy’s Diner (Antioch)

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Omelet Challenge

Cost: $35

Time: 1 Hour

Description

–  Large omelette filled with bacon, sausage, ham, & hot links,  bell peppers, onions and mushrooms

Prizes

– Free T-shirt – Challenge not free or discounted

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Breakfast Challenge

Cost: $35

Time: 1 Hour

Description:

– 1.5 pounds of hash browns, six eggs, one pound of cheddar cheese, & 2 pieces of bacon, 2 sausage patties, 1 thick-slice ham, 1 hot link linguica, 15 ounces of gravy, & 1 hamburger patty, 1 chicken-fried steak patty and 2 biscuits

Prizes

– Free Shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame – Meal not free or discounted

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Burger Challenge

Cost: $35

Time: 1 Hour

Description

– 4lb patty with bacon and cheese, served on a large bun and 6 condiments.

Prizes

– Free Shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame – Meal not free or discounted

Difficulty: 4 out of 5

Team Challenge

Cost: $100

Time: One Sitting

Description

– 10lbs of beef in two layers, surrounded by toppings and bun with 6 condiments

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-Shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame – $100 cash

Mad Dash Pizza & Wings

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Wing Challenge

Cost: $10

Time: 6 Minutes

Description

– 12 wings with very spicy ghost chili sauce , 6 minute afterburn before you can drink anything and you must lick your fingers clean before the afterburn period begins

Prizes

– Free Meal – Picture on Wall of Fame

Madison Bear Garden

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Burger Challenge

Cost: $50.50

Time: 30 Minutes

Description

– A stacked burger with four 1/3 lb patties and two 1/4 lb bratwursts,  onion rings, cheese, and bacon served on 2 large buns with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and 1,000 Island Dressing and 1lb of fries.

Prizes

– Free T-shirt – $30 discount  – Coupon for future free meal

Manuel’s El Tepeyac Café (Los Angeles and Industry)

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Burrito Challenge

Cost: $26

Time: 1 Hour

Description

– This is a wide pork burrito the size of the plate.

Prizes

– Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame – Meal not free or discounted

Marisa’s Mexican Restaurant (La Mirada and Downey)

Difficulty: 4 out of 5

Burrito Challenge

Cost: $19

Time: One Sitting

Description

–  7.5lb burrito

Prizes

– Free meal if finished at all – $50 cash if finished under 30 minutes

McGonagle’s Cheesesteaks

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Sandwich Challenge

Cost: $30

Time: 30 Minutes

Description

– 3 cheesesteaks,  loaded with cheese and steak

Prizes

– Free Meal – $20 cash – Picture on Wall of Fame

Mix n’ Munch Cereal & Grilled Cheese Café

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Sandwich Challenge

Cost: $36

Time: 1 Hour

Description

– 6 grilled cheese sandwiches and a jumbo cookie cereal bowl.

Prizes

– Free Meal – Picture on Wall of Fame

MooTime Creamery

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Ice Cream Challenge

Cost: $20

Time: 30 Minutes

Description

– 15 large scoops of delicious ice cream topped with sprinkles and a cherry

Prizes

– Free Meal – Wall Of Fame

Neighbors Pizza (Olivehurst and Yuba City)

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Team Challenge

Cost: $33.25

Time: 45 Minutes

Description

– 24″ seven pound pizza, 1 topping, water and/or fountain drink

Prizes

– Free Meal – Picture on Wall of Fame

Nicky Rotten’s Bar & Burger Joint (El Cajon and Coronado)

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Burger Challenge

Cost: $24.95

Time: 30 Minutes

Description

–  2.5 pounds of beef (single patty) topped withcheese,  tomatoes, lettuce, onions, pickles and “rotten sauce”, fries on the side

Prizes

– Free T-shirt if finished under an hour – Name engraved on plaque in the restaurant if you finish within 1 hour

– Free meal if finished in under 30 minutes

OB Noodle House

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Soup Challenge

Cost: $25

Time: 42 Minutes

Description

– Eat 2lbs of noodles with 2lbs of meat.

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame

OB’s Pub & Grill

Difficulty: 1 out of 5:

Taco Challenge

Cost: $30

Time: One Sitting

Description

– 10 of OB’s large tacos, choose chicken, beef, pork, or fish soft tacos (flour tortilla), topped with cheese, lettuce, and sour cream

Prizes

– Free T-shirt – Name on the “Taco Tuesday Big 10 Club” Wall Of Fame – Meal is not free or discounted

Oh My Burger

Difficulty: 4 out of 5

Burger Challenge

Cost: $50

Time: 50 Minutes

Description

– Burger made of ground beef, franks,  bacon,  vegetables and a couple buns.

– Served with 12oz of fries and a 20oz shake

Prizes

– Free Meal – Picture on Wall of Fame

Oink and Moo Burgers & BBQ

Difficulty: 4 out of 5

Burger Challenge

Cost: $40

Time: 47.5 Minutes

Description

– 4 sets of hamburger buns, 8 patties (4 habanero patties), 1 whole pulled pork sandwich, 1 Mac and cheese fritter on top, 5 fried eggs and onion rings, 2 pickles, lettuce, tomato, & onions, 12 slices of bacon & 12 slices of cheese, one whole Kielbasa sausage, 21 oz soft drink (must be finished),  and 2 lbs. of waffle fries.

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame

Ola Hawaiian BBQ

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Sushi Challenge

Cost: $25

Time: 15 Minutes

Description

– 9 Musubis with 3 different meats, macaroni salad

Prizes

– Free Meal – Picture on Wall of Fame

DIfficulty: 4 out of 5

Sushi Challenge

Cost: $35

Time: 35 Minutes

Description

– 7lb musubi roll with 3 layers of meat and 4 layers of thick rice

Prizes

– Free Meal – Picture on Wall of Fame

Oriental Kitchen

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Sushi Challenge

Cost: $40

Time: 2 Hours

Description

– A 6 lb roll of sushi consisting of tuna, salmon, tempura shrimp, marinated crab meat, imitation crab meat, soft shell crab, spam, katsu chicken, avocado, cucumber, yellow radish, scallion, tobiko, dragon sauce (avocado and spicy mayo), sweet sauce, avocado sauce, and dry seaweed.

Prizes

– Free Meal – Picture on Wall of Fame

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Sushi Challenge

Cost: $39.99

Time: One Sitting

Description

– A 4.3 lb roll of sushi consisting of tuna, salmon, tempura shrimp, marinated crab meat, imitation crab meat, soft shell crab, spam, katsu chicken, avocado, cucumber, yellow radish, scallion, tobiko, dragon sauce (avocado and spicy mayo), sweet sauce, avocado sauce, and dry seaweed.

Prizes

– Free Meal – Picture on Wall of Fame

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Sushi Challenge

Cost: $15

Time: One Sitting

Description

– Before you can order the Atomic Roll, you must finish the TNT, Maui Valcano, and Fire Bomb rolls

– After signing a waiver, you can attempt the Atomic Roll

Prizes

– You get the $5 Atomic Roll for FREE  – Picture on Wall of Fame

Orochon Ramen (Burbank and Little Toyko)

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Spicy Challenge

Cost: $10

Time:30 Minutes

Description

– You must finish a bowl of their spiciest ramen

Prizes

– Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Bravery –  Meal not free or discounted

Osuna’s Mexican Grill

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Burrito Challenge

Cost: $23

Time: 45 Minutes

Description

– 2 ft long burrito with your choice of meat

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame – $15 gift card

Philly Cheese Steak Shoppe (Arcata)

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Sandwich Challenge

Cost: $50

Time: 2 Hours

Description

– Eat 8 Classic Cheese Steaks with some fries

Prizes

– Free hat – Picture on Wall of Fame – $100 gift card – Meal not free or discounted

Pho Bac Hoa Vietnamese Restaurant

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Soup Challenge

Cost: $22

Time: 1 Hour

Description

–  2lbs of meat and over 2lbs of noodles

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame – Certificate of completion

Pho Century

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Soup Challenge

Cost: $30

Time: 30 Minutes

Description

– 2lbs of noodles with 1lb of beef.

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame

Pinky’s Cupcakery

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Dessert Challenge

Cost: $30

Time: 9 Minutes

Description

– This giant cupcake is over 2lbs which equals 14 regular cupcakes

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame

Pizza Party

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Pizza Challenge

Cost: $20

Time: 1 Hour

Description

– 20″ diameter 2-topping pizza that is loaded with toppings

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame – One free XL pizza each month for a year

Pizza World

Difficulty: 4 out of 5

Burrito Challenge

Cost: $25

Time: 30 Minutes

Description

– 3ft long burrito with your choice of meat.

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame – $10 gift card

Rib Line BBQ & Grill (SLO and Grover Beach)

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Sandwich Challenge

Cost: $30

Time: Current Record

Description

– A 2ft steak sandwich with delicious sauce, served on a hoagie bun

Prizes

– Picture on Wall of Fame – Free lunch at the restaurant each Friday until your record is broken – Meal not free or discounted

Roy’s Chicago Dogs

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Hotdog Challenge

Cost: $25

Time: Current Record

Description

– 22″ long hot dog loaded with 3 toppings, side of fries included along with a milkshake

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame

Rudy’s Pub & Grill (Newport Beach and Lake Forest)

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Sandwich Challenge

Cost: $35

Time: 1 Hour

Description

– Pulled pork sandwich, order of fries, pitcher of beer.

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame

San Francisco Creamery

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Ice Cream Challenge

Cost: $47.95

Time Limit: 30 minutes

Description

– 8 huge scoops of ice cream, sherbert or sorbet, 3 bananas, almonds, cherries, & whipped cream

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame – Free ice cream for a year

Sauced BBQ and Spirits

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Burger Challenge

Cost: $40

Time: One Sitting

Description

– Two 1/2lb Angus burger patties,  4 kinds of cheese,  4 slices of bacon,  brisket, pulled pork, & fried pickles,  “tin roof” BBQ sauce,  topped with a “hand gernade” (fried jalapeno popper)

Prizes

– Free Shirt – $20 Gift Card – Wall Of Fame – The meal is not free or discounted

Seiad Café

Difficulty: 5 out of 5

Pancake Challenge

Cost: $15.95

Time: 2 Hours

Description

– 5 large pancakes

Prizes

– Free Meal – Picture on Wall of Fame

Sequoia Brewing Company (Tower District and Champlain)

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Burger Challenge

Cost: $16

Time: 5 Minutes

Description:

–  Bun,1/3 pound Angus beef patty, two slices of ham, two fried eggs, four slices of bacon, onion rings, three slices of cheese, shredded lettuce, tomato, pickles and Thousand Island dressing and wedge fries.

Prizes

– Free T-shirt – Meal not free or discounted

Shakespeare Pub & Grille

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Seafood Challenge

Cost: $29.99

Time: 45 Minutes

Description

–  2lbs of fish served with 2lbs of fries along with just a few peas.

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-Shirt

Smoke City Market

Difficulty: 3 out of 5:

BBQ Challenge

Cost: $75

Time: 1 Hour

Description

– 1/2 lb moist brisket,  1/2 lb lean brisket, 1/2 lb pastrami, 1 beef rib, 1 rack of pork ribs, 1/2 lb pulled pork, 2 sausage links, 1/2 lb turkey, 1/2 chicken, 1 pint of beans, 1 pint of mac n cheese

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame – 10% discount on all purchases at restaurant for a year

Smoke Eaters Hot Wings (Santa Clara, Cupertino, San Jose)

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Wing Challenge

Cost: $21

Time: 10 Minutes

Description

– 12 Wings In 10 Min + 5 Min Afterburn

Prizes

– Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame – Meal not free or discounted

Sonora Cantina Mexican Restaurant

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Burrito Challenge

Cost: $18

Time: 45 Minutes

Description

– A wide burrito with delicious red sauce and cheese sauce

Prizes

– Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame – Meal not free or discounted

Spanky’s Dog House

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Spicy Challenge

Cost: $10

Time: 15 Minutes

Description

– A foot long polish sausage on a French roll with cheese,  jalapeno, and topped with a chili that contains extra spicy ghost peppers

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame – 4 free hot dogs

Streets Pub & Grub

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Burger Challenge

Cost: $25

Time: 40 Minutes

Description

–  Eight 4 oz burger patties, 8 slices of cheese,  8 slices of tomato and 8 big slices of lettuce, 1 lb of thick-cut fries & 1 lb of onion rings

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt

Sunset Deli

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Sandwich Challenge

Cost: $24

Time: Current Record

Description

– Large deli sandwich with many deli meats and veggies

Prizes

–  Picture on Wall of Fame – Break the record and get it free with a T-shirt as well

Surfside Burger Shack

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Burger Challenge

Cost: $25

Time: 1 Hour

Description

– A stacker burger with lots of toppings, served with 1lb of fries

Prizes

– Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame – Meal not free or discounted

Sylvester’s Burgers (Los Osos, Oceano, and Atascadero)

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Burger Challenge

Cost: $34.95

Time: 30 Minutes

Description

–  2.5 lb single patty burger with lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, pickles, cheese, and Sylvester sauce

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame – If you lose, you get a different shirt and pic on Wall Of Shame

Taqueria El Rey

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Burrito Challenge

Cost: $14

Time: One Sitting

Description

– 2.5lb burrito and 2.5lb torta with all the toppings and fillings.

Prizes

– Free Meal – Picture on Wall of Fame

The Bull Shed Bar & Grill

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Burger Challenge

Cost: $22

Time: 45 Minutes

Description

– 3lb patty with some toppings, served on a huge bun, surrounded by 2lbs of fries.

Prizes

–  Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame

The Net Grill (Fresno)

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Burger Challenge

Cost: $25

Time: One Sitting

Description

– Two thick 1lb patties served with toppings and bun

Prizes

– Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame – Meal not free or discounted

The Original Pancake House

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Breakfast Challenge

Cost: $30

Time: 45 Minutes

Description

– 8 scrambled eggs, 6 sausage links, 6 pieces of bacon, 12 buttermilk pancakes, and one apple pie

Prizes

– Free Meal – Picture on Wall of Fame – $100 gift card

The Potholder Café (East Broadway and West Broadway)

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Pancake Challenge

Cost: $12

Time: One Sitting

Description

– A huge 18″ pancake served with 2 eggs and bacon

Prizes

– Free T-shirt – Meal not free or discounted

Up & Under Pub and Grill

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Burger Challenge

Cost: $40

Time: 45 Minutes

Description

–  Burger with avocado, chicken, beef, fried eggs, onions, tomatoes , and lettuce, served with 1.5lbs of chili cheese fries.

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame

Valentino’s Pizzeria

Difficulty: 5 out of 5

Pizza Challenge

Cost: $40

Time: 90 Minutes

Description

– It’s a 28″ pizza, with two toppings.

Prizes

– Free Meal – Picture on Wall of Fame – $200 cash

Victory Grill

Difficulty: 1 out of 5

Burger Challenge

Cost: $12

Time: One Sitting

Description

– Four bacon infused patties  with toppings, and 1lb of fries.

Prizes

– Picture on Wall of Fame –  Meal not free or discounted

Vincenzo’s Pizza (Newhall)

Difficulty: 4 out of 5

Pizza Challenge

Cost: $32

Time: 30 Minutes

Description

– 20″ thick crust pizza loaded with 8 toppings

Prizes

– Free Meal – Free T-shirt – Picture on Wall of Fame

Wakasaya Japanese Restaurant

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Asian Challenge

Cost: $50

Time: 15 Minutes

Description

–  5 lb bowl of rice, veggies, & meats

Prizes

– Free Meal – Picture on Wall of Fame

Westside Pizza (Arcata, Redding, Fortuna)

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Pizza Challenge

Cost: $27

Time: 1 Hour

Description

– 18″ Extra Large Death By Pizza(toppings include pepperoni, beef, bacon, sausage, and Canadian bacon, mushrooms, olives, pineapple, onions, & green peppers)

Prizes

– Free Meal – $50 cash ($100 if you break the record 22:58 as of 3/15/2015)

 

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Four Ways To Make Your Next Family Trip A Success For Everyone

Four Ways To Make Your Next Family Trip A Success For Everyone

Dealing with the wants and needs of a full family isn’t easy on a daily basis. When it comes to taking them somewhere on a vacation, then it becomes even more difficult. However, it’s not impossible. With the right research and a bit of preparation, you can make sure your next destination is much more successful than you’ve ever been before. Not just for the kids, but for you, too.

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Taking the stress out of the trip

The first way to make yourself a bit happier is by getting a lot of the organizational stuff out of the way. Make it less stressful on yourself. Prepare a checklist of everything you need to take with you. Sites like http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/family/articles/your-family-travel-packing-list can help you with that. Do your research on places you can eat and stay well in advance of even booking it.

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Dealing with toddlers

When you’re trying to keep a family on a vacation, you need to keep everyone safe and happy. For older kids, this can get at least a bit more manageable. Toddlers, however, require a bit of preparation all on their own. For instance, toddlers can be overwhelmed by airports and airplanes. Their tantrum isn’t entirely their fault, but it can make the journey a lot worse for them. Giving them a new toy to engage and play with can go a long way in taking their mind off their surroundings. Encourage your child to socialize under your supervision, too. Toddlers can be wary of new experiences so just be prepared for that.

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Find that one big attraction everyone’s going to love

It can be difficult to keep everyone happy on a trip. Each stop or thing you do is going to be boring for at least one person or another. That’s why you should do your research on the locations that the whole family will enjoy. http://gogocharters.com/blog/why-disney-absolutely-owns-the-travel-industry-in-america can help. It’s a map that shows some of the most popular destinations for families by state. With no surprise, Disney ranks the highest for a lot of states. But you might think your family would prefer something different.

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You don’t have to break the bank

One thing that’s definitely going to make you happy is not spending way more than you planned. Start by putting together a budget based on research of how much things cost in your destination. Then find lots of little ways to save money there. That way you can spend more on the big things that really make the trip. For example, one thing you can do is make a big, main meal out of lunch. Restaurants in tourist destinations tend to charge up to 30% during lunch hours than they do for the evening dinner. There are lots of little ways you can cut down those costs.

 

Balancing a trip for everyone has its difficulties. We hope that the four tips above make it a bit easier to do this time. No trip is ever perfect, of course, but the little trials can make it more memorable in their own way.

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4 Fun Ideas to Keep Your Teenagers Entertained

4 Fun Ideas to Keep Your Teenagers Entertained

 

When kids are little, they seem a little easier to entertain. You can give them a cardboard box, and they will keep busy with it for hours. They make it into a fort, a car, and even a spaceship. Ever tried doing the same thing with teenagers? Yes, it’s not going to happen! Teens have a longer attention span than toddlers and can quite often just keep themselves to themselves. It isn’t good to just leave them to get on with things for too long, though, right? So how do you keep them entertained over summer?

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Help Them to Earn Money

When they are the right age, they can get a proper summer paid summer job. When they are in their early teens, it can be a little trickier. There are still some things that they can do, though. They could babysit for people in the neighborhood. With all the kids home for the summer, I’m sure there will be parents that would welcome a regular babysitter! They could mow the lawn or do gardening. Some older neighbors might be able to help contribute, or they could do these types of jobs at home. They could deliver phone books or catalogs with you too. If they are able to earn a little cash, they can put it towards something that they want. Teaching the value of money and work is so important.

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Arrange Day Trips

 Unlike toddlers, after a certain age, teenagers can be left by themselves. So if there is a group of them, and all parents approve, they could take a day trip somewhere. To start with it might just be an afternoon trip to the mall. It could be to a water park or a zoo. How about a treat of some theme park tickets? I don’t know many teens that wouldn’t enjoy that for a day out. If you want to go with them, then of course go for it. They might have something to say about it, though!

Plan a Party

 I don’t think you need to have an excuse to have a party, but you could come up with one if you need to. They could have a movie party, a garden party, a BBQ or just something like a pizza party. When things are organized with teens, it leads to a much better experience. If they are left to themselves, they could just watch the world go by and spend the summer on Facebook. So helping them to organize a party with friends will be a great idea.

Get Outdoors

 Being able to appreciate the great outdoors and nature is a great thing for teens to learn. So if you don’t have a vacation planned this summer, how about arranging a camping trip? If there aren’t means to go far away to camp, you could even just have the camp in your backyard. You could take a hike, cook s’mores and then enjoy a night under the stars. It would be nice doing it as a family too.

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Roadside Help On Summer Travels

Roadside Help On Summer Travels

 

Summer is here and that means lots of traveling.  Short trips, like 45 minutes to the beach, and longer ones for track meets, visiting family, camping and more.  Having a car with almost 200,000 miles on it means I always worry about break down.  Having roadside assistance is a good way of having a little assurance that if I do break down I can rely on help.  Flat tires, car problems that can’t be fixed immediately, out of gas, etc.  These are things that happen and are often unforeseen. I’m glad I have protection.

 

Don’t Be Stranded

Good Sam Roadside Assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  This isn’t only in California either.  If I’m anywhere in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico or the U.S. Virgin Islands they will come to my aid with my car or even a fifth wheel, camper, boat trailer, etc.

  • Going camping for 4th of July and the RV gets a flat.
  • Driving across the states to a family reunion and you lock your keys in the car at a reststop.
  • A driver has a medical emergency while on a trip and needs a hospital or doctor referral.

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How To Use Good Sam Roadside Assistance

 

  • Once you’re a member, call the dispatch phone number from a safe location.  They’ll need your membership number, expiration date and the phone number you are calling from.
  • Describe the location, provide an address and give details on the vehicle you are driving.
  • Give as much detail as possible on what is wrong with the car.
  • They will dispatch assistance and tell you the approximate time of arrival.

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Things I really like about Good Sam Roadside Assistance

Quick and easy to use.

They provide more miles than most competitors. Good Sam offers tows, regardless of the number of miles, to the nearest network service center.

They will cover more areas, including all of the US.

They provide family coverage at no additional costs.

 

Right now Good Sam Roadside Assistance is offering a sizzling summer time promo for new members.

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How To Prepare Your Kids For Moving Day

How To Prepare Your Kids For Moving Day

Moving house is one of the most stressful events a family can go through. Whether you’re moving to another city or just a few miles away, it’s a tough time for all involved. Kids, in particular, have a tough time coming to terms with a house move. This huge change can be scary for them, and this can often lead to tears and tantrums. This is understandably the last thing you need on moving day. To make your move go as smoothly as possible, you need to get your kids prepared. So whether you have young children or teenagers, use the following suggestions to make your move less stressful.

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Let them visit the new house

Taking your kids to visit their new home ahead of the move is an excellent way of getting them prepared in advance. This takes all of the mystery out of where they will be living which can help them feel more relaxed. You can also let them choose their rooms and visit nearby attractions they might enjoy. This will give you all the chance to discover more about the area you are moving to. Do some research together online beforehand to get further details on local attractions as well as directions. For instance, if you read this from Taylor Estate Agents you’ll see that Cardiff Bay has a bowling alley and cinema. This will show your kids some of the many benefits your family will gain by moving house.

Listen to their concerns

While you will understandably be very busy in the run up to your move, take the time to talk to your kids about it. This is the perfect opportunity for them to voice their concerns and for you to answer their questions. They may be confused as to why you are moving and need reassurance. Or they could be worried about starting at new school and making new friends. Talking about it before moving day will reduce their anxiety. It also gives you the chance to find ways of helping them. You could throw a moving house party or sign them up to a youth group that’s near to your new home. This will make it easier for them to adjust and come around to the idea.

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Let them pack a moving bag

Letting your child pack a moving bag is another way of getting them prepared. They can include their favorite toys, snacks, a tablet, and clothes. This will be ideal for the car journey to the new house as well as providing entertainment during the unpacking stage. Having familiar things around them will also make their new rooms feel less bare and intimidating. Make them responsible for packing their bag and keeping it safe. This will help them to feel more involved and feel like they are helping you out.

Kids are more resilient and adaptable than they are often given credit for. Get them involved in any way you can to make moving house an exciting prospects instead of a scary one. That way you can all settle into your new home, and it’s surroundings far easier.

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