The generally unremarkable Bangladeshi (or Indian, or Pakistani) Bodega on 31st Street just north of the 30 Ave Subway Stop (east side of street) -- which does, finally sell beer -- has some of the ab-so-lute-ly hottest peppers for sale. Last night they were laid out on a Hindi newspaper by the register. Fifty cents each. "They better be hot," said, I, with attitude. Then I bit just the teeniest little tip of the end of one.
Wow! I've never had anything like it (and this despite the fact I buy random hot pepper I come across)
I've since identified this crazy pepper as Bhut Jolokia.
Buy them while you can. But be careful. No joke.