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.
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.
The Tortilla Chips (of the bagged variety) and Salsa were served first. The Salsa was good but nothing you probably haven’t tasted before.
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.
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.
Back to the regularly scheduled Seppuku Challenge:
- Victim must sign waiver (while sober – seriously!)
- Eat a minimum of twelve (12) Seppuku* Wings in 3 minutes
- No getting up
- 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.
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:
Buffalo Cantina is CLOSED
Neighborhood: Williamsburg – South Side
149 Havemeyer St. (S 2nd & Havemeyer )