Sontava!’s signature hot sauces feature “a thick, all-vegetable blend of fire and flavor that’s unlike all those other watered-down hot sauces”.
At the heart of the Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival was the hot sauce contest. The blind-tasting competition for individuals, restaurants, and commercial bottlers was conducted by top chefs, food writers, and notable personalities.
The festival took place at Fiesta Gardens in Austin. Admission to the event was free with a donation of three nonperishable food items. All foods were donated to the Central Texas Food Bank.