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Five Masses Worth Levitating (to Your Mouth)
Celebrate LACMA’s latest with L.A.’s biggest foods
Over the weekend, the 340-ton boulder that crawled its way from Riverside County was finally installed at LACMA to create the awe-inspiring (and awe-inspiringly expensive) work of art known as “Levitated Mass“. Ray’s & Stark Bar commemorated the occasion with a drink known as the “Rocktail” (get it?) with Oro Pisco Acholado,lemon juice, house-made Chamomile syrup, Miracle Mile Castillan bitters, egg white, and local bee pollen ($12). But should you wish to celebrate the big rock with something something a bit more, er, substantial, here are five of L.A.’s most deliciously massive foods that, while not 340 tons, may have you feeling that way.
Manny's Special burrito at El Tepeyac — the tortilla-wrapped, yellow cheese-covered monstrosity is the size of a football. Heck, maybe bigger.
Cower before Hawkins House of Burgers' almighty Hawkin's Special, a $16, five-pound behemoth with three burger patties, two buns, pastrami, bacon, cheese, and we're pretty sure there's a hotdog on there too—but that would just be too crazy, right?
The Griddle Cafe's buttermilk pancakes could double as manhole covers. Ordering anything more than a shortstack would have us worried.
The Giant Sicilian pizza at Big Mama's & Papa's is a 54-inch by 54-inch square pie that can feed about 200 folks (or maybe you for a week). It'll set you back between $249 and $289 depending on toppings. Finding a table big enough to hold it will cost you more like $2,000.
Three scoops of ice cream + three toppings of your choice + a banana = the Fosselman's banana split. It's also dessert for four. (Or just you. We won't judge.)