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2016 Houston Rodeo Uncorked! Best Bites Competitors and Guests

  • Ladies from Vina Robles and Meadery of the Rockies
  • The first slice of Pecan Pie from perennial favorites Royers Round Top Café
  • The team from Michael's Cookie Jar
  • The Eddie V's on West Ave team
  • The Ragú & Pesto team
  • Bernard Remy, Hopler & Viniterra wine ladies
  • The Sweet Marie's team
  • The Calcareous, Mariposa, Schild & Tohu wine folks
  • The team from The Palm restaurant
  • Sea Monster and SLO Down wine ladies
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  • The Prisoner wine folks
  • Morgan & Peju wine folks
  • Humble Pie, La Posta & Mendel wine folks
  • Orin Swift wine folks
  • Davis Family and Hunt & Ryde wine folks
  • The team from Champps Kitchen + Bar
  • The Tout Suite team
  • The Beran, Colome & Hess wine guys
  • The Trentino Gelato team
  • The Capezzana, Mazzei, Pertinace & Salentein wine guy
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  • The Francis Coppola, Perrier Jouet et al. wine guy
  • The KUU Restaurant team
  • The Three Thieves wine folks
  • The Bandit, Fancy Pants & Napa Cellars wine guys
  • The Ouisie's Table team
  • The Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse team
  • McManis wine ladies
  • Taylor Byrne Dodge and Kale Petersen in the Reynolds, Steele & Trentadue wine booth
  • The Catering to Your Taste Buds team
  • The Brio Tuscan Grille team
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  • The Maggiano's Little Italy team
  • Handing out coconut-battered shrimp tacos at Torchy's Tacos
  • The EurAsia Fusion Sushi team
  • The Houston Texans Grille team
  • The Paul's Kitchen team
  • The Union Kitchen team
  • The Jax Bar & Grill team put in extra effort to make sure everyone fit in the photo
  • The Mercer wine folks, including Guy Stout
  • The Rollin' Kitchen team
  • The Italiano's Restaurant team
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  • The Lemond Kitchen at Bering's team
  • The Arcodoro team
  • The AshleyCakes Houston team
  • The Simple Eats team
  • The Cotton Catering team
  • The Fusion Taco team
  • The Ray's Gourmet Country team was serving up wild boar meatballs with an orange habanero glaze
  • The Revolver Bourbon Social team
  • This lady would like you to try maple glazed pork belly with cheese grits
  • The Federal Grill team
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  • This was the first year at Best Bites for Grazia Italian Kitchen, but they won the Lone Star Entrée award (and the Rookie award) for their smoked short rib risotto
  • The Cyclone Anaya's Mexican Kitchen team
  • The Porch team
  • The Red Dessert Dive team
  • The Uncorked! event is the perfect place to pair a feathered skirt with your cowboy boots
  • The Peli Peli team
  • The Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston team
  • The Batanga Restaurant team
  • The Black Walnut Cafe team
  • The Carmine's Italian Kitchen team
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  • The Dulce Cakes and Sweets team
  • The CRU Food & Wine Bar team
  • The Kona Grill team
  • The Gumbo Xpress team
  • The folks from Royer's Round Top Café took the Popular Choice Award for their wonderful pies (which they've done in five out of the past six years)
  • The Newk's Eatery team
  • The Mostly Chocolate & Catering team
  • The Queenie's Delectable Delights team
  • The Revolve Kitchen + Bar team
  • The HCC Culinary Arts Program team
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  • The Veritas Steak and Seafood team
  • The Berryhill Baja Grill team
  • Chef Richie was slinging meatballs at the Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant booth
  • The Saltwater Grill team
  • The Ristorante Cavour team
  • The Maher Marketing Services team
  • The Merlion Thai Restaurant & Lounge team
  • The Frank's Americana Revival team
  • The Cajun Stop team
  • The Nothing Bundt Cakes team
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  • The Abby's Catering team
  • There was a pretty generous amount of rum in the Jam-Tex Cuisine rum cakes
  • The Line & Lariat team
  • Attendees dressed sharp
  • The A La Carte Events & Catering team
  • The Ooh La La Dessert Boutique team
  • The Joyce's Seafood & Steaks team
  • The Beaver's Ice House team
  • The Preservation of Life team
  • The Lady Luck Catering team
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  • Wine and selfies go together
  • The Pit Room team
  • The Cheeballsy's team
  • The Brennan's of Houston team was dishing out their famous turtle soup
  • The Squash Blossom Catering team
  • The Rockfish Seafood Grill team
  • The Art Institute of Houston Culinary School team
  • The Prohibition Supperclub & Bar team
  • The Mezza Grille team
  • The Sonoma Wine Bar & Restaurant team
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  • The Harold's Restaurant Bar & Terrace team
  • Davis Street at Hermann Park took home the Outstanding Showmanship award
  • The Taste of Texas Restaurant team
  • The Zoës Kitchen team
  • The Max's Wine Dive team
  • Colorfully dressed attendees
  • Erin Hicks and friends
  • A pink cowboy hat goes with red wine
  • It was hard to beat this couple's matching outfits
  • These ladies are enjoying Trentino Gelato's frozen treats—their cajeta pops took first place in the Two Steppin' Dessert category
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  • A beautiful group of attendees
  • More fashionable attendees
  • Women go crazy for a sharp dressed man
  • Good food and wine make for a fun time
  • Sipping wine while you get your boots shined up is the way to go
  • When your friend really, really loves wine
  • Urban Swank girls Felice Sloan and Shanna Jones with Bud "The Pieman" Royer
  • The Haak Winery ladies
  • Steve and Andra Heitzman
  • Will Bunkers, Amanda Shives, Aubry Landry and Eric Berger
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  • Sharp dressed attendees
  • Play the right song and the Barefoot Wine ladies will sing and dance along
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Ladies from Vina Robles and Meadery of the Rockies
A Look at the 2016 Houston Rodeo Uncorked! Best Bites Competitors and Guests