The suburban-feeling restaurant inside the Edinburgh USA golf course's castle-like clubhouse might seem a little classy for getting all sauce-faced and sticky-handed, but Girvan's claim to fame is its "Ghost Wing," made with the restaurant's Dragon Sauce, habanero peppers, habanero Tabasco sauce, and bhut jolokia, or ghost peppers, the hottest chiles on the planet. Their Scoville rating is weapons-grade: India's defense department is researching the idea of controlling rioters with ghost pepper-based hand grenades. To beat the Ghost Wing Challenge, contestants must eat 10 wings in 15 minutes, without consuming any other food or beverage or wiping their hands or faces. The wings start out hot, with a nuanced spectrum of flavors: fruity, woodsy notes, with hints of campfire, paprika, and adobo-until the ghost pepper beings its phantom-like crescendo and unleashes its fiery roar.
Mon-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12am, Sun 10am-10pm
Full Bar, Lunch, Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary, Takeout