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Old 10-09-2009, 15:25   #1
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Man v Food

Been watching the second season of this and really enjoy it.

The guy has been going around the states to famous eateries and taking on challeneges like:

The four horsemen spicy burger in Chunky's burgers (San Antonio).
Big Baddass Burritto in the Nascar Cafe of Sahara Casino (Las Vegas)

The food they serve in these places is huge like the 42inch pizza they have in Big Lou's in San Antonio or the 3 1/2 pound cinammon roll they do in Lulu's bakery and cafe.

Really enjoying this series so far, pity I missed season 1.

The episodes so far for season 2 have been:

1) San Antonio
2) Las Vegas
3) Charleston
4) San Francisco
5) Durham
6) Honolulu
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Old 10-09-2009, 15:27   #2
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What channel etc.?
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Never heard of it, but sounds interesting
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Its brilliant. Check out his wiki page.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_v._Food_(season_1)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_v._Food_(season_2)

Ive seen it a few times in the states and the stuff he eats is mental

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Old 10-09-2009, 15:42   #5
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I watched season one of this but it all got a bit samey.
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What channel etc.?
It's on Travel Channel.

http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Man_v_Food
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Felt sick watching him take on the famous "kitchen sink" icecream from San Francisco Creamery, basically it's having to eat 8 big scoops of icecream with 8 doses of whipped cream, bananas and all the toppings.

The guy did it in 45 minutes and is only the 5th person to do it.

He also went to La Cumbre in the Mission district to taste their famous Super Burrito which is huge and also Ike's place's "Kryptonite" sandwich which is just mental.

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Old 10-09-2009, 16:27   #8
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This is a brilliant show. If you can catch up with the first season it's well worth it. There is a burger he has to eat which is literally the size of a bar stool seat! Nuts! It's on the opening credits.

I'm both glad and disappointed they don't do food eating challenges like this in the UK. In reasonable portions the food looks really nice. The worst/best food he as tried to eat is the 12 pound stacked up Eagle burger in Boston. 12 pound! That's a cannon ball in your stomach only not as densely packed!
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Yeah it really is a great show...just **** off that I missed season 1.

The garbage burger he eat in Wimpy's grill in Durham was also mental.

The stuff they show is enough to give anyone a coronary tbh.
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He's not that fat a guy either is he? Does he puke it all up after?
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Is it shown here at all?
Only heard about it last week when I saw a dvd annoucement for Season 1 at tvshowsondvd.
Really want to see this and eat all that junk vicariously!
It's kind of completely wrong of course to have such a show exist when a) obesity levels are so high in the US and b) there are so many starving people in the world.
But **** it! it looks like so much fun!
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This is a synopsis of the san francisco episode where he tackles the super burrito and the kitchen sink ice cream.

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This was the four horsemen burger challenge in san antonio. That burger must be ******* hot with the most hottest chilli on the planet, the ghost chilli.

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He's not that fat a guy either is he? Does he puke it all up after?
He's not that fat but he's not that slim either but yeah with the amount he gorges on you would expect him to be a proper fat *******.
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Funny, I started watching this over the summer. I'm now caught up. Personally I only watch it for the places he goes that are local hot spots, I really don't care about the challenges, most of which look like a form of torture.

It does get a bit samey to be honest and Adam starts to grate. I've seen two very similar "soul food" places and Chicken fried steak. One highlight was seeing Gladys Knight (of "the pips") running her own restaurant in Atlanta and Katz's Deli in NYC. I wouldn't mind going to that doughnut place in Seattle either

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He's not that fat a guy either is he?
To be honest, he's pretty chubby. He claims he works out a lot in order to mitigate the food he eats but I'm not so sure. Firstly, he doesn't eat that much on the show. He might go to 3 restaurants, if he did one each on a separate day then he could probably consume no more than 2000 calories most days. Secondly, if he does have a good exercise plan, then think of the size he could be if he didn't.
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This was the four horsemen burger challenge in san antonio. That burger must be ******* hot with the most hottest chilli on the planet, the ghost chilli.
Jeez! I wouldn't eat anything you had to wear rubber gloves to handle

I remember one of the nurses at the hospital telling me not to handle my chemo pills too much because they were toxic, I replied "And you expect me to take them?"
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It's weird though, surely if you can get the chillis out of your mouth and down the hatch as fast as possible, your stomach would be able to handle it? I think his whole go slow approach was a bit misguided there

He doesn't look nowhere near as fat as he should to be honest. He has a round face but there's not that much of him, though you are a bit of a body fascist camaj

Interesting show though. Can see how it would get repetitive.
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I bet he has some huge craps!
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He doesn't look nowhere near as fat as he should to be honest. He has a round face but there's not that much of him, though you are a bit of a body fascist camaj
All I'm saying is he shouldn't claim that he works super hard etc. At first glance you probably wouldn't think he's that big but I reckon he hides it fairly well. I'd say he's at least 3-4st overweight which would probably be obese. I'm not saying it's a bad thing but I would be careful if I were him
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