Top 10 Restaurant Pig-Outs
When I posted an earlier entry on heart attacks on a plate, I didn't think I would get a Top 10 out of it.
But sure enough, all of you came through. I had more than enough ammunition for a Top 10 Restaurant Pig-Outs. Thanks for your suggestions.
I loved this comment by Trixie, which epitomizes the enthusiasm with which you approached this topic: ...
Am I wrong to admit that I would actually like to try a beer battered burger? I mean seriously, break it down...Beer, batter, and burger. How could it be bad?
* Ale Mary's Saints and Sinners sandwich, served at brunch: fried egg, sausage, bacon, and cheese between two Krispy Kreme honey-glazed doughnuts.
* Chick & Ruth's Super Colossal Reuben with two meats (three pounds), cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing on grilled rye with a six-pound milk shake.
* The Dizz's Fat Ass Crab Skins: Baked potatoes hollowed out and filled with cheese, bacon, and crab (served with a side of sour cream).
* Fogo de Chao's all-you-can-eat meat fest. Because it costs $46.50, you want to eat a lot to get your money's worth.
* The beer-battered burger stuffed with cheddar and deep fried, called the Heart Attack on a Plate, at Mother's Federal Hill Grille.
* The Pigwich at the Parkside: scrapple, bacon, ham, American cheese with tomato and onions on a hoagie roll with a side of fries.
* Brunch at Ryan's Daughter. I was going to say any all-you-can-eat brunch, but I looked at the menu and out of 16 items there is one vegetable (broiled tomatoes) and the fruit is a "seasonal fruit display." Every other dish is a pig-out waiting to happen.
* The Great Steak Challenge at Steak & Main: a 26-ounce Delmonico steak, an 8-ounce filet mignon, a 12-ounce New York strip, a 12-ounce veal chop, and 16 ounces of flat iron steak, as well as a baked potato and a side of vegetables.
* Vaccaro's Little Italy Monday Night Special. All the dessert and coffee you can eat and drink for $12.95. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., holidays excluded.
(Amy Davis/Sun photographer)