8th Annual Austin Chronicle
Hot Sauce Festival Contest Winners – 1998

Individual Category

Red Sauce
1st Place: John Unger
2nd Place: Brent E. Kirby
3rd Place: Dennis Willms
Green Sauce
1st Place: Cinnamon C. Nemec
2nd Place: Pamela Wells
3rd Place: Brian S. Morrison
Special Variety
1st Place: Jacob Grimes
2nd Place: Devin Garza
3rd Place: J.W. Grosik

Restaurant Category

Red Sauce
1st Place: Curra's Grill
2nd Place: Iguana Grill
3rd Place: Trudy's
Green Sauce
1st Place: Trudy's
2nd Place: Trudy's
3rd Place: Trudy's
Special Variety
1st Place: Flamingo Cantina
2nd Place: Iguana Grill
3rd Place: Habanero's Grill of San Antonio

Commercial Bottlers People's Choice

Red Sauce
1st Place: Ana's Salsa – Ana's Unlimited
2nd Place: Texas-Texas
3rd Place: Austin Spice Co. – Smoky Hill Salsa - Hot
Green Sauce
1st Place: Austin Spice Co. – Smoky Hill Verde Sauce
2nd Place: Sgt. Pepper's – Tomatillo Chipotle
3rd Place: Rio Diablo – Mesquite Smoked Jalapeño Verde Sauce
Special Variety
1st Place: Texas Heat Ranch (Odessa) – Peaches & Scream
2nd Place: Austin Spice Co. – Smoky Hill BBQ Salsa
3rd Place: Jimmy O's (Bergheim) – Peach & Pepper
Pepper Sauce
1st Place: ATA International (Belton) – Hot Paradise
2nd Place: Aztexan Pepper Company – Habanero Supreme
3rd Place: Texas Heat Ranch – Genetic Mutation

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