The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is like the Super Bowl of competitive eating. But just like with the NFL, there are other matchups that matter that don’t receive the same fanfare as the big game. Competitors battle over plates of wings, Twinkies, burgers, and all-out T.G.I. Friday’s sampler platters. So, before you watch Joey Chestnut and Matt Stonie attempt a new world hot dog record this Fourth of July, take time to digest some of these numbers. These are a few of the other insane competitive eating records that exist. Now grab the Alka-Seltzer cause it hurts just to look at them.
We calculated approximate calories based on a typical version of the food the competitors consumed. Because of varying sizes, these numbers are just approximations.
Bonefish Grill is turning National Martini Day into a month-long celebration in June. While the official day dedicated to America’s favorite cocktail is June 19th, the fresh fish experts are offering guests a flavorful array of hand-crafted martinis priced at $5 every Monday for the entire month.
Bonefish Grill martinis are already a favorite on the restaurant’s extensive bar menu – perfectly complementing their wood-grilled fresh fish and seasonal seafood offerings. In fact, the mighty martini is on-the-rise nationwide. A report published by the U.S. Beverage Alcohol Forum found that vodka – a main ingredient in martinis – accounts for over a third of all spirits consumed in the country, and that number continues to grow.
“At Bonefish Grill, we’re known for our hand-crafted cocktails all year ‘round,” said Leigh Merritt of Bonefish Grill. “We’re excited to give our guests another reason to love our martinis.”
Bonefish Grill features classic favorites as well as seasonally-inspired recipes. The selection includes flavors to please every palate, from tastes of the tropics in its Wild Orchid Hawaiian Martini and Ocean Trust Tropic Heat Martini recipes to classics like the Ultimate Infused Dirty Martini to fruity creations featuring Fresh Pineapple, Fresh Raspberry, Strawberry Rosé, and Pomegranate Martinis.
The origin of National Martini Day is unknown, though the cocktail made its first definitive appearance in the 1888 edition ofThe Bartenders Manual by Harry Johnson. In mixing a martini, the ingredients are poured over ice and shaken together, then strained into its signature glass. Bonefish Grill takes hand-crafting martinis to another level, starting with its house-infused vodkas, adding fresh squeezed juices, then shaking the carefully mixed concoction a minimum of 20 times to ensure the drink is ice cold.
Guests can enjoy June’s $5 Monday martini offering at Bonefish Grill restaurants nationwide. Open daily, hours and participation vary by location.
Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill is launching their huge steak campaign of 2016 to promote its most savory dish to date – it’s a gigantic 35 ounce (2+ pound!) smoked ribeye dinner.
To kick this promotional dish off nationwide, the company has selected Tampa Bay Rays’ center fielder Kevin Kiermaier to come to the restaurant and devour the entire 2 pound rib eye along with its two side salads and dessert. If the player finishes the meal, the company will donate $4K to his charity of choice – Friends of Joshua House Foundation.