I am not a masochist. However, I am constantly disappointed in restaurants offering 'hot' food. I've begged in Thai and English for 'Thai level' spice. They smile and nod and I get a plate of tasty, delicious but ultimately pedestrian Thai food. I went to Balti House and asked for 'British Hot, NOT American Hot'; it was like the salsa at Denny's. I just had 'Atomic' wings from Alondras Hot Wings. They make you sign a waiver when you pick them up, releasing them from any liability if they're too hot. I ate half the tray and practically cried: spicy, yeah, okay, but nothing special. The 'special' salsa at El Cholo you have to ask for, it's good, but too watery and, well, it's salsa.
Like I said, I'm not a masochist. But can anybody point me to some good flavor where I don't have to bring my own container of Dave's Dragon Dust? I'm not into organ meats or 'Fear Factor' dishes, and it's got to have good flavor. I can burn my own mouth at home with Dave Insanity Sauce, I want something good.