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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Pierhouse Grill & Pepper Co. Restaurant Review: The view of tranquil water may make you feel cool and breezy, but its best to think HOT! when you visit this restaurant in trendy Gulfport, a small community on the southern shoulder of St. Petersburg. The Pierhouse offers a Wall of Flame with 70 hot sauces for tasting. Behind that is Death Row, with the really hot sauces. In addition, the restaurant has its own house brand, Mannys Monkey Butt Hot Sauce. The menu is meant to challenge as well as please. For example, patrons who try the Double Dog Dare Wings-eight wings with the house sauce-get a free beer and a T-shirt, if they can take the heat. The racks of hot sauces can be applied to most any item on the menu, particularly the Jamaican jerk chicken, the jerk barbecue ribs, even the house conch chowder (available as appetizer or entrée). The chef is New Orleans-trained and varies the menu accordingly. One night he may offer Pierhouse-style beef Wellington (filet mignon in a puff pastry with hot sauce), jalepeño conch fritters or Reuben crusty balls (corned beef with Swiss cheese and sauerkraut rolled in a corn flake breading and deep-fried. As a contrast, you might try the Key lime pie napoleon-style. Its light, fluffy and huge, piled high with whipped cream.