The spicier the better. That’s one of my food mottos. I love spicy food. Spicy salsa on tacos, yes! Hot wings? Extra heat for me, please. What’s funny is that I actually didn’t grow up eating spicy foods. It wasn’t until about my senior year in high school that I started eating spicy foods and I never looked back. For those of you that remember Herreras’ on Belt Line just east of Marsh Ln., that’s one of the places where started eating spicy food.
Once I got a taste of the heat, I had to have more. Nowadays, there are some amazing restaurants serving lots of heat, but not just heat but delicious heat.
Have you been to Snuffer’s lately? In their happy hour menu, they have these amazing boneless buffalo chicken bites for just $3! The portion is enough to split between two people and it comes with Snuffer’s homemade ranch. Of course, Snuffer’s is world famous for their loaded cheese fries which are served with jalapeños. So even if you don’t want to dive into the heat from the buffalo chicken bites, you can still try some heat from the jalapeños on the fries.
Staying in the area of spicy buffalo wings, you can have your pick in Addison and the Corridor. Buffalo Wild Wings serves up seral different levels of heat. I tend to stay within their Hot and Mango Habanero sauces. While I’ve tried the Blazin’ sauce, I think my sweet spot is a little bit lower. I always encourage my party to try them all, so we order ‘family style’ and share. Because it’s always better when we share.
Wingstop is another great option for spicy wings. Their original hot has great flavor and is the classic heat you expect to get when you order wings. They take it up a notch with the Cajun flavor which is based on their original hot but mixed with some Louisiana flavors and spices. it’s a great tasting wing. If you feel bold enough, try the Atomic and please share with us how you survived it. I guess there is such a thing as ‘too hot’ for me.
When we think of spicy food, we can’t forget about all of the delicious salsas at La Ventana, Chuy’s and Cinco Tacos. Because can you really have tacos without salsa? I would say no, no you cannot.
I can’t forget to mention Nate’s Seafood and Steakhouse. Cajun cuisine always involves a certain measure of heat and Nate’s is no different. Order their dirty rice but ask your server to make it spicier. And for an appetizer, order their incredible Stuffed Jalapeños. You can thank me later.
Do you have a suggestion for spicy bites in Addison and the Corridor that we should try? Please share it with us in the comments section and I will take it upon myself to try it out. I love trying out new dishes.