Anyone can play the spicy beast by telling the waiter "keep the pepper coming" on his Insalata Mista, but inside he's terrified of being outed by a real fiery ninja. Feel the deep burn at East Coast Grill's Hell Night Dinner
Originally conceived in '86 to punish annoying diners saying "that wasn't that hot", ECG's annual event has blown up into a three-night heat-seeking mecca for the thermogenic set, offering a specially designed menu so spice-intensive, the Beckhams are totally suing them. The fire starts with apps like the Scorchin' Hot Smoked Sparerib (Molten Guava Lava glaze), Szechuan Peppercorn-Crusted Chicken Thigh, the West Indies Wicked Hot Smoked Pork Stuffed Banana (Inner Beauty Hot Sauce), and the "Infamous Surprise", which -- at least this time -- is not your parents' divorce. Highlights from the uncomfortable main event include a Gaucho Grilled Skirt Steak (Cumari Chimichurri/Fried Yucca), Jamaican Pork 2 Ways (Mango-Pineapple Mojo, Rice & Beans, Avocado Slaw, Fried Sweet Plantains), and Smoked Duck Pakistan-style (so seriously, duck)
To supplement the sweat dripping into your mouth, ECG's got toasty cocktails like Ancho Chipotle Ale, Habanero Margaritas (fresh peach/"Hell" Tequila), a Bloody Caesar (littleneck/"Hell" Vodka/Clamato/hot sauce), and "The Flaming Hole Bowl for 2", which could also signify an even deeper burn.