There are so many amazing places to eat in Memphis that it’s hard to pick a few favorites for out-of-town visitors. So we gave a list of our top favs to Christopher’s family and let them choose. When Christopher’s brother, Michael, heard that there was a place that served a 4 pound burger, he decided that we definitely had to go there!
Kooky Canuck! Previously Big Foot Lodge (the name changed a couple of years ago, but the food has stayed the same as far as we can tell).
That’s right! The Kookamonga was featured on Man vs Food! See Adam attempt (and fail) to take the challenge here. The challenge is to eat the entire 4lb burger (which is actually 7 1/2 pounds once you add in all the toppings) in under an hour. Several people have done it, including Patrick ‘deepdish’ Bertoletti who holds the record at 7 minutes and 15 seconds (see the video here, but be warned it’s competitive eating so it’s not cute).
Christopher loves the Kookamonga. For me, personally, I like it and it’s a fun novelty thing to do, but it doesn’t rank anywhere near my favorites for burgers. I just don’t like to eat a beef patty that is quite that thick. However, in the past I’ve had one of Kooky Canuck’s regular burgers (I had “The Canadian which is bacon, cheese, BBQ sauce, and grilled onions) and it was absolutely delicious! So, even if you aren’t interested in an enormous burger, you should still check out Kooky Cancuck because they have some delicious food!