What happens when the Epic Meal Time crew decides to volunteer at a soup kitchen? The people who come to the kitchen for a hot meal get something a little more...filling than the usual lunch.
Harley Morenstein and the gang decide to volunteer at Someone Cares in Costa Mesa, California, where they cook a fast food lasagna, angry French Canadians (a meat sandwich with lots of maple syrup), and a turboconepic.
What the h-e-double-hockey-sticks is a turboconepic, anyway? It's five birds stuffed inside each other. Then stuffed into a whole pig, which is roasted for about six hours.
The result? An unusual and tasty meal for clients of Someone Cares and a message to us all. As Morenstein says, "We're douchebags and we came and we volunteered. So what's your excuse?"
Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.