Sanchez, the celebrity chef who opened Mestizo in Leawood's Park Place last November, travels the country with co-host Mooking to find the spiciest foods in a given city, learn how the dishes are made and then sample them on camera. The show is a testament to the determination or stubbornness of man. It typically ends with someone crying.
If you want to play along at home (please cook with the windows open and the exhaust fan running), Food Network has recipes for the dishes featured: the "hottest Phad Thai on the planet" and Zarda Bar-B-Q's creeper beans and sauce. Zarda is rolling out the new creeper menu item at its Blue Springs and Lenexa locations tomorrow. There's no recipe for KC Smoke Burger's entry, a lamb and beef burger made with chili oil.
For those wondering about what other shows have made it to the small screen — TV Food Maps has a fairly comprehensive map with addresses and the show which featured a given restaurant. The Kansas City episode of Heat Seekers runs tonight at 7 p.m. and tomorrow morning at 3 a.m. on the Food Network.