7th Annual Austin Chronicle
Hot Sauce Festival Contest Winners – 1997

Individual Category

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

Restaurant Category

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 – Mole Classico
2nd Place: Ruby's BBQ – Mango & Smoked Pepper Salsa
3rd Place: Tres Amigos – Roasted Poblano Salsa

Commercial Bottlers People's Choice

Red Sauce
1st Place: Sanderson Pecan Company – Texas-Texas Salsa
Green Sauce
Austin Spice Company – Smoky Hill Green Sauce
Special Variety
Texas Heat Ranch (Odessa) – Peaches & Scream Salsa
Pepper Sauce
Aztexan Pepper Company – Aztexan Pepper Sauce
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