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Current Hell night Recs?

There just weren't as many options with more than 3 or 4 bombs, and even those that had more weren't as spicy, I agree.

FYI - recipe for Jerk Wings From Hell: http://www.ivillage.com/jerk-wings-he... I usually make it with 2 or 3 habaneros since I can't always find scotch bonnets.

Mar 02, 2011
cdtatro in Greater Boston Area

Current Hell night Recs?

I went last night. They're using Trinidad Scorpion peppers instead of Ghost Chiles in the Pasta this time out, and claim it's even hotter (1.3M Scoville). I finished the old Pasta from Hell once, about 3 years ago, and don't feel the need to ever do that again.

Our table shared an order of the Phuket style wings which were fantastic. Very spicy and a nice tangy sauce. I'd had their jerk wings before but not these. I also got a couple of the crispy ribs which as always were phenomenal. The Ssam was also very tasty but didn't have *any* heat to it at all. And I know I tend to like spicy stuff but I haven't blown out my taste buds to that level yet.

A friend got the Pork Two Ways and said everything on the plate was delicious (I tried a bite of the sausage and agree) .

Chris

Mar 02, 2011
cdtatro in Greater Boston Area

Metro West - is it really as hopeless as I think?

I've been in Hopkinton for about 8 years myself, and it's pretty dire. My favorite spots are Il Forno for Italian and Sapporo for Korean/Japanese, both in Westboro. Beyond that, Minerva in Framingham/Natick for Indian and the hopefully opening soon Zaftig's West are high points but otherwise I usually have to head inside 128 for good eats.

Chris

Jan 21, 2011
cdtatro in Greater Boston Area

Hell Night Questions

Worth noting: Christina's Ice Cream is right next door and can provide sweet relief if you make a Horrible Mistake. Last time my wife ordered the samosas which were MUCH hotter than the 4 bombs would suggest and she ducked next door for a small bowl of vanilla between courses so she didn't have to face the shame of ordering milk or a creamsicle.

Jan 04, 2010
cdtatro in Greater Boston Area

Jake's Dixie Roadhouse Mad Dog Hot Food & Wing Night?

A buddy of mine got an email from Jake's in Waltham about their hot food & wing night next week. Does anyone have any more info on this? Their website doesn't have anything on it really. Have they done these before, and if so how is the menu? I'm still basking in the afterglow of Hell Night at ECG and wondering how Jake's stacks up.

Thanks,

Chris

Oct 22, 2009
cdtatro in Greater Boston Area

Best Key Lime Pie?

A friend of mine loooves key lime pie, especially if it's really tart and not overly sweet. His birthday is next week and I'm wanting to get him one. What's the best place in the Boston area to get a whole pie (or two)?

Thanks,

Chris

Mar 22, 2008
cdtatro in Greater Boston Area

Afterburn from Hell-o-ween at ECG last night?

Hey - I was at the table next to you. I was the one who had finished the pasta and was trying to tell you it wasn't all that bad. (I was also the one that Bob Oakes mentioned in the story on WBUR this morning. I'm famous now! Woo!)

This was my first hell night too. Your reaction to it pretty much mirrored my own. It was really a struggle to finish it, but about halfway in I figured "it can't possibly get any worse." Sadly, it did. The only thing that got me through to the end was the promise of a free t-shirt!

I also had the chili and the Wings of Ass Destruction. Both were good, but the wings were cold by the time I got to them and had lost something (I tried eating them at the same time but that was a mistake). Sampled the habanero martini that a friend got as well. It was good for about the first 2 seconds and then it just KICKED you in the throat. Very nice.

I'll definitely be going back next time, but it would really take a LOT for me to get that pasta again.

Oct 31, 2007
cdtatro in Greater Boston Area

Chacarero- location and what's good

I walked by the Arch street location last week and there was construction going on inside with papered up windows, but definitely not open yet. They told me they expect to open there in about 2 months.

I usually get BBQ chicken with extra hot sauce.

Oct 29, 2007
cdtatro in Greater Boston Area