H-E-B has picked the 25 finalists in its 2017 Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best competition, and Central Texas entrepreneurs are dominating the competition.
Nine Austin-area companies will be competing in the final round for a combined $70,000 and a chance to get their products on H-E-B shelves. The 25 finalists were selected from almost 600 entries from across the state.
Four winners will be chosen based on quality, marketability and product readiness on Aug. 10-11 at the Central Texas Food Bank.
The Austin-area finalists are:
Bola Pizza (Jamie and Christian Bowers), Austin
Cocina 54 (Cecilia Panichelli and Federico Carrillo), Austin
Damon W Lambert Inc. (Laura and Boss Lambert), Wimberley
GFY Kitchen (Tim Elias), Austin
Ladybird Provisions (Sarah Rioux), Austin
Skull & Cakebones (Sascha Biesi and Yauss Berenji), Austin
Tamale Addiction (Adrian and Mariana Paredes), Austin
Texas Pecan Cake Shop (Bridget and Will McCoy), Betram
Wander Life (Katherine Waldrip), Austin