Holy schnit: This steak's the size of a small child
EVERYONE loves a good pub steak, but few can compare to the one being served up at the Pinnacle Family Hotel in the Pioneer Valley.
As Mackay mother-of-two Sarah Atkins found out, it's quite literally the size of a small child: her four-month-old daughter Jorja.
The monster feed has been an icon at the popular pub for more than 10 years, along with their Pinnacle Pies.
Ms Atkins and her partner Terry Johnson attended the hotel on Sunday for a family birthday and said they were mesmerised by the enormity of the meal they ordered.
"We normally go there for the pies because they're famous and amazing, but I decided next time we went I wanted to try one of the steaks," Ms Atkins said.
"Everyone always goes on about not ordering the full one because you just can't finish it, but I thought I'm a breastfeeding mum with two babies, I'm hungry I can probably do it with the help of my husband.
"When it came out, all we thought was just holy crap, and I said to the wait-person that it looked like the size of one of my twins."
Upon inspection, Ms Atkins found she was right, the steak was the size of her newborn daughter Jorja.
"It was just as big as my four-month-old," she joked.
"And even between the two of us we couldn't finish it all off."
Ms Atkins said she looked forward to returning to the pub again, but might tackle the half serve next time around.
Pinnacle Family Hotel co-owner Karen Guthrie said the pub gets between 20 and 30 people a week attempting to tackle the steak.
"Rarely do they finish it, they're always asking for a takeaway box," she said.
"People are jut dumbfounded by the size, always comparing it to things, although this was the first baby we've seen it sized up against, normally it's just their hand or a beer.
"The fastest someone has ever finished it is in four minutes and 38 seconds a few years ago, I don't think anyone will be beating that any time soon."