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Merlion winners Teresa Alvear, Brooke Villanueva, Ray Villanueva, Caleen Worthern, Kandyce Langley at Rodeo Best Bites
Merlion on 4th winners Teresa Alvear, Brooke Villanueva, Ray Villanueva, Caleen Worthern, and Kandyce Langley. Photo courtesy of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Rodeo Best Bites Mostly Chocolate
Chocolatier Dany Kamkhagi from Mostly Chocolates. Photo by Eric Sandler
Rodeo Best Bites Killen's STQ
Killen's STQ poses with its belt buckles. Photo by Eric Sandler
Rodeo Best Bites Batanga
Batanga chef Rishi Singh with owners Ianne and Brian Fasthoff. Photo by Eric Sandler
Merlion booth at the Rodeo Best Bites competition
Merlion on 4th, a Thai restaurant in Seabrook, upset some of Houston’s highest profile restaurants to claim the top prize at this year’s Rodeo Uncorked! Best Bites competition. Photo courtesy of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Rodeo Best Bites Richard Kaplan Weights Measures
Weights + Measures executive chef Richard Kaplan. Photo by Eric Sandler
Rodeo Best Bites Cane Rosso Dino
Cane Rosso served arancini and pasta. Photo by Eric Sandler