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Watch a Commercial of Houston Celebrities Pimping Their Hometown's Culinary Scene

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So, you may know that Top Chef Texas didn't include a stop in Houston. You may also know the state of Texas *paid* a television show $400,000 to film here the same year it laid off a shit ton of teachers.

But what you may not have seen are the commercials that the clever Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau plans to run during eight episodes of Top Chef Texas in various markets. Appearances by Monica Pope, Jim Parsons, Billy Gibbons, George Foreman and Lyle Lovett.

· My Houston: Culinary Scene [YouTube]
· It's Official: Bravo Snubs Houston in Top Chef Texas [EHOU]
· Top Cheffage: $400,000 Kicked In From State of Texas [-EN-]