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RFT Staffer Conquers Pearl Cafe Spice Challenge

Categories: Food Fights

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Mark Madonna, not sweating after finishing off a Level 25 dish.
​Gut Check International HQ sacrificed another RFT employee to the Pearl Cafe (8416 North Lindbergh Boulevard, Florissant; 314-831-3701) spice challenge on Saturday.

Mark Madonna, a senior classified account executive, stopped in for some green beans and chicken that tasted like they'd been cooked in a volcano.

Despite a seared tongue and numb mouth, Madonna fared better than the intern Gut Check sent in to the belly of the beast for the challenge last week: He finished his Level 25 dish in just 25 minutes, leaving 20 to spare.

Pearl Cafe's challenge consists of four levels -- 25, 50, 75 and 100 -- of increasing spice. Contestants have 45 minutes to finish a dish at each level.

This isn't Madonna's first rodeo, though. He took Buffalo Wild Wings' spice challenge last year and ate twelve of B-Dubs' spiciest wings in fifteen minutes -- but he swears Pearl Cafe's food was the hottest he's ever tasted.

On Friday Madonna will move on to the Market Pub House (6655 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-8880) and its spice challenge, in which he'll attempt to wolf down ten ghost-pepper wings in ten minutes without the aid of a beverage.

Gut Check has tasked our intern with covering Madonna's effort -- and participating. (We don't accept failure around here.)

Look for a report after the RFT twosome suffer through conquer the challenge.


Location Info

Pearl Cafe

8416 N. Lindbergh Blvd., Florissant, MO

Category: Restaurant

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Darby
Darby

my buddy just conquered 75 at Pearl and is about to move on to 100.....i cant wait to witness that. He also did the Ghost Pepper Wing challenge, completed it but was in pain

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