18th Annual Austin Chronicle
Hot Sauce Festival Contest Winners – 2008


2008 Hot Sauce Supplement

Individual Category

Red Sauce
1st Place: Thomas Frist
2nd Place: Kim Johnson
3rd Place: John Cunningham
Green Sauce
1st Place: Marti Cardenas
2nd Place: Alex Olmos
3rd Place: Christina Stolte
Special Variety
1st Place: Jill Lewis
2nd Place: Mattie & Russell Lewis
3rd Place: Robert Mayberry

Restaurant Category

Red Sauce
1st Place: Sazón
2nd Place: Serranos
3rd Place: Torchy's Tacos
Green Sauce
1st Place: Cuatros
2nd Place: Torchy's Tacos
3rd Place: The Smokin Rose of Texas BBQ
Special Variety
1st Place: Curra's Grill
2nd Place: Iguana Grill
3rd Place: Serranos

Commercial Bottlers People's Choice

Red Sauce
1st Place: Two Hot Mamas Salsa Co. – Creamy Chipotle Salsa Dip
2nd Place: Gourmet Country Farm – Koki's Green Garlic Salsa
3rd Place: Two Hot Mamas Salsa Co. – Salsa Roja
Green Sauce
1st Place: Two Hot Mamas Salsa Co. – Roasted Almond Chimichurri
2nd Place: Two Hot Mamas Salsa Co. – Chile Verde
3rd Place: TIE: Austin Slow Burn – Salsa Verde; Tears of Joy Sauces – 6th Street Salsa Green
Special Variety
1st Place: Gourmet Country Farm – Koki's Green Garlic Dip
2nd Place: Two Hot Mamas Salsa Co. – Creamy Cilantro Salsa Dip
3rd Place: Tears of Joy Sauces – Tequila Lime Hot Sauce
Pepper Sauce
1st Place: Aztexan – Habanero Supreme
2nd Place: Two Hot Mamas Salsa Co. – Amaretto Pepper Sauce
3rd Place: Tears of Joy Sauces – August in Austin Hot Sauce

Commercial Bottlers Judged by Celebrity Judges

Red Sauce
1st Place: Fredericksburg Farms – Watershed Ranch Roasted Chipotle Salsa
2nd Place: Texas-Texas – Texas Scream Salsa
3rd Place: Ana's Salsa
Green Sauce
1st Place: Tacodeli – Verde Salsa
2nd Place: Austin Slow Burn – Salsa Verde
3rd Place: Two Hot Mamas Salsa Co. – Chile Verde
Special Variety
1st Place: Tears of Joy Sauces – Tequila Lime Hot Sauce
2nd Place: Pepper Creek Farm – Island Flame Glaze (Belton, TX)
3rd Place: Sgt. Pepper's – Roasted Jalapeno Pesto
Pepper Sauce
1st Place: Tacodeli – Joel's Hot Muffler
2nd Place: Tears of Joy Sauces – August in Austin
3rd Place: Austin Slow Burn – Habanero Jelly With Rosemary

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