What's your favorite rodeo food?
HOUSTON—Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo vendors put their best food forward Thursday for the fourth annual Gold Buckle Foodie Awards.
As aromas of fried food and fair classics filled the air, 29 judges gobbled the entries, then ranked them.
One judge came prepared for the inevitable food-overdose by bringing a bottle of Pepto Bismol.
Eight eateries were rewarded with plaques, ribbons, a merchandise gift certificates and the right to call themselves the 2012 Gold Buckle Foodie Award champions.
The winners are listed by category:
Best Breakfast Food: Burton Sausage — Classic Breakfast Taco
Best Value Food: Ranch House Meat Company — Pork Rib Plate
Best Food-on-a-Stick: Burger Joint RCS Carnival — The Big Rib
Classic Fair Food: Saltgrass Steakhouse — BBQ Pulled Pork Stuffed Baked Potato
Most Creative Food: Custom Confections — Lemon Cream Frosty Bite
Best Fried Food: Far Fix Trinity LLC — Fried Red Velvet Cake
Best New Flavor: Aunt Edmoe’s Cookies — Fried Cookie Dough on a Stick
Best Dessert: Stubby’s Cinnamon Roll — Cinnamon Roll with "The Works"
Show fans can try all the winners by participating in the "I Ate All Eight" competition which will take place daily March 2–18.
After eating each of the eight Gold Buckle Foodie Award-winning entries, a reward can be redeemed at the Show’s Social Media Hub located at the southwest corner of the Main Arena in Hall C of Reliant Center.