The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup and Best Bites Competition
$500,000 (events benefit Texas youth)
2,884 types from 943 wineries
Number of restaurants and caterers involved
Custom-made saddles, chaps, belt buckles
Popular Choice Award, Best Bites
First, Royer’s Round Top Café;
second, Jonathan’s The Rub
Top Texas Wine
Pedernales Cellars Viognier, Texas, 2012
Rhinestones, fringe everywhere, “fancy” boots, metallic accents
Annie Rupani, owner of Cacao & Cardamom and former Miss Pakistan World, manning her chocolate booth in a sexy dress.
Bud Royer, in apron, hat, goatee, and ponytail, dishing out his pies.
“I can’t wait to get home to soak my feet in Epsom salts.”