Houston area residents dressed in their best western duds Sunday for an evening of fabulous food, award-winning wines and toe-tapping tunes.
The Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup and Best Bites Competition is one of Houston's most successful annual food and wine events.
Many of Houston's finest restaurants offered tasty tidbits as they tried to round up votes for the best bites competition.
Here are the 2011 Best Bites Competition Winners
Popular Choice Award:
First Place – Royers Round Top Café
Second Place –Del Friscos Double Eagle Steakhouse
Trailblazing Appetizer/Entrée Award:
First Place – Beef Short Rib Roast Ragu on Polenta Grand Parma – Hasta la Pasta-Italian Grill
Second Place – Pork Taquito With Green Sauce – Molina’s Cantina
Third Place – Blackened Tenderloin and Fleming’s Potatoes – Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
Two-Stepping Bread/Cheese/Dessert Award:
First Place – Artisan Cheese – Veldhuizen Cheese
Second Place – Richly Flavored Texas Coffee – Pips Just Great Coffee
Food fans washed the treats down with wines from all over the world, including the winners of the rodeo's annual wine competition.
Those champion wines will be auctioned off at the wine dinner on March 5.