The best way to feel the full wrath of Belle's Hot Chicken is to come to this Southern-style fried chicken joint with a few friends so you can order all heat levels: the Southern original, medium, hot, really hot, and really fucking hot. Just make sure you have plenty of cold PBR and ranch dressing on the side to cool your heels when you get started.
The medium, even the hot option, hums pleasantly on palate but the really hot territory is where you might run into some trouble. Unlike the umami-enriched heat you might encounter in a pad thai or a Korean tteokbokki (rice and fish cakes), Belle's really fucking hot chicken leaves a film of scorching pain on your mouth that it's virtually impossible to taste the rest of your meal beyond feeling the textures. That said, it is worth trying at least one chicken wing.
Burn factor: 🌶 to 🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶 (depending on how game you are)