Like our waistlines, the number of eating challenges and gargantuan menu items on D.C. area menus is growing, from extreme hot wings and four-pound burritos to six-pound milkshakes and 28-inch pizzas. For restaurant details — including directions, hours and more — visit the Going Out Guide.
The 9 Pounder at BGR The Burger JointWhat you have to do: Finish the whole thing. And nine pounds? That's just the beef. Add three heads of lettuce, eight onions, 10 pickles, eight tomatoes, a quart of house "mojo sauce," 60 slices of white and yellow American cheese and a four-pound brioche bun the size of a spare tire and it should be called the 25 Pounder. The prize: If one person can eat it in one sitting, it's free. Otherwise, it'll set you back about $100. (Multiple locations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. www.bgrtheburgerjoint.com)Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post