Heat Seekers

Two men travel and search for some of the dangerously spicy food that literally burn the tongue. They find out the recipes used and how the dishes are so hot. Can they handle they heat or will they just wimp out?

Monday 8:00 PM et/pt on Food Network
2 Seasons, 16 Episodes
July 17, 2011
Cast: Roger Mooking, Aarón Sánchez
Heat Seekers

Heat Seekers Full Episode Guide

  • In Atlanta, the chefs take on the Il Diavolo challenge at Avellino's Pizzeria. Also sampled: spicy shrimp and grits; Latin pork-belly sandwiches.

  • In Washington, D.C., the chefs face off in a fiery chicken-kabob challenge. They also try spicy half-smokes and Greek gyros drenched in scorching harissa sauce.

  • Chefs Aarón S'ánchez and Roger Mooking sample the hottest food in Kansas City.

  • Chefs Aarón S'ánchez and Roger Mooking take on the Inferno Bowl in Tampa Bay, a megasoup so dangerous no one has ever finished it. $1,000 is on the line for the winner. Plus, a bloody-hot BLT and Volcano Gator Nuggets drenched in Ghost Pepper mayo.

  • It's a clash of the Titans in Nashville, TN as chefs Roger Mooking and Aarón S'ánchez are joined by Titan's safety Jordan Babineaux for a fiery face-off with Satan's Tongue Hot Chicken. Plus, the Vodka of Doom and comfort food with a fiery twist: Habanero Mac N' Cheese and Diablo Pasta.

  • In San Diego, chefs Aarón S'ánchez and Roger Mooking take on the hottest pepper they've ever tasted. It's a Naga Viper drenched Pork Carnitas challenge, with the loser singing for his food, Mariachi style. Plus, Charger football legend Junior Seau's restaurant for the hottest Ahi Poke in Southern California, and an island fiery favorite, Mango Pepper Shrimp.

  • The guys head to Las Vegas for a taste of Sin City's spiciest sushi rolls. Also sampled: a Mexican chicken dish called "Cry Today, Cry Tomorrow"; and jalapeño-potato twists.

  • Chefs Aaron Sanchez and Roger Mooking hit Dallas to take on a tongue-torching challenge of Hotter than Hell sliders. Plus, Texas style "Wangs," and creole-style enchiladas with ghost pepper sauce.

  • Chefs Aarón S'ánchez and Roger Mooking seek out some of the hottest food in LA. First it's an East LA taco joint that's known for it's helluva spicy tacos, then on to Diablo Burgers in Hollywood, and the climax of their quest is the hottes sushi roll in town that's covered in 'Shut-up Sauce.' Which one has what it takes to take down the Five Star Sushi Roll?

  • The chef's hit Rocky's home turf looking for spicy food that will pack a punch. Contenders include a spicy Philly Cheesesteak known at "The Heater," and killer Sicilian dishes in the famouse Italian Market. The boys challenge each other to finish off a rack of infamous Hellfire Ribs.

  • Chefs Roger Mooking and Aaron Sanchez discover the true meaning of Southern heat in South Carolina. They try some tongue-torching dishes like XXX Spicy Oyster Shooters, Spicy Sriracha Doughnuts and Jalapeno Mac and Cheese! Then the chefs face off with a plate of killer nachos, drenched in Death Relish Salsa.

  • Chefs Roger Mooking and Aaron Sanchez are in search of the hottest food in Miami including authentic Jamaican jerk chicken and fiery Peruvian ceviche and finally the hottest drink on the planet: the Vato Loco.

  • Chefs Roger Mooking and Aaron Sanchez challenge take on the smokin' hot Santa Fe red and green chili. Then, it's true 'hot' chocolate made with some of the hottest chili peppers out there. But there can only be one Chili Champion, and the boys' showdown is a pulled-pork sandwich so hot, that even the chili-loving locals can't take it.

  • Chefs Roger Mooking and Aaron Sanchez battle each other at Seattle's 7-Alarm Chicken Wing Challenge. They also visit a vegan Thai restaurant with dishes that bring all comers to their knees, and a local hangout with a Habanero-infused meal called The Bloody Joe.

  • Chefs Aaron Sanchez and Roger Mooking throw down in the Windy City, face off to determine who can survive the heat of the Super Painful Pizza. They also visit the legendary hot dog home of for 'The Atomic Bomb,' and meet a chef with 4,000-bottles of hot sauce, and Cajun recipes that leave customers in tears!

  • Chefs Aaron Sanchez and Roger Mooking are on a spicy quest in The Big Easy, with stops for hot sausage Po' boys, kickin' jambalaya and Cajun-style crawfish. They end up at hotspot in the French Quarter, where the boys battle it out to see who can finish a bowl of legendary Creole gumbo laced with XXXX Voodoo sauce!

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