What the heck just happened?
T-bonz & I show up at Rock Rest Lodge in Golden to take on the Peanut Butter Burger Challenge. I haven't gone after peanut butter in a contest or challenge so I am looking forward to it.
The general manager of Rock Rest, Bob, is ready and waiting. After a few minutes, Bob goes to the grill and gets busy creating the burger - 4 patties, cheese, lots of bacon, lettuce, red onion, tomato. And the full cup of creamy Jiffy peanut butter. And the pound of curly fries. Oh those fries!
This shows the challenge burger and the regular menu item peanut butter burger that T-bonz orders.
I begin. My plan is to tackle three of the patties (each one separately) then the single patty burger in the bun, then the fries.
I thought maybe the peanut butter would bind more with each patty and make each patty tough to get down, but it wasn't that way. The three patties went down pretty quickly and relatively easily.
Last bite of the burger.
First three patties: 4 1/2 minutes. Burger finished at 12. Now it's on to the fries.
After 17 minutes of munching, the end is in sight.
A few more handfuls of the fries and a few more sips...
Great start. This was easily the best tasting challenge burger yet! At 4 1/2 minutes, 3 patties down. At 12 minutes, the burger is finished. Challenge completed at 29:41. The fries kicked my butt. I don't know if it was the peanut butter in combination with the starchy fries or the curly coefficient but it was something. I'll work on that.
Bob is a great host, and he and the Rock Rest are fully behind the idea of using challenges and eating contests to bring in the publicity. In these Man v. Food times, that's a good good thing!
You definitely do not want to miss the full gallery of photos!
Next up: a BBQ challenge. Like the peanut butter, BBQ is a new item for me in a competitive eating situation. I can't wait!