There's currently a Sriracha shortage going on and Chef Uyen Le, owver of Bé in Silver Lake (Vietnamese takeout spot), is trying to stock up on bottles because it's part of one of their signature spicy aioli. The shortage was announced by the largest Sriracha producer back in April due to the quality of chili peppers that are being affected by the severe weather.
"I've personally been going to different markets and stuff trying to gather, and one of my employees recommended 'Hey why don't you just post it on Instagram,'" Le said.
One of Le's employees suggested she go to Instagram for help and she posted the idea, which was "free food in exchange for bottle of Sriracha." The restaurant quickly collected over 100 bottles within a week and Le is overwhelmed by people's thoughtfulness. Click here for more.