People's Choice Awards

People's Choice Awards
Photo By John Anderson


People's Choice Awards

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Red Sauce

First Place: Texas Lava -- Simply Delicious Salsa (Austin)*

Second Place: Ana's Salsa (Austin)*

Third Place: Texas-Texas Salsa (San Saba & Austin)*

Green Sauce

First Place: Smoky Hill Verde Sauce (Austin Spice Co.)*

Second Place: Sgt. Pepper's Tomatillo Chipotle (Austin)*

Third Place: Texas Heat Ranch -- Green Chile Salsa (Odessa)*

Special Variety

First Place: Classy Delites -- Spicy Portobello Dip (Austin)*

Second Place: Texas-Texas Peach Pecan Salsa (San Saba & Austin)

Third Place: ATA International Hot Paradise (Belton)*

Pepper Sauce

First Place: Aztexan Pepper Co. Habanero Supreme (Austin)*

Second Place: Winston's Hot Pepper Sauce (Austin)*

Third Place: Sgt. Pepper's Tejas Tears Habanero Sauce (Austin)*

Honorable Mentions

(in order of scoring)

Individual Red Sauce

John Lange (Round Rock)

John Randall

Ronald Walters

John Randall (submitted 2 sauces)

Bettie Everett (Tomball)

Scotty Blevins (Temple)

David Knox

Ted Fick

Lonny Stern

Bill Loeb & Ivory Tate

Individual Green Sauce

Mark Kobdish (Smithville)

Brian S. Morrison

Jorge Quintanilla (Col del Valle, San Pedro Garza Garcia)

Rene Bellamy

Helena Colyandro

Robert Bellah

Individual Special Variety

Mike Bates

Kelly Robinson

Jacob T. Grimes

Scott McIntosh

Megan Murphy

Jeffrey Ouellette

Restaurant Red Sauce

Trudy's

O'Shucks

Yellow Rose

Wheatsville Food Co-op

Serranos

Restaurant Green Sauce

Yellow Rose

Curra's Grill

Cafe Macs -- Apple Computer

Restaurant Special Variety

Tequila Texas

Iguana Grill

Preliminary Judges

Fred Alvarado, Henry Alvarado, Carlos Contreras, Dave Walsh, Jim Shahin, Robert Bryce, Pat Earvolino, Joe Nick Patoski, and Pableaux Johnson

Celebrity Judges

Jeff Blank, Mark Bliss, Jay McCarthy, Bruce Auden, David Garrido, Robert Santibañez, Grady Spears, Robb Walsh

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