11st Annual Austin Chronicle
Hot Sauce Festival Contest Winners – 2001

Individual Category

Red Sauce
1st Place: Larry Blanton (Houston)
2nd Place: Brent Kirby
3rd Place: Debbie Tucker (Cedar Creek)
Green Sauce
1st Place: Benita Trevino
2nd Place: John Randall
3rd Place: Mark Kobdish (Smithville)
Special Variety
1st Place: Larry Blanton (Houston)
2nd Place: Susan McCartney
3rd Place: Ben Petko

Restaurant Category

Red Sauce
1st Place: The Yellow Rose
2nd Place: Trudy's
3rd Place: Elva's (Corpus Christi)
Green Sauce
1st Place: Trudy's
2nd Place: Antonio's Tex-Mex
3rd Place: Evita's Botanitas
Special Variety
1st Place: Iguana Grill
2nd Place: Southern Food Service Mgmt. (3M Cafeteria)
3rd Place: Trudy's

Commercial Bottlers People's Choice

Red Sauce
1st Place: Ana's Salsa
2nd Place: Texas Lava – Simply Delicious Salsa
3rd Place: Rose's – Just Right Salsa
Green Sauce
1st Place: Rose's – Salsa Fresca Verde
2nd Place: Austin Spice Co. – Smoky Hill Verde Sauce
3rd Place: Hombres Foods – Texas Smoked Verde
Special Variety
1st Place: ATA International (Belton) – Hot Paradise Hot Salsa
2nd Place: Jump Up & Kick Yo Butt (La Grange) – Peach Mango Habanero Salsa
3rd Place: Sgt. Pepper's – Smoky Chipotle Pesto
Pepper Sauce
1st Place: Aztexan Pepper Co. – Habanero Supreme
2nd Place: Winston's Hot Pepper Sauce
3rd Place: Sgt. Pepper's – Tejas Tears Habanero

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