Hal’s Hot Love was a crowd favorite at the 21st Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival held 28 August 2011 at Waterloo Park. This addictive creamy green salsita won Honorable Mention in the Pepper Sauce division — not bad for a first time entry.
It was a miserably HOT day, 112′ a record high, but over 15,000 hot sauce fanatics didn’t seem to mind. As soon as the gates opened the crowds lined up and never let up. Seems folks were more interested in the heat on their pallets then the punishing sun!
That was good sign for us. Shanita’s Salsitas handed out over 2,000 samples. We lost count after we ran out of little plastic cups!
A special thank you to everyone that helped! Seth Weisfeld, Johnathan Weisfeld-Hinojosa, Sam Saldivar, Alie Twigger, Allyson Stromberg, Rachel McClure, Gerald Lack, Jill Altman, Laura S. Hoke, Brie Franco, and Ashley Chiles.