Each bite of Rice & Company's Fire Breathing Dragon Roll delivers a mountain of spice as Heat Seekers Aaron Sanchez and Roger Mooking discovered. Besides heat, Rice & Company excels in sweet and smooth with their impressive menu of sake and signature cocktails such as Lychee-Tini and Sake Sangria.
A neighborhood bar-restaurant in Nashville, Mad Donna's is known for a great brunch and solid drinks. After sifting through the many mac-and-cheese dishes on its menu, the Heat Seekers hosts chose the spicy Habanero. A glass of milk is right under it on the menu, so you have relief close at hand.
Sample house-smoked sausage, craft beer and homemade pizzas at Crescent City Pie & Sausage, a New Orleans favorite. If you're looking for spicy eats, try the Hot Sausage Po' Boy or signature Bad Bart's Black Jambalaya, and wash it down with a raspberry beer float that Roger Mooking calls "a winner."
For authentic Creole food and the hottest hot sauces in New Orleans, head to this "world-famous" cafe and store. Sample 16 different sauces on the "Walk of Flame," then order the signature spicy gumbo, which Roger Mooking and Aaron Sanchez kicked up with spoonfuls of their World Famous Voodoo Sauce
The Alligator Cafe promises an authentic Cajun menu. But as Heat Seekers Aaron Sanchez and Roger Mooking learned, they also turn up the heat with their Wicked Crawfish Enchiladas. It's cheesy, but the cocktail of ghost peppers and serrano peppers makes it one mean dish. Get ready to simma down now.
For a bite of Jamaican heat, Aaron Sanchez and Roger Mooking trek to Aunt I's, named by the late owner's mother who knew "how to make a wicked jerk chicken." The recipe uses fiery Scotch bonnet peppers and allspice rub in every crevice. But the key to the popular oxtail stew remains a secret.
Heat lovers shouldn't miss the Mexican-Japanese fusion at this West Coast sushi bar. On Heat Seekers, Aaron Sanchez and Roger Mooking tasted the habanero-and-Sriracha-spiced Five-Star Roll, which arrives dressed with the signature "Shut Up Sauce" made with serranos, Thai chiles and lemon juice.
On Food Network's Heat Seekers, chefs Aaron Sanchez and Roger Mooking travel to San Diego, CA, to check out All-Pro Linebacker Junior Seau's restaurant, and they face a mean Atomic Ahi Poke that sets their taste buds on fire.
At this Los Angeles taqueria, tender, slow-cooked meats are piled into freshly pressed corn tortillas, which Aaron Sanchez said "burst with corn flavor." He and Roger Mooking recommend the "spiciest taco on the menu" -- cochinita pibil -- which customers can order on a spiciness scale of 1 to 10.
Stop by Scoreboard for a full serving of sports and a devilish dose of "hot chicken" that will "blow your ears off," as Roger and Aaron experienced on Heat Seekers with Tennessee Titans safety Jordan Babineaux. The fiery chicken comes in multiple temperatures, from "sissy" to "Satan's Tongue."
Pair the signature smoked chicken wings, sliders or tacos with three housemade sauces for a smoky, satisfying meal. For adventurous heat seekers, Chefs Aaron Sanchez and Roger Mooking recommend the nachos topped with "death relish" -- a combination of ghost peppers, jalapenos and habaneros.
This Nashville brewhouse serves hot, filling and hearty fare in large sizes perfect for feeding a hungry crowd, with a bountiful beer selection to go alongside. Roger and Aaron sampled the Diablo Pasta, linguine with sizzling chipotle sauce, jalapeno-cured bacon-wrapped shrimp and habanero chile.
This family-run, vegan Thai restaurant boasts some of the hottest dishes in Seattle. Try the Tom Yum Soup or the famous Drunken Mushroom Noodles, stir-fried with three kinds of mushrooms, garlic and chile. Roger Mooking says the noodles "start off smooth and then hit you with the heat."