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 firstname.lastname@example.org or give them a call at 414-0423. More details here.