i'm enjoying a series of novels set in baltimore, featuring a private eye who loves to eat. she's always ordering sandwiches with 'hots', but there is no explanation for what that is. i assumed some kind of hot pepper and went on the baltimore message board asking for enlightenment.i was told 'hots' referred to a hot pepper spread. now, i love hot peppers, but am not familiar with a hot pepper spread. anybody know if there's anything like that in the chicago area? i was told a baltimore company called 'sons of italy' made one.