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Kalua pig! Loco moco! Pancakes? Travel Channel's Man v. Food takes on Hawaii.



Travel_Channel_Hawaii_Man_FoodA pancake-eating challenge seemed to us like a contest Richman could take on in any city in America. His choice of pancakes confused us even more: blueberry pancakes, instead of the restaurant’s  more "tropical" banana and walnut, or pineapple, coconut and macadamia nut pancakes.

According to the video below, the blueberries in MAC 24-7's pancakes were locally grown. We're a bit skeptical about that since we couldn't find a Hawaii farm that grew blueberries on anything but an experimental basis. But if he's telling the truth, props to Richman here.

We’re guessing the rules and scope of the MAC Daddy Pancake Challenge are what intrigued Man v. Food producers most at this stop: Consume three pancakes, each measuring 14-inches-wide (!!), in 90 minutes without ever leaving the table. Finish, and your pancake order is free.

I've ordered MAC 24-7's pancakes. Each is the size of an automobile hubcap. Seriously.

MAC 24-7’s Web site reports that only seven people have ever completed the challenge. One other interesting bit of trivia? The entire meal contains four pounds of flour!

Did Richman (pictured above, staring into blueberry abbondanza) beat the mammoth stack of carbs? Man v. Food producers aren’t saying, and neither are the folks at MAC 24-7, which is hosting a viewing party for the episode on Wednesday, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Us? We’ll be watching Travel Channel tomorrow along with everybody else … sans pancakes, we think.



Photos: The Travel Channel, L.L.C.

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