The Rodeo Uncorked 11th Annual Roundup and Best Bites Competition went down last night at Reliant Center. This is easily one of the most coveted Livestock Show and Rodeo events, and one of the city’s most anticipated food events of the year. Rodeo Uncorked brought 5,000 plus attendees face to face with about 80 local restaurants and caterers, along with 500 plus different award-winning wines for what we are calling “Tastepalooza”!

The competition seems to get better and tougher each year, as the competitors have to get more creative to capture the judge’s votes and get to attendees to drop their beads in the buckets for the Popular Choice Award. Check out the list below of this year’s winners; along with some great images from last night’s festivities captured by Carla.

Tasty Traditions Award
Mommas Meatballs from Mario’s Seawall Italian Restaurant

Rookie Award
Chocolate Truffles from Chocolate Punch

Showmanship Award

1st Place: Sugar Cookies from Mr. French’s Gourmet Bakery
2nd Place: Crawfish Shooters from Catering to Your Tastebuds

Trailblazing Appetizer/Entree Award
1st Place: Wild Boar Chili from Haven, A Seasonal Kitchen
2nd Place: Mommas Meatballs from Mario’s Seawall Italian Restaurant
3rd Place: Bison Burger with French Fries and Chaat Masala from Kiran’s

Two-Stepping Bread/Cheese/Dessert Award

1st Place: Pineapple Habanero Chocolate Truffle from Cacao & Cardamom Chocolates
2nd Place: White Chocolate Bread Pudding from Ooh La La Dessert Boutique

The Popular Choice Award
1st Place: Chocolate-covered popcorn/pretzels/potato chips from Chocolate Pizazz
2nd Place: Pies from Royer’s Round Top Cafe

Felice "Swanky Girl" Sloan

Felice is the co-founder and editor of Urban Swank. She focuses on food, beauty, and fashion.


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