An episode of the Travel Channel show “Man Versus Food” will feature a gigantic sandwich offered at a restaurant in Des Moines. Jethro’s BBQ is located near the Drake University campus and makes a five-and-a-half pound sandwich called the Adam Emmenecker. It’s named for the former Drake basketball player who led the Bulldogs to the NCAA Tournament in 2008.
Man versus Food host Adam Richman describes the sandwich in a promo for the show.
The show was filmed at Jethro’s in August. Richman attempts to eat the sandwich in 15 minutes. “Of the hundreds who’ve tried to defeat the Emmenecker in 15 minutes, all but two have failed,” Richman notes in the show promo.
The show featuring the Adam Emmenecker sandwich will air at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Jethro’s BBQ will host a “watch party.”