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Is one of the shelves in your refrigerator devoted to housing all the hot sauces you've accumulated? Do you have strong opinions about which peppers impart the best heat? Then the specialty stores known as Pepper Palace are exactly where you should be headed. Founded in 1989 as a mall kiosk by a married pair of "chili heads," Pepper Palace has become a warehouse for the sort of gourmet, small-batch hot sauces, condiments, salsas, and seasonings you used to have to scour the country for. The knowledgable staff routinely offers product tastings so that customers can decide exactly what level of spice they can handle. Tasting is available daily.