Our crack burger detectives have been hearing about the Hugh Jass Burger Challenge and if there’s anything we like, it’s a challenge.
From the beginning, Huge Jass Burgers stole our hearts. The secret is a big juicy 10oz burger with fresh cut fries. Nicely seasoned, flame grilled yum. Now that’s a big burger!
The best burger in Lexington team last stopped by Bella Notte and declared them champions, but ever since then we’ve been asking this question…
‘Is it really fair to compare gourmet burgers from real chefs to a hamburger joint burger made by burger flippers who barely made it to work between classes at UK?‘
After digging deep into our manual of what’s right and wrong, we looked at each other, jumped to our feet, raised out beers and shouted Hell YEAH!!!
A good burger is a good burger… whatever that means to you. I want it with a slab of cheese, crispy bacon and screw all that foo foo goo. No blue cheese and avocado for me.
But wait – if you haven’t had a pastrami burger, you don’t know how good meat on meat can be.
HUGH JASS official request!! Or anyone else in town reading this, Simmer some finely sliced pastrami in juice and pile it on a burger! (Check out Crown Burgers in Utah)
Ok – The Hugh Jass Challenge:
A 50oz. Burger, with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and ONE pound of fries – $18.99 (no substitutions) Eat it in 25 minutes and it’s FREE! Plus, get a (Hugh Jass) t-shirt & a spot on the wall of fame with your name in gold.
They set the timer for 25 minutes.
To say the burger is big is like standing next to Commonwealth Stadium and saying that’s big.
This burger has 5 of their 10oz. burgers piled up. That’s just over 3 pounds of burger plus toppings and a pound of fries surrounding it. (that’s equal to 12 quarter pounders with cheese plus the fries)
I’ve never been intimidated by food before.
I squirted a little malt vinegar on the fries and ate my way to the burger. I was having a hard time deciding how to eat the damn thing. I asked for advice and found out the most popular way was to use the archeological method. Layer upon layer.
There’s no way to pick it up, it’s too big. I guess I was in shock.
I grabbed the three, foot long skewers holding the pile together and slowly pulled them out of the top. Then taking the little kiddie plastic fork and knife they supplied, I sliced under the first patty, turned it over and had my first bite, open face style.
One Patty on 1/2 the bun was a big bite! It was everything you could want in a hamburger. Flavorful, great looking, great fries, as good as it gets.
I’m feeling a little wishy-washy here, but there is no doubt that the Hugh Jass Burger Challenge is without equal. It beats out the other four burgers combined. No one else even comes close.
I’m sure Adam Richmond from Man vs Food would find this a great challenge. I’ve seen him eat 6 pounds of food many times, but to do 4 lbs. in 25 minutes…
I was the 184th. person to make an attempt, but only 3 manly men have beaten it. I think the time should really be one hour, but I didn’t set the rules.
Look, there’s no point in making yourself sick, except for the bragging rights. Take 4 of your friends with you and it will still be a challenge. Good Luck.
The other Burgers in the quest: Sawyers, The Cellar, Friends & Company, Bella Notte
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