RodeoHouston: They came, they saw, they ate!

RodeoHouston: They came, they saw, they ate!

KHOU 11 News reporter Katherine Whaley and anchor Lily Jang enjoyed the turkey legs, among other things.


by Michelle Homer /

Posted on March 19, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 19 at 1:49 PM

HOUSTON – One of the top attractions at the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is food, and this year was no exception.

Hungry visitors gobbled up everything from fried bacon to pork sundaes to good old-fashioned barbecue.

They washed it all down with gallons of lemonade, soft drinks and, of course, beer.

Here’s a breakdown of some of the favorites served in 2012:

146,000 barbecue sandwiches

50,000 pounds of potatoes

30,000 tamales

23,000 cinnamon rolls

10,000 orders of chicken fried bacon

9,000 pounds of shrimp

8,000 pizzas

6,300 orders of catfish

6,000 orders of fried cookie dough

4,500 pulled pork sundaes

3,000 orders of chicken fried meatballs

200 pounds of alligator