sriracha http://kut.org en The Texas-California Sriracha Brawl is Now a Taiwanese Cartoon http://kut.org/post/texas-california-sriracha-brawl-now-taiwanese-cartoon <p>Attempts to <a href="http://kut.org/post/after-red-scare-texas-could-be-srirachas-solution">lure the makers of Sriracha to Texas</a> aren’t going unnoticed – although this latest round of attention may not be what the popular hot sauce is after.</p><p>Yesterday, a bipartisan group of Texas politicians, business people and agricultural representatives visited Huy Fong Foods in Irwindale, California – the company that makes Sriracha sauce.</p><p>The company is <a href="http://kut.org/post/sriracha-maker-says-factory-will-remain-california">staying in California for now</a>, despite complaints from neighbors. But it may open a second plant in the Lone Star State.</p><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 16:58:04 +0000 Wells Dunbar & Laura Rice 10406 at http://kut.org The Texas-California Sriracha Brawl is Now a Taiwanese Cartoon Sriracha-Maker Says Factory Will Remain In California http://kut.org/post/sriracha-maker-says-factory-will-remain-california Sriracha hot sauce-maker Huy Fong Foods has been tussling with the City Council of Irwindale, Calif., near Los Angeles for months now over whether the factory's spicy smells harm its neighbors. There have been legal action and suggested fixes, but also pleas from other cities for the company to consider moving there.<p>David Tran, the CEO of Huy Fong, says he escaped from Vietnam almost 35 years ago to be free of the communist government there and its many intrusions.<p>"Today, I feel almost the same. Mon, 12 May 2014 10:08:31 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 10396 at http://kut.org Sriracha-Maker Says Factory Will Remain In California After a Red Scare, Texas Could be Sriracha's Solution http://kut.org/post/after-red-scare-texas-could-be-srirachas-solution <div><p>A nationwide shortage of&nbsp;Sriracha sauce has fans of the hot&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">stuff in something just short of a panic, but one&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">state representative has a plan for Texas to come to the rescue.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State </span><a href="http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=114" style="line-height: 1.5;">Representative Jason Villalba</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;(R-Richardson) has propositioned California-based&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.huyfong.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Huy Fong Foods Inc.</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to move its operations to Texas after production of the peppery product was halted due to complaints from citizens living near its factory in </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Irwindale</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, CA.</span></p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KUT's David Brown spoke to Villalba&nbsp;about state and city pitches to recruit Huy Fong, California's "over-regulated" business climate and his go-t0&nbsp;Sriracha&nbsp;dishes. &nbsp;</span></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/128519943&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:04:24 +0000 David Brown 9503 at http://kut.org After a Red Scare, Texas Could be Sriracha's Solution