Sriracha Night at Safeco Field is May 22

sriracha_shirt_lgThe "hottest ticket in town" is Salute to Sriracha Night at Safeco Field on Thursday, May 22 vs. Houston Astros.

Fans of Sriracha, which has a devoted following, can celebrate their love for the spicy red condiment with a Main Level seat, a Mariners Sriracha t-shirt and a voucher for one menu item made with the hot sauce:

  • Sriracha cream cheese hot dog
  • Sriracha garlic fries
  • Sriracha milkshake.

The special Sriracha menu items are available only at the Big League Burger stand near Section 106 on the Main Level.

Tickets are just $25 and are available only at Mariners.com/Hot.

Sriracha gets its hot, slightly sweet flavor from a purée of fresh red jalapeños, garlic powder, sugar, salt and vinegar. The tangy paste is packed in clear plastic bottles adorned with a rooster and a signature green cap.

The hot sauce, which last year sold 20 million bottles, was declared the "Ingredient of the Year" in 2010 by Bon Appétit Magazine, and has inspired entire cookbooks.

Here in the U.S., consumers know Sriracha as a brand name produced by Huy Fong Foods. It is loosely based on a spicy chili sauce common in Thai cuisine called nam phrik, which originated in the town of Si Racha, on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand.