Man v. Food in Ocean City
I’ve always been an armchair eater. I’m not talking about eating food in an armchair. I mean watching “Man v. Food” on the Food Network, now airing in repeats on The Cooking Channel. I always think I can do better than the host at conquering some of the nation’s biggest food-eating challenges. When I watch, I call out to the screen to the host, who can’t hear me, strategies I would use if I were involved in the climactic food battle that takes place at the end of each installment. Let’s talk about the show and the food challenges in Ocean City.
When successor host Casey Webb from “Man v. Food” visited OC in June of 2019, he showcased three mainstays of OC to the world. He sampled saltwater taffy at Dolle’s Candyland, and the crabcake sandwich at Fish Tales. The climax of the show, though, was taking on the Titanic Challenge at Justine’s Ice Cream Parlour. His spoils included a t-shirt and his picture on their Wall of Fame. The sundae? Not included or discounted. It’s $18 to enter-do you think you could do it?
Did you see the episode? If you missed it or haven’t heard of the challenge or the show “Man v. Food,” I highly recommend you watch it. Can you handle these food challenges in Ocean City?
The Titanic Challenge
-6 scoops of ice cream
-6 wet or dry toppings
-4 smoke stack sugar or cake cones
-Iceberg of Whipped Cream
-Enough spoons for your party to go down on the TITANIC
Casey tossed in some sherbet to cut down on the amount of fat and cream in his Titanic sundae, and he ultimately conquered it. I think I can do the challenge-no sherbet, though. I want all ice cream-real ice cream.
Do you think you can take on the Titanic Challenge? Or is ice cream not your forte? Even if you’re not a fan of the frosty summer treat, there are other eating challenges in OC that Casey missed. I guess he had to pick and choose, and it’s probably too much to cram into a half-hour TV show. Nonetheless, here’s the latest and greatest when it comes to tackling big food in OC, prizes or not. I can’t wait to try these!
“Biggest Balls of them all” Burger Challenge, Brass Balls Saloon
– Quadruple burger stacked with cheese, bacon, and vegetables AND everything must be finished in one sitting along with fries. Weighs in at 3 lbs.
The spoils: Free T-Shirt and photo posted on their Facebook page
King Kone Gorilla Split Challenge
-8 Scoops of Ice Cream
-2 Whole Bananas
-1/4 can of Whipped Cream
-1 hour time limit
Cost: $7/quart; $14/half-gallon; $18.50/gallon
The spoils: Picture on the Wall of Fame
Thrasher’s Large French Fries
-Huge tub of Thrasher’s signature French fries
The spoils: Eternal self-glory for eating all of those fries solo
Fisher’s Caramel Popcorn
-One quart tin
The spoils: having a delicious snack at a reasonable price
-Half Rack OR
-Full Rack WITH
*Traditional Sauce – The one that made us famous!
*Signature Sauce – Sweet, & Tangy with a Spicy Kick!
Cost: $18.99/Half Rack; Full Rack $38.99/Traditional Sauce – The one that made us famous!
The spoils: a full stomach for a job well-done
Dumser’s Dairyland Super Sundae
-Three huge scoops of ice cream with five toppings each (See menu for details.)
The spoils: a happy tummy and a smiling face
Crab Alley’s Crab Feast for Two
-1 dozen medium crabs
-1/2 lb. steamed shrimp
-2 bowls of soup
-Side of hush puppies
-2 ears of corn on the cob
The spoils: victory for a job well done conquering this massive dish
Pino’s Pizza 38″ Pizza
-Toppings of your choice, including Pepperoni, Mushrooms, Sausage, Green Peppers, Extra Cheese, Bacon, Pineapple, Ham, Onions, Black Olives, Diced Tomatoes, Jalepenos, Chicken, Buffalo Chicken, BBQ Chicken, Banana Peppers, Sweet Peppers, or Ground Beef
Cost: $38.99 each
The spoils: getting to eat some of the best pizza in OC
The Pit and Pub Pig Out Challenge
-Rack of Ribs
-1/2 BBQ Chicken
The spoils: Free t-shirt and 25% off coupon for your next visit
Find one of these places and treat yourself-you deserve it!
Big Drink Challenges
Tequila Mockingbird Fish Bowl Margarita
-42 oz. fishbowl margarita in several flavors
The spoils: What spoils?
Dead Freddie’s Shipwreck
-22 oz Lime, Strawberry or Wipeout margarita served frozen or on the rocks with a Coronita “shipwrecked” in a souvenir margarita cup!
The spoils: Again, what spoils?
-32 oz. or 64 oz. Orange Crush
Spoils: See #1 and #2