Oh My Goodness, Oh My DAYUM! He’s going H.A.M. DAYUM, DAYUM, DAYUM!!!
My 29th Birthday celebration, last September, had to be the most anticipated and exciting event for me and the small group of friends I selected to be apart of it. I was excited to eat a hell of a burger and they were excited to watch me attempt suicide; no really, they wished me a happy death [at least the males which came did.] Just days prior to the event, I stumbled upon a small burger joint, Oh My Burger L.A., which is located in Gardena, CA. I became intrigued by their selective menu and surprised by the fact that their original intentions were to be a gourmet burger place with high quality and healthy selections [veggie burgers and such]; by some twisted turn of events they became renown for the burger monstrosity you see here and things like the Luther [a hamburger which uses Krispy Kreme donuts for buns, allegedly made famous by Luther Vandross.] I can described them as some sort of inbred baby born of The Counter, Umami, Slater’s 50/50 and In-N-Out, but with the small hometown feel of Fred’s or Fresh and Meaty.
Oh My Burger L.A. is a great restaurant owned & operated by an even greater couple, Brandyn and Danielle. They are foodies with a passion for hamburgers and a concern for healthy eating. Danielle is a health nut and Brandyn could be best described as the quintessential man, seeing that this 6lb Burger creation was his sole idea. I remember my first visit, where I asked Danielle what was the biggest burger they had and she told me the OhMyBurger Jr., which I ordered and polished off in ease. During this visit, I learned about the OMB 6lb Burger Challenge and like any food challenge, I had to attempt it. My birthday was coming in a couple days and they had an event planned as well, so it was a perfect match.
On the evening of 4 September 2012 around 6:30p.m., a group of friends gathered at OMB to watch me attempt the 6lb Burger Challenge. The challenge gives its opponent 50-minutes to complete a 6lb burger, 1lb of assorted french fries and a 32oz shake of choice. Yes, that is 9lbs of food and drink, not including the dozen glasses of water it takes to even attempt such a thing.
- Oversized Onion Bun
- Enough Pickle chips for 5 Big Macs
- (5) 8oz All-beef Burger Patties
- (10) strips of Maple-cured Bacon
- (2) 1/4lb hot dogs (split into four quarters)
- (5) slices of Cheddar Cheese
- 4oz of Pastrami
- Several strips of Bacon
- A man’s hand full of hand-battered onion rings
I would like to think of myself as just a regular guy. Which I am, generally, what separates me from normal humans, I suppose, is my willingness to eat or attempt to eat just about anything. This challenge was very enticing when I learned of it, so there really was no option other than to attempt it. I attempt everything else: this blog, my eCommerce business, www.qg3peed.com, going back to school at 30 and so on. I’m really just one of those type of people who will try just about anything. The worst thing that can happen is failure, which really isn’t that bad because there is always a valuable lesson learned; which more or less evens things out.
I won’t lie, this burger kicked my ass. I couldn’t do anything for about 3-4 days. We won’t discuss the passing of all that beef, either. :-/
Sidenote: I ate more than anyone else who attempted up to that point (That’s my story and I am sticking to it.)