Who says the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo only features funnel cake, turkey legs and cold beer?
On Sunday night, the 2011 Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup and Best Bites Competition proved that you can be a real cowboy or girl and still enjoy some fine wine and good food.
This is the eighth year for the popular gathering and it’s become one of largest and most successful annual food and wine events, according to organizers.
The event was sponsored by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Wine Competition Committee.
A couple of thousand people walked around Reliant Center eating dessert and hearty samples from local chefs, restaurants and caterers.
Faces in the crowd included: City council member Brenda Stardig, “Accountant to the Stars” Bob Martin and his wife Carol, and Edd Hendee and his wife Nina, who are owners of the Taste of Texas Restaurant, Andre Humphrey from Houston Community College and many, many more.
In addition to an evening of food, wine and music the saddle winners of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition were announced, including the coveted title of Grand Champion Best of Show.