Restau­rant is­sues food moun­tain chal­lenge

Southport Visiter - - Visiter Active - BY CHRISTY BYRNE [email protected]­i­tymir­ @ByrneChristy

DIN­ERS in South­port have a new moun­tain to climb as The Firepit Smoke­house And Sports Bar has laid down a gour­mand’s gaunt­let.

The Firepit, in Lord Street is look­ing for cus­tomers who think they’ve got what it takes to tackle and con­quer Pit Moun­tain.

The bar is launch­ing Man v Food Mon­days so those who feel up to it can start the week with an epic feast of fries, burg­ers and onion rings.

The chal­lenge in­cludes two su­per-stacked dou­ble cheese­burg­ers with a whop­ping side or­der of a kilo of fries, all topped off with 20 onion rings.

Be­ing able to take the moun­tain down is not enough, as chal­lengers are given a strict dead­line to clean their plates.

So even though the chal­lenge will be run­ning all day, those tak­ing it on will not have the op­tion of tak­ing it at their own pace.

For any­one who man­ages the fry-up feat, Firepit is of­fer­ing a re­ward: com­plete the chal­lenge in the given time and it will be free of charge, and they can claim a place on the bar’s Man v Food wall of fame.

Gen­eral man­ager Jamie Rae said that Firepit has its fry­ers at the ready to take on all com­ers.

He said: “When you see all that food on one plate, it is a mon­ster chal­lenge but I think we’ll get quite a few peo­ple who are up for it, es­pe­cially groups of lads who want to com­pete against each other.

“I don’t think we’ve ever had any­one or­der any­thing even close to this amount of food just for one per­son but, even though we’re go­ing to set a time limit, it’ll be a re­al­is­tic one so we’re pretty sure it can be done.

“It’s a bit of fun for a Mon­day night and hope­fully even those who don’t quite man­age it will en­joy try­ing.”

As for tips, he said ev­ery­one needed to bring their own tac­tics to the ta­ble: “I think peo­ple will just go for it in their own way – some might want to do the burg­ers first, some will mix it up a bit, but it’s a moun­tain so there’s re­ally no easy way.”

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