The average person's stomach can hold about a liter of food, or close to two pounds' worth. But who wants to be average? All over town, restaurants are offering up contests of confection, defying brave eaters to ingest more food than they should eat in a week -- daily recommended values be damned!
Armed with a big mouth and an empty stomach, our intrepid writer Zach Fowle has dared to become one of these food fighters -- travelling metro Phoenix to face new challenges and prove to the animal kingdom that man belongs at the top of the food chain.
This week's feast brings us to Barrio Cantina (4731 E. Cactus Road, 602-606-9150), North Phoenix's shadowy, cool Mexican restaurant and bar. Barrio Cantina offers not one, not two, but THREE different food challenges, so I brought along a pair of friends to test them out.