Extreme Foods in the ATL

Atlanta is a city full of bold and unique food choices that are calling for your tastebuds! We’ve compiled a list of the craziest dishes in ATL put together by Mara Davis & shared on Q100’s The Bert Show. We double dog dare you to try ‘em all!

Ooh Mami that Pastrami from Bone Lick BBQ (Old Fourth Ward)

Ooh Mami that Pastrami from Bone Lick BBQ

Ooh Mami that Pastrami from Bone Lick BBQ

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If you are a really hungry, then you need to try the Ooh Mami, that Pastrami at Bone Lick BBQ. House-Cured Pastrami, melty cheese, potato aioli, habanero mustard on grilled rye for just $12

Carnivore Challenge from Big Pie in the Sky (Kennesaw & Roswell)

The Carnivore Challenge from Big Pie in the Sky

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to finish 11lbs of meat on the biggest monster pizza you’ve ever seen. The Carnivore Challenge at Big Pie in the Sky is for only the fiercest of pizza enthusiasts. The rules? You may choose one hungry friend to help, but you only have an hour to finish! This challenge costs $50 to try, but the prize money comes in at a whopping $250!  With only 7 teams to ever beat the challenge, a win earns you MAJOR bragging rights.

Scorpion Burger from Grub Burger Bar (Cumming, North Druid Hills & Smyrna)

Scorpion Burger from Grub Burger Bar

Looking for a heat challenge? A burger with pepper jack cheese and jalapeños has a kick, but a burger with pepper jack cheese, jalapeños AND scorpion peppers (aka one of the hottest foods on earth)?! You’re gonna need a milkshake chaser to kill the spice of this atomic sauce.

Krispy Kreme Burger from Parma Tavern (Buford)

Krispy Kreme Burger from Parma Tavern

We go together like peanut butter ’n’ jelly, peas ’n’ carrots, hamburgers and…KRISPY KREME DONUTS?! Parma Tavern’s Krispy Kreme Burger is the ultimate marriage of sweet and savory with half a pound of juicy burger topped with applewood-smoked bacon, caramelized onions, American cheese and BBQ sauce all nestled between two pillows of Krispy Kreme donut buns. Drool-worthy, indeed!

Dinosaur Beef Rib from Twin Smokers (Downtown)

Twin Smoker's Dino Rib Plate

Not much is better than smokey & juicy ribs slathered with sweet sweet BBQ sauce. Sound like just another awesome rack of ribs? These babies are about a FOOT LONG! Come hungry or be prepared to ask for a doggy bag, because you’re gonna have to save room for the Double Trouble hand-spun milkshake, too!

Fried Elvis from Takorea (Midtown)

Elvis Sundae from Takorea

Here’s one for all of our Hound Dogs out there…Takorea’s Fried Elvis Sundae combines the best Mexican and Korean sweet treats to honor the American rock ’n’ roll legend. Tempura fried bananas and peanut butter ice-cream are mounded into a crispy cinnamon tortilla with whipped cream, nuts and a cherry on top.

Krispy Kreme Donut Burger from Cypress Street Pint and Plate (Midtown)

Sublime Donut Burger from Cypress Street Bar

Is Cypress Street Bar genius or mad!? What’s the difference?! They serve up this burger with cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and applewood bacon. The twist? Instead of buns, think two  doughnuts. The Doughnut Burger is the perfect solution for those torn between savory and sweet.

Baked Alaska from Marcel (West Midtown)

Baked Alaska from Marcel

Photo credit: Andrew Thomas Lee

Bring on the drama! The Baked Alaska from Marcel is lit on fire at your table. This performance could be reason enough to try the dessert, but the poppy seed cake and strawberry ice cream steal the show!

Catch Mara Davis’s segment here & be sure to tune into The Bert Show on Wednesdays at 7:45am for more Atlanta Eats scoop!

Last Updated: July 1, 2019

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