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For the fan of the spiciest fare, the Four Horsemen Challenge at Chunky’s Burgers is the place to go. Dubbed the “Hottest Burger on the Planet” by Travel Channel’s Man V. Food, the burger features fresh jalapeño and Serrano peppers, habanero sauce and the infamous Ghost Pepper. Anyone can try the challenge, as long as they are 18 or have a parent or guardian sign a waiver. Polish it off in 25 minutes to claim bragging rights and a place in the Wall of Fame are in your supremely spicy future.
Famous for their 3.5-pound cinnamon roll and plate-sized chicken fried steak, Lulu’s packs a punch with this intensely Texan menu. Eating a Lulu’s cinnamon roll isn’t officially a competition, but among the 600 pastries made daily and the San Antonians who compare Texas-sized portion stories, there’s room enough for sweet, sweet competition.
Burger plus fries plus onion rings adds up to the Two Pounds Unleashed Challenge at Charlie Wants a Burger on the River Walk. Finish this monstrous combo for a free meal, your face on the wall and an “I Made the Burger Obey” T-shirt.
While a 1-pound burger may seem like a trifling challenge in the face of 3.5-pounders across the city, give it a try at Sam’s Burger Joint for a filling and enjoyable experience. The BugUn Monster costs $12.99 and is definitely worth the potential bellyache. Bring a friend or take half home for a comparatively accomplishable, though still hearty, meal.
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