Eagles Deli has long been a mainstay in Brighton, feeding countless hungry Boston College students over the years. The deli is known for its burgers, particularly the monumental size of some of their concoctions — most notably their 12-pound Eagle Challenge burger.
A couple years ago the Travel Channel program “Man v. Food” stopped in Boston and checked out Eagles Deli — and added a little rivalry twist to their visit. The show’s host, Adam Richman, a born New Yorker, decided to go head-to-head with a Boston local to see could consume more of the Eagle Challenge. Did we mention that the loser had to wear a shirt from the other city and have their picture immortalized on Eagles’ wall wearing it?
Not only that, but Kevin Youkilis, the Red Sox’ first baseman at the time, even stopped by to root on the Boston challenger. Of course, if Youkilis actually signs with the Yankees, he may have to change his tune.
Check it all out in the video below.