Heat Seekers, a new show promoted as "a tongue-testing odyssey to discover the most delicious and dangerous spicy food in the country," this April filmed a segment at Wing Dome. On Friday, July 29, viewers will discover whether show hosts Aarón Sanchez and Roger Mooking were able to down seven super-hot wings in seven minutes.
While Seattle's kitchens tend to go easy on spice (as former Weekly critic Jonathan Kaufffman wrote in 2009: "Most Seattle restaurants' take on "very spicy" would qualify as nursing-home dinners in Houston or Miami"), the show was able to wring an entire episode from local eateries. In addition to visiting Wing Dome, the hosts drank habanero-stiffened "Bloody Joes" at Easy Joe's and slurped flaming tom yum soup at Araya's Place.
According to a press release, Sanchez and Mooking found "some of the hottest cuisine in all of Seattle" at the U District Thai vegan restaurant.
Heat Seekers premieres on Friday, July 22 with an episode devoted to Chicago's heat-packed hot dogs, pizza, and pasta. The show screens weekly at 10 p.m.