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Florida’s top 5 food challenges

From Florida4Less' extensive research

Adam Richman has battled several dishes around America, and they have been epic. But Florida still has some opponents that are ready to whip his ass. Florida4Less did a search for the top 5 challenges in Florida, check out how we ranked them.

5. Eddie’s Monsta Burger at Eddie’s Bar & Grill

3 lbs. of beef, “all the fixin’s”, and a pound of French fries equals the Monsta Burger challenge at Eddie’s Bar & Grill in Dunedin. Clear your plate in 30 minutes and get the meal free plus the t-shirt and photo that we all want. Eddie’s also has a super-spicy Fire-in-the-Hole Chicken Wings challenge and a giant nacho challenge that will pay you $100 in gift vouchers if you can finish in the given time. 1283 Bayshore Boulevard Dunedin, Florida 34698.

4. 48 oz. Steak Challenge at Don Shula’s Steak House

Founded by former NFL coach Don Shula in 1989, the Shula’s Steak House Orlando is known for prime Angus steaks. Finish their 48 oz. Porterhouse steak, the “The Shula Cut,” in one seating and gain acceptance to the restaurants 48 oz. Club. A club that grants the issuance of exclusive bragging rights on-demand. Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830.

3. 20 Tacos in 40 Minutes at Poblano’s

Clearwater holds Poblano’s 20 Tacos in 40 Minutes. Pretty self explanatory, contestants need to clear their plates of 10 tacos at a time. So far, 13 have conquered the taco army and gained the lavish prize of paid-meal, T-shirt and photo. The reigning champion, who goes by Adam, has taken it to the next level and finished 30 tacos in the allotted time. 2451 North McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater, Florida 33759.

2. The Kitchen Sink at Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlour

This isn’t just a play on the idiom, they serve you an ice cream sundae in a real kitchen sink, plumbing and all. Servers at Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlour in Dania Beach go to town throwing in whatever toppings they want like marshmallow, chocolate, strawberries, cherries, fudge and sprinkles. At $12.95 per person, with a minimum of 4, winners of the prize get to tell whoever will listen that they ate the whole damn thing. To kick up the challenge, we will personally give you a high five if we ever run into you. 128 South Federal Highway, Dania Beach, Florida 33004.

1. Inferno Soup Challenge at Nitally’s

Nitally’s Thai-Mexican restaurant in St Petersburg has put fire in a bowl. The soup uses Ghost Peppers, the hottest peppers known to man. A pepper so dangerous the Indian government considered using them in non-lethal hand grenades. To mix is up, about a dozen peppers were also thrown into the soup. Finish this bowl in 30 minutes and earn the respect of being the first to win this challenge, oh yeah, plus $800. Just remember, all that fire has to come out some time. Must 18 or older to participate. 2462 Central Ave., St Petersburg, Florida 33712.