Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Keg Size Omega

This has got to be the biggest hunk of dead cow I have ever tried to eat - the Keg Size Omega. My friends and I first heard of this oversize order of beef from a server we did not at first take very seriously. We thought he was joking when he told us we could acquire an order of prime rib that was double the size of a normal Keg Size prime rib. Some time had passed and the story of its existence developed myth-like qualities because some servers and certain Keg locations had never heard of this elusive monster. It almost seemed like some servers were trying to cover up or deny it's existence.

Anyway, sometime in November last year, my friends and I went on a mission to find proof of it's existence and so went to one particular Keg a few times and asked several servers if there was such thing as a super-size prime rib that was not listed on the menu. Our server had to go off to her manager to verify our claims and came back a few minutes later with a grin on her face. When our meals came a short time later, we were blown away. This thing was massive and the word massive doesn't really do it justice...and neither do the pictures. I could see our server straining under the sheer weight of our prime ribs. It literally dwarfed the plates they were served on. It was like the IJN Yamato sitting on top of a wood pallet. Isn't it glorious?

You can get an idea of how big this beast was by looking at a regular size prime rib in the background. The regular size looks like it wants to cry and run away.

Here's another shot from the side. More than triple a regular size.....I'd say it was easily double the size of a Keg-Size prime rib.

Beautiful cut of meat, and it tasted phenomenal, but I was not able to finish my meal.

Here's the aftermath of my attempt. A cross section with a fork standing on end will provide a bit more perspective on how big this thing really is. I don't think I could ever find a day in my lifetime where I would be able to finish a meal this big and enjoy it. I considered maybe next time I would skip the bread, but the bread at the Keg is really quite good. Maybe skip the sides and not eat any of the garlic mash potatos? Nope, I doubt I could resist eating any of that either. Skipping lunch would just shrink my stomach capacity. I guess this is a mission that isn't for everyone, but at least now, we know that it truly does exist.

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  1. I get this " Mythical" cut every time I hit the Keg. It's the best!!!

  2. Hi Sean,

    Isn't it glorious? For $45, you really can't go wrong.


  3. Detective John KimbleMarch 11, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    Skipping lunch would "shrink your stomach capacity"? You're a fucking choir boy compared to me, a choir boy!!!

    1. Lol, I actually finished the Omega at the Yaletown Keg with room for desert! Maybe the Richmond one is heavier than claimed? Anyway, it was magnificent, hahahahahaha!!!

  4. is this offered at all kegs?
    I assume price is just doubled the 12oz?


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