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.