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What I Watched Last Night: The Illustrated Version of Man v. Food

Tonight, I watched back-to-back episodes of Travel Channel’s “Man vs. Food.” What follows is my illustrated version. Episode one was Charleston, SC:

This is "The Big Nasty" – a buttermilk biscuit with fried chicken, smothered in sausage gravy and cheese
This is self-explanatory.
The main event: ten tuna hand rolls, each with increasing intensity of heat.

Episode two was Sacramento, CA:

A sampling of the Cali State Fair's fines fares:Left to right: "Twister Dog": a deep fried, spiral cut potato-wrapped hotdog, Deep friend catfish on a stick, and "King Twinkie": Three Twinkies battered and deep fried, drizzled with chocolate syrup.


Adam hits a breakfast joint to taste the local omelets and pancakes. (Ignore the misspelling in the drawing- I'm blaming my brandy-spiked tea!)

The challenge portion of the show, I couldn’t even figure out how to draw. It was a monstrosity called “The Knucklehead Challenge.” It consisted of five 1/4-pound hotdogs, seven ladles of chili, a pound of cheese, and then the entire tray that it was on was topped with fries. It gives me a stomach ache just thinking about all that.

By [E]queSarahSarah

Part-time artist, full-time crankypants who dabbles in knitting, running, and burpees.

One reply on “What I Watched Last Night: The Illustrated Version of Man v. Food”

I love Man v. Food, and these drawings pretty much sum up why.  Whether it’s foods that are unavailable, too greasy for me to feel good about, or so spicy they hurt my non-spice-tolerating tongue, Adam eats what I can’t, and gives me a chance to eat vicariously through him, and I love it.


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