Eat Exotic Burgers at Wheel House (and watch the Lions...)

Wheel House has amazing grass-fed burgers with crazy toppings. Or you can go for an ostrich, elk, bison or salmon burger. Or, do what I did and devour a 2 pound grass-fed burger with a massive pile of fries.

I was the first one to complete their challenge in just 45 minutes and I got a t-shirt. Yet I did not get my name up on the board because I did not have everything swallowed. Instead, the last bits were in my mouth.

They probably thought of this challenge because of Man vs Food, right? Well, my brother tells me that he won a challenge even though the last bits of food were just in his mouth - he did not swallow.

So why the hell did I get a t-shirt but not my name on the wall?

Let's go find out. Let's enjoy exotic burgers and get my damn name on the wall!

Last time I posted this I did not make it. I'm in Grand Rapids, MI so it's kind of a good excuse.

However, I have a flight booked from Chicago to Austin on October 17. I have to be in Chicago this time!

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  • Todd D.

    Good times as always. It's nice to see those I just met 2 weeks ago as well as meet new friends!

    October 14, 2012

  • Anthony A.

    Good times!

    October 14, 2012

  • Todd D.

    Where is everyone?

    October 14, 2012

    • John G.

      GPS says we're 8 min away!

      October 14, 2012

  • Rachel G.

    Unfortunately I don't think we're going to make it. Will have to join next time.

    October 14, 2012

  • John G.

    Running a little late lots of rain and traffic!

    October 14, 2012

  • Erin

    I may have already asked this before on another invite but could someone that has been to the Wheel House please tell me whether they serve the burgers without buns and whether there are any acceptable sides as I don't see anything really paleo friendly.

    October 13, 2012

    • Todd D.

      Yes they will serve us all grass-fed burgers without buns. I am not sure on the sides but I think they have veggies or salad at least.

      I'm going for an Elk burger this time :)

      October 14, 2012

  • Todd D.

    So the weather for Sunday is going to be as bad as it gets. Is this going I change anyone's mind about going? Thankfully it's .5 miles from me...

    October 13, 2012

    • Anthony A.

      Nothing is getting in my way from a nice double cheeseburger with bacon and eggs!

      1 · October 13, 2012

    • Todd D.

      I'm going with the Elk burger this time.

      October 14, 2012

  • Todd D.

    This is shaping up to be quite epic.

    October 8, 2012

  • Anthony A.

    Todd, you are awesome for scheduling this on this exact day! Nothing would please me more than a giant burger with some Paleo peeps to satisfy the hole that my beloved Bears leave me during the bye week.

    1 · October 8, 2012

    • Todd D.

      You bet! We will be watching the Lions instead bro!

      October 8, 2012

  • Todd D.

    We are golden. I got a reservation for 16 of us and the Bears do not play so we should have room for more.

    I am going to change the RSVP count to 20 so if you have been on the fence then please join us! I'll just have to call back and say we have 20 if we get to that number.

    October 8, 2012

  • Todd D.

    Due to the rapid RSVPing of YES with 2 on the waiting list I'll be calling Wheel House on Thursday to find out of we can, ahem... reserve the entire restaurant? Ok, maybe half though.

    Is anyone willing to challenge themselves to the Epstein 2 pound burger challenge? One of the big things is to get my name on the wall because I completed this challenge. I have the T-Shirt and receipt still. I would love to see 1 or 2 others try and if one commits then maybe that would increase our chances of reserving 20 to 30 seats.

    October 3, 2012

  • Marla S.

    Jeff & I may be able to make the Sunday lunch option (Tuesday night is no good for us). I'm going to wait until a day is chosen before I clicky-clicking the yes or now :)

    1 · October 2, 2012

    • Marla S.

      Went to reply yes for 2 but there's only 1 spot left. FYI both Jeff & I will be there :)

      1 · October 3, 2012

    • Todd D.

      Marla - Awesome. Can't wait!

      I may up the number to 20 since there are 2 on the waiting list. I wonder if we can take over the entire restaurant?!

      I'm calling tomorrow. I have to. There is too much interest!

      October 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Noon sounds god

    1 · October 3, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Good*

      October 3, 2012

  • Todd D.

    I set the time for Noon but I might arrive at 11 am. I was told that a manage would call me back about reserving a spot for 15 of us.

    Does Noon work for everyone? I'm sure I'll be there a while.

    October 3, 2012

  • Todd D.

    10 people already, eh? I just called to see if they could reserve seating for us (kinda weird since it's a bar with a lot of TV's yet high quality food) and the lady (who is from Grand Rapids like I oddly) is going to talk with her manager to see.

    I am going to put a cap of 15. Anyone is welcome to join but if you wish to sit down then you are going to want to be one of the first 15.

    I've been there twice and the service is worse than good. Just be aware of this. However, the burgers sans bun are amazing. I'll probably go with the Elk this time myself. To me, its well worth the extra wait for our food.

    And, remember, we are going to get my name on the board. It should be epic for sure.

    If you know you are not going then please RSVP no. Don't hesitate to change your status like I did twice for the grokfeast.

    October 1, 2012

  • Todd D.

    @Ryan Farrell - Would you be able to do Sunday? That looks to be a more popular day so far.

    October 1, 2012

  • Jaime

    I can't do Sun, but Tues works!

    October 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oct 14th or Oct 16th would work for me!

    October 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sundays always good after some beach sprints

    1 · October 1, 2012

  • Todd D.

    Let me know what date/time you prefer!

    October 1, 2012

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