Chefs and Restaurants

We're Feeling the Heat and Spice in Our July/August Issue

Liz Grossman

When we started brainstorming ideas for a heat issue, I knew we had to include a story about spicy food challenges. I could never take one myself (even a jalapeño margarita gets me), but I’ve always been fascinated by the human impulse to eat painfully spicy food and was curious how the challenges benefited restaurants. Lucky for us, our fearless writer Sean Kenniff talked to chefs selling five-alarm dishes and actually braved the ghost...