Is this burger the ultimate food challenge? – The London Economic

Is this burger the ultimate food challenge?

smokeys-bbqIf you’re stepping out of the smoke for the weekend and you’re in search of something gorgeous and filthy (food I’m talking about), you’ll do well to beat Smokey’s American Grill restaurant and takeaway in Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

Since opening in 2014 Smokeys has already scooped up the Wiltshire Restaurant of the Year 2015 award (voted for by Wiltshire Times newspaper readers), and is eagerly waiting to hear if it has won Britain’s Best Takeaway 2016 award after making it into the top 10 shortlist.

Serving American dishes such as slow roasted pork belly ribs, hotdogs and its special Man V Food burger, Smokey’s isn’t for the faint hearted (or anyone with heart problems for that matter).

Run by a family of BBQ enthusiasts, Smokeys is attracting attention from all over the UK, particularly for its eating challenge known as the Boston Belly Buster.


As if their Man v Food burger wasn’t enough, the food challenge know as The Boston Belly Buster includes:

  1. 4 lbs of homemade steak burger.
  2. Low and slow cooked beef brisket.
  3. BBQ pulled pork.
  4. Homemade chilli.
  5. Cajun onion rings.
  6. Bacon.
  7. Lots of cheese.

…all served in a bun and accompanied by:

  • 1 lb of fries.
  • Homemade slaw.
  • Milkshake.

Not surprisingly, the Smokeys wall of shame is covered with pictures of gut-busted failed challengers, whilst the Wall of Fame doesn’t include a single winner. We’re wondering, is this the ultimate food challenge, or is there anyone out there who can beat the Boston Belly Buster?

Such is the mountainous challenge, Smokeys is now attracting attention from the food challenge circuit with participants travelling far and wide to try and beat the challenge. Anyone who completes the challenge wins £50, a T-shirt, a bottle of JD, and becomes the first/only person to be pictured on the wall of fame.


You can vote for Britain’s Best Takeaway here:  Smokeys are in the South West shortlist.

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