The 900 calorie burger and 'A-pork-alypse Cow': Darcy Lever pub launches Man vs Food-style menu

The 900 calorie burger and 'A-pork-alypse Cow': Darcy Lever pub launches Man vs Food-style menu

Jon Jones, chef at the Farmers Arms, with the 900 calorie burger

Reporter Nsofwa Kangwa gets ready to try the steeplejack

Jon Jones, chef at the Farmers Arms, preparing some Man vs Food-style eats

First published in News

A PUB has launched a Man vs Food-style menu — including a “steeplejack burger” in honour of the late Fred Dibnah.

The 900-calorie burger, served at the Farmers Arms in Radcliffe Road, Darcy Lever, is a combination of a 5oz burger, cheese, southern fried chicken, onion rings, bacon and a homemade burger sauce.

Jon Jones, chef and managing director, said: “Yes, they’re calorific, but you only live once. They’re not to be eaten everyday, but it’s the experience of eating something fun and new. They’re enjoyable to eat.”

Dishes such as the A-pork-alypse Cow have also caught the eye of people on social networking sites.

Mr Jones said: “People love them. As soon they get them you can see them on their phones taking pictures.”

The Welsh-born chef is also a firm believer in keeping alive Bolton’s heritage in the pub.

He said: “With the Steeplejack, I wanted to do something that tied into Bolton. Fred Dibnah used to drink in here and his heritage centre is just up the road, so it was the obvious choice. The idea was to make it as tall as possible without making it look ridiculous.”

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4:02pm Fri 31 Jan 14

goldie47 says...

how much is it?
how much is it? goldie47
  • Score: 0

4:25pm Fri 31 Jan 14

lv8151 says...

welcome to obese Bolton
welcome to obese Bolton lv8151
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4:33pm Fri 31 Jan 14

MalcM59 says...

Utterly gross - Appreciate that people hopefully aren't going to eat so much every day, but hate how the UK follows every American trend like a bunch of sheep. This obsession with bigger and bigger portions is why next week, the headlines will be about the cost of morbid obesity to the NHS.
Utterly gross - Appreciate that people hopefully aren't going to eat so much every day, but hate how the UK follows every American trend like a bunch of sheep. This obsession with bigger and bigger portions is why next week, the headlines will be about the cost of morbid obesity to the NHS. MalcM59
  • Score: 9

5:51pm Fri 31 Jan 14

boltonnut says...

That'll put a big hole in your weekly benifit cheque.
That'll put a big hole in your weekly benifit cheque. boltonnut
  • Score: 5

12:28am Sat 1 Feb 14

Cyclone says...

Jon Jones, chef and managing director, said: “Yes, they’re calorific, but you only live once. They’re not to be eaten everyday, but it’s the experience of eating something fun and new. They’re enjoyable to eat.”
He said rubbing his head on a gate post once the horse kicked in,
Jon Jones, chef and managing director, said: “Yes, they’re calorific, but you only live once. They’re not to be eaten everyday, but it’s the experience of eating something fun and new. They’re enjoyable to eat.” He said rubbing his head on a gate post once the horse kicked in, Cyclone
  • Score: -3

7:58pm Sat 1 Feb 14

The Running Man says...

Looks bloody awful! Can't say that I'll be rushing out for one of them, even though they do look to have been fully road-tested by the chef.
Looks bloody awful! Can't say that I'll be rushing out for one of them, even though they do look to have been fully road-tested by the chef. The Running Man
  • Score: 1

11:16am Mon 3 Feb 14

Paralipsis says...

For a chef, sorry to say but his - presentation is awful and as we 'eat with our eyes' I don't think we'll be bustin a gut to dine at the Farmers.
For a chef, sorry to say but his - presentation is awful and as we 'eat with our eyes' I don't think we'll be bustin a gut to dine at the Farmers. Paralipsis
  • Score: 0

2:39pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Hungrybolton says...

Wow! I can't believe there are so many negative people on here! Have you seen our town lately? Bolton NEEDS something new & exciting to bring people back to our dying town. We went on the back of this article on Sunday & we couldn't get a table for 30mins it was so busy! Its more than just burgers too! Its got a proper "pub grub" menu too.
Wow! I can't believe there are so many negative people on here! Have you seen our town lately? Bolton NEEDS something new & exciting to bring people back to our dying town. We went on the back of this article on Sunday & we couldn't get a table for 30mins it was so busy! Its more than just burgers too! Its got a proper "pub grub" menu too. Hungrybolton
  • Score: 2

2:41pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Hungrybolton says...

Paralipsis wrote:
For a chef, sorry to say but his - presentation is awful and as we 'eat with our eyes' I don't think we'll be bustin a gut to dine at the Farmers.
Your loss! its more than just Burgers, This article doesn't do it justice.
[quote][p][bold]Paralipsis[/bold] wrote: For a chef, sorry to say but his - presentation is awful and as we 'eat with our eyes' I don't think we'll be bustin a gut to dine at the Farmers.[/p][/quote]Your loss! its more than just Burgers, This article doesn't do it justice. Hungrybolton
  • Score: 1

4:25pm Mon 3 Feb 14

DAN_5289 says...

Hungrybolton wrote:
Paralipsis wrote:
For a chef, sorry to say but his - presentation is awful and as we 'eat with our eyes' I don't think we'll be bustin a gut to dine at the Farmers.
Your loss! its more than just Burgers, This article doesn't do it justice.
As a chef - id say it looks just like a burger should do what do you want ketchup swipes and cheese powder....and ive had one and they are great man vs food style is a big at the moment especialy in the manchester scene its good to see bolton catching up with the times food wise to many big companys knocking out rubbish food at what seems like a cheap price but the mark up is astonishing !
[quote][p][bold]Hungrybolton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paralipsis[/bold] wrote: For a chef, sorry to say but his - presentation is awful and as we 'eat with our eyes' I don't think we'll be bustin a gut to dine at the Farmers.[/p][/quote]Your loss! its more than just Burgers, This article doesn't do it justice.[/p][/quote]As a chef - id say it looks just like a burger should do what do you want ketchup swipes and cheese powder....and ive had one and they are great man vs food style is a big at the moment especialy in the manchester scene its good to see bolton catching up with the times food wise to many big companys knocking out rubbish food at what seems like a cheap price but the mark up is astonishing ! DAN_5289
  • Score: 0

5:39pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Hungrybolton says...

Maybe all you critical people should stick to eating in weatherspoons where you belong. I cant believe you are so small minded. I know ive already commented on this but it has wound me up that the people of bolton would rather que outside pound bakery or eat in a awful chain restaurant rather than eat somewhere like this where its fresh food!

Its a proper pub doing what so many other pubs in bolton wish they could be doing, theres no pretentious swipes or foams its good honest food.
Maybe all you critical people should stick to eating in weatherspoons where you belong. I cant believe you are so small minded. I know ive already commented on this but it has wound me up that the people of bolton would rather que outside pound bakery or eat in a awful chain restaurant rather than eat somewhere like this where its fresh food! Its a proper pub doing what so many other pubs in bolton wish they could be doing, theres no pretentious swipes or foams its good honest food. Hungrybolton
  • Score: 0

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