Posts Tagged ‘Scoville scale’

Gut Reaction: Fuel Pizza’s ‘#!^%@< Hot!’ Wings Are Just As Advertised

How does North Carolina's take on New York-style pizza compare to the standard Big Apple slice? That question alone was enough to lure Y&H to the new Fuel Pizza on K Street NW, the first D.C. outpost of the Charlotte-based pizzeria chain. Then I got distracted by a more burning question (literally): just how "#!^%@< […]

Like the Taste of Battery Acid and Broken Glass? Try the ‘Ghost Pepper’ at Härth

TBD cuts straight to the kicker of WAMU's feature on chef Tom Elder's hot pepper garden at Härth, a new restaurant in the Hilton McLean. (WaPo gives the place two stars.) And by kicker, we're talking about one helluva kick. Elder's most power-packed pepper is the bhut jolokia, or "ghost pepper." On the Scoville scale, […]

Has Nando’s Wimped Out at Its Silver Spring Location?

Based on my mouth-watering experiences at the Nando's Peri-Peri in Chinatown — and I mean that literally, since the African pepper-laced peri-peri sauce caused pools of saliva to form at the base of my tongue — I went easy on myself at the new Nando's in Silver Spring. I ordered a quarter chicken "medium," which […]