Hot Sauce Festival

22nd Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival Contest Winners – 2012

Individual Category

Red Sauce
1st Place: Michael Valencia
2nd Place: Scott Nettles
3rd Place: Brian Alexander
Green Sauce
1st Place: Daniel Cook
2nd Place: Evan LeRoy
3rd Place: Marvin Perez
Special Variety
1st Place: Vanessa Brightman
2nd Place: Vanessa Brightman
3rd Place: David Bernard

Restaurant Category

Red Sauce
1st Place: Sazón
2nd Place: Las Lomas
3rd Place: El Nuevo Mexico
Honorable Mention: Chuco's Mexican Restaurant
Green Sauce
1st Place: Torchy's Tacos
2nd Place: Curra's Grill
3rd Place: Chucho's Mexican Restaurant
Honorable Mention: El Nuevo Mexico
Special Variety
1st Place: Taco Deli
2nd Place: Sazón
3rd Place: Buenos Aires Cafe
Honorable Mention: Las Lomas

Commercial Bottlers People's Choice

Red Sauce
1st Place: Don't Panic Hispanic Salsa
2nd Place: Jaime's Foods Jaime's Spanish Village Salsa
3rd Place: Kala's Kuisine – Curry Chipotle
Honorable Mention: La Familia Salsa Co., Austin's Slow Burn, Mom's Family Kitchen
Green Sauce
1st Place: Don't Panic Hispanic Greengo Salsa

2nd Place: Jaime's Spanish Village Hot Green Salsa
3rd Place: Austin's Slow Burn Salsa Verde
Honorable Mention: Kala's Kuisine; La Familia Salsa Co.
Special Variety
1st Place: Austin Slow Burn – Creamy Jalapeño
2nd Place: Thai Gourmet Thai Salsa
3rd Place: Kala's Kuisine – Mango Chutney
Honorable Mention: Big Daddy's Hot Sauces Flaming Lips Three Drops of Death, Granddaddy's Sweet Southern Heat, Jaime's Spanish Village Chili Con Queso, My Chihuahua Bites Blanco Party Dip
Pepper Sauce
1st Place: Aztexan – Habanero Supreme
2nd Place: Kala's Kuisine – Gingery Habanero
3rd Place: Austin's Slow Burn Jerk Marinade
Honorable Mention: Big Daddy's Hot Sauces Big Daddy's Ass Burn Hot Sauce, Sgt. Pepper's Hot Sauce Tropical Tears Mango Ginger Salsa

Commercial Bottlers Judged by Celebrity Judges

Red Sauce
1st Place: Texan Brew Products
2nd Place: My Chihuahua Bites Salsa
3rd Place: Becerra's Tex-Mex Salsas & Sauces
Green Sauce
1st Place: Jaime's Foods
2nd Place: Hot Line Pepper Products
3rd Place: Kala's Kuisine
Honorable Mention: Taste of Texas from the Vine: Red's Ghost Pepper Salsa
Special Variety
1st Place: Kala's Kuisine
2nd Place: Kala's Kuisine
3rd Place: My Chihuahua Bites Salsa
Pepper Sauce
1st Place: Sgt Pepper's Hot Sauce
2nd Place: Sgt Pepper's Hot Sauce
3rd Place: Sgt Pepper's Hot Sauce