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    June 5, 2014

    Eat This Now: Kampot Pepper Sauce at C4 Deli

    Hot Sauce Rarity Kirum Kampot Pepper Sauce at C4 Deli So you've known and loved and gotten blotto at Chapter One: The Modern Bistro and its sibling C4: Cure for the Common Deli. But what you might've not realized in your itis haze is co-owners Jeff Hall and Jeff Jensen also stock one of the rarest ... More >>

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    November 12, 2013

    Company Behind Bacon Salt Debuts Sriracha Candy Canes, Bacon Deodorant

    Have you ever woken up, showered, looked yourself in the mirror and said, "Man, I wish I smelled like bacon right now"? Well, if you have and didn't just decide to go make breakfast, you're kind of weird, but boy have we got some news for you! News out of Seattle [Writer's note: ID represent!] is t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Irwindale Sues Huy Fong Over Too-Spicy Sriracha Factory

    Sriracha shoes, lip balm, water bottles and the Sriracha movie may all be hot commodities, but the city of Irwindale has no love for the aerosol version of the universally-adored hot sauce. Irwindale, where Sriracha producer Huy Fong Foods opened their new factory last year, filed a lawsuit against ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    SoCal Restaurant Show For this Week on KLAA-AM 830: Honda Center's Culinary Makeover, Marche Moderne's Pig-Out, and More!

    Another week, another edition of the SoCal Restaurant Show on KLAA-AM 830. As usual, we turn the mic over to producer/co-host Andy Harris to guide is through the fun. Enjoy!

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Make It: Watermelon-Sriracha Sangria

    It's the quintessential summer cocktail--with a kick! This easy recipe is from The Veggie-Lover's Sriracha Cookbook: 50 Vegan "Rooster Sauce" Recipes That Pack a Punch, out on Tuesday, July 2 and available for pre-order now.

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    It's (Almost) Here: The Veggie-Lover's Sriracha Cookbook!

    Randy Clemens' Sriracha Cookbook, aka The Sriracha Bible, now has a green companion. It's called The Veggie-Lover's Sriracha Cookbook: 50 Vegan "Rooster Sauce" Recipes That Pack a Punch, and it's coming out on Tuesday, July 2. As we reported last year, Clemens wanted to showcase dishes "celebratin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    A New Doritos Locos Tacos Flavor Is Coming And It's Hot

    I don't know much about the inner workings of the U.S. economy but I'm pretty certain that Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Tacos will save us all. Last month, the Irvine-based chain revealed it had sold a half billion of the corn-chip/taco hybrids, enough to wrap around the Earth twice. Damn. Adding t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    A Sriracha Movie Is Coming!

    If there was ever a success story in the condiment world, it's that of Sriracha. Just in the past year, the little hot sauce that could has become a Lay's potato chip flavor (now sold on Amazon), a Subway topping and has spawned a Trader Joe's knockoff. It's about time someone made a movie about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Sriracha-Flavored Lay's Loses To Cheesy-Garlic Bread Flavor in Potato Chip Contest

    In an upset victory, Cheesy Garlic Bread has triumphed over Sriracha in Lay's Potato Chips "Do Us A Flavor" contest. Short of saying that this might indicate that the Sriracha craze has finally ebbed, we actually never got to taste any of the three Cheesy Garlic Bread might have actua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Trader Joe's Now Has Its Own Sriracha

    See Also: *Five Signs You May Have A Sriracha Problem *Introducing Sriracha Lip Balm *INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Things You Should Know About Sriracha Trader Joe's has tried its hand at packaged Asian cuisine with varying levels of success. Its Punjab choley? Tasty. Its beef pho? Why?!But its ballsiest creati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    From The Company That Brought You Sriracha Lip Balm: Bacon Condoms!

    Apparently this is a thing now: bacon condoms. J&D's Foods, the company also previously responsible for Sriracha lip balm, bacon shaving cream and the bacon lube, has come out with bacon condoms. Their tagline is "make your meat look like meat." If you need convincing, they also presen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Company Offers Sriracha-Flavored Chocolate Easter Bunnies

    How far is too far with Sriracha? Sriracha-flavored popcorn? Sure, why not. Sriracha Flavored Lay's Potato Chips? Hell yes! But what if the cock sauce veers into Easter dessert territory? Would your Sriracha faith be tested? Would you eat a Sriracha chocolate Easter bunny? Would you offer it to an u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Rubalcava's Market Now Stocking "Gallo Chino"--Mexican-Flavored Sriracha Sauce!

    A couple of weeks ago, Roland Rubalcava of Rubalcava's Bakery asked if he could meet me. I had him join me on one of my reviews, and he busted out two thimbles of Sriracha sauce. "Try them, and tell me what you think," he said."What is there to think about?" I responded. "It's Sriracha.""Just try th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    CEO of McIlhenny, Maker of Tabasco, Confirms It's Working On Version Of Sriracha; Dies at 68

    In what is perhaps the most definitive article on Huy Fong Food's Sriracha hot sauce to date, Businessweek revealed that the maker of Tabasco is working on its own version of Sriracha. The writer of the story interviewed Paul McIlhenny, the company's sixth-generation CEO. McIlhenny said he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Lay's Introduces Sriracha As One Of Three "Do Us A Flavor" Finalists On Tuesday

    Remember last August when Lay's put out a casting call for new potato chip flavors and offered (get your Dr. Evil pinkies ready) one miiiiiillion dollars for winning ideas?  Well they reportedly received 3.8 million submissions, which were narrowed down to 20, and then further winnowed to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    Sriracha Stiletto Heels Now Available

    Sriracha water bottles. Sriracha lip balm. Sriracha underwear. Now there's apparently Sriracha stiletto heels for that fashionista who's also a hipster foodie.

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Subway Testing a "Creamy Sriracha" Sauce

    Credit for this find goes to Charisma Madarang, who blogged for us but is currently writing for Foodbeast when she discovered that a Santa Ana Subway is actually testing out a so-called "Creamy Sriracha" sauce. She reports that "it had a mayo-like consistency and was less sweet and much more spicy. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Hot Or Not? 'Sexy' Sriracha Costume

    In today's edition of Things That Ruin Everything, we present to you this "sexy" Sriracha Halloween costume. [Shaking our heads.] What makes it even worse is the logo is a random rabbit instead of a rooster. Copyright issues, we presume. Also, the cock sauce jokes would just be way too easy. &n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Pei Wei Puts You Through a Website Rigmarole To Get a BOGO Coupon For Its New Sriracha Chicken

    There's the painless way a restaurant chain can offer a free sampling of a new item. And there's the frustrating way. For the painless way, see what Corner Bakery has done to introduce potential customers to its Bacon Tomato Mac & Cheese (read Michelle's post here). You enter some information, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    It's Coming: The Veggie-Lover's Sriracha Cookbook

    When LA-based chef/writer/PR guru Randy Clemens released The Sriracha Cookbook nearly two years ago, cock-sauce lovers everywhere were thrilled to do more than just squeeze gobs of the fiery red condiment all over every meal. (Not that this is a bad way of eating the stuff. There is no bad way.) The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Make This Now: Sriracha Ice Cream Sandwich

    Do you have a Sriracha problem? If you answered no, read on. If you answered yes, read on. The folks at The Glut Life have created the Sriracha Ice Cream Sandwich--two chocolate peanut butter Sriracha cookies filled with Thai basil vanilla bean ice cream. Sorry, all other ice cream sandwic ... More >>

  • Food

    August 30, 2012

    Danger Dawgs: Bacon-Wrapped Bueno

    [Hole In the Wall] Kathy Hernandez runs this Costa Mesa cart solo

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    The Playground Hosts A Southeast Asian Street Food Night On Aug. 20

    The Playground, never one to leave any stone unturned or cuisine un-tackled, is taking on Southeast Asian food in its latest pop-up. On Aug. 20, sous chef Frank DeLoach will be heading up "Bites: South East Street Food," a casual, night-market-style event featuring dishes "inspired by the deliciousn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    A Taste of Childhood Found: A Dirty Water Hot Dog in Orange

    A hot dog, to me, is a tube steak in a soft bun with brown mustard and sauerkraut on top. (We won't get into the sweet red onion sauce, because that's unobtainium west of the Delaware River.) It's a simple thing, really, sold all over New York from street carts lovingly known as "dirty water hot dog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    [INFOGRAPHIC] 11 Things You Didn't Know About Tapatio Hot Sauce

    They're like peas in a pinche pod: Sriracha and Tapatío hot sauces. Vietnamese and Mexican. The Orange County future. But while the Sriracha story is well-known, the Tapatío tale is mostly a mystery, namely because the founding family likes it that way, preferring to stay away from the maddening c ... More >>

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    June 6, 2012

    Five Signs You May Have a Sriracha Problem

    When it comes to Sriracha love, almost anything goes. Sriracha lollipops, Sriracha keychains, Sriracha spray bottles--all accepted and applauded. But beware, cock sauce fiends--there is a line. Crossing it may lead to disastrous consequences (usually in the bathroom).  We're here to help. Here ... More >>

  • Food

    April 26, 2012

    Game Day Fire-Grilled Hot Dogs Gets Their Game On

    [Hole In the Wall] The Orange restaurant, with its wondrous wieners, is well-suited to a college town

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Sriracha Lollipops Give You Hot, Hot Lips

    We enjoy Sriracha in just about every form--in pho, dried, on infographics, as Etsy products. As our sister blog CIty of Ate has found, there are only a very few things that cock sauce does not go on.   Candy is not one of those things.  

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Make It: Dried Sriracha!

    ​I'm always looking for news ways to integrate Sriracha in my food (and life), so when my friend sent me this Tasting Table recipe for dried Sriracha, I had to make it immediately. Get this: The ingredients include Sriracha and . . . that's it! 

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    5 Foodies To Follow on Pinterest

    ​Pinterest is not just another social media time-suck that leaves women wishing they had more money, vacation time and hours in the day to crochet coffee mug cozies. For food lovers, it's a pretty incredible source of inspiration for daily meals, parties, kitchen tools--everything. Since the site ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Meet Soho Taco's 'Red Crack'

    Dave Lieberman​There are a hell of a lot of salsas in Mexican cuisine; beyond the usual green salsa verde made with miltomates (tomatillos) and fresh chiles and the usual red salsa roja made with dried chiles, jitomates (tomatoes) and garlic, there's an array of smoky sauces and dips made from all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    On the Line: Pedro Resendiz of Tamarindo Truck, Part Three

    ​This week's interview wraps up with a refreshing ceviche. Fine-tune it to your liking, but Pedro's only request is to purchase local, sustainable ingredients. It will make you feel better inside and out. Look over some Tamarindo Truck anecdotes in parts one and two, and see you next time.Ceviche ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    The Simpsons Takes on Food Blogging, Molecular Gastronomy and Sriracha in Next Episode

    Courtesy of 20th Century Fox via Grub Street​When we saw this image, we did a double take. What the what? Nope, our eyes aren't deceiving us. That is, in fact, Bart chillin' with some faux Sriracha and kimchi.It's from the next Simpsons episode, which, as Grub Street reveals, will be devoted to fo ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    Sriracha: Five Etsy Items to Show Your Rooster Sauce Devotion

     Etsy user printerettepress ​It's no secret that around these parts, we really love Sriracha. And other than slathering the spicy Thai condiment on everything from pho to tacos, how else can we show our love for rooster sauce? We took to Etsy, home of just about handmade-everything-you-c ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    Sriracha Company Expands Its Empire

    Willy BlackmoreMove over, Sriracha imposters. We're gonna need more shelf space. ​The Cock is getting huge. (TWSS.) Huy Fong Foods, maker of the almighty Sriracha, aka rooster sauce, is relocating from Rosemead to Irwindale, building a 655,000 square foot corporate site and factory that ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    Squaring Off Against My Childhood Hot Dog Preferences At Chicago Harv's

    ​I am from New Jersey. Central New Jersey, to be more exact. I grew up in a place where there was exactly one way to eat hot dogs: with brown mustard and sauerkraut. Sure, if you went a little bit north there'd be those onions in red sauce, which are pretty good, but the proper hot dog is a ko ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Things You Should Know About Sriracha

    Infographic by Nadia Afghani/OC Weekly​There are few hot sauces with a (well-deserved) cult following, such as those who love that familiar burn of Rooster Sauce in that plastic bottle with the green top. And in order to properly celebrate today's release of The Sriracha Cookbook, we've put togeth ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    At Last: The Sriracha Cookbook

    ​We already squeeze gobs of it on our food. Now let's cook some into it, too! LA-based chef Randy Clemens has written The Sriracha Cookook: 50 "Rooster Sauce" Recipes That Pack a Punch, out Jan. 18. Think honey-Sriracha-glazed Buffalo wings, bacon-Sriracha cornbread and peach-Sriracha sorbet. Then ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    Taco Asylum Opens This Week at THE CAMP

    Greg Daniels, Wil Dee and Alkesh Patel, a.k.a. the people who brought you the wildly successful Haven Gastropub in Orange has finally put the finishing touches for their CAMP offering called taco asylum, what they describe as a "non-traditional" taco shop. The official opening is Thursday, Janu ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    Sriracha vs. Sriracha

    Willy BlackmoreThe Sriracha Aisle ​Long featured in the constellation of condiments served alongside a classic bowl of phở, the iconic rooster-labeled chili Sriracha chili sauce has developed a growing cult following among chefs, foodies and bloggers alike over the past few years. Prominently fe ... More >>

  • Food

    April 29, 2010

    The Dog House Rules

    From kielbasa to hot links to Habanero Tequila Chicken, this Long Beach sausage shack puts the hot in hot dog

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    New Salsa at Break of Dawn: Habanero!

    ​Glad to report that Break of Dawn in Laguna Hills, one of the best breakfast joints in Orange County, is still as great as ever. New dish to try (might've been on the menu before, but first time for me): cinnamon roll, presented on a hot skillet, topped with a mound of cream as large as a clenche ... More >>

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    March 27, 2008
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    November 2, 2006

    This Hole-in-the-Wall Life

    The Beauty of Boerewors at the African Hut

  • Food

    February 9, 2006

    This Hole-in-the-Wall Life

    They Could Be Gyros

  • Food

    February 2, 2006

    This Hole-in-the-Wall Life

    Paxtrami Americana

  • Unknown

    February 17, 2005
  • Food

    January 29, 2004

    Super Bowled-Over

    A county buffalo wings primer

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