9 Austin-area food companies among 25 finalists in H-E-B contest

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

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