Where and What to Eat in Denver Right Now – Colorado News

Where and What to Eat in Denver Right Now – Colorado News

The chile peppers in the shot above are Trinidad scorpions, some of the hottest on the planet. Why would a human want to put that in his or her mouth? We took one for the team to find out if it was more pleasure than pain. Keep reading to find out where — and then check out some veggie noodles and a new Brazilian lunch from an old Denver favorite.

Cafe Brazil
4408 Lowell Boulevard

How to you say “lunch” in Portuguese? The answer these days is “Cafe Brazil,” which just added lunch hours from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The menu is pared down from the standard dinner slate, but one thing you’ll find is feijão, a spicy bean stew that the cafe tops with succulent pulled brisket. Tropical, spicy, earthy and filling, the dish is a great addition to lunch if you’re in the Berkeley or Sunnyside neighborhoods. But be careful: You’ll want to stick around for caiparinhas and mojitos.

Hopdoddy's new burger special stings like love.EXPAND

Hopdoddy’s new burger special stings like love.

Mark Antonation

Hopdoddy Burger Bar
1747 Wynkoop Street

You’ve heard of the habanero — boring. And then came the ghost chile (also known as bhut jolokia), but that’s just a winter warmer when compared to the Trinidad scorpion “Butch T” pepper, which rings in somewhere in the range of 1.4 million Scoville heat units (compared to about 300,000 for the habanero). So of course you’ll want the angry red pepper on your next sandwich. Texas transplant Hopdoddy is happy to oblige, with a new burger called the Love at First Sting, which is currently running as a $13 special through August 22. The burger bar next to Union Station shingles its beef patty with slices of raw Trinidad scorpion…

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