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#1 Oriole85

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:18 PM

WTOPCalifornia city declares Sriracha maker a nuisance

 

The Irwindale City Council's action Wednesday night gives the factory 90 days to make changes to stop the spicy odors that prompted complaints from some residents last fall. Declaring a public nuisance will allow city officials to enter the factory and make changes if the odors persist after the deadline.

 

Irwindale sued Huy Fong Foods last October, asking a judge to halt production at the company's factory, saying residents downwind complained that fumes from the grinding of red hot chili peppers was stinging their eyes and giving them headaches and coughing fits.

 


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 02:23 PM

The public nuisance is the hipsters who demand it put on or in everything :P

 

Actually, I had some for the first time last week. I liked it, though it is pretty darn hot. I mean, there's a reason they make Tabasco on an island in a Louisiana bayou.


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 03:40 PM

As someone who's seen this covered a bunch on the local news all I can do is laugh.  They even had goobers running out to all the local stores buying up all of this stuff for fear it would be nonexistent soon.

 

I'm not gonna try to pretend that maybe the smell is a bit much at times, but whatever, suck it up.

 

And I'll tell ya, out by where we live, if you catch the wind on the wrong day, you can smell some of the cattle/dairy farms from like 2-3 towns over and I have no doubt that smell is way worse than anything coming out of a hot sauce factory.  Don't hear/see/read about anyone complaining about that.


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 04:46 PM

The public nuisance is the hipsters who demand it put on or in everything :P

 

Actually, I had some for the first time last week. I liked it, though it is pretty darn hot. I mean, there's a reason they make Tabasco on an island in a Louisiana bayou.

 

Great on Thai food, anything from Noodles & Company, and spaghetti...  



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 04:56 PM

Great on Thai food, anything from Noodles & Company, and spaghetti...  

I'm not a big fan Noodles and Co, and it's a Boulder based company (actually just looked it up and apparently it has moved to nearby Broomfield). I haven't tried it with Thai food, but I like mixing it with Chinese food.


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 05:28 PM

Great on Thai food, anything from Noodles & Company, and spaghetti...  

 

I used it on Taco Bell in lieu of the fire sauce. Improvement.

 

I keep meaning to put some on my N&C pad thai.


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 07:49 PM

Sriracha Declared A Public Nuisance; Civilization To Collapse

 

Really, there are two ways to look at this. The first way is to focus on the imminent unavailability of sriracha, and clamp a garbage bag around your head. The second, more optimistic way of looking at it is to see that you have three months (and change) to stock up on as much sriracha as you can get, and investigate how much cash you could get in trade for all of your blood.

 

There are no other ways of looking at this.


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 08:25 PM

I wonder if it's like taking the train past McCormick.   Don't get me wrong, McCormick smells good.  But you definitely know where you're at.


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:46 AM

Los Angeles TimesSriracha considers moving factory amid smell complaints

 

Tran responded Wednesday to the politicians and business leaders from 10 states and multiple cities in California that have offered to host the Sriracha factory. He invited them to tour the facility in Irwindale and decide if their communities would complain about the odors that arise during production.

 

Relocating Sriracha production would not be simple. Tran has been working with a single pepper grower in Ventura County for years, and the businesses have shaped their operations around each other, expanding in tandem. Since peppers for Sriracha hot sauce must be fresh ground on the day they are harvested, Tran said he’ll have to find a new grower if he moves, as well as replace or relocate 60 to 200 employees.


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 10:37 AM

I'm usually a purist with my oysters, just a tiny squeeze of lemon and tiny bit of horseradish, chased with cold vodka.  However, a dab of sriracha by itself on an oyster is also quite fantastic.



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Posted 22 April 2014 - 10:38 AM

Sriracha with some skirt or flank steak is one of the best appetizers you could have.



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Posted 22 April 2014 - 01:28 PM

There is diner out here called Norms. They had fantastic Sriracha Salmon sandwich on their temporary menu. Just one of those things that went well together.

About the story, just another example of the restrictive regulations imposed on CA businesses. It's not usually done at the local level like it was there though. They could possibly have killed jobs for people living in their own community not to mention all the lost revenue.




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