Restaurant issues food mountain challenge
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.”
The Firepit urges Southport’s hungriest diners to try to climb Pit Mountain