In Atlanta, the chefs take on the Il Diavolo challenge at Avellino's Pizzeria, competing against pro wrestlers to finish what the restaurant calls "the hottest pizza known to man." Also sampled: spicy shrimp and grits; Latin pork-belly sandwiches.
The chefs take on the Inferno Soup Challenge at Nitally's Thai-Mex Cuisine in Tampa Bay, where $1000 is rewarded to anyone who can finish a bowl of the spicy soup. Also sampled: gator nuggets drenched in ghost-pepper mayo.
In San Diego, the hosts taste a Naga Viper pepper, named the "World's Hottest Chili" by Guinness World Records in 2011. They also visit Seau's, a restaurant and sushi lounge owned by former NFL linebacker Junior Seau.
Hosts Aaron Sanchez and Roger Mooking seek out the spiciest foods in Dallas in the Season 2 opener. On the menu: Creole-style enchiladas with ghost-pepper sauce; spicy sliders; and Texas-style hot wings.