17th Annual Austin Chronicle
Hot Sauce Festival Contest Winners – 2007

Individual Category

Red Sauce
1st Place: Logan Kunitz
2nd Place: Paul Peterson (Alpine, TX)
3rd Place: Jaime Simon (Pflugerville)
Green Sauce
1st Place: Ted Valmassei (Round Rock)
2nd Place: Arty Passes
3rd Place: Barry Hoelscher
Special Variety
1st Place: John W. Purser (Round Rock)
2nd Place: Kevar Hedtke
3rd Place: Jason & Angie Volk
Pico de Gallo
1st Place: Kala Uprety
2nd Place: Valery Caselli-Dubov
3rd Place: Scott Willis

Restaurant Category

Red Sauce
1st Place: Sazón
2nd Place: Curra's Grill
3rd Place: Rio Grande
Green Sauce
1st Place: El Rincon
2nd Place: The Gage Hotel (Marathon, TX)
3rd Place: Curra's Grill
Special Variety
1st Place: Curra's Grill
2nd Place: Serranos
3rd Place: El Rey

Commercial Bottlers People's Choice

Red Sauce
1st Place: Texapenos – Gourmet Red
2nd Place: Two Hot Mamas Salsa Co. – Mambo Combo
3rd Place: Classy Delites – Aztec Salsa
Green Sauce
1st Place: Two Hot Mamas Salsa Co. – Roasted Almond Chimichurri Mint
2nd Place: Classy Delites – Pistachio Roasted Pepper Dip
3rd Place: Tacodeli – Verde Salsa
Special Variety
1st Place: Two Hot Mamas Salsa Co. – Creamy Cilantro Salsa Dip
2nd Place: Classy Delites – Chunky Pineapple Dip
3rd Place: Texapenos – Orange Flame
Pepper Sauce
1st Place: Aztexan – Habanero Supreme
2nd Place: Two Hot Mamas Salsa Co. – Amaretto Pepper Sauce
3rd Place: Winston's Hot Pepper Sauce

Commercial Bottlers Judged by Celebrity Judges

Red Sauce
1st Place: Rancho Bravo Salsa Picante
2nd Place: El Gringo Loco – Hot
Green Sauce
1st Place: Two Hot Mamas Salsa Co. – Roasted Almond Chimichurri Mint
2nd Place: Austin Slow Burn – Salsa Verde
Special Variety
1st Place: Vern's Queso – Raspberry Chipotle Jelly
2nd Place: Vern's Queso – Habanero Jelly
3rd Place: Big Dawg – Chunkin' The Deuce Hot Sauce
Pepper Sauce
1st Place: Big Daddy's – Ass Burn Hot Sauce
2nd Place: Texapenos – Red Flame
3rd Place: Sgt. Pepper's – Tejas Tears

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