Hell Night in Northern Virginia Coming Soon!

There is a tradition at the East Coast Grill in Boston, MA around Halloween to have a 4 day spicy menu the likes no one has encountered before. People travel all over to taunt their stomachs with such fiery delights. A chilehead mecca of sorts before we depart this plane of existence. How would that be if you had a chance to have such an event in your own backyard. I have such a fortune on Saturday January 22nd, 2011 no more than a mile away from my residence. Hell Night comes to Leesburg, VA at Spanky’s Shenanigans.

I caught up with the man behind the event, Chef Jeff Ayres. I sat down with him to get a little background behind the event as well as himself to find out what he really knows about spicy food. Does his knowledge stop at the jalapeno or stretch to the ghost chile? Can he make more than buffalo wings or does his culinary background involve more exotic cuisine? He let me sample some of the dishes. I have had the chicken wings before, and they have the best texture and juiciness that I have ever had in a buffalo wing. I ate one of his Hurricane wings off camera and while they were not really spicy like his contest wings will be, they were packed with a very unique and pleasant flavor because of a special ingredient. He discusses that in the video, so you will have to listen to find out. They were pretty good, I will say that much.

Interested in joining in, then you have a whole week to make plans. So come on down and join Chef Jeff, and say hello if you see me as I will be sampled some of the other fiery goodies. Firehead Thomas might be at hand as well.

Chef Jeff’s Hell Night
Date: January 22, 2011
Time: 5pm-11pm (wing challenge at 8:30pm)
Spanky’s Shenanigans
Leesburg Plaza
538 E. Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: 703-777-2454

17 thoughts on “Hell Night in Northern Virginia Coming Soon!

  • January 14, 2011 at 6:08 am

    If the wings are not extract, I would do it….I’d want to know up front.

  • January 14, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Extract is fine by me, as long as they don’t taste like shit.

  • January 14, 2011 at 7:39 am

    That man scare me. He learned cajun in Daytona, African in Toronto, and Irish in France. I scared that if I eat his food, no telling where my asshole gonna end up!

  • January 14, 2011 at 9:12 am

    I assume you have eaten extract wings before?

  • January 14, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Don’t ever assume nuthin’ about me, ‘specially when it come to sauce and wings. :_retarded:

    Just cause it got extract don’t mean it gonna taste like shit. Cheap ass extract, used in large quantities, or alone taste like shit. I have had extract, right out the bottle straight, that actually taste good. Too bad the company that made it decided to start using cheap extract in its place. Now it taste like shit.

  • January 14, 2011 at 10:30 am

    I just can’t do extract wings…I’ve done it twice before, and never again. More because of the stomach issues afterward….

  • January 14, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I’ll be preparing my taste buds all week.

    I saw the Hell Night episode on Travel Channels ‘Man vs Food’ and was hoping that someone around here could pick it up! Great to see it happening right in my home town!! Can’t wait! :_dancingdevil:

  • January 16, 2011 at 7:06 am

    “the likes of which no one has encountered before”. Hah! That just means they haven’t been to Indy the last few years for Hell night at JJ’s Backyard Cafe in Broadripple 🙂 The Chef there knows a thing or two about chiles as well. Or, at least his guest does 😉

  • January 16, 2011 at 7:10 am

    Broadripple? Sounds like a Sanford & Son episode. Jim, you still going to make FHH? Please say yes!

  • January 16, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Buddah, Broadripple is an artsy community in the northern part of Indianapolis. A lot of neat bars and clubs and places to eat. Jim when is this Hell Night? I could be into going and checking it out.

  • January 16, 2011 at 11:33 am

    They generally hold it around Halloween. A bit depends on us both matching up schedules. He has limited seating and the event sold out in a day this last year. I think I’ve talked them into doing it as a ‘two night’ thing in 2011. The event is a fundraiser for the StepUp also- a portion of the ticket sales went into it & Chef JJ matched it. Totally unexpected and totally cool! :_drinkbeer:

  • January 16, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Jim, I searched him out and signed up for the email newsletter and liked on Facebook. This sounds like something we’d be interested in for sure. and it’s for a good cause!

  • January 19, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Ahhh Broadripple…..brings me back to those oh so foggy college days at IU…once upon a time!

  • January 19, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    so you went to IU in Bloomington and trekked up to Indy? You hit the Vogue while there?

  • January 19, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Okay some new news!!! I just shipped some Trinidad 7 Pot Jonah to Chef Jeff for his Hell Night dinner at Spanky’s. They arrived safely today. So now he will have something hotter and tastier than his Ghost pepper. But that will depend on how he uses it. Anyways hope you all enjoy them. I have a strategy here. I sent the chiles for free on condition he gets Buddah to eat a lot. I figure the more Buddah eats the less talking he will be able to do and then you all will be able to get some conversation in!!! LOL!!!

  • January 20, 2011 at 6:21 am

    We will be there….

  • January 21, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Glad you will be there Thomas so you can taste the 7 Pot Jonah. Have you eaten the chiles yet?

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