Texas Pete® to bring The Zestier Flavor to the 25th Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (September 21, 2011) – Seafood lovers wanting to add a little zing to their dishes will welcome the news that Texas Pete® will be participating in the 25th annual North Carolina Seafood Festival, September 30 through October 2 in downtown Morehead City. Texas Pete® is the official cocktail sauce of the North Carolina Seafood Festival.

The Texas Pete® Seafood Cocktail Sauce will tempt palates throughout the festival – starting at the chef’s tent, where foodies can sample Texas Pete® Seafood Cocktail Sauce with Shrimp throughout the weekend. At the Texas Pete® trailer, attendees can take away samples of two of the company’s other popular sauces – the Texas Pete® Chipotle Sauce and the Texas Pete® Fiery Sweet Wing Sauce.

Additionally, as part of the event’s "2011 Cooking with the Chefs: A North Carolina Seafood Experience," Texas Pete® Executive Chef Michael O’Donnell will serve up a Scallop and Crab Seafood Sauce Sauté and a Tuna Explosion Shooter during the noon to 1 p.m. time slot on Sunday. O’Donnell will also serve as a judge for this year’s People’s Choice Carolina Crab ake Competition, taking place at 1:00 p.m. on October 2.

"The North Carolina Seafood Festival is an event that we look forward to every year," said Glenn Garner, director of marketing for TW Garner Food Company. "We love sharing the exceptional flavors that can be created when combining our Texas Pete Seafood Cocktail sauce with North Carolina’s amazing seafood."

For more information about the North Carolina Seafood Festival, visit http://www.ncseafoodfestival.org. For more information about Texas Pete® sauces and recipes using the product, visit www.TexasPete.com or search for Texas Pete® on Facebook.

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