It's a Hot and Spicy Food Paradise

Our picks for the best retaurants to satisfy heat-seekers.
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We've crossed the US and back again to find some of the hottest and savory spice dishes that America has to offer. Whether it's NYC's Brick Lane Curry House or Li'l Dizzy's Cafe in New Orleans, the following places are sure to please all heat-seekers.
Jake Melnick's Corner Tap
Located on Chicago's Magnificent Mile, Jake's has a delicious array of chicken wings, including its signature XXX, made with the world's spiciest pepper, the bhut jolokia. In 2010 and 2011, Jake’s took home top honors for its hot wings.
Crosstown Pub & Grill
Rated the No. 1 wings in Chicago by the local NBC news affiliate, Crosstown is known for its signature PB&J wings, but many guests also come for the "Devil’s Sweat" wings, a concoction that uses an ultra-concentrated version of the bhut jolokia.
Li'l Dizzy's Cafe
Each Sunday people make the post-church pilgrimage to Li'l Dizzy’s for its famous brunch buffet. Owned by a third-generation restaurateur, the café's specialties include gumbo, spicy fried chicken, mac-n-cheese and its signature jambalaya omelette!
Tolbert's Restaurant
Tolbert's has been serving its famous chili since 1975. Located in Grapevine, TX, Tolbert's offers a side of "Five Alarm Sauce," a secret blend hellfire that will burn your boots.
Jitlada Thai
Jitlada Thai is a tiny Thai restaurant made famous for its super spicy southern Thai offerings. Everything on the menu is spicy. For real chili chasers, Jitlada offers the chef's "Dynamite Spicy Challenge," a dish that's so hot only 5 people have finished it.
Salvador Molly's
Only in Portland will you find a funky little restaurant like Salvador Molly's, famous for international cuisine. For those who really want to blow their tops, get the house specialty: "The Great Balls of Fire." These hush puppies are loaded with habanero peppers!
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