Are you ready for a food challenge in New Jersey? All of these experiences are located about an hours drive from Montclair, which is a wonderful town for a weekend getaway.
Sabretti’s Hot Dog Challenge
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Sabretti’s Hot Dogs located in Hopatcong, New Jersey, offers two levels of hot dog challenges, one for amateurs and one for professionals. For the amateur challenge, you eat as many hot dogs from the hot dog menu board as you can in 15 minutes. If you can eat 12-specialty dogs in that time frame, then the meal is free, otherwise, you need to pay for all of those hot dogs you just ate.
If you are a professional, then get ready for the 30-dog challenge. You must eat 30 fully loaded hot dogs, bun and fixings included, in under an hour. If you succeed you can earn a cool $1,000. Call ahead of time for arrangements.
After all this eating challenge, you are going to need a relaxing place to rest your full belly. When you return to Montclair after eating all of that food, you will find lots of great hotels that are perfect for relaxing in.
Clinton Station Diner
Can you and four of your friends finish a 50-pound burger in under three hours? If so, you can earn some serious money! This crazy challenge takes place at the Clinton Station Diner in Clinton, New Jersey, where they offer several burger challenges.
The Mount Olympus challenge costs $202.95 to enter and you and your friends need to finish the entire concoction which consists of 25-pounds of beef, 20-pounds of dough, five-pounds of cheese, and four-pounds of lettuce, tomatoes, and onions in three hours. If you can manage that, your giant burger is free and you win $1,000.
If that isn’t enough of a burger challenge, then go for the “8th Wonder.” You need to find nine crazy friends to help you with this challenge and you have to collectively eat a burger that weighs 100-pounds in under one hour! Your reward for finishing this monster of a burger is a whopping $5,000. The Clinton Station Diner also offers smaller burger challenges. These burgers take time to create, so please call ahead of time.
The Mad Hatter Platter
Are you looking for more of a food challenge than just eating a burger? Head over to the Hat Tavern in Summit, New Jersey, for their Mad Hatter Platter Challenge. This challenge weighs in over 5-pounds, but this is a solo eating challenge and must be consumed under 30 minutes.
On the platter sits one enormous burger that starts as a “Chris Christie Burger”, topped with a Jersey Burger, and a Pizzaburger. Next to the huge burger sits one-pound of French fries, two-dozen onion rings, five “patriot pickles,” and to finish this off, a milkshake! Your reward for the $29.00 challenge is a free meal, a free T-shirt, and your picture on the wall of fame. Call the Hat Tavern ahead of time to arrange the challenge for you.
No matter what you’re into, New Jersey is sure to have the right food to challenge you with!