Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Chef Zachary Golper of Bien Cuit | Answers Are In! ›

Restaurants & Bars

Chicago Area

Sweat on' the brow? Help me find...

Share:

More from Restaurants & Bars

Restaurants & Bars Chicago Area

Sweat on' the brow? Help me find...

s
Spicy Chi Chef | | Sep 14, 2007 01:05 PM

As summer fades and the evenings get cooler, I'm looking to find a restaurant dish or two that can make the nose glisten, the brow sweat, and provide a nice lasting balanced heat that singes but doesn't burn. Maybe even inspire a little sputter and cough!

A couple that come to mind: the pho at Pho Ha in Bloomingdale, the green salsa at La Pasadita, Gaeng Gari at the Opart Thai House on Western, Vindaloo in my neighbor's kitchen. Still on a quest to find some Hunan or Sichuan cuisine that fits the bill. I'd love to add to the list-any cuisine.

I'm not looking for suicide wings with mindless heat rather the type of BYOT restaurant food that makes the plate sing songs and the eater gloriously happy.

Jeff

BYOT: Bring-your-own-towel.

Feedback