We don’t normally post restaurant reviews of places where we have yet to try the food ourselves, but we couldn’t resist with this one. Almost makes us wish we lived in or near New York. Almost. Check this place out featured in a recent edition of the online Gothamist:
Rhong-Tiam Asks, “Can You Take the Heat?”
When a restaurant throws down a chili-laced gauntlet with the title, “Can you take the heat?” most people expect to be crying by the end of the meal. Andy Yang, Rhong-Tiam’s executive chef, has issued just such a challenge.
Yang’s three-month old West Village Thai spot is offering a special tasting menu, which gets progressively hotter, through April 15. The prize for eating every last spicy morsel is dinner for two at his upcoming East Village eatery, Kurve. Yang provides diners with “Just a small glass of water. Otherwise it would be too easy.”
To prove he’s not a sadistic chef he quickly adds, “At the end I’ll give you one beer to drink. This will kill all the spices.”