In 45 minutes, finish a 2-pound Nova Scotia beef burger and 1 pound of potato skins smothered in cheese and bacon. Those are the conditions of the Man vs. Food challenge at Curly Portable's, which awards its small club of victors with a T-shirt and eternal glory.
The Man vs. Food feast is Curly Portable's biggest by far, though the rest of the pub's menu likewise caters to heartier appetites. Haddock arrives atop baked potato; mushrooms fried in garlic butter cover housemade 8-ounce burgers; and beef, turkey, and veggies all simmer in the Lumberjack Pie's meat sauce. Meals unfold amid lumberjack-themed decor and numerous framed historical pictures. On Friday and Saturday, dinners segue into evenings of live entertainment with acts such as DJs and bands.