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Julien v. Food is not just a blatant rip-off of Man v. Food; it's also a new monthly column in which Voracious contributor Julien Perry tries to eat enormous amounts of junk by taking on the city's eating challenges so you can be equally grossed out and visually assaulted at the same time. What she lacks in girth, she makes up for in appetite. Her motto: "Never leave room for dessert because you will always have room for dessert."
Location: Casa D's, 102 Bellevue Way N.E., 425-462-8410, BELLEVUE.
Photo by Tom Black Does this burrito make me look fat?
Weigh-In: The man working behind the counter that day just happened to be the same guy responsible for creating the Super Dooper burrito. And while there was no scale present, he guesstimated the burrito he made me (about the length of my arm) weighed between four and five pounds. My stats? The usual: 5'4" and 110 pounds.
The Challenge: The Super Dooper ($12.95) is three 13-inch flour tortillas stuffed with whatever the hell you want. I chose rice, beans, chicken (the least shady-looking of all the meat choices), pico de gallo, guacamole, and cheese. I also continuously added splashes of hot sauce and extra guac to keep up the flavor. There is no actual challenge associated with the Super Dooper, but if I finished the burrito, I was told by the staff that I was going to get my photo on the wall because "There is no way you're going to be able to eat all of that."
Watch the video after the jump!
Difficulty: This challenge was not as hard as I imagined it would be. The difficulty lies in figuring out how to actually eat this thing. Plastic utensils are powerless against the Super Dooper, so I ended up just eating it like any regular burrito. Trying to lift the burrito to my mouth was comical, but proved the most useful method of finishing it. An ample dose of humiliation was also involved in my effort, as I was pretty much on display for my friends who kept staring at me long after they'd finished their more accurately proportioned lunches.
It took about an hour to eat the Super Dooper. The last half-hour was painful at times because, as you know, eating four pounds of anything is not usually enjoyable. Oddly enough, I didn't feel full until about 45 minutes later when I guzzled some water. Game over after that. And don't think alcohol helps dissipate the pain. It doesn't.
The Champ: Besides the water? That would be me! Sans photo on the wall (no, thank you!), but with a $5 coupon to Casa D's in my hand--the first one they've ever given away. Look who's super dooper now!