4th of July Eating Contests at Your Favorite Lounges

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Happy 4th! Today is one of my favorite holidays because it combines three things I love: USA! USA! beer, and BBQ. A 4th of July tradition is Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest which TPOL tried to emulate a few years ago by consuming 2lbs of dog, 2 buns, and a mound of chili cheese fries in an hour. Other contests include the Big Mac Challenge in Prague, Czech Republic and the 2lb Burger Challenge in Drummond, Montana which I still think I won.

In honor of today, I have come up with ten new eating contests should you happen to be spending your 4th at a lounge.

  1. Curry at KIX: Have the machine pour yourself a beer then load up your plate with mounds of rice and mystery meat. It’s time to get to work.

    "I had that 27 and 10 last night and today, chicken curry. 54 points last week and the next day, curry stew!"
    “I had that 27 and 10 last night and today, chicken curry. 54 points last week and the next day, curry stew!” #Durant
  2. Pasta at PVG: Be quick on your feet and make the mad dash to the pasta feed in Shanghai before other eager contestants get there.

    Pasta baby!
    Pasta baby!
  3. Carrots at DTW: Sadly, America doesn’t provide a lot of great gorging opportunities but a carrot contest is very possible in just about any US airport. 
    The carrot and the [celery] stick
    The carrot and the [celery] stick
  4. Dim Sum at PEK: Yes! Dim Sum. They reload the dim sum fast enough to make this a viable contest.

    The world's most perfect food
    The world’s most perfect food
  5. Egg Whites at MSP: TPOL’s favorite breakfast is hard-boiled eggs. Peeled egg whites is a luxury item fit for a king. Get after it!

    The yolk is not part of the contest
    The yolk is not part of the contest
  6. Wieners at HKG: Late night at HKG? Indulge in as many wieners as is humanly possible. This is more inline with a proper hot dog contest.

    Wieners!
    Wieners!
  7. Kufta at IST: The Costco of airport lounges is in Istanbul. Kufta prepared fresh and hot of the grill makes for a great contest. Alternatively, you can clog your arteries with a baklava eating contest.

    The referee
    The referee
  8. Donuts at SNA: How are your arteries? In good shape? Then get to John Wayne’s United lounge for donuts and more donuts. Milk is for cheaters.

    Who doesn't love donuts?
    Who doesn’t love donuts?
  9. Sushi at DXB: Who gets full from sushi? See if you will at Emirates First Class Lounge in Dubai.

    Champagne & sushi
    Champagne & sushi
  10. Ramen at NRT: Made to order, devouring bowls of ramen at the ANA lounge in Narita is a nice way to take the title of American Douche from the party described in this linked post.

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    Happy 4th everyone!

 

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