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Thanks for coming out to the 23rd Annual Hot Sauce Festival! This year, we raised over 45,300 meals for our community. We appreciate your support! Save the date for next year's Festival on Sunday, August 24, 2014!

23rd Annual Austin Chronicle
Hot Sauce Festival Winners

Restaurant Category

Red Sauce
1st Place: Naanfull Indian
2nd Place: Freedmen's
3rd Place: Sazon
Honorable Mentions: Habanero, Curra’s, Mighty Bird, Santa Rita, Chucho’s Mexican Restaurant, El Nuevo Mexico Restaurant, Rincon
Green Sauce
1st Place: El Chile
2nd Place: Chucho's Mexican Restaurant
3rd Place: Mijo's
Honorable Mentions: Rincon, Freedmen’s, Tacodeli, El Nuevo Mexico Restaurant, Sazon
Special Variety
1st Place: Torchy's
2nd Place: Tacodeli
3rd Place: Curra's
Honorable Mentions: Mi Casita, Sazon

Individual Category

Red Sauce
1st Place: Cyrus Sanchez
2nd Place: Kim Johnson
3rd Place: Mandie Martinez
Honorable Mentions: Charlie Brown, Mike McFadyen, Tyler Ruse, Tony Padilla, Rusty Ward, Andria Millie, Brenda Barrientes
Green Sauce
1st Place: Dan Cook
2nd Place: Bud Spaar
3rd Place: Sal Solano
Honorable Mentions: Justin & Griff Smith, Tyler Ruse, Shelley Michie, Sista Salsa
Special Variety
1st Place: Vanessa Brightman
2nd Place: David Weaver
3rd Place: Vanessa Brightman
Honorable Mentions: Winda Bright, Craig Isaacs, Marlo Cooper

Commercial Bottler's Category

Red Sauce
1st Place: Kevin Billings – High Octane Sauce Company
2nd Place: Frank Valdez – Frankie V's Kitchen
3rd Place: Kala Uprety – Kala's Kuisine
Honorable Mentions: Hot Line Pepper Products, Mom’s Family Kitchen, Big Daddy’s Hot Sauces, Frankie V's Kitchen, Wolf Quality Foods
Green Sauce
1st Place: Victor Valdez – Becerra's Tex Mex Salsas & Sauces
2nd Place: Jorge Rojo – Ro-Ho Sauces
3rd Place: Kevin Billings – High Octane Sauce Company
Honorable Mentions: Frankie V’s Kitchen
Special Variety
1st Place: Michael Valencia – Mikey V's Foods
2nd Place: George Milton – Yellowbird Sauce
3rd Place: JP Hayes – Sgt. Pepper's Hot Sauce
Pepper Sauce
1st Place: Trevi & Becky Biles – Big Daddy's Hot Sauces
2nd Place: Frank Valdez – Frankie V's Kitchen
3rd Place: JP Hayes – Sgt. Pepper's Hot Sauce

Commercial Bottler's Category – People's Choice Award

Red Sauce
1st Place: Mom's Family Kitchen Spicy
2nd Place: Two Hot Mamas' Mambo Combo
3rd Place: Mikey V's Original
Green Sauce
1st Place: Two Hot Mamas' Roasted Almond Chimichurri with Mint
2nd Place: Two Hot Mamas' Chile Verde
3rd Place: Tears of Joy Texas Cactus
Special Variety
1st Place: Two Hot Mamas' Creamy Cilantro Dip
2nd Place: Yellowbird's Yellowbird Sauce
3rd Place: Kala's Kuisine Ledho Achar
Pepper Sauce
1st Place: Aztexan Habanero Supreme
2nd Place: Mikey V's Sweet Ghost Pepper
3rd Place: Tears of Joy The Sword Tears of Fire

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