Denver: Oskar Blues Brewery
What’s special about this place: A Rocky Mountain Shangri-La, this brewery boasts amazing beer, Cajun food and a venue for live music.
Why the wings are amazing: What’s so scary about Oskar Blues’ ghost wings? Ghost peppers, known scientifically as bhut jolokia peppers, are the hottest in the world. They're about 400 times hotter than the standard jalapeño, registering upwards of 1 million Scoville units, compared to 2,500-8,000 for jalapeños. They hold the Guinness World Record for spiciest chili and the Indian military uses them in tear gas hand grenades to immobilize terrorists.
Best drink to get with wings: Milk. Okay, fine — a solid beer like the Old Chub or Dale’s Pale Ale.
How hot are the wings: Did the phrase "400 times hotter than the standard jalapeño" not register earlier?