19th Annual Austin Chronicle
Hot Sauce Festival Contest Winners – 2009


2009 Hot Sauce Supplement

Individual Category

Red Sauce
1st Place: Twyla Wick
2nd Place: Michael Hutchinson
3rd Place: Robert Heady
Green Sauce
1st Place: Karen Kessel
2nd Place: Gary Peifer
3rd Place: Brett Appolito
Special Variety
1st Place: Burt Friedman
2nd Place: Jim Hoppers
3rd Place: Carol Castillo

Restaurant Category

Red Sauce
1st Place: Torchy's Tacos
2nd Place: La Condesa
3rd Place: El Caribe
Green Sauce
1st Place: Las Lomas Tex-Mex Cantina
2nd Place: Sazón
3rd Place: Cuatros
Special Variety
1st Place: Curra's Grill
2nd Place: La Condesa
3rd Place: Sazón

Commercial Bottlers People's Choice

Red Sauce
1st Place: Don't Panic Hispanic
2nd Place: Tears of Joy – 6th Red Salsa
3rd Place: Kala's Kuisine – Curry Chipotle Salsa
Green Sauce
1st Place: Tears of Joy – 6th St. Green Sauce
2nd Place: Austin Slow – Burn Salsa Verde
3rd Place: Kala's Kuisine – Mirchi Masala Salsa
Special Variety
1st Place: Tears of Joy – Tequila Lime Hot Sauce
2nd Place: Logan's – Habanero Relish
3rd Place: Austin Slow Burn – Green Chile Queso
Pepper Sauce
1st Place: Aztexan – Habenero Supreme
2nd Place: Tears of Joy – August in Austin Hot Sauce
3rd Place: Austin Slow Burn – Jerk Marinade

Commercial Bottlers Judged by Celebrity Judges

Red Sauce
1st Place: Kala's Kuisine – Curry Chipotle Sauce
2nd Place: Austin Slow Burn – Salsa Con Habanero
3rd Place: Pace – Pico de Gallo
Green Sauce
1st Place: Kala's Kuisine – Mirchi Masala Salsa
2nd Place: Big Dawg – Fire Rescue Jalapeno Hot Sauce
3rd Place: Tears of Joy – 6th Street Green
Special Variety
1st Place: Tears of Joy – Tequila Lime Hot Sauce
2nd Place: Pepper Creek Farm – Island Flame
3rd Place: Kala's Kuisine – Mango Chutney
Pepper Sauce
1st Place: Big Daddy's – Ass Burn Hot Sauce
2nd Place: Sgt. Pepper's – Tropical Tears Mango Hot Sauce
3rd Place: Big Dawg – DNR

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