Great Dante's ghost! Infernal hamburger created for hot pepper contest | Rock Candy

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Great Dante's ghost! Infernal hamburger created for hot pepper contest

Posted By on Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 11:42 AM


The Root Cafe and the Dunbar garden will once again raise holy hell with the 3rd annual Hot Pepper Eating Contest, set for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 19 at the cafe, 1500 Main St.

To celebrate the upcoming mouth-burn, the Root has concocted The Dante's Ghost Pepper Inferno Burger, a fiery variation on the cafe's Dante's Inferno Burger but made with ghost pepper marmalade. "We’ll post photos of the brave souls who dare this mighty mouth-blazing challenge on our Facebook Wall of Glory!!!" says the Root. 

Last year's top pepper eater was Basel Khalil, who won "without breaking a sweat" and "downed an extra Carolina Reaper as a crowd pleaser!" There will be a cash prize for this year's winner.

Twelve contestants have signed up so far. Show how you can eat 'em and weep too by emailing or give them a call at 414-0423. More details here.

Tags: , , , ,



Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Leslie Newell Peacock

  • A skeptical take on psychology and men

    Gene Lyons gets literary in his most recent column's leadup to a critique of a new psychological theory on the toxicity of manliness.
    • Jan 15, 2019
  • Of Freud and foolishness

    I’ve been suspicious of psychologists bearing theories ever since my graduate school "Eureka!" about Freud and Dostoyevsky.
    • Jan 15, 2019
  • Crystal Bridges gets spacy before 'Men of Steel' launch

    Robert Pruitt will talk about his work at the Crystal Bridges' "Art, Space Travel and Beyond with Robert Pruitt" roundtable starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18.
    • Jan 15, 2019
  • More »

Readers also liked…

People who saved…


© 2019 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation