12nd Annual Austin Chronicle
Hot Sauce Festival Contest Winners – 2002

Individual Category

Red Sauce
1st Place: Ronald Walters
2nd Place: Brent Kirby
3rd Place: Paul Peterson
Green Sauce
1st Place: Mark Kobdish (Smithville)
2nd Place: Barry Hoelscher
3rd Place: Shane Pickett
Special Variety
1st Place: Burt Friedman
2nd Place: Susan McCartney
3rd Place: Carolyn Bigham (Belton)

Restaurant Category

Red Sauce
1st Place: Texas Chili Parlor (chef John Randall)
2nd Place: Curra's Grill
3rd Place: Trudy's
Green Sauce
1st Place: Evita's Botanitas
2nd Place: El Rincon in Pflugerville
3rd Place: Antonio's Tex-Mex
Special Variety
1st Place: Texas Chile Parlor – Yellow Tomato & Habañero Salsa (John Randall)
2nd Place: Trudy's Texas Star – Guisada Salsa
3rd Place: Manuel's – Mole

Commercial Bottlers People's Choice

Red Sauce
1st Place: Ana's Salsa
2nd Place: Texas Lava – Simply Delicious Salsa
3rd Place: Lava Food – ChileChaser Salsa (Larry Blanton)
Green Sauce
1st Place: Rose's Fresh Foods – Salsa Fresca Verde
2nd Place: Sgt. Pepper's – Tomatillo Chipotle Salsa
3rd Place: Austin Slow Burn – Green Sauce
Special Variety
1st Place: Sgt. Pepper's – Smoky Chipotle Pesto
2nd Place: Classy Delites – Balsamic Black Bean Salsa
3rd Place: Austin Spice Co. – Campfire Corn & Bean Special Salsa
Pepper Sauce
1st Place: Aztexan Pepper Co. – Habañero Supreme
2nd Place: Winston's Hot Pepper Sauce
3rd Place: Sgt. Pepper's – Tejas Tears
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