The Taste Bud: The Back Door’s Burner Wings and Kevin’s “capsaicin-fueled fire”

The Taste Bud: The Back Door’s Burner Wings and Kevin’s “capsaicin-fueled fire”

The Summer 2023 issue of Food & Dining Magazine — our 20th Anniversary issue — is now available in all the familiar places: Louisville area eateries and food shops, newsstands and online.

We’ve taken great pleasure in periodically linking F&D readers to Kevin Gibson’s “The Taste Bud” column, including new posts as well as ones pulled from the past. I provide the gist of it, then you click through to Kevin’s web site to finish reading the articles.

Regular readers know that Kevin “relishes” the task of subjecting his body to ultra-hot foods. This said, you already have a clue as to the plating twist to come, another in a recent series of his ever-entertaining paeans to pain.

The Taste Bud: Blind-Sided by The Back Door’s Burner Wings

My first-ever visit to The Back Door, the quintessential neighborhood dive in the rear of the Mid-City Mall, was in 1989. It would be the first of many, many such visits over the decades, during which I would eat plenty of the Back Burner Grill fare, from Back Door Bombers (spicy wontons) to wings to the gigantic plate of nachos that are perfect for...Read more