Look Mom & Dad, I’m Famous!
I’m on the van…I made it!
Thank you to my son for showing the correct amount of enthusiasm!
The Adam Emmenecker Sandwich Challenge
Well…next time you’re at the Waukee Jethro’s…look at the Wall of Shame…there’s a new member on the board. It was me…in depressing fashion.
4 years ago…I ate the whole sandwich & fries in about 18 minutes…so on Saturday night, at my buddy Corey’s bachelor party, I thought I’d give it a shot…and I…did not succeed.
It was a lot bigger than I remembered…I don’t remember the 1 lb of fries, and I did NOT remember the second pork tenderloin.
If you don’t know this sandwich…(I think they’ll send me a picture eventually)…but it’s 5 lbs of food….it’s a steak burger…with 2 pork tenderloins, 2 buffalo chicken tenders, 2-3 fried cheese thingees, brisket, bacon, all covered in cheese…and 1 lb of fries.
It’s a monster.
They set the timer at 15 minutes…and I dug in.
I went right after the tenderloin first (my least favorite part)…it was way too hot, burned my mouth, but I didn’t slow down…finished that, and went after the buffalo chicken tender…then the brisket, then the bacon…then the other tender…then the cheese…then some fries…then started on the burger. I was about 9 minutes in at this point…I was beginning to slow down…but I still had hope. Then I saw it, the “hidden” pork tenderloin.
It slapped me in the face. Any false sense of confidence that I still had immediately vanished. I tried putting it in my mouth…it fell out. So I went back to the burger…I could…not…swallow it. I attacked the fries…the fries won.
When I was done…I probably got around halfway through…and I was not feeling well.
Over the next two hours…I sat there…a “bit” uncomfortable…visited the restroom 3 times. Then, as the bachelor party began to head to the bars…I headed home. On the way home, I pulled over to the side of University…
…and puked….a lot…and I felt much better.
It was too much for me….but it is a delicious sandwich. I’d buy it again…and split it with 3 of my friends.You win Adam Emmenecker…you win.
Mama Duck has returned to her nest in our backyard. She’s only there for about 3 hours everyday, but she’s definitely made the area behind our gutter her & her 7-8 eggs her new home. Mama Duck, we are happy to have you as our guests!
Congratulations to my wife for crushing Dam-To-Dam!
Well done to all 11,000 runners! 11,000 runners! That’s AWESOME. Well done Des Moines.
Good thinkin’ on my son on the flowers!
Oh, next time, I need to go to the website and check on where the finish line is…I like the change to 12th & Grand…I was just expecting it to be closer to the Farmer’s Market. It’s all good though, I handle the double-wagon like a boss!
AWESOME is as AWESOME does