What
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup and Best Bites Competition

Where
Reliant Center

Amount Raised
$500,000 (events benefit Texas youth)

Guests
~4,000

Wines
2,884 types from 943 wineries

68
Number of restaurants and caterers involved

Prizes
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

Fashion trends
Rhinestones, fringe everywhere, “fancy” boots, metallic accents

Unexpected
Annie Rupani, owner of Cacao & Cardamom and former Miss Pakistan World, manning her chocolate booth in a sexy dress.

Living legend
Bud Royer, in apron, hat, goatee, and ponytail, dishing out his pies.

Overheard
“I can’t wait to get home to soak my feet in Epsom salts.”

–Amber Ambrose

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