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Sad to See Old Traditions Die: The Austin Hot Sauce Contest

30 years ago, I founded the Austin Hot Sauce Contest. I served as head judge for 26 years. Covid cancelled this year’s party, ending a tradition.

Here’s an intro I wrote for the Austin Chronicle in the late 1990s explaining the origins of the Hot Sauce Contest;

We called it […]

To Beat the Heat, You Gotta Eat the Heat!

The 20th Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

The unofficial slogan of the Austin hot sauce contest–To Beat the Heat, You Gotta Eat the Heat!– was coined by MC for life Bryan Beck. The 20th Annual edition of the Hot Sauce Contest is being held this Sunday at Waterloo Park in Austin and […]