Cletis Escobar may not have won H-E-B’s “Quest for Texas Best” contest, but he was the only barbecue sauce entry that made it to the top 25 out of 600 entries across the state.
To him, that is good enough, he said after he returned Thursday from the Houston-based judging of the final round of entries.
Cletis Escobar is one of 25 finalists out of 600 entries to be in H-E-B’s search for the next “Texas Best” Primo Pick contest. He will have to make a presentation at the Houston Food Bank for his next round of judging on Aug. 19 and 20 for the statewide competition. If he wins, he could receive a cash prize and consideration for space on H-E-B shelves in 2015, according to a press release.