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The Wall of Flame Challenge




    Honestly, it sounds like torture.

    In the Wall of Flame Challenge, at the True North Tavern, customers are tempted with a Man vs. Food scenario that will test the limits of even the spiciest tongues.

    Wall of Flame Challenge

    [DGO] Wall of Flame Challenge
    Megan Tevrizian checks out a taco eating contest that could be the longest 5 minutes some contestants will ever live.
    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011)

    Participants have 5 minutes to eat two tacos infused with what’s called “ghost chili.” Afterwards they must sit for 5 minutes without eating or drinking anything.

    The spicy part is what’s in the sauce - a mixture of Japanese chilis, Habanero chilis, Serrano peppers, Ghost Chili extract and a secret ingredient, according to manager Mike Anelli.

    San Diego Museum of Art/Bauman Photographers

    Guinness Book of World Records ranks Ghost Chili as the hottest chili in the world.

    It’s been compared to drinking a cocktail of battery acid and glass shards.

    If you manage to beat the heat, you’ll get your photo on the wall, as well as free tacos and a T-shirt.

    The Wall of Flame Challenge takes place Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m.