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Texas Hot Sauce Tour

Got a burning desire for scorching sauce? See how Houston restaurants are serving it up HOT
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A bottle of house-made vinegar-pepper sauce at Gatlin’s BBQ.

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The Original Ninfa’s founded in 1973.

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Ninfa’s chef Alex Padilla.

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Green tomatillos get a kiss of flame at the Original Ninfa’s on Navigation.

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Charred tomatillos and jalapenos.

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Fresh tortillas.

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The incomparable green salsa.

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A plate of chicken at Cool Runnings.

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Owner and Kingston, Jamaica, native Terron Henry.

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Sizzling chicken gets a douse of Henry’s closely guarded Spicy Jerk Sauce.

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A pork sandwich with spicy vinegar-pepper sauce at Gatlin’s BBQ.

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A small cup of Gatlins house-made hot sauce.

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Pit master Greg Gatlin (right) and his father, Henry.

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Greg Gatlin tends the meat.

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Ribs and sides.

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Egg rolls ready for dipping in nuoc cham at b10 Vietnamese Cafe.

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Chef Bryan Caswell at Little Bigs.

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Sliders slathered in his Sriracha remoulade.

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Gatlin’s house-made sauce.

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A pork sandwich served up with Gatlin’s sauce.

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A Vietnamese take on spicy.

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Jamaica, native Terron Henry shows off his heritage.

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The Hot Sauce Cookbook full of recipes from the article and more.

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