Hell Fire Challenge

September 18, 2009

Hell Fire Challenge

Hell Fire Challenge

SmokeEaters Hot Wings: Now eating something that is super spicy is one thing but restaurants are taking their challenges to the next level of craziness by adding another rule by having you wait for a certain amount of time without doing anything to ease the heat. That is just crazy!!! At SmokeEaters you can start with their entry level mild wings and work your way up through 6 other levels of heat all the way to the #7 Inferno. Now I will never even attempt the Inferno but if you are a real fire eater and want some more heat they have the Hell Fire Challenge. This crazy eats challenge is eating 12 wings that are equal to 6 habeneros in 10 minutes plus an 5 minute wait time before napkin or beverage.

This challenge is not even on the menu and so you have to be in the know to tackle the Hell Fire wings. The base for the Hell Fire sauce is the inferno sauce, which starts with their homemade sauce plus barbecue sauce, duck sauce (never heard of that!), a ton of dried cayenne pepper, 4 oz of dried habenero. For the Hell Fire Challenge they add even more dried habenero to bring the total to 6 oz! Oh did I mention that you have to lick all the sauce off of your fingers before they will even start the 5 minute waiting period. Of course they have you sign a waiver first and the final line on this states in bold print that you are admitting that you are an idiot. Got to love it.

Justin “Crazy Eater” Lallatin

crazyeats@gmail.com

http://www.smoke-eaters.com/

Address: 2565 The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (408) 241-2582

Map: http://tr.im/z4aZ

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Phaal Curry

August 22, 2009

Phaal Curry

Phaal Curry

Brick Lane Curry House: Now I am not a guy who likes spicy foods, so you can call me a lightweight, but I love Indian food and true India food is spicy. The base used in most Indian food is curry, which is a stew like sauce that mixes coriander, cumin, and turmeric with a whole variety of chili’s. Now at the Brick Lane Curry House they have 14 different curries based on levels of heat, from mildest to spiciest. I personally would probably never go above even medium heat, but hey I am a lightweight.

Now the mildest curry is tikka masala, which has almost no spice, and the heat rises until you get to the hottest one called vindaloo. Each of the curries can be had with your choice of chicken, lamb, goat, fish, shrimp, paneer, tofu, or vegetables. But that is not it, there is also phaal for those who dare to test their tolerance of spice.

Phaal actually came from a dare to see who could eat the most spice and it is vindaloo to the power of 10. Now that is spicy and I don’t think I would even want to smell it. The cocktail of spices are so potent that the cook has to use a gas mask as protection to not breath any of spice powders in while cooking it. Phaal combines 10 different spices and if you can eat a whole 16 oz bowl of Phaal you get your picture on their website and a certificate of completion. Of all the people who have tried about 90% of people fail to conquer this beast.

Justin “Crazy Eater” Lallatin

crazyeats@gmail.com

http://www.bricklanecurryhouse.com/

Address: 306 E 6th St, New York, NY 10003

Map: http://tr.im/wDJi

note: as seen on Man vs Food on the Travel Channel

http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Man_v_Food

The Atomic Wings

August 14, 2009

Quaker Steak & Lube

Quaker Steak & Lube

Quaker Steak & Lube: This place is a cool old gas station that was converted to restaurant where they have even kept an old gas pump outside. If you are a gear head like me then you will love the décor of this place with race cars and other paraphernalia from the auto service industry of an age gone by. This places servers up over 70,000 wings a year and so you can see why that is what they are known for.

In the place where wings reign supreme you can get them in over 20 different flavors that range in heat levels from Ranch to Atomic. There are flavors such as Asian Sesame, Louisiana Lickers, and Pineapple Rum, I personally want to try the Dusted Chipotle BBQ. The menu is full of classic diner grub if you don’t want any wings, but why would you?

If you are one who love the heat and wants to test your taste buds, eat an order of 6 atomic wings and you get your name on the Atomic Wall of Flame and a bumper sticker. These wings are fresh jumbo sized wings that they coat with their homemade habenero hot sauce. These are so hot they even have you sign a Hold Harmless and Indemnification Agreement to even try and eat them, which is how you know they mean business. I am not a spice guy and never plan on trying these but those who are, you are in for some Crazy Eats.

Justin “Crazy Eater” Lallatin

crazyeats@gmail.com

http://www.quakersteakandlube.com/

Address: 110 Andrew Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275

Phone: (412) 494-3344

For map: http://tr.im/wr56

note: as seen on Man vs Food on the Travel Channel

http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Man_v_Food

The Burger from HELL

August 11, 2009

Coyote Bluff: This place is know for one thing, the “Burger from HELL”. All the burgers here start off at 1/2lb and are covered with a stainless steel bowl after flipping to cook them all the way through with steam, now that is a novel idea that I will have to try sometime. You ever do that to melt the cheese on your own burger creation? I have, it works great! There are ten different burgers that they offer but the “Burger from HELL” is a whole other beast.

The “Burger from HELL” starts life like the rest of the burgers but that is where things go all wrong, or right, and that depends on your point of view. They then turn this into some real Crazy Eats by adding a cup full of grilled jalapenos, some homemade habenero sauce and cayenne sauce are add to this inferno. To finish it off they smother it in a handful of mozzarella and cheddar cheese on top then put the stainless steel bowl over it to melt it into a delectable piece of hell.

This place is full of good, hearty food and they have a strong following so expect line. Also get the chili cheese fries, 2LB of fries, 1LB of cheese and plenty of green chili’s on top for some more spice.  Look forward to eating in a classic old greasy spoon and enjoy yourself.

Justin “Crazy Eater” Lallatin

crazyeats@gmail.com

http://coyotebluffcafe.com/

Address: 2417 S. Grand Street, Amarillo, TX 79103

Phone: (806) 373-4640

For map: http://tr.im/wl1C

note: as seen on Man vs Food on the Travel Channel

http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Man_v_Food