Dallas' Five Best Biggest Gut Busters

Categories: Best Of Dallas

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Hope you brought your Pepto
Gut bombs frighten me. I have enough of a food handicap because of my line of work, but professions aside, I'm not so good with self control when it comes to eating. I've been known on more than one occasion to follow the Louis C.K. school of consumption mechanics: I don't stop when I'm full, I stop when the plate's clean, or I'm experiencing overwhelming pain.

Still, there's some appeal to mammoth dishes -- I think. They compel our inner desire to explore and conquer. They cater to our need to win.

Here are some of the "best" gut bombs served in and around Dallas. And by best, we mean biggest. Many of them taste like shit.

The Boomstick (pictured above)
Internet browsers from all over the country clicked the heck out of news stories when Rangers Ballpark announced the Boomstick. The two-foot-long link may have gotten more attention than Yu Darvish. It certainly got more attention than the Japanese pitcher's namesake hot dog.

The boomstick won this year's Best, "Are You Going to Finish That?" But don't stop eating now.

*****

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Bring your friends
Snuffers Cheese Fries
I tried to go all Man Versus Food on this one and came up way short. A large order of cheddar fries at Snuffers could feed Octomom's whole family and still provide leftovers. In fact it's so big and nasty, we asked owner Pat Snuffer to help us calculate the calories of one of these plates for our Embracing Gluttony feature. His response? Why would I do that?

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LDD
Pecan Lodge's Hot Mess
What do you get when you pile everything at the disposal of a notable barbecue restaurant onto a potato the size of a football? Justin and Diane Fourton call the creation a hot mess. I call it caloric torture.


Location Info

Herrera's Mexican Restaurant

4024 Maple Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

Pecan Lodge

1010 S. Pearl Expressway, Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

Serious Pizza

2807 Elm St., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

Snuffer's

3526 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

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22 comments
carter.robertg
carter.robertg

Mike Anderson's BBQ has for years served the Momster Baked Potato. The Spudzilla is a game changer. Maybe, you could write about a true gut buster next time.

gabe48
gabe48

The fries at Off-Site Kitchen and Snuffers.......divine!

duderonome
duderonome

Nothing wrong with this on occasion. It's when you do it all the time that it becomes a problem. I'm talking about Dallas Observer clickbait articles with pictures of snuffer's cheese fries or some tex-mex. Seems like every week you guys slap up another picture of the same old greasers, and call it news.

duderonome
duderonome

Nothing wrong with this on occasion. It's when you do it all the time that it becomes a problem. I'm talking about Dallas Observer clickbait articles with pictures of snuffer's cheese fries or some tex-mex. Seems like every week you guys slap up another picture of the same old greasers, and call it news.

duderonome
duderonome

Nothing wrong with this on occasion. It's when you do it all the time that it becomes a problem. I'm talking about Dallas Observer clickbait articles with pictures of snuffer's cheese fries or some tex-mex. Seems like every week you guys slap up another picture of the same old greasers, and call it news.

therrick
therrick

Snuffers' cheese fries: one the most overrated foods in DFW.

Karen Husted
Karen Husted

Yes, promote this poison, make it 'fun'. Hey! How's that diabetes and heart disease comin along?

Angelo Garcia
Angelo Garcia

like we need more fat people in dallas .. smh

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Disgusting!  Fat slobs shoving mountains of greasy food down their gullets.  It's sickening.

J_A_
J_A_

Nothing like a picture of a fat dude eating way too much food to whet the appetite

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

Ok, let's start off Sloooow!
When I go to Rangers games (or any other porting event) I go to watch sports, not eat. To capture the experience my hands MUST be free to hold beer, and clap-that's it! Eating at a game when people are spitting sunflowers seeds, puking, etc, is f+cking gross.........but, I am not a yuppie. Note: If you have an urge (like that fatass in the pic) to imbibe on hotdogs, stop at QT, and eat 20, dollar hot dogs-and guess what....save yourself money!
Special Note: Lat time I went to a Rangers game a guy tried to sell me "4-Way", and I thought why would I want to trip balls at a baseball game? You people have baseball wrong; please STAY home!
Snuffer's Cheese Fries.........God does love me!
Pecan Lodge Hot Mess-oy vey, that looks even better than the Snuffer's CF's!
Herrera's..........(slight crying and whimpering).......what is better than that? WHAT?
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OK, so I went hiking at Texoma the other day, and I noticed a sign driving up 75 that said Duck Dynasty is going to be at Choctaw Casino...........my question is, is it the whole band? And what type of music? It would be awesome if it were Techno Trash Rave Spinning Lights. I can just "pitture" the "deddy "with gloves with lights on them; following the tracers.
Side note: I hiked like 10 miles across rocks, prairies, pastures, brambles, "hard patches", etc. and I was frickin' whipped; and I'm sitting on the beach at Eisenhower contemplating taking a swim, when up rambles two GIGANTIC ladies in full snow gear! And I shit you not. There's me in just shorts and a tshirt, laying in the sand, looking up at two 300 pounders, replete with artic gloves, wool hats, waterproof jackets and goggles. Priceless.
Final note: Never wear your 3 year old's "Ladybug" headphones when you are flipping off two dudes in a old farm pickup. Said farm hands would not yield the Kerg's "rightness" to be speedy as hell in the left lane, so when I passed said farmers, I flipped them off-and they both proceeded to point, and LAUGH at me.

DaveH911
DaveH911

@duderonome  nothing wrong with you posting on occasion, but three times in a row? 

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

@Marc C. Socolov 


This coming from a guy with a self shot? Chief?  Oh brother. And Facebook?  Is this my granddad? 

G_David
G_David

I'm 5'10", 165 lbs. I have participated in half-marathons and triathlons. And I love me some Snuffer's cheese fries on occasion. Speak for yourself couch potato.

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz don't be so harsh. i'm sure C of A writers can also be civilized when the occasion  calls for it.

TracyTBS36
TracyTBS36

@kergo1spaceship Did you write all that out on a dare or was that your application for a staff-writer position?


Mervis
Mervis

She harvested the foie-gras from that cat and it is no longer.

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