Monday, February 23, 2015

Skillet Diner

(Food Truck Review -- November 2011)

On the day of the Super Bowl, while everyone geared up to watch the Seahawks battle the Patriots, I made the 2.5 hour drive up to Seattle and decided to take on a food challenge.

Skillet, which started as a roaming Seattle food truck, now has two diner locations (Capitol Hill and Ballard) and one counter spot at the Seattle Center. For the challenge, I went to Capitol Hill.

The 12th Man Challenge starts with a stacked burger filled with heavy items (fried mac and cheese, fried chicken, burger, cheese, etc.), a decent side of poutine, and a 16 oz. milkshake. I'd guess the total weight was close to four pounds. Had 36 minutes to finish it all.

I admit, the challenge involved way more chewing than I anticipated. Even as I fought through camera tripod malfunctions to film this damn thing (gotta love jump cuts on the actual video), at the end of the day, I just didn't have any room left. Got the poutine and shake down, but left a bit of burger on the plate. Not the worst effort, but still a fail.

Since I failed, I also had to cough up $36, plus tip. Probably the worst part was the uncomfortable drive home. Sometimes I don't understand how people complete these quantity food challenges.


As far as the food went, it was quite good. This was something to be shared between 2-3 people. I asked for the burger cooked medium, and it was very pink in the middle. Not a problem for me, though.

Great staff and good experience overall. But yeah, in order to save the bloated, crappy feeling on the way home, I'll probably just enjoy a normal-sized meal next time. 8/10

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