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Another Sriracha shortage?
Shop spicy sauces and array of products at Minnano — a Japanese grocery store in SATX. | Photo by SATXtoday team
A summer without Sriracha? It’s a possibility now that Huy Fong Foods plans to stop production until after Labor Day. “All orders that have been scheduled beginning on May 6, 2024, will be canceled,” the California-based hot sauce company said. That’s nearly a four-month pause on the production of Sriracha, chili garlic sauce, and sambal oelek.

This isn’t the first time Huy Fong couldn’t deliver the heat. Last year, we reported a Sriracha shortage due to droughts in Mexico (where the jalapeno peppers are sourced). This year’s culprit? The peppers are “too green.”

Huy Fong’s “red rooster” Sriracha is known for, well, being red. When jalapenos are too green, they dilute that iconic color. It isn’t just the hue that’s halting the hot sauce — green peppers are also less spicy than their more developed red pepper peers. And what’s Sriracha without spice?

Good news. Other Sriracha creators aren’t reporting the same red jalapeno shortage. You can get your hands on some hot sauce by visiting one of these local grocers:
  • Sari-Sari Stone Oak, 18720 Stone Oak Pkwy. # 115 | Browse through isles of Filipino goods as well as try its Halo-Halo, a tropical shaved ice dessert.
  • Minnano Japanese Grocery, 7460 Callaghan Rd. #310 | Japanese food, books, game, and pop up events can be found under this roof for an exciting shopping experience.
  • Man Pasand Indian Pakistani Halal Groceries Supermarket, 3727 Colony Dr. | You can find sugar, spice, and everything nice here for your next hand-made meal. Don’t forget to pick up some in-season Indian Kesar Mango.
Would you rather...

A. Have green Sriracha sauce?
B. Endure another Sriracha shortage?
Thursday, May 23
  • Business Networking Mixer | Thursday, May 23 | 5-8 p.m. | Natural Bridge Caverns, 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd., Spring Branch | Members only | Register to become a member of the Bulverde Spring Branch Area Chamber of Commerce and enjoy this mixer to grow your professional network.
  • Dungeons of Drunks Live! | Thursday, May 23 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Black Potion, 1900 Fredericksburg Rd. #Ste. 101, San Antonio | $20 | Brave into the fantasy world of Dungeons & Dragons where the crowd impacts the story through live improv.
  • Taking Back Sunday | Thursday, May 23 | 8 p.m. | The Aztec Theatre, 104 N. Saint Mary’s St., San Antonio | $67-$206 | Witness a performance by this Long Island-based indie band for one night only.
Friday, May 24
  • BCSO Fallen Deputy Memorial | Friday, May 24 | 9 a.m. | Bexar County Courthouse, 100 Dolorosa St., San Antonio | Free | Remember fallen officers with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department at this annual Memorial Day ceremony.
  • The Institute of Allied Healthcare Open House | Friday, May 24 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | The Institute of Allied Healthcare, 10000 IH-10, Ste. 207, San Antonio | Free | Take a tour of this campus and learn about its educational healthcare programs.
  • “Encanto” | Friday, May 24 | 8:10-10 p.m. | Hot Wells Park, 5503 S. Presa St., San Antonio | Free | Bring your own blankets, chairs, snacks, and leashed furry friends for a showing of this instant Disney classic.
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News Notes
  • As the temperatures start to rise, the City of San Antonio wants to remind its residents to prepare for the extreme heat this summer. Beat the heat for free at 30+ city senior centers, libraries, and park community centers available across the 210.
  • The Uvalde Moving Forward Foundation released a video rendering of the school set to replace Robb Elementary. The campus’ design takes into consideration trauma-informed care while honoring the 21 student victims. The new school plans to open September 2025. (KENS 5)
  • Curry Boys BBQ co-owner, Andrew Ho, announced upcoming expansion plans. Its sophomore location is coming to the corner of Stone Oak Parkway and Hardy Oak Boulevard on the city’s north side. “We’re excited to give the people up north an easier opportunity to enjoy our food” says Ho. (KENS 5)
  • VIA cleared another road block in regards to its Advanced Rapid Transit (ART) project. The transit authority selected a pair of firms — Flatiron and Herzog — to build the 12-mile corridor. Both companies bring extensive infrastructure experience to the project. ART will approximately have a sticker price of $446 million. (SA Business Journal)
  • Five on-air KSAT 12 personalities are retiring on Monday, July 1. San Antonians will say goodbye to Mark Austin, Ursula Peri, Mike Osterhage, Jessie Degollado, and David Sears. The news anchors have a combined experience of 140 years at the network. (MySA)
Plan Ahead
  • Belle and Union Co. and Nowhere Bookshop are teaming up to host the Broadway Book Fair on Saturday, June 22 at 7959 Broadway No. 502. At this summer literary event, visitors can expect to shop through exclusive merch, surprises, and adult + childrens books of course.
Today is
  • Circle K Fuel Day. Visit any participating Circle K-branded gas station to save 40¢ per gallon of fuel from 4 to 7 p.m. today only. Find your nearest store. Fun fact: There are 146 Circle K locations in the Alamo City.
  • Rainbow Gardens is having a tax-free weekend. Happening at both locations, the deal is running from Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27. Customers can save on all plants + trees, mulch, and any water-saving product.
  • Let’s break down the Western Conference Finals where the Stars will face off against the Edmonton Oilers. Get the latest news, analysis, and insider information for the Texas Stars with Locked On’s daily, team-focused podcasts.
    • Stanley is having a Memorial Day sale. Get your summer drinkware, camp mugs, coolers, and tumblers 25% off with code MEMORIAL DAY.*
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      Civic Park SATX
      Stretch out on the lawn and bring some snacks to see classics like “Back to the Future” + “Clueless” inside Civic Park at Hemisfair this summer. | Photo by Drew Reinartz
      San Antonio is heating up and nothing screams “summer” like hitting the town for a bit of nighttime cinema.

      Whether you’re looking for a romantic date night activity or want to hang out with friends — we’ve got you covered. Here are four free summer outdoor movie series across the 210.

      Movies by Moonlight

      Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads. Visit Civic Park every Tuesday in June for films such as “The Goonies” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”

      Movies in the Park

      Float like a Cadillac to the Rim Commons Park for its film series taking place every Wednesday in May. Catch films like “Mama Mia,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

      Pro tip: No outside food + drink is allowed but Southerleigh Haute South will have bites and sips available for purchase.
      The Buy
      Drunk Girl Art Prints. Celebrate National Wine Day with a new piece of wall art for your bar cart.
      What nonstop international destination do you want to see at SAT?
      Condor Airlines SATX

      We’re ready for takeoff at SAT with Condor Airline’s nonstop flights to Frankfurt.


      Photo by the City of San Antonio

      Here’s the list of destinations you’d like to see next at SAT: France, Burkina Faso, Thailand, Italy, and Barcelona.
      The Wrap
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      I am so excited for Curry Boys’ next location. I’m moving to the Stone Oak area this summer so it’s going to be dangerous on my wallet. I’m looking forward to learning more about the area. If you have any coffee shop or food recommendations please send them my way.
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