The Hot Dang is giving away stickers in support of Pride Month!

Happy Pride Month! Pride month has never come at a better time than now. For the first time, a President of the United States has come out in support of the gay and lesbian community.  The world seems to be changing and growing and it is of great importance to the Hot Dang to show our support and love for the LGBT community and ally ourselves with equality.
Pride month is a tradition that started in order to commemorate the Stonewall Riots. This moment in history is important, but at the Hot Dang would like to look toward the future instead of to the past. In regards to Pride Month, President Obama said, “Every generation of Americans has brought our Nation closer to fulfilling its promise of equality. While progress has taken time, our achievements in advancing the rights of LGBT Americans remind us that history is on our side, and that the American people will never stop striving toward liberty and justice for all.” Owner of the Hot Dang, Martha Pincoffs, likes to say something similar. When she speaks about LGBT rights she frequently reiterates her firm belief that this is the generation of Americans who will finally resolve the disparities between the heterosexual community and the LGBT community. The Hot Dang, as a company, is based off the idea of living responsibly and being conscious of the products you buy as welll as the ideaology that you buy into.
This Pride Month we are providing stickers in all of our retail boxes to help each of our customers create safe spaces in their lives. The stickers can be found inside any retail box for the entire month of June and read “This is a safe space, you guys.”
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The stickers are sold by a company called Everyone is Gay at everyoneisgay.com. Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo, the founders of Everyone is Gay, believe that we shouldn’t have to wait for the world to get better, because we can make it better. The Hot Dang supports this message and looks forward to a bright future of equality.
Written by Felicia Robbins

New Events for the Hot Dang!

The Hot Dang is getting out and about. Here are some events we will be attending in the upcoming weeks:

This Sunday, April 15th, the Hot Dang is going to be spending the day at Farmhouse Delivery’s East Austin Urban Farm Tour! Click HERE to buy your ticket to the East Austin Urban Farm Tour. You can find us at the Rain Lily Farm at 914 Shady Ln, Austin, TX. The proceeds from this event will be donated to the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance.
The Magellan International School and Little Miss Recycle have invited us to be vendors for their Dia del Niño Verde event. The event is being held to promote a greener lifestyle. It will be located at The Magellan International School located at 7938 Great Northern Blvd. The event  is happening on Saturday, April 28, 2012, 10am-3pm. Ten percent of all sales will be used to build an eco-friendly playscape!

We hope to see you there!

Nutrition Label

Serving Size: 4 oz
Servings per container: 4

Calories: 240
Calories from fat: 80
Total fat: 9 grams – 14%
Saturated fat: 2 grams – 9%
Trans fat: 0 grams
Cholesterol: 55 mg – 18%
Sodium: 250 mg – 11%
Total carbohydrates: 34 grams – 11%
Dietary fiber: 4 grams – 14%
Sugars: 1 gram
Protein: 9 grams

Vitamin A: 2%
Vitamin C: 0%
Calcium: 2%
Iron: 10%

The Hot Dang at Zax

The Hot Dang at Zax

Go grab a Hot Dang burger at Zax Restaurant and Bar!

Delicious salad featuring the Hot Dang

Now at Zax!

We have added Zax Restaurant and Bar to our list of restaurants who are serving up the Hot Dang.

Zax is located on 312 Barton Springs Road.

- Whether you are looking for an elegant night out or a casual lunch with friends, Zax is the place to go. Every time I go in it seems like their space gets more beautiful.

Where to find the HOT DANG!!!

Hey there everyone,
It has been a couple of really great weeks in the life of the HOT DANG. Sales, sales and more sales. We are officially being carried in a number of stores and I wanted to give everyone an update of where to find us!

on the menu:
Hat Creek Burger Co at 5400 Burnet Rd. or 4407 Bee Cave Road
– you can get it as a burger or on top of one of their delicious salads! I like mine with cheddar and jalepenos, just sayin’.

Zax Restaurant and Bar at 312 Barton Springs Road
– Whether you are looking for an elegant night out or a casual lunch with friends, Zax is the place to go. Every time I go in it seems like their space gets more beautiful.

Stores:

Whole Foods Market at 9607 Research Blvd. or 525 N Lamar Blvd.
– this great store prioritizes health and wellness which makes us love them so much.

Farmhouse Delivery http://www.farmhousedelivery.com
-the best little farm delivery company in Texas. In addition to a weekly order of locally grown veggies, you can add all kinds of great artisanal product, eg the HOT DANG. Isn’t their website pretty??? I love it!!!

Farm to Market Grocery, 1718 S Congress Ave 78704
-the best neighborhood market I know of.

Fresh Plus Grocery, 1221 W Lynn St 78703
-an Austin original. This place is iconic Austin to me.

Wheatsville Co-op 3101 Guadalupe 78705
-I heard this is one of very few co-ops in our state. I shop here almost daily.

Thank you all for your support. Mad love and grain burger goodness to you all!

Martha P, the OG

Grain Not Veggie

The HOT DANG is a grain burger. Firstly, it is made out of grains. Organic Texmati brown rice, organic pearled barley, and organic wild rice are the main ingredients. Add organic rolled oats, organic cashews, farm eggs, hot mustard and sea salt and there you have the HOT DANG. Secondly, the HOT DANG isn’t made up of veggies or texturized vegetable protein. Most meatless burgers these days are based on heavily processed soy, that is the texturized vegetable protein that you see on the ingredients label. Here’s my beef with that: it isn’t a good thing to consume anything so intensely processed, those calories are empty, because machines take away the most nutritious parts of the food. Our bodies want to work through the food we eat, that is how we get our energy and all of the nutrients. It is the healthier way. Click here for a more in depth article about processed soy and here for one on eating whole foods. Enter here the grain burger. It is positively loaded with fiber, protein and good fats that I keep as close to their natural state as possible, so your body needs to do the good work of breaking these proteins and fibers down.

Another beneficial effect of the grain burger is texture. There is a really nice texture to the HOT DANG that is hard to find when eating other veggie burgers. This sucker has a really great crunch to it when you pan fry it and even when cooked on the grill (or the microwave) doesn’t get that soggy, mushy texture. I attribute this quality to the whole grains and the cashews. All of the ingredients come together to make a truly delicious grain burger that is good for you to boot.

I know that I feel full and good when I eat the HOT DANG (and I eat a lot of them)! I think that you will feel this difference too!

Marketing is fun!!!

Here are a couple of pictures of the final box, the one you will see in stores. Soon to follow will be new flavors, new colors, t-shirts, stickers, hats, marketing is fun!!!

Coming so soon, the HOT DANG!!!

Hi Visitors,

Thanks for coming to see this site. Soon, we will have a full blown website ready for your viewing pleasure. In the meantime, you can come here to check out our progress.

Tomorrow marks one week away from going into the kitchen and pounding out the HOT DANG en mass. It is going to be fun, but there are plenty of i’s to dot and t’s to cross before we get there.

We hope to see you in stores soon!!!

Martha P