So it happened a couple of weeks ago, but Food Network host Guy Fieri paid a visit to David Letterman and demonstrated how one eats a three-pound hamburger. The burger itself comes from a place called Hillbilly Hot Dogs, who have a couple of ridiculously big burgers on their menu. Fieri tackles one he calls "The Hunch" due to the way he has to hunch over while eating it.
The proper name of the burger is the Hillbilly Single Wide, which weighs in at five pounds, including condiments and bun. They also have a Double Wide, which is 10 pounds of broken dreams and regret. I spoke to the owners, Sonny and Sharie Knight, and they told me that the Double Wide will feed 35 people. Despite the party-sized portion, the meat that makes these multi-pound patties is all fresh and hand formed. They have to cook for 45 minutes and demand a pizza peel for flipping. Lest you think these are just for show on the menu, Sharie said they can sell as many as five Single Wides a day and always have buns on hand for the double.
As for Fieri, I can't seem to make up my mind about him. His dyed hair and hot rod-chic style should be all I need to know to dismiss him, but I can't seem to. Perhaps it's his winning smile or commitment to the kinds of places I love (one of his Food Network shows is called Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives), but I don't think that's what it is.
I think I've figured it out. He looks like Colin Farrell...but fatter. Farrell is the kind of foul-mouthed, good-timer that makes you think he'd be fun to have a beer with (before he went dry). The thing is, he's just too damn good looking. I'd be afraid to let him get anywhere near my girlfriend. Fieri, however, has just the right amount of bad style and extra weight to make for intimidation-free good times. So there it is: Guy Fieri looks like a Fat Colin Farrell. I'm starting the meme.
Guy Fieri Eats The Hunch on 'Late Show with David Letterman'
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