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Cayenne Pepper

Chefs are sprinkling food and beverages with cayenne pepper to perk up winter weary palates. Not only does it provide a spicy kick—the fiery seasoning offers a myriad of health benefits. As a significant source of beta-carotene and other antioxidants, it's said to combat everything from nasal congestion to ulcers. Here's how the potent pepper is working its magic on menus.

Agave
Atlanta, GA
Cayenne Fried Calamari; $9.50

Peanut Butter & Co.
New York, NY
The Heat is On Sandwich: Spicy peanut butter and chilled grilled chicken with a bit of pineapple jam; $7.95

Restaurant X and Bully Boy Bar
Congers, NY
Cowboy Rib Eye of Beef (for two), brown sugar and cayenne rub finished with sauce béarnaise; $70

North and Clark Café
Chicago, IL
Pikant Hot Chocolate or Mocha spiced with cayenne pepper (12 oz.); $2.95

Ninfa’s Restaurant
Houston, TX
Fresh Pumpkin Margarita: Patrón Tequila and slow-roasted Pumpkin garnished with Azúcar de Pepita; $7.95

Café Adelaide & Swizzle Stick Bar
New Orleans, LA
Rye Whiskey Braised Pork Cheek "Smashed" Po-boy with three cabbage slaw, cayenne pickle ribbons, shaved Dorothea chevre and green tomato mayonnaise; $14

Tango Restaurant & Lounge
Seattle, WA
El Diablo: Bittersweet cube of sinfully rich dark chocolate graced with cayenne, spicy almonds, cocoa nibs and burnt meringue finished with a tequila caramel sauce; $10

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