Hell Night- The Food Challenge

I have a few things to share from this special night at Spanky Shenanigans in my hometown of Leesburg, VA. For those of you that did not see the original posting of this last week with an interview with Chef Jeff Ayres: CLICK ME. In a nutshell, Chef Jeff had an idea to host a special spicy night of food for his chilehead customer base. He wanted to showcase his diverse ethnic cuisine in many different fiery ways. Sean, the official ILIS cartoonist saw the event, passed on the info to me, and I reached out to Firehead Thomas to get him involved. Fast forward to the event which was last night and we have Firehead Thomas, his partner in crime Annabelle, Sean and later joined on by his fiancee Angie. I filmed our takes on the food and the heat as each level of food increased in pain. We had our likes and dislikes, disagreeing on some food and agreeing on others. I also filmed the wing contest which I will also have up tonight or tomorrow.

Here are the pics of the levels of food, and our video takes on the food. Thanks to Chef Jeff for allowing us to be a part of it all, and to have such a wide range of different spicy delicacies. I look forward to the next event, which seems to be a Vietnamese Pho Soup challenge later in the year. Also a big thanks to my krewe for letting me film them while they engourge themselves and sweat while doing so.

Level 1- Cabo Wabo Nacho Stix

Level 2- Three Alarm Flank Steak Skewers

Level 3- Choke Me Out Chicken Chili

Level 4- Haitian Hot Pasta

Level 5- Godzilla Shrimp

Level 6- Voodoo Chicken

Level 7- Stoopid Spicy Sashimi

Level 8- The Great Balls of Fire

Level 9- Suffering Sushi

Level 10- Fire Wings

Spanky’s Shenanigans
Leesburg Plaza
538 E. Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
phone: 703-777-2454
Chef Jeff’s email: je*************@ya***.com

Jim Duffy’s
website for pepper seeds/peppers:

7 thoughts on “Hell Night- The Food Challenge

  • January 23, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    I am sorry to say, that my video camera had difficulties in filming the wing contest. I think the stage was causing interference and everything was lost during the actual contest. All I have is the introductions of the contestants and the interview with the champ once I had the camera fixed.

  • January 23, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    That wing sauce looks perfect, wish he would bottle it. It looks just like the suicide wings at my old favorite restaurant.

  • January 23, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Looks may be deceiving.

  • January 23, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    I know, that’s the hard part, I don’t get to taste things like you guys who live in the bigger cities and go to all the shows. You’re lucky. The shipping prices are killing me, I want to try everything you guys review.

  • January 23, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    My overall review on this: I am glad Chef Jeff did this, and I hope he continues to do these events. Although there were flaws in some of the recipes, I don’t think it is necessary to disect each dish any further than what we said in the video. The spirit of the event was great and alot of fun. Thank you Chef, and continue to do it spicy…;)

  • January 24, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    I gave the videos their own thread. Thanks Johnny for the videos.

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