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Hot Sauce Festival Results

Red Sauce

  • 1st Place: John Randall *
  • 2nd Place: Larry Blanton of Houston
  • 3rd Place: Julia Payne

Green Sauce

  • 1st Place: Dennis Willms of Cedar Creek *
  • 2nd Place: Brian Morrison
  • 3rd Place: Lindy & Carol Billich

Special Variety

  • 1st Place: Kevin Higgins
  • 2nd Place: Lisa Vasquez
  • 3rd Place: Jimmy Williams *


Red Sauce

  • 1st Place: Trudy's *
  • 2nd Place: El Mexicano
  • 3rd Place: The Yellow Rose (by chef John Randall *)

Green Sauce

  • 1st Place: Trudy's *
  • 2nd Place: The Yellow Rose (by chef John Randall *)
  • 3rd Place: Trudy's *

Special Variety

  • 1st Place: Iguana Grill's Mole Classico *
  • 2nd Place: Ruby's BBQ Mango & Smoked Pepper Salsa
  • 3rd Place: Tres Amigos Roasted Poblano Salsa


Red Sauce

  • Texas-Texas Salsa from Sanderson Pecan Company (288-8259)
  • Eddie Sanderson

Green Sauce

  • Smoky Hill Green Sauce from Austin Spice Company (360-5580) *
  • Craig Barton

Special Variety

  • Peaches & Scream Salsa from Texas Heat Ranch in Odessa (915-337-6067)
  • Toni Miles

Pepper Sauce

  • Aztexan Pepper Sauce from Aztexan Pepper Company (448-9660) *
  • Mark Witt


Red Sauce

  • Holiday Inn -- Town Lake, Broken Spoke, Cafe Serranos

Green Sauce

  • Tasty Tacos

Special Variety

  • None

photograph by John Anderson


Red Sauce
  • Steven Nail (Leander), Pamela Felps (Cedar Park), Deb Vogt (Round Rock), Kelly Davis, Genest Viscarde (Kyle), Ty Savell (Round Rock), Mark Febles, James Kerr, Dawn Wodarski, Roderic Silva, Raymond Carlton, Judy Schmelzenbach

Green Sauce
  • Benita Trevino, Mimi Gaitan, Marvin Perez, Chris Thim

Special Variety
  • Laurence Gomez, Malcolm Milburn, Lawrence Person, Patrick Sims (Bartlett, TX), Jon Allen, Jr. (Micanopy, FL), Russell Stout

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