i'm a chowhound who lives in chicago. i'm reading a marvelous series of private eye novels set in baltimore. it's great to be learning something about your city from a native who clearly adores it. (the author is laura lippman). her main character, tess monaghan loves to eat. she's constantly ordering sandwiches with 'hots' on them. i assume some kind of hot pepper is being requested. could someone enlighten me further? thanks so much.