Street Eats: Africa Pictures

Street foods in Africa and the Middle East immerse visitors in the local culture.

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Voocoo Juice at Angel's BBQ

Voocoo Juice at Angel's BBQ

Did You Know? In 1912, a pharmacist named Wilbur Scoville devised a method of measuring the intensity of a pepper’s burn. Known as the Scoville scale, it has become the pre-eminent barometer of flaming fare.

Dish 1: Voodoo Juice
Where: Angel's BBQ, 21 W Oglethorpe Ln, Savannah, GA 31401
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Triple Habanero Pie

Triple Habanero Pie

Did You Know? Chile peppers are “hot” because of a substance called capsaicin that triggers the same pain receptors in the brain as actual heat.

Dish 2: Triple Habanero Pie
Where: Flying Pie, 6508 Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83704
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Prince's Spicy Chicken

Prince's Spicy Chicken

Did You Know? Some biologists believe that peppers originally developed capsaicin to defend themselves from hungry animals.

Dish 3: Prince's Hot Chicken
Where: Prince's Chicken, 123 Ewing Dr, No. 2, Nashville, TN 37207
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Spicy Shrimp from Giovanni Shrimp Truck

Spicy Shrimp from Giovanni Shrimp Truck

Did You Know? The ingredients in Chile peppers are chock full of vitamins, ease minor aches and pains and increase blood flow.

Dish 4: Spicy Shrimp
Where: Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, 56-505 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI 96731
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Did You Know? In 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered the new world… and Chile peppers! Columbus named the spicy plants “peppers” when he mistook them for relatives of the black pepper of India and just 50 years after his discovery this indigenous south American plant had spread worldwide.

Dish 5: Pasta From Hell
Where: East Coast Grill, 1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139
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Fratelli's in NYC

Fratelli's in NYC

Mikey Roe stops to pose before diving into the sausage and broccoli rabe hero at Fratelli's. 960 1280

  

Fratelli’s Pizza Café in the Bronx

Fratelli’s Pizza Café in the Bronx

Fratelli’s Pizza Café in the Bronx is famous for their olive oil-drenched, garlicky sausage and broccoli rabe hero. 960 1280

  

Fratelli’s broccoli rabe pizza

Fratelli’s broccoli rabe pizza

Fratelli’s broccoli rabe pizza is also a late-night people pleaser. 960 1280

  

Crif Dogs in NYC

Crif Dogs in NYC

Mikey meets the customers at Crif Dogs, a culinary keystone of St. Mark's Place in New York City's eclectic East Village. 960 1280

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Mikey talks to Abdelbaset Elsaued

Mikey talks to Abdelbaset Elsaued

Mikey talks to the head of Halal Guys, Abdelbaset Elsaued. 960 1280

  

Halal Guys

Halal Guys

Halal Guys, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, is known for their juicy lamb platters smothered in insanely spicy red and deliciously creamy white sauces. 960 1280

  

Tribeca in lower Manhattan

Tribeca in lower Manhattan

Mikey films a segment in Tribeca in lower Manhattan. 960 1280

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Bubby's blueberry pancakes

Bubby's blueberry pancakes

Bubby's blueberry pancakes, among the many breakfast options available at all hours of the night, draw a crowd. 960 1280

  

Bubby's chicken and waffles

Bubby's chicken and waffles

Bubby's is a favorite spot for top chefs in the city, who stop by after a long night of cooking 5-star meals for this extensive menu of comfort food, including chicken and waffles. 960 1280

  

Bubby's steak and eggs

Bubby's steak and eggs

Bubby's steak and eggs hits the spot when you’re craving a hearty late-night meal. 960 1280

  

Crif Dog’s hot dogs

Crif Dog’s hot dogs

Crif Dog’s hot dogs are delivered right to your bar stool at PDT, because nothing goes better with a cocktail than a deep-fried hot dog. 960 1280

  

Hunts Point Market

Hunts Point Market

Mikey finds himself having to talk his way out of trouble when he runs into an officer at Hunts Point Market. 960 1280

  

Crif Dogs

Crif Dogs

One of Crif Dogs’ 16 different dogs with 23 customizable toppings. 960 1280

  

Crif Dogs' tater tots

Crif Dogs' tater tots

Crif Dogs' tater tots compliment the Jersey-style dogs perfectly. 960 1280

  

Prado 86 from Green Russell (Denver)

Prado 86 from Green Russell (Denver)

In a swanky underground lair in downtown Denver, Green Russell presents the ideal cure for winter chill. The Prado 86 offers the warmth and kicked-up smokiness of Sombra mezcal and black-pepper syrup, balanced with the brightness of fresh-pressed pineapple juice, blood-orange juice and orange liqueur. 960 1280

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Apple Cider Manhattan from Westend Bistro (DC)

Apple Cider Manhattan from Westend Bistro (DC)

Few cocktails are better winter fallbacks than a Manhattan. This DC restaurant spices up the whiskey classic, using reduced apple cider for a great whiff of cinnamon and spice. 960 1280

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Lime Light from Luma on Park (Winter Park, FL)

Lime Light from Luma on Park (Winter Park, FL)

Taking full advantage of both citrus and peppermint, Winter Park favorite sipping spot Luma on Park has invented the Lime Light. The drink features a bold combination of wasabi vodka, lime, cucumber, peppermint, lemon and ground red peppercorn that make for a perfectly sweet, spicy and refreshing winter libation. 960 1280

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Snowflake from Hyde Bellagio (Las Vegas)

Snowflake from Hyde Bellagio (Las Vegas)

Hyde Bellagio’s Snowflake is a delicate and pure drink that packs an icy bite thanks to a splash of liquid nitrogen. Served in a glass “frosted” by freshly fallen coconut “snowflakes” and sweetened with Malibu rum, the cocktail is as delicious to sip as it is to admire. 960 1280

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The Old Twelfth Night from South Water Kitchen (Chicago)

The Old Twelfth Night from South Water Kitchen (Chicago)

Chicago’s South Water Kitchen combines potent 101-proof bourbon (Wild Turkey 101), apple brandy, lemon juice and thyme syrup in its The Old Twelfth Night cocktail to create a steaming wintery concoction perfect for combating the winter blues. 960 1280

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Hot Chocolate Mark from Top of the Mark (San Francisco)

Hot Chocolate Mark from Top of the Mark (San Francisco)

Warm up with this adult hot chocolate, served at Top of the Mark in San Francisco’s iconic InterContinental Mark Hopkins hotel. Made with crème de menthe and peach liqueur, the Hot Chocolate Mark doubles as a cocktail and dessert. Garnished with red chili for an extra kick. 960 1280

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The Cinnamon Twist from Pink Taco Sunset Strip (LA)

The Cinnamon Twist from Pink Taco Sunset Strip (LA)

The Cinnamon Twist combines Don Julio Anejo, apple cider and cranberry juice for a fruity twist. The peppers add a spicy kick. 960 1280

  

Kith and Kin from Cusp Dining and Drinks (La Jolla, CA)

Kith and Kin from Cusp Dining and Drinks (La Jolla, CA)

Kith and Kin is Old English for “friends and family,” making this cool-weather sipper perfect for entertaining. Created by bartender Nate Howell, this cocktail is packed with seasonal ingredients, including cinnamon-infused pear cordial, yellow Chartreuse, cognac, fresh grapefruit, agave and hot water. 960 1280

  

The Ginseng Glow from Middle Branch (New York)

The Ginseng Glow from Middle Branch (New York)

In China, ginseng is commonly used as a warming agent, so Lucinda Sterling of New York’s Middle Branch decided to take advantage. To make her Ginseng Glow, Sterling combines rum, lime juice and Aperol with ginseng tea powder.   960 1280

  

Italian Hot Toddy from Coppa (Boston)

Italian Hot Toddy from Coppa (Boston)

At Coppa, a Boston enoteca, the Italian Hot Toddy is one of the most popular winter beverages on the menu. Beverage director Mary Edes created this Italian spin on the classic, using Meletti Amaro.  960 1280

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