I think I’m in love.
Last Wednesday Kate Stelnick drove 5 hours to Denny’s Beer Barrel to attempt the Denny’s Beer Barrel challenge. Young Kate Stelnick was the first ever to have won the challenge. What was the challenge you may ask? To eat an 11 pound hamburger in under three hours. This includes six pounds of meat, 1 1/2 pounds of cheese, two gigantic buns, a river of mayonnaise, mustard and catsup, two entire tomatoes, two entire onions, and tons of lettuce. Don’t forget the pickles.
Though many have tried this challenge, professional eaters included, none has accomplished the feat. That is till Kate stepped up to the plate. And with Kate weighing in at a mere 115 lbs. (126 lbs. now) the accomplishment seems even more impressive. The chick can eat. Lots. She finished the challenge with five minutes to spare and prepared with two days worth of fasting. Sonya Thomas has nothing on her.
“I had no strategy,” Kate said. “None. I probably should have, but I just tried to eat as much as possible before I felt full.” Her friends joke that she has a fat kid living inside her. She reportedly didn’t even go to the bathroom during the entire challenge. An accomplishment in itself really.
Denny is planning vegetable and turkey-based versions of the challenge.
Kate, you have my email.
Kate Stelnick finishing the Denny’s Beer Barrel Challenge, Clearfield PA. Photo courtesy of AP