Taking On Texas-Sized Food Challenges

It goes without saying that Texas is big. RVing through the state takes some stamina, and you’re bound to work up an appetite–a big appetite. So we’ve rounded up the biggest meals the state has to offer.

Think you have what it takes to face a 72 ounce steak in an hour? Then check out these Texas-sized food challenges. You may just be walk away a food champion–if you can get up at all after these meals.

Photo via Flickr, Ben Simon
Photo via Flickr, Ben Simon

The 72 Ounce Challenge, Big Texan

The Challenge: Finish a baked potato, salad, roll with butter, shrimp cocktail, and a 72 oz. steak in an hour

The Rules: You’re on your own with this challenge–no on can cut for you, spread butter for you, or feed you. You’ll have to pay the full $72 before starting the challenge, but should you win, you’ll be refund the whole meal.

The Prize: Free meal and your place on the 72 Oz. Hall of Fame.

Extras: Big Texan offers free shuttle service to and from Amarillo Ranch RV park. After a meal this size, taking a nap in your Class C doesn’t sound like a bad idea.

7701 Interstate E 40, Amarillo, TX 79118

(806) 372-1000


The Zellagabetsky at Kenny and Ziggy’s

The Challenge: Eat an eight-decker sandwich on rye bread with corned beef, pastrami, turkey, roast beef, salami, tongue, and swiss cheese with cole slaw, Russian dressing, and sweet red pepper.

The Rules: Only one person for each sandwich

The Prize: A slice of New York-style cheesecake

2327 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056

(713) 871-8883


Pho Challenge at Bistro B

The Challenge: Slurp through a 5 pound bowl of pho in 90 minutes

The Rules: If you don’t finish the challenge, you’ll have to pay the $16 bill.

The Prize: A $200 gift card to Bistro B–that’s roughly 12 more attempts at the Pho challenge!

9780 Walnut St # 340 Dallas, TX 75243-2352

(214) 575-9885


Ready to hit the road on your own Texas food challenge adventure? Visit one of our locations today to check out our newest arrivals!

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