A Possible Plan of Action for 10th Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival


Check-in takes place for individual and restaurant contestants at the south end of Waterloo Park.


Festival begins -- eat something substantial, so you're primed for the task at hand.


Start sampling sauces from the booths.


Saunter over to a drink booth and chug a drink in 2 seconds flat! Go back for more hot sauce -- doncha luv it!?


Alamo Suite performs -- swagger proudly over to the stage -- you're cool, er hot, er cool!


Judging begins behind closed doors. Go hang in the cool zone on the west side of the park.


Booksigning featuring Grady Spears of Reata in Ft. Worth, Jeff Blank of Hudson's on the Bend in Austin and David Garrido of Jeffrey's and Fresh Planet in Austin takes place under the tent in front of the stage.


Los Pinkys performs -- dance around to all the commercial bottlers' booths and pick your favorite red, green, special variety and pepper sauces, then go vote at the ballot boxes located in the tent west of the stage.


Go play in the misters then get something else to eat -- some of the best resaturants in town are cooking their little hearts out here.


People's choice balloting for best commercial sauce ends. You've helped with an important job! You deserve an icy-cold drink.


Dale Watson performs -- inspiring you to buy a sauce from every vendor here -- after all, you'll be supporting a lot of small Texas businesses!


Awards announced -- winners congratulated, Hall of Flame inductees named, overall winner gets overly excited at the possibility of becoming a hot sauce mogul.

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