The 'Austin Chronicle' Hot Sauce Festival Winners

R: Red Salsa; G: Green Salsa; SV: Special Variety; P: Pepper Sauce

Individuals

1991

R: John Randall; G: Robert Leos; Other: Thomas Penn;

Most Beautiful: Kenneth Harwell; Hottest: Ventura Uballe;

Orange Sauce: Hans Granheim; Purple Sauce: Kevin Callaway

1992

R: 1) Alejandro Garcia; 2) Alejandro Garcia; 3) Eric Tovar

G: 1) Malcolm Milburn; 2) John Randall; 3) Ms. Cruz Dominguez Helmer

SV: 1) Bill Burns; 2) Mal La Tibbs; 3) Thomas Penn

1993

R: 1) Tim La Fuente; 2) John Randall; 3) Marcus Thompson

G: 1) Cynthia Spanhel; 2) John Randall; 3) Malcolm Milburn

SV: 1) Jack Jones; 2) Vera Rubio; 3) Fred Burgess & Paul Martin

People's Choice: Jim and Candy Smith

1994

R: 1) Randy Wilkowich; 2) John Randall; 3) David Rome

G: 1) Robert Davis (Tomball); 2) Srini Vasan; 3) J.P. Hayes

Other: 1) J.P. Hayes; 2) Michael Walters (Galveston); 3) Sharon Campabello

People's Choice: Pete Gaitan

1995

R: 1) Randy Wilkowich; 2) John Randall; 3) Pete Gaitan

G: 1) Bella Elena Grosik; 2) Randy Wilkowich; 3) Jim Walsh

SV: 1) Barry McAfee; 2) Gary Smith; 3) Michael Walters

1996

R: 1) Joe Morales III; 2) Dennis Williams (Cedar Creek); 3) Lori Adams

G: 1) Joanna Shuckman; 2) Karen Peterman; 3) Pamela Wells

SV: 1) Jimmy Williams; 2) Michael Walters (Galveston); 3) Chris Buslett

P: 1) Ray Prewitt; 2) Dee Swayze; 3) Brian Jackson (Spicewood)

1997

R: 1) John Randall; 2) Larry Blanton; 3) Julia Payne

G: 1) Dennis Williams; 2) Brian Morrison; 3) Lindy and Carol Billich

SV: 1) Kevin Higgins; 2) Lisa Vasquez; 3) Jimmy Williams

1998

R: 1) John Unger; 2) Brent E) Kirby; 3) Dennis Williams

G: 1) Cinnamon C) Nemec; 2) Pamela Wells; 3) Brian S. Morrison

SV: 1) Jacob Grimes; 2) Devin Garza; 3) J.W. Grosik

1999

R: 1) Leslie Schultz; 2) Laua Martinez; 3) John Randall

G: 1) Laura Bradshaw; 2) Shelley Peebles; 3) Helena Colyandro

SV: 1) Saroja L. Kantan; 2) Barbara Maltese; 3) J.P. Hayes

2000

R: 1) Rosa I. Salas; 2) Paula Stanley Brent; 3) Brian S. Morrison

G: 1) Jason Hill; 2) Ronald Walters; 3) Marvin Perez

SV: 1) Dennis Williams; 2) Paulino Castillo; 3) Jimmy Williams

Overall Winner: Larry Blanton (Houston)

2001

R: 1) Larry Blanton (Houston); 2) Brent Kirby; 3) Debbie Tucker

G: 1) Benita Trevino; 2) John Randall; 3) Mark Kobdish (Smithville)

SV: 1) Larry Blanton (Houston); 2) Susan McCartney; 3) Ben Petko

2002

R: 1) Ronald Walters; 2) Brent Kirby; 3) Paul Peterson

G: 1) Mark Kobdish (Smithville); 2) Barry Hoelscher; 3) Shane Pickett

SV: 1) Burt Friedman; 2) Susan McCartney; 3) Carolyn Bigham (Belton)

2003

R: 1) Chris Copper; 2) Sam Attaguile; 3) Valery Caselli-Dubo

G: 1) Victor Hernandez; 2) Rishi Bajekal; 3) Gene Golembiewski

SV: 1) Salomon Hernandez; 2) Victor Hernandez; 3) ManDee Mason

2004

R: 1) Ty Savell; 2) Dana Richie; 3) Anita Zamora

G: 1) Michael Rypka; 2) Fernando Erderly; 3) Ciro Jaimes

SV: 1) Robert Mayberry; 2) Trudy Hill; 3) Victor Hernandez

2005

R: 1) Justin Altman; 2) Shawn Muncy; 3) Lance Brauckman

G: 1) Michael Rypka; 2) Marvin Perez; 3) Jonathan Hemmeter

SV: 1) Karen Peterman; 2) Chris Buslett; 3) John Dever III


Restaurants

1991

R: Evita's

G: Evita's

Other: Trudy's

1992

R: 1) Evita's; 2) Grin's (San Marcos); 3) Antonio's

G: 1) Trudy's; 2) Matt's El Rancho; 3) Satay

SV: 1) Evita's; 2) Sgt. Pepper's; 3) Joe's Bakery

1993

R: 1) Green Mesquite; 2) Trudy's; 3) Trudy's

G: 1) Trudy's; 2) Trudy's; 3) Trudy's

SV: 1) Kidd Creole; 2) Trudy's; 3) Seis Salsas

1994

R: 1) Trudy's; 2) Sabor; 3) Trudy's

G: 1) Trudy's; 2) Jardin Corona Mexican Food; 3) Trudy's

Other: 1) Central Market; 2) Jardin Corona; 3) Evita's Botanitas

1995

R: 1) Trudy's; 2) Jardin Corona; 3) Hank's Roadhouse Cafe

G: 1) Trudy's; 2) Hank's; 3) Trudy's

SV: 1) Hank's; 2) Hank's; 3) Yaga's Tropical Cafe (Galveston)

1996

R: 1) Trudy's; 2) Bon Fresh Food Market; 3) Trudy's

G: 1) Trudy's; 2) Trudy's; 3) Bon Fresh Food Market

SV: 1) Botanitas; 2) Satay

P: 1) Iguana Grill; 2) Artz Rib House

1997

R: 1) Trudy's; 2) El Mexicano; 3) The Yellow Rose

G: 1) Trudy's; 2) The Yellow Rose; 3) Trudy's

SV: 1) Iguana Grill; 2) Ruby's BBQ; 3) Tres Amigos

People's Choice Green: Zesty Tacos

People's Choice Red: Holiday Inn Town Lake; Broken Spoke; Cafe Serranos

1998

R: 1) Curra's Grill; 2) Iguana Grill; 3) Trudy's

G: 1) Trudy's; 2) Trudy's; 3) Trudy's

SV: 1) Flamingo Cantina; 2) Iguana Grill; 3) Habanero's Grill (San Antonio)

1999

R: 1) Trudy's; 2) Serranos Salsa; 3) Central Market

G: 1) The Yellow Rose; 2) Ninfa's; 3) Curra's Grill

SV: 1) Botanitas; 2) Ay Chiwawa; 3) Central Market

2000

R: 1) Trudy's; 2) Serranos Salsa; 3) Tequila Texas

G: 1) Iguana Grill; 2) Jardin Corona; 3) Antonio's Tex-Mex

SV: 1) Trudy's; 2) Iguana Grill; 3) Botanitas

2001

R: 1) The Yellow Rose; 2) Trudy's; 3) Elva's (Corpus Christi)

G: 1) Trudy's; 2) Antonio's Tex-Mex y Cantina; 3) Botanitas

SV: 1) Iguana Grill; 2) Southern Food Service (3M Cafeteria); 3) Trudy's

2002

R: 1) Texas Chili Parlor; 2) Curra's Grill; 3) Trudy's

G: 1) Botanitas; 2) El Rincon (Pflugerville); 3) Antonio's Tex-Mex

SV: 1) Texas Chile Parlor; 2) Trudy's; 3) Manuel's

2003

R: 1) Trudy's; 2) Trudy's; 3) Trudy's

G: 1) El Caribe Mexican Restaurant; 2) Curra's Grill; 3) Trudy's

SV: 1) Trudy's; 2) Berryhill Baja Grill; 3) Trudy's

2004

R: 1) El Chile Cafe y Cantina; 2) Cafe Serranos; 3) Tin Star

G: 1) South Congress Cafe; 2) El Rincon; 3) Curra's Grill

SV: 1) Trudy's; 2) South Congress Cafe; 3) Trudy's

2005

R: 1) El Caribe Mexican Restaurant; 2) Sao Paulo Restaurant; 3) Santa Rita Tex-Mex Cantina

G: 1) Curra's Grill; 2) Sao Paulo Restaurant; 3) Tres Amígos

SV: 1) Little Texas Bistro in Buda; 2) Oaxacan Tamaleo; 3) Iguana Grill


Commercial Bottlers

1991

Red Refrigerator: Rose's.

Green Refrigerator: Rose's

Red Shelf: Cafe Serranos.

Green Shelf: Tres Chic of Texas. Other: Cafe Serranos

1992

Red Shelf: 1) Serranos Salsa; 2) Tres Chic; 3) El Lago

Green Shelf: 1) Tres Chic; 2) El Lago; 3) Serranos Salsa

Red Refrigerator: 1) Sabor; 2) Rose's

Green Refrigerator: 1) Rose's; 2) Sabor

Special Variety: 1) Sabor; 2) Sabor; 3) Tres Chic

1993

Red Shelf: 1) Rio Diablo Hot Sauce; 2) Stonewall Chili Pepper Co.

Green Shelf: 1) Tres Chic; 2) Curley's Salsa; 3) Serranos Salsa

Red Refrigerator: 1) Rose's; 2) Serranos Salsa; 3) Sabor

Green Refrigerator: 1) Rose's; 2) Sabor

Special Variety: 1) Rose's; 2) Stonewall Chili Pepper Co.; 3) Sgt. Pepper's

1994

R: 1) Fiesta Patio; 2) Riba Foods; 3) Timpone's

G: 1) Austin Grand Prize; 2) Timpone's; 3) Serranos Salsa

Other: 1) Serranos Salsa; 2) Brazos Beef Emporium; 3) Timpone's

1995

R: 1) K&C Hot Sauce; 2) Texas Food Research; 3) Rio Diablo Hot Sauce

G: 1) Uno Mas Salsa; 2) Sgt. Pepper's; 3) Rio Diablo Hot Sauce

SV: 1) Gustavo Cuellar; 2) Divine Culinary; 3) Two Women Cooking

1996

R: 1) Santa Cruz Fine Foods; 2) Hutton House Salsa; 3) Max's Salsa Sabrosa

G: 1) Timpone's; 2) Austin Spice Co.; 3) Satay

SV: 1) Poco Loco Chile Co.; 2) Original Habanero Co.; 3) Sgt. Pepper's

P: 1) Jo B's; 2) Aztexan Pepper Co.; 3) Jo B's

Aztexan
Aztexan (Photo By John Anderson)

1997

R: Texas-Texas Salsa (Sanderson Pecan Co.)

G: Smoky Hills Green Sauce (Austin Spice Co.)

SV: Peaches and Scream Salsa (Texas Heat Ranch)

P: Aztexan Pepper Sauce from Aztexan Pepper Co.

1998

R: 1) Ana's Unlimited; 2) Texas-Texas Salsa; 3) Smoky Hill Salsa

G: 1) Smoky Hill Salsa; 2) Sgt. Pepper's; 3) Rio Diablo Hot Sauce

SV: 1) Texas Heat Ranch; 2) Smoky Hill; 3) Jimmy O's

P: 1) ATA International; 2) Aztexan Pepper Co.; 3) Texas Heat Ranch

1999

R: 1) Texas Lava Unlimited; 2) Ana's Salsa; 3) Texas-Texas Premium Salsas

G: 1) Austin Spice Co.; 2) Sgt. Pepper's; 3) Austin Kitchen

SV: 1) Classy Delites; 2) Classy Delites; 3) Austin Spice Co.

P: 1) Aztexan Pepper Co.; 2) ATA International; 3) Sgt. Pepper's

2000

R: 1) Texas Lava; 2) Ana's Salsa; 3) Texas-Texas Salsa

G: 1) Smoky Hill; 2) Sgt. Pepper's; 3) Texas Heat Ranch

SV: 1) Classy Delites; 2) Texas-Texas; 3) ATA International

P: 1) Aztexan Pepper Co.; 2) Winston's; 3) Sgt. Pepper's

2001

R: 1) Ana's Salsa; 2) Texas Lava; 3) Rose's

G: 1) Rose's; 2) Smoky Hill (Austin Spice Co.); 3) Hombres Foods

SV: 1) ATA International; 2) Jump Up & Kick Yo Butt; 3) Sgt. Pepper's

P: 1) Aztexan Pepper Co.; 2) Winston's; 3) Sgt. Pepper's

2002

R: 1) Ana's Salsa; 2) Texas Lava's; 3) Lava Food's

G: 1) Rose's Fresh Foods; 2) Sgt. Pepper's; 3) Austin Slow Burn

SV: 1) Sgt. Pepper's; 2) Classy Delites; 3) Austin Spice Co.

P: 1) Aztexan Pepper Co.; 2) Winston's; 3) Sgt. Pepper's

2003

R: 1) Ana's Salsa; 2) Classy Delites; 3) Austin Slow Burn

G: 1) Texapenos; 2) Austin Slow Burn; 3) Pepper Creek Farm

SV: 1) (tie) Texas-Texas and Jalapeño Ketchup Inc.; 2) Classy Delites; 3) Austin Slow Burn

P: 1) Aztexan Pepper Co.; 2) Winston's; 3) Hot Paradise

2004

R: 1) Texapenos; 2) Two Hot Mamas; 3) Texas-Texas

G: 1) Texapenos; 2) Two Hot Mamas; 3) Smoky Hill

SV: 1) Texapenos; 2) Two Hot Mamas; 3) Austin Spice Co.

P: 1) Aztexan Pepper Co.; 2) Texapenos; 3) Austin Spice Co.

Two Hot Mamas
Two Hot Mamas (Photo By John Anderson)

2005

R: 1) Texapenos Gourmet Red; 2) Two Hot Mamas Salsa Roja; 3) Classy Delites Jamaican Salsa

G: 1) Two Hot Mamas Chile Verde; 2) Texapenos Gourmet Green; 3) Classy Delites Spinach Avocado Dip

SV: 1) Texapenos Orange Flame; 2) Two Hot Mamas Creamy Cilantro Salsa Dip; 3) Two Hot Mamas Creamy Chipotle

P: 1) Aztexan Pepper Co. Habanero Supreme; 2) Texapenos Red Flame; 3) Tears of Joy Tequila Lime Hot Sauce

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