Monday, March 15, 2010
Ok, I'll start this by saying that re-posting other peoples entries, especially when they are from a weekly entertainment and arts rag, The SF Weekly to be more specific, is not my usual M.O. but I thought this article was pretty cool so I'll just go ahead and re-post it.
Finish the Korean Suicide Burrito at John's and You Don't Have to Pay
To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the creation of the Korean burrito, John Park, owner of John's Snack and Deli in the Financial District, is calling for Scoville junkies to take his Suicide Kimchi Burrito Challenge, starting tomorrow (March 16).
He's taking his regular burritos (kimchi fried rice, kimchi, marinated meats, salsa, cheese, and cilantro) and adding what he described to me last week as an "atomic" blend of Chinese, Mexican, and Korean peppers. If you can finish the burrito in the store, you won't have to pay for it, and he'll post a photo of your sweaty, scorched-lip smile. (If you punk out, it'll only cost you $6.84.)
Working in your favor, there appear to be no rules against drinking milk or beer while you eat, and Park noted on his Web site that he's currently serving veggie rice porridge for $2.50, the culinary equivalent of running out of a sauna to jump in the cold plunge.
John's Snack & Deli 40 Battery (at Pine), 434-4634"
Ok, so the article may not have been written by me, because if it was it would have been much more entertaining and probably a little more biased and opinionated and very much less objective and finally I would have said, fuck somewhere in the article. But, I do have something that the writer does not and that is - proximity to John's Deli. It's right outside my office window. Thus I just took a lo-fi pic to share with you the splendor that is Battery St.
Also, I will totally take John up on his challenge. He's only working with Jalapenos and Sriracha down there.
There you have it. Not much Artsy stuff to say about it anyway. It just is.
The Spice must flow....................Just not from our arses.
Posted by Spice Odyssey at 10:00 AM