(March 20) A Chicago restaurant offers a pepper so hot that patrons are required to sign a waiver before eating it, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Jake Melnick's Corner Tap serves what it calls "The Seriously. Ridiculously. Over the Top H-O-T Wings" covered with red savina, a pepper said to be 65 times hotter than a jalapeno.

Chef Robin Rosenberg introduced the pepper during football season so bar patrons could compete on who could eat the most.

The newspaper said the increased popularity of Thai, Indian, Mexican and other spicy ethnic cuisine is evidence of a growing trend in the U.S.