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These are the Winners From RodeoHouston's Best Bites

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Behold the crowd
Behold the crowd
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RodeoHouston's Best Bites kicks off the Rodeo season. On Sunday night, a couple thousand people put on their best cowboy duds and walked around Reliant Hall with those cool plates that have a built in glass-holder where they sampled food from about 70 local restaurants. In the end, a panel of judges picked winners in five categories that mixed some newcomers with old favorites, and the attendees showed their approval for iconic Texas restaurant Royer's Round Top Cafe.

Looking for more thoughts and pictures? Check out these posts from CultureMap, Eating Our Words and Urban Swank. Find the complete list of winners and the press release below.

Popular Choice Award
First Place – Royer's Round Top Cafe
Second Place – Jonathan's the Rub

Two-Stepping Bread/Cheese/Dessert Award
First Place – Mango Caramel from Cacao & Cardamom Chocolates
Second Place – Bread Pudding from Joyce's Seafood and Steaks

Trailblazing Appetizer/Entrée Award
First Place – Barbecue Short Ribs from Killen's BBB
Second Place – Mini Pork Crispy Tacos from Molina's Cantina
Third Place – Short Rib Sliders with Shaved Ham and Debris from Frank's Americana Revival

Showmanship Award
Catering to Your Tastebuds

Rookie Award
Mango Caramel from Cacao & Cardamom Chocolates

Tasty Traditions Award
Bread Pudding from Joyce's Seafood and Steaks

RodeoHouston BestBites by

· RodeoHouston Roundup and Best Bites Competition [Official Site]
· Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup and Best Bites Patrons Sip and Snack on Award-Winning Treats [RodeoHouston]
· A Crop of New Restaurants Win Big at the Rodeo's Best Bites Competition [Eating Our Words]
· Urban Swank Does...Rodeo Uncorked Best Bites Competition [Urban Swank]
· A Foodie Rodeo: Restaurants Kick It Up a Notch to Prove Who's the Best [CultureMap]

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