More than 200 food companies were honored at the recent Good Food Awards in San Francisco, including a handful of Austin companies.
Barrel Creek Provisions won the best cucumber pickle in the country, and the smoked salmon strips and the maple-glazed and smoked tender salmon bites from Epic Provisions won in their dried meat categories.
Still Austin Whiskey Co.'s Texas rye gin took home an award, and so did The Art of Pecan's pure pecan oil.
The Good Food Awards are now in their ninth year. From the website:
"The 2019 winners come from 34 states and Washington, D.C., rising to the top amongst 2,035 entries in a blind tasting with 262 judges held in September. The highest scoring entries were underwent a rigorous vetting process to verify they were not only exceptionally tasty, but met the sustainability and social responsibility criteria required to become a Good Food Award winner. Of the 220 winners selected from 324 finalists, 55 percent are first time winners. The greatest number of winners come from the Golden State, followed by Oregon (25), Washington (19), Massachusetts (12) and a three-way tie between Virginia, New York and Colorado (11 each). Following closely were Vermont and Missouri (10 each)."