Juniper Bar, the newest upscale bar and restaurant to descend upon New York’s Midtown West, has introduced a new spicy burger that will leave the city’s most hard-core heat-seekers trembling and begging for mercy. Juniper’s Fire Breathing Burger isn’t for the faint hearted. Packed full with one of the world’s hottest peppers, the Ghost Pepper, along with Sriracha aioli and spicy pepper jack cheese, the Fire Breathing Burger may well be a new contender for the title of New York’s Spiciest Burger.
Ghost Peppers, otherwise known as Bhut Jolokia, clocks in at over one million on the Scoville Spiciness Scale. That’s an eye-popping 900.5 times hotter than Tabasco Sauce or 400 times hotter than a medium chili pepper. It’s so spicy it has become a something of a legend in chili pepper eating dares, with many popular YouTubers putting their stomachs, and their manliness, to the ultimate test.
Combine this with the Fire Breathing Burger’s double whammy of Sriracha Aioli and Pepper Jack Cheese, which includes spicy hot peppers for an extra kick, and you’ve got yourself a burger so spicy you’ll have watering eyes and a tingling nose even at the thought of eating it. Prepare to scare the pants off your taste buds.
Serious spiciness aside, the Fire Breathing Burger ($16) is also a seriously tasty one. Using Pat LaFrieda American Black Angus Beef, the burger is served on a brioche bun with the choice of hand cut fries or mixed greens. Juniper’s Burger Menu also features a Tuna Burger ($17) with freshly diced sushi-grade tuna, ‘The Big Blue’ Burger ($18) with Applewood smoked bacon, tempura onion rings, homemade blue cheese dressing and cheddar, and the ‘Thai Style’ ($18) with avocado, papaya, watercress, and spicy chili glaze. Juniper has a full menu of enticing wraps and sandwiches, shared plates, sliders, salads and entrees.
If you’re a true chili head, Juniper Bar’s Fire Breathing Burger is not to be missed
237 West 35th Street
New York, NY 10001
Open Monday – Saturday for lunch, dinner, and drinks.
Happy Hour on weekdays 4:00-7:00PM with $6 drinks