When Juniper Bar debuted a Fire Breathing Burger packed with tongue-searing ghost peppers and served with sriracha aioli and spicy jack cheese, we knew we had to test it.
The key words here are ghost peppers. These explosive little babies register over one million on the Scoville spiciness scale, making them among the hottest peppers on earth (that’s 400 times hotter than a medium chili pepper, to put it in perspective).
We sent in a couple of guys from Epoch Taste to recon: Seth Holehouse, whose palate is as mild as his Midwest upbringing, and Rob Counts, who eats fried up habaneros and ghost peppers in a wok for a snack—altogether we reckoned it was a good match for this fiery challenge. Curious to see what happened? Catch a video of their adventures.
Find the Fire Breathing Burger ($16) at:
37 W. 35th St. (between Seventh & Eighth avenues)