Pretend you're Adam Richman and take on these dining dares.
Adam Emmenecker Challenge, Jethro's BBQ, 3100 Forest Ave. You have 15 minutes to eat five pounds of pork tenderloin, angus burger, brisket, bacon, fried cheese, buffalo chicken tenders, melted cheddar and white cheese sauces and fries. Win and you get your sandwich comped, a shirt and your photo on the wall of fame. Lose and you end up on the wall of shame. (Chances are, it's the latter for you. Not even Richman could win this challenge.) $19.95.
The Fanatics Fatty Challenge, AllPlay, 615 Third St. Finish three slices of sourdough, a beef patty, ham, capicola, tenderloin, cheese sticks, mini corndogs, bacon, cheese balls, onion rings, three boneless wings and eight pieces of cheese covered in spicy queso dip along with fries in 30 minutes and you get a loaded game card and a certificate of achievement that deserves a spot over the fireplace. $19.99.
Showdown Challenge, Cactus Bob's, 5955 Merle Hay Road, Johnston. The Scoville scale ranks food according to heat, with jalapeños ranking around 8,000. Cactus Bob's Showdown Sauce is about 2.5 million, about half the strength of pepper spray. Finish a sandwich covered in this fiery potion in 10 minutes and you get a free shirt and your picture on the Wall of Dangerous Eating Desperadoes. Don't finish and you get regrets and second guesses for a few days. $6.
Belly Buster Top Sirloin, Rube's Steakhouse, 3309 Ute Ave., Waukee - 54 ounces (about 3.5 pounds) of premium top sirloin. Finish this mammoth hunk o' flesh and you'll earn your picture on the wall and an "I Ate a Cow" shirt. $41.50.