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Everyone's a winner at H-E-B party for finalists in Primo Picks contest for best Texas-made product

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Finalists Greg McMillan, Scott Pettit, Dwayne LeJune at HEB Primo Picks party
From left, Greg McMillan, Scott Pettit and  Dwayne LeJune. Photo by © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Mike Lalumia, Brenda Powell, Nancy Lalumia, Brenda Anderson at HEB Primo Picks party
From left, Mike Lalumia, Brenda Powell, Nancy Lalumia and Brenda Anderson. Photo by © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
HEB executives James Harris, Cyndy Garza Roberts, Winell Herron, Reade Ahrens, Jody Hall at HEB Primo Picks party
 From left, H-E-B executivs James Harris, Cyndy Garza Roberts, Winell Herron, Reade Ahrens and Jody Hall. Photo by © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Adrianna Slusser, Elaine Pena at HEB Primo Picks party
From left, Adrianna Slusser, Elaine Pena. Photo by © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Rafael Holasel, Maria Holasel, Rubie Huerta, George Huerta at HEB Primo Picks party
From left, Rafael Holasel, Maria Holasel, Rubie Huerta and George Huerta. Photo by © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Finalists Greg McMillan, Scott Pettit, Dwayne LeJune at HEB Primo Picks party
Mike Lalumia, Brenda Powell, Nancy Lalumia, Brenda Anderson at HEB Primo Picks party
HEB executives James Harris, Cyndy Garza Roberts, Winell Herron, Reade Ahrens, Jody Hall at HEB Primo Picks party
Adrianna Slusser, Elaine Pena at HEB Primo Picks party
Rafael Holasel, Maria Holasel, Rubie Huerta, George Huerta at HEB Primo Picks party


What: H-E-B Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best BBQ reception.

Where: Royal Sonesta Hotel.

The 411: The night before H-E-B announced the winners of its first-ever search for the best new Texas-made product, executives welcomed the top 25 Quest for Texas Best finalists, their friends and families to  a Texas-sized barbecue reception.

Although it was held in a ballroom of the Galleria-area hotel, the party had an outdoors, wild west theme, with lariat ropers, a country band and heaping portions of barbecue with all the trimmings. Guests also had the opportunity to be photographed in front of a backdrop of a big nighttime Texas sky. 

Who: H-E-B executives Winell Herron, James Harris, Jody Hall, Reade Ahrens, Cyndy Garza-Roberts and Quest for Texas Best Finalists: Michael Briggs of Briggs True line of sauces and rubs; DeeDee Coleman of DEElicious Red Velvet Waffle Batter; George and Rubie Huerta of Huerta’s Texas Gumbo; Dwayne LeJune and Scott Regian of Armadillo Eggs from Western Grillers; Mari Ann and Steve Lisenbe from the Willis-based Marigold Bars; and Brenda Powell from Humble’s Savannah Rose Punch.

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