Man Vs. Food Season Three DVD Review
The Travel Channel, perhaps one of the last worthwhile reasons to actually subscribe to cable, has long had a tradition of showing off great “pig-out” restaurants, places where the food is big and the mystique bigger. And thanks to their new series, Man Vs. Food (which they sent out a copy of for review), they’ll give us a great look at some big names and some big entrees from all over the United States.
Man Vs. Food Season Three hooks us up with Adam Richman, dogged foodie who’s going all over the United States in search of a great meal. He’ll meet the staff, the patrons, and then eventually, the food. But it’s not about a dinner with Adam Richman–oh no. He’ll be taking on some big name food challenges–not the least of which is Phoenix, Arizona’s hollow-roll sliders special (a five pound platter of tiny sandwiches comprised of beef brisket and a potato pancake, backed up by an order of onion strings meant to be eaten in a half hour)–and see if he can manage to get his name into some record books…or at least local legends.
Obviously, the big draw here is for anyone who likes food. It’s not just about the food challenges, either. You’ll also see some truly preposterous stuff like the Big Unit at Alice Cooperstown, a twenty two inch hot dog served inside an entire French baguette (that’s a loaf of bread, for those of you what don’t…parlez…) and then topped off with a variety of toppings including chili and cheese. Then things get weirder and often bigger from there, breakfast, lunch and dinner alike.
And if you came for the chance to see big food, then you can stay for the chance to watch some guy take on said food. He won’t always win, but he’ll always put on a good show.
It’s amazing to see all these different giant foods, whether or not Adam’s in a competition with it, and seeing just what all is out there is exciting in its own right. Granted, you may not necessary be interested in big food, and you won’t get very far with this, so if you like the niche, then it’s certainly one to watch.
The Screenhead Ten Scale gives Man Vs. Food Season Three an eight out of ten–it’s great stuff if you enjoy the niche, and considering I do, I definitely enjoyed it. Whether you’ll enjoy it or not will depend on your fondness for food, but if you like to eat and see different foods, well, you’ll be very, very happy here indeed.