Slater’s 50/50 seems to be on a mission to get everyone on the planet to crave their food. I mean, they make their burgers with 50% beef and 50% bacon (hence the name) and everyone loves bacon.
Now they’re making a Sriracha Burger or, as they call it, “the ultimate tribute to the most amazing condiment known to mankind.”
And boy, is it Sriracha-y.
It’s made with a Sriracha infused 50/50 patty, Sriracha glazed bacon, Sriracha coleslaw, Sriracha sautéed mushrooms, Sriracha mayo, and pepperjack cheese which is then drizzled with Sriracha and served on a Brioche bun.
Want one? Well, the Sriracha Burger debuts Monday, December 9th at all locations for $10.95.
If you’re keeping tabs on the Sriracha battle going on between the factory and the residents of Irwindale, then you’ve likely been mourning because all signs point to the factory shutting down due to complaints of health issues from the fumes.
However, if this banner that went up outside the factory is any indication, it seems the owner isn’t planning to go quietly.
Stay tuned. We’ll report more as this story heats up.
Back in October, the city of Irwindale sued the nearby Huy Fong Foods factory over Sriracha. It sounds weird, but the factory was giving off such a noxious and spicy smell that it’s been causing residents in the area to suffer headaches. And now, a judge has ordered a partial shut down of the factory. Huy Fong Foods tried to argue the offensive part of manufacturing – grinding jalapeno peppers for the key ingredient – is past because harvesting season is over.
No word yet on what all of this will mean for Sriracha sauce availability. I’m going to stock up just in case. I mean, if nothing else, the stuff is probably effective as a zombie weapon – hot sauce in the eyes hurts.
(HuffPo via The Verge)
Having trouble waking up in the morning? Ghost Pepper Jelly will fix that. Spread this napalm-in-a-jar on some toast (and yep, it actually does have ghost peppers in it), and you’ll be breathing fire for the rest of the day.
If you’re unfamiliar, Ghost Peppers are some of the hottest peppers on Earth. the average Jalepeno pepper rates in at about 3,000 SHU (official scale of spiciness), while ghost peppers clock in at an amazing 1,000,000 SHU. Yeah, that napalm bit really wasn’t a joke.
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There’s nothing quite like adding the spicy heat of sriracha to all your favorite foods, so it’s a natural progression to wear it as clothing, too. No, you don’t need to squirt the stuff on yourself, just put on this sriracha hoodie and there’s no chance you’ll ever be cold.
See the front of the hoodie after the break…
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English majors and fans of somewhat depressing Russian literature will love San Diego-based Stone Brewing Co.’s newest beers: Crime and Punishment. Crime’s a special twist on the brewery’s beloved Lucky Bastard (which is a blend of Arrogant Bastard, Oaked Arrogant Bastard and Double Bastard… gotta love those names). Punishment is similar, but uses Double Bastard Ale for its base brew.
However, the truly interesting thing is that both are made with a ton of peppers—so these beers are definitely not for the timid. The ABV is pretty potent too: 9.6 percent and 12 percent, respectively.
(Arrogant Bastard via Cool Material)
Does anyone buy traditional peppermint candy canes any more? There are so many other flavors available these days that I’m not sure. Now you can add Sriracha to the list! I’m a little curious about trying these spicy candy canes, but mostly I think I’d use the 12 pack to prank my friends. Because I’m evil.
What do you think – would you try Sriracha flavored candy canes?
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Love Sriracha? That’s great. Do you know who doesn’t like Sriracha? The entire city of Irwindale, California.
The city filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, requesting that a nearby Huy Fong Foods factory (where Sriracha is made) shutdown temporarily due to a pervasive chili odor that was emanating from the plant. Local residents were complaining of burning eyes, irritated throats and headaches. The LA Times cited an incident that one family had to move a birthday party indoors because the spicy stench was just too strong.
Huy Fong initially made efforts of find a solution to the spicy odor, but had since denied that there was even a problem to begin with.
Until the company can find a way to minimize the smell, Irwindale will pursue temporary closure of the plant.
Seattle based Gordito’s has found a novel way to prove just how big their Burrito Grande is. It’s baby sized!
Their menu is actually pretty interesting. They make huge burritos, but they also care about things like transfats and making healthy Mexican food.
So, no worries. While they make what they’ve now dubbed “The Baby Burrito”, it’s not made with actual babies
(via Incredible Things)