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Amici's Pizza 

3249 W 12 Mile Rd Berkley, MI (248) 544-4100

Italian Pizza 
Spicy jerk chicken pizza


Beano's Cabin 

PO Box 915 Avon, CO (970) 949-9090

Traditional American 
Cat Cora - Spicy Sweet Potato Fries


Blue Collar 

6730 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL (305) 756-0366

Southern Vegetarian 
the law student who switched out his suit for a chef coat is killing it with all kinds of comfort food like spicy oxtail and big ragu


Bolton's Spicy Chicken and Fish 

624 Main St Nashville, TN (615) 254-8015

Seafood Southern 
Husband and wife, Dollye and Bolton, own and run the go-to place for the Nashville trademark hot chicken. This little hole-in-the-wall, whic


Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine 

4259 Bryant Irvin Rd Fort Worth, TX (817) 738-5489

Steakhouse 
Mixed grill (wild boar chop, house made andouille sausage patties, buffalo, elk) with a side of spicy cheese grits



Brick Lane Curry House 

306 E 6th St New York, NY (212) 979-2900

Indian 
The challenge was to eat Spicy Phaal, claiming to be the hottest curry in the world. Adam finished the curry, got a complimentary beer, a c

  • GOLD for Brick Lane Curry House

Bruges Waffles and Frites 

336 West Broadway Salt Lake City, UT (801) 363-4444

Fries 
Adam goes to Bruges Waffles and Frites for their signature sandwich -- the Machine Gun, spicy lamb sausage piled high with crispy fries, dri

  • SILVER for Bruges Waffles and Frites

Bushido Japanese Restaurant 

1975 Magwood Dr Charleston, SC (843) 573-2440

Japanese 
The Spicy Tuna Hand Roll Challenge requires a "warrior" to eat ten spicy tuna rolls that escalate from mild to "feels like someone decided t


Cafe China 

13 E 37th St New York, NY (212) 213-2810

Chinese Dim Sum 
Spicy duck tongue.


Campo's  

214 Market St Philadelphia, PA (215) 923-1000

spicy Philly Cheesesteak known at The Heater

  • BRONZE for Campo's

Cava 

527 8th St Se Washington, DC (202) 543-9090

Vegetarian Greek 
spicy Greek gyros drenched in a scorching Harissa sauce


Chicken or the Egg 

207 N Bay Ave Beach Haven, NJ (609) 492-3695

Traditional American 
Adam Richman takes on Chicken or the Egg's Ludicrous Wings Challenge -- 12 jumbo wings soaked in a spicy sauce. If Adam becomes the fourth p

  • BRONZE for Chicken or the Egg

Cochon Butcher 

930 Tchoupitoulas St New Orleans, LA (504) 588-2123

Southern New American 
Chris Cosentino - Boudin Sausage

  • GOLD for Cochon Butcher

Coyote Bluff 

2417 S Grand St Amarillo, TX (806) 373-4640

Traditional American 
extra-spicy Burger From Hell

  • BRONZE for Coyote Bluff

Devilicious 

Moving Target San Diego, CA

Butter Poached Lobster Grilled Cheese sandwich, Chili Cheddar Stuffed Jalapenos and Spicy Tuna Nachos


Don's Seafood 

6823 Airline Hwy Baton Rouge, LA (225) 357-0601

Seafood 
Spicy Oysters


East Coast Grill 

1271 Cambridge St Cambridge, MA (617) 491-6568

Seafood New American 
Seafood and a super spicy feast named Hell Night


El El Frijoles 

41 Caterpillar Hill Rd. Sargentville, ME (207) 359-2486

Spicy Lobster burrito.


Elizabeth's on 37th 

105 East 37th St Savannah, GA

Andrew and The Lady Chablis have a meal at a mansion restaurant, which includes flounder on spicy quail hash, berkshire pork chop and black-


Empire Brewing Company 

120 Walton St Syracuse, NY (315) 475-2337

American Burgers 
the underground joint serving up scratch made chicken caesar sandwiches and spicy sweet sausage fajitas

  • BRONZE for Empire Brewing Company

Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 

56-505 Kamehameha Hwy Kahuku, HI

Whether it's scampi, hot n' spicy, or lemon and butter, surfers know the place to grab the best shrimp on Oahu is Giovanni's Shrimp Truck.

  • BRONZE for Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

Gus's 

310 S Front St Memphis, TN (901) 527-4877

Chicken 
then hops down to Memphis, Tenn. to see if buttermilk or brine makes for the most crave-worthy fried chicken.

  • GOLD for Gus's

HRD Coffee Shop 

521 3rd St San Francisco, CA (415) 543-2355

Chinese Korean 
an Asian/American/Mexican fusion joint doing a Korean spicy pork burrito with homemade kimchee

  • BRONZE for HRD Coffee Shop

Hattie B's Hot Chicken 

112 19th Ave S Nashville, TN (615) 678-4794

Chicken 
Check out one of Nashville's oldest and most famous establishments -- Hattie Bs –- for their hot and spicy chicken!


Hot N Juicy Crawfish 

4810 Spring Mountain Rd Las Vegas, NV (702) 891-8889

Seafood Cajun & Creole 
Spicy Crawfish

  • GOLD for Hot N Juicy Crawfish

Hot Sauce Williams 

7815 Carnegie Ave Cleveland, OH (216) 391-2230

Adam goes to this legendary barbecue joint on Cleveland's east side for the deliciously messy Polish Boy, a kielbasa sausage buried by fries

  • SILVER for Hot Sauce Williams

Hunan Mao Restaurant 

8728 Valley Blvd Rosemead, CA

The hot over spicy is a stir-fry made with pork, leeks and over a dozen other hot ingredients. But the carp head cooked with chilies and chi


Il Panino Express 

266 Hanover St Boston, MA (617) 720-5720

Italian Pizza 
Andrew stops by his favorite sandwich shop in the North End. He tries a Italian sausage sandwich with spicy broccoli.


Island Frydays 

2826 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH (513) 498-0680

the Jamaican joint firing up their trademark jerk chicken and spicy snapper.


JR's 

385 Ottawa Street Almonte, Canada (613) 256-2031

John makes his mama proud juggling spicy meatballs and showing off expert flambeing skills , well, almost expert


Jacques Torres 

285 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY (212) 414-2462

Ice Cream Frozen Yogurt 
Giada De Laurentiis - Wicked Spicy Hot Chocolate

  • BRONZE for Jacques Torres

Jake Melnick's Corner Tap 

41 E Superior St Chicago, IL (312) 266-0400

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Ghost Pepper Hot Wings

  • BRONZE for Jake Melnick's Corner Tap

Jimmys 

205 S. Mill St. Aspen, CO (970) 925-6020

Traditional American Seafood 
Recently named one of the top 50 bars in the US, Jimmy’s offers great food, a nice environmental, and exceptional drinks. They also have s


Jitlada 

5233 1/2 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA (323) 667-9809

Thai 
Curtis Stone - Crying Tiger Pork

  • SILVER for Jitlada

Jitlada Thai 

5233 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA (323) 667-9809

Spicy Thai, Dynamite Challenge


Kobe Sushi 

3947 Wasatch Blvd Salt Lake City, UT (801) 277-2524

Chinese 
Adam is off to the Olympus Hills neighborhood for the Hellfire Sushi Challenge, a 6-piece spicy tuna roll drenched in a fiery concoction.


Lil Dizzys Cafe 

1500 Esplanade Ave New Orleans, LA (504) 569-8997

Soul Food Cafe 
Spicy Gumbo and Spicy Gumbo Omelette.


Lucky Devils 

6613 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA (323) 465-8259

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Lucky Devils in Los Angeles, CA, is serving up a spicy food lover's indulgence - the Diablo Burger topped with fiery Diablo Sauce - on Food


Lukshon 

3239 Helms Ave Culver City, CA (310) 202-6808

Asian Asian Fusion 
Candace Nelson - Spicy Chicken Pops

  • BRONZE for Lukshon

Marla's Carribean Cuisine 

3761 Bloomington Ave Minneapolis, MN (612) 724-3088

Caribbean 
In Minneapolis, the Caribbean joint cranking out spicy chickpea and blazing oxtail stews


Mission Chinese Food 

2234 Mission St San Francisco, CA (415) 863-2800

New American Chinese 
Hard to find restaurant, that focuses on spicy Chinese flavors.

  • BRONZE for Mission Chinese Food

Mono + Mono  

116 E 4TH ST New York, NY (212) 221-2222

Asian Chicken 
His craving then takes him to New York for a spicy Korean twist on the American chicken classic


Mt. Angel Sausage Company 

105 S Garfield St Mt. Angel, OR (503) 845-2322

Super spicy homemade sausage.


N'awlins Cafe and Spice Emporium 

1100 N Peters St New Orleans, LA (504) 528-7770

The spicy quest ends at a true hotspot in the French Quarter, where the boys battle it out to see who can finish a bowl of legendary Creole


Olives, W Hotel 

1567 Broadway New York, NY

Cat Cora - Spicy Broccoli


Pastabilities 

311 S Franklin St Syracuse, NY (315) 474-1153

Italian 
the longtime pasta institution making a tomato sauce just for dipping, spicy chicken wings and duck and cheese pizza

  • BRONZE for Pastabilities

Pearlz Oyster Bar 

153 E Bay St Charleston, SC (843) 577-5755

Seafood New American 
They indulge in tongue-torching dishes like XXX Spicy Oyster Shooters

  • BRONZE for Pearlz Oyster Bar

Penang Garden 

728 Washington St San Francisco, CA (415) 296-7878

Pan-Asian & Pacific Rim 
Tyler Florence - Hot and Spicy Crab


Phayul 

3765 74th St Jackson Heights, NY (718) 424-1869

Asian 
Phayul brings the taste of the Himalayas to Queens, with Tibetan foods like chele khatsa, a pungent, spicy soup made with yak meat and dried


Pinky G's Pizzeria 

50 W Broadway Jackson, WY (307) 734-7465

Pizza 
the pizza joint slicing up mouthwatering pies topped with everything from pesto and chicken to spicy sausage and marinara


Publican 

845 W Fulton Mkt Chicago, IL (312) 733-9555

Michael Symon - Spicy Pork Rinds

  • SILVER for Publican

Q BBQ & Tequila Bar 

207 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA (215) 625-8604

The hot-and-spicy-heavyweight hails from Old City, as the boys challenge each other to finish off a rack of infamous Hellfire Ribs.


Rack & Soul BBQ 

2818 Broadway New York, NY (212) 222-4800

Southern 
Rack & Soul is home to the Squealer Challenge, a 2 pound pulled pork po boy topped with a crazy-hot BBQ sauce. A challenger has 15 minutes t


Rockin' Taco 

1467 W Irving Park Rd Chicago, IL (773) 975-8226

Mexican 
Super Spicy Taco


Rolling Stove 

Moving Target Miami, FL

Hot and spicy meals


Salt and Shaker Deli 

124 Montague St. Lunenburg, Canada

Spicy Pickle Melt


Satay 

212 12th Ave. S. Seattle, WA (206) 313-0531

Chinese 
learns how to make a spicy, sweet beef sataya Malaysian street food favorite!


Short Leash Truck 

110 E. Roosevelt Phoenix, AZ

The Aiko, a naan wrapped sausage topped with Mango Chutney or the 7th Innings Stretch, a spicy beer weiner topped with peanut butter, Cracke


Shrimp Shack 

53-352 Kamehameha Hwy Punaluu, HI (808) 256-5589

Seafood 
Shrimp truck - with spicy garlic shrimp.


Slaters 50/50 

61 N Raymond Ave Pasadena, CA (619) 398-2600

Slater’s 50/50 opened in 2009 and has already won more than a dozen “best burger” awards. Their menu, which features burgers made with


Smoken Bones Cookshack 

7 - 1701 Douglas St. Victoria, Canada (250) 391-6328

First, this little piggy has a homemade spicy coiled sausage, then this little piggy tries a saucy, sweet and beefy Sloppy Joe. And then to


Somethin Else Cafe  

620 Conti St New Orleans, LA (504) 373-6439

American Cafe 
These aren'™t your traditional meatballs -- they'™re made from boudin, which is a spicy pork rice dressing (much like dirty rice) that is


Spice Box 

Moving Target! Indianapolis, IN

Indian delights such as Chicken Tikka Masala and a Spicy Wrap with mint chutney.


Spicy Bar and Grill 

6799 Wilson Blvd Falls Church, VA (703) 942-6950


Srodek's Deli 

11936 Conant St Hamtramck, MI (313) 893-1085

Andrew visits Hamtramck, the most internationally diverse town in Michigan. Forty-one percent of the population is foreign born, He stops at


Sunny Skys 

8617 NC 55 S South Angier, NC (919) 427-7118

Spicy Ice Cream - Scott Wilson opened Sunni Sky’s in 2003 with his wife and young son. The small country shop is a family-friendly hotspot


Sushi Hana Bar 

9129 Reseda Blvd Northridge, CA (818) 678-0041

Japanese 
On Food Network's Heat Seekers, hosts Roger Mooking and Aaron Sanchez attempt the spicy Five Star Sushi Roll covered with


Texas Chili Parlor 

1409 Lavaca St Austin, TX (512) 472-2828

Traditional American 
Famous spicy chili in downtown Austin..Triple X chili.

  • SILVER for Texas Chili Parlor

The Early Bird Diner  

1644 Savannah Hwy Charleston, SC (843) 277-2353

southern heritage meets culinary creativity at this mom and pop joint, with favorites like deep fried pork chops with sweet and spicy pepper

  • SILVER for The Early Bird Diner

The Front Porch 

65A 29th St San Francisco, CA (415) 695-7800

Southern 
repurposed garage in the Mission District for some southern hospitality served up in braised beef short ribs and spicy shrimp and gravy


The Gorbals 

501 S Spring St Los Angeles, CA (213) 488-3408

New American 
Gail Simmons - Bacon Wrapped Motza

  • GOLD for The Gorbals

The Halal Guys 

W 53rd St New York, NY (347) 527-1505

Popularized by cabbies on the late-night shift, the Halal Guys' juicy lamb platters smothered in insanely spicy red and deliciously creamy w


The Reef 

4172 Main St. Vancouver, Canada (604) 874-5375

true home-style island meals to this northern, west coast metropolis. It is here John discovers a unique Canadian/Caribbean hybrid dish â


Tin Cup 

1220 RICE ST St. Paul, MN (651) 487-7967

MVFN challenger attempts The Lucy Challenge – 45 minutes to finish 2, 1-lb. fully loaded spicy jucy lucy’s plus 2-lbs of fries!


Tolbert's Restaurant 

423 S Main St Grapevine, TX (817) 421-4888

Traditional American Southwestern 
Spicy Texas Chili

  • BRONZE for Tolbert's Restaurant

Tortas Ahogadas el Gallito 

1008 Industrial Blvd Chula Vista, CA

Andrew has torta ahogadas: a spicy hot sandwich made with slow roasted carnitas, refried beans, hot chili sauce and pickled onions.


Urban Belly 

3053 N California Ave Chicago, IL (773) 583-0500

Noodle Shop 
Art Smith - Rice Noodles with Hominy, Kimchi and Spicy Pork Broth

  • SILVER for Urban Belly

West Coast Tacos 

831 Broad Ripple Ave Indianapolis, IN (317) 426-3668

Fan favorites include the spicy Red Chili Chicken and a Tempura Battered Tilapia with firey asian slaw!


Yagumo Sushi 

14554 Vanowen St Van Nuys, CA (818) 787-9383

Japanese Sushi 
#10 spicy sushi which combines, habaneros, cayenne, and wasabi oil to create their spiciest roll.


Zandunga 

1000 E 11th St Austin, TX (512) 473-4199

Mexican 
Mexican bistro with a focus on spicy food and fresh ingredients


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