It doesn’t need to be January 22, or National Hot Sauce Day, to celebrate spicy food along the Grand Strand.
Restaurants work hard to perfect the marriage of spice and taste, and some have nailed it.
The following 10 places are must stops for those who love the taste of spicy food.
Pepper Palace, Broadway at the Beach – We’d be amiss if we failed to mention the business whose doors open for the sole purpose of selling hot sauce. Have a sample of some of the sauces before you buy them, too.
The Barrel Sports Bar & Grill, 2303 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach – These guys top our list with their SPF50 sauce – a hot sauce base blended with peppers and spices to create a fiery (and addictive) sauce.
Magoo’s Sports & Spirits, 3308 Waccamaw Blvd., Myrtle Beach – Their suicide sauce is a thin sauce that packs a punch. And if wings aren’t your thing, ask for a side of suicide sauce with their butterfly shrimp.
Bully’s Pub & Grill, 4868 U.S. 17, North Myrtle Beach – These guys use a homemade sauce for their wings. Our recommendation is the “hot” sauce.
Fat Jack’s Wings and Things, 353 U.S. 17 Business, Surfside Beach – Fat Jack’s takes their sauces seriously and it shows in their Kamakaze sauce – a very hot, thick blend of habaneros, red pepper, garlic and other spices.
T-Bonz Gill & Grill, 1169 Seaboard St, Myrtle Beach – Go ahead and laugh. Sure T-Bonz is known for delicious steak, but give their buffalo fire sauce a try the next time you are there.
Carolina Ale House, 2915 Hollywood Dr., Myrtle Beach – These hand-battered wings with the house’s signature roasted dry rub goes perfectly with their habanero barbecue sauce.
Wild Wing Cafe, 4706 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach – Our fave: Habanero hots
Hooters, 3901 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach – Our fave: 9-1-1
Buffalo Wild Wings, 1990 Oakheart Rd, Myrtle Beach – Our fave: Wild