Ever since 2008 I've been glued to an American television programme called Man Vs Food. It follows the exploits of Adam Richman and his attempts to take on the most extreme food challenges in the U.S.
In the past 4-5 years we've seen an increase of U.S style restaurants and barbecue joints pop up across the UK. This weekend I went to one in Nottingham that offered some mind blowing and stomach busting food challenges.
On arrival to Rub we gazed over the extensive menu trying to decide if we should order something sensible or go for one of the challenges.
Both myself and my brother went for one of the challenges, this would turn out to be a bad decision.
My brother decided to take on a challenge called Nugzilla, which is the equivalent of eating 85 normal sized chicken nuggets and a portion of fries. I thought it'd be fun to try the Yorkshire Pudding Burrito, a monster burrito made from Yorkshire Pudding batter, filled with cheesy mash, beef brisket, onion jam, greens and gravy.
When the meals reached the table we soon realised it would take a mammoth effort just to put a dent into the challenges given their size. My burrito was big enough to comfortably feed a family of four but looked amazing.
The Nugzilla was almost the same size as the tray it came on and looked impossible. After 20-30 mins of eating I conceded defeat after eating just under three quarters of the burrito. My brother battled past the meat sweats and the other three of us around the table watched him struggling with the last dozen mouthfuls of chicken.
Each mouthful looked like torture as the chicken was getting harder and harder to chew. Trying different dips and covering it all in Mayo, Ketchup & BBQ sauce he somehow managed to finish it.
I'd definitely go back to Rub but i'd want to eat something a lot smaller, and try a dessert too as some of them sounded incredible. I'm going to leave food challenges well alone from now on and just enjoy watching them on television.