Buffalo Cantina In Brooklyn, New York

Buffalo Cantina

The Buffalo Cantina is best known for being the location of the pilot episode of Man v. Food. Adam Richman attempted a Wing challenge in that episode that he could not complete and later of course returned to defeat the challenge.  It’s the reason that brought us here. My wife Marcela  was convinced that she could do the challenge. I’ve seen her eat spicy food and I have no doubt she could also do it. Problemo numero uno (actually the only problem): The challenge shown on Man v. Food doesn’t exist. You can read about it below.

Man v. Food Challenge (click to enlarge)

Man v. Food Challenge (click to enlarge)

This Seppuku Challenge will not be as easy for Marcela to accomplish as it is dependent on not only withstanding the heat of the Wings but doing it in a speedy manner also. While Marcela is getting mentally prepared and signing the waiver, I’m deciding what I’ll be eating while this is going on.

Buffalo Cantina Waiver (click to enlarge)

Buffalo Cantina Waiver (click to enlarge)

The Tortilla Chips (of the bagged variety) and Salsa were served first. The Salsa was good but nothing you probably haven’t tasted before.

Tortilla Chips

Tortilla Chips

Salsa

Salsa

The Chili was also good and saucy, just how I like it. It was topped with a dollop (I finally got to use this word) of Sour Cream.

Chili with a Dollop of Sour Cream

The Pulled Pork Sliders was by far the best of what I had at Buffalo Cantina. They were served on Martin’s Potato Rolls but for the record, they’re not Sliders but Mini Sandwiches. This is of course a discussion for another day.

Pulled Pork Small Sandwiches

Pulled Pork Small Sandwiches

Back to the regularly scheduled Seppuku Challenge:

Seppuku Challenge (click to enlarge)

Seppuku Challenge (click to enlarge)

 Seppuku Chalenge:

  1. Victim must sign waiver (while sober – seriously!)
  2. Eat a minimum of twelve (12) Seppuku* Wings in 3 minutes
  3. No getting up
  4. No Napkins! Sauce must stay on the wings. No wiping!

The Suicidal Wing Challenge on Man v. Food was 6 wings in 3 minutes but the Seppuku Challenge is 12 wings in 3 minutes with a Sauce that is 10 times hotter. If you’re not familiar with the term Seppuku let me tell you about it. It was/is part of the Samurai code. It involved sticking a sword into your own abdomen and slicing oneself (to the death) to preserve your honor.

Seppuku Wing Challenge Aftermath

Marcela was only able to eat 4 of the 12 in the allotted time. She was perfectly fine afterwards but I on the other hand had the great idea to try one. I didn’t fare as well, keep in mind this was not after one whole wing but just one bite:

BB + Excessive Heat Do Not Mix

BB + Excessive Heat Do Not Mix

Buffalo Cantina is CLOSED
Neighborhood: Williamsburg – South Side
149 Havemeyer St.  (S 2nd & Havemeyer )
Brooklyn, NY
718-218-7788

  • scott D Tyler

    Can you send this wing challenge to Fairbanks, alaska.???