The Travel Channel's Man v. Food -- part travelogue, part eating competition -- might be coming to Kansas City in May. On the show, host Adam Richman walks viewers through a city's best-known restaurants before ultimately attempting the city's most serious food eating challenge, such as 180 oysters in New Orleans or the hottest curry in New York City.
On March 31, the Holyfield Winery Tweeted:
Papa Bob's BBQ in Bonner Springs, KS is expecting a visit from Man vs. Food! Papa has the "ultimate destroyer" sandwich!
The Travel Channel is currently showing repeats of the first and second season; the third season is scheduled to begin airing in June. Richman has visited St. Louis (that episode will rerun Wednesday, April 14) to tackle a milkshake challenge. But there is nothing on the show's Web site about what cities are on the itinerary for the third season.
Fat City has a call in to the Travel Channel and Papa Bob's BBQ. I'll update this post accordingly.
Papa Bob's Bar-B-Que is certainly a possible candidate for the kind of challenge that Richman attempts to tackle. The "Ultimate Destroyer" is a $48 barbecue sandwich, which has "mounds of meat that will surely be leaving you gasping for air," according to Papa Bob's Web site.
It's a layer of 12-inch hoagie bun with a half-pound of pulled pork, a half-pound of hickory smoked sliced pork, barbecue sauce and then two slices of bread. Add to thtat, a half-pound of sliced, hickory smoked ham with a half pound of hickory smoked turkey breast. Repeat of the sauce and two slices of bread.
Then, it's three, half pound smoked hamburgers and another splash of sauce. Two pieces of bread, a half-pound of hickory smoked brisket and a half pound of hickory smoked barbecue sausage. One more squirt of sauce and then the top of that hoagie bun.
Then you just have to down a pound and a half of fries, four dill pickle spears or four jalapeno peppers. If you can eat all that in 45 minutes, your meal is free.