Oz cafe offering Queensland’’s biggest steak raises health concernsJanuary 5th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 5 (ANI): In a rather mammoth” contest, an Aussie restaurant is challenging customers to eat Queensland’’s biggest steak, prompting meat lovers to regularly flock the food joint.
However, health experts have warned that regularly consuming large quantities of red meat can be dangerous.
Hog’’s Breath Cafe at Redcliffe, just north of Brisbane, launched a contest four months ago.
It was when the restaurant’’s owner, Steve Duke, was left with a 585g steak and challenged himself to eat it all.
Duke says that his customers love the spectacle when beef-eaters chow down on steaks big enough to feed a family of six.
“It just adds a bit of fun and it’’s a bit of a laugh,” News.com.au quoted him as saying.
The participants have to eat as much beef as possible taking their own time, and even visit the toilet.
The only thing is one has to eat everything on their plates including the salad and fries.
Those who pass the challenge, will get a photo on a plate framed in the restaurant’’s Meat Hall of Fame, an “Eat Me” Hog’’s Breath T-shirt, and a large bill, with challengers charged an extra 7 dollars for every 100g above the standard-sized steak.
Although, the competition is promoted as a bit of fun, health experts have cautioned against the dangerous effects of red meat.
“It’’s high in kilojoules and saturated fat, so it ups the risk of heart disease and stroke,” said dietitian Melanie Grice, from Health Kick, the vitamin retail chain.
She added that the hefty meal would not have any long-term effects, but recommended the participants to perform some serious exercise to burn off the extra kilojoules. (ANI)
- Brit restaurant offers meat feast that contains over 5,000 calories - Feb 23, 2011
- Hamburger eating contest sparks row in Shanghai - Apr 20, 2011
- Five burgers a week ups cancer risk - Feb 21, 2011
- Eat less red meat to reduce cancer risk, scientists warn - Feb 20, 2011
- Don't eat dogs, urge Chinese animal rights groups - Nov 20, 2011
- Activists slam dog food menu in Philippines - Jul 10, 2011
- Cheryl Cole's Blood Group Diet Slammed by Health Experts - Dec 16, 2010
- Rachael Ray Stars NKOTB's Donnie Wahlberg - Sep 23, 2011
- Now a blood-vessel-busting 5000-calorie burger available in UK - Jan 28, 2011
- McDonald's staff caught selling stale food - Mar 16, 2012
- Cutting meat to 3 meals a week could prevent around 45,000 early deaths - Oct 19, 2010
- Ready-to-eat meat contains few cancerous compounds - Mar 23, 2011
- Courtesy young enthusiasts, Japanese food takes a bow in India (With Images) - Feb 26, 2012
- Angelina Jolie loves red meat - Aug 29, 2010
- AIADMK men attack Tamil magazine office (Lead) - Jan 07, 2012
Tags: 100g, beef eaters, bit of fun, challengers, dangerous effects, dietitian, grice, hall of fame, health concerns, health experts, health kick, meat hall, meat lovers, news com au, own time, red meat, retail chain, risk of heart disease, steve duke, ups