Austin | Dallas | Houston
Party Watch

No boos, only cheers for Houston Texans at sellout Reliant Stadium foodfest

Enlarge
Slideshow
19 Cal McNair, from left, George “Texan Elvis” Lazaneo and Hannah McNair at Taste of the Texans November 2013
Cal McNair, from left, George “Texan Elvis” Lazaneo and Hannah McNair at Taste of the Texans. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
18 Keanna and Shiloh Keo, from left, Abigail Caudle and Joseph Thomas at Taste of the Texans November 2013
Keanna and Shiloh Keo, from left, Abigail Caudle and Joseph Thomas at Taste of the Texans. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
11 Luke Keller, from left, Chris and Jenny Myers and Scott McLean at Taste of the Texans November 2013
Luke Keller, from left, Chris and Jenny Myers and Scott McLean at Taste of the Texans. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
14 Robert and Mimi Del Grande at Taste of the Texans November 2013
Robert and Mimi Del Grande at Taste of the Texans. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
12 Whitney Mercilus, from left, Chris Shepherd and Channing Grigsby at Taste of the Texans November 2013
Whitney Mercilus, from left, Chris Shepherd and Channing Grigsby at Taste of the Texans. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
16 Jason Salas and Lacy Dalcour Salas, from left, with David Quessenberry at Taste of the Texans November 2013
Jason Salas and Lacy Dalcour Salas, from left, with David Quessenberry at Taste of the Texans. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
15 Debbie Brannon, from left, Amanda and Jon Weeks and Shanan Malone at Taste of the Texans November 2013
Debbie Brannon, from left, Amanda and Jon Weeks and Shanan Malone at Taste of the Texans. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
1 David Hartland, from left, Sam Hartland and Brad Marks at Taste of the Texans November 2013
David Hartland, from left, Sam Hartland and Brad Marks at Taste of the Texans. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
6 Patty Melinder, from left, Delancy, Amelia and Art Melinder at Taste of the Texans November 2013
Patty Melinder, from left, Texans cheerleaders Delancy and Amelia and Art Melinder at Taste of the Texans. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
13 Shane Lechler and Luxia Tran at Taste of the Texans November 2013
Shane Lechler and Luxia Tran at Taste of the Texans. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
10 Marissa Kubiak, from left, Rhonda Kubiak and Klay Kubiak at Taste of the Texans November 2013
Marissa Kubiak, from left, Rhonda Kubiak and Klay Kubiak at Taste of the Texans. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
9 Chester Pitts, left, and Kenny Houston at Taste of the Texans November 2013
Chester Pitts, left, and Kenny Houston at Taste of the Texans. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
4 Sprinkles Cupcake booth cupcakes at Taste of the Texans November 2013
Sprinkles Cupcake's booth at Taste of the Texans. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
2 Justin Wyckoff, from left, Shelby Robinson, Patrick Dominguez and James Kane at Taste of the Texans November 2013
Justin Wyckoff, from left, Shelby Robinson, Patrick Dominguez and James Kane at Taste of the Texans. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
8 John Minge, from left, Jamey Rootes and Andrew Millar at Taste of the Texans November 2013
John Minge, from left, Jamey Rootes and Andrew Millar at Taste of the Texans. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
19 Cal McNair, from left, George “Texan Elvis” Lazaneo and Hannah McNair at Taste of the Texans November 2013
18 Keanna and Shiloh Keo, from left, Abigail Caudle and Joseph Thomas at Taste of the Texans November 2013
11 Luke Keller, from left, Chris and Jenny Myers and Scott McLean at Taste of the Texans November 2013
14 Robert and Mimi Del Grande at Taste of the Texans November 2013
12 Whitney Mercilus, from left, Chris Shepherd and Channing Grigsby at Taste of the Texans November 2013
16 Jason Salas and Lacy Dalcour Salas, from left, with David Quessenberry at Taste of the Texans November 2013
15 Debbie Brannon, from left, Amanda and Jon Weeks and Shanan Malone at Taste of the Texans November 2013
1 David Hartland, from left, Sam Hartland and Brad Marks at Taste of the Texans November 2013
6 Patty Melinder, from left, Delancy, Amelia and Art Melinder at Taste of the Texans November 2013
13 Shane Lechler and Luxia Tran at Taste of the Texans November 2013
10 Marissa Kubiak, from left, Rhonda Kubiak and Klay Kubiak at Taste of the Texans November 2013
9 Chester Pitts, left, and Kenny Houston at Taste of the Texans November 2013
4 Sprinkles Cupcake booth cupcakes at Taste of the Texans November 2013
2 Justin Wyckoff, from left, Shelby Robinson, Patrick Dominguez and James Kane at Taste of the Texans November 2013
8 John Minge, from left, Jamey Rootes and Andrew Millar at Taste of the Texans November 2013

What: Taste of the Texans.

Where: The Verizon West Club at Reliant Stadium.

The 411: A sellout crowd of 750 poured in for the fifth annual night where players, big-name chefs and fans mix it up for the Houston Food Bank. Monday night's crowd raised more than $330,000 while sampling party fare from 25 restaurants including Del Frisco’s Grille, RDG+Bar Annie, Mr. Peeples, Reef, Nara, Vic & Anthony’s, MAX’s Wine Dive, Corner Table and Underbelly. Autograph seekers were invited to hand over their footballs and pens as the two dozen team members and staff obliged.

Who: Hannah and Cal McNair, Jenny Myers, Mimi and Robert Del Grande, Jamie and Greg Grissom, Patty and Art Melinder, Jamey Rootes, Kenny Houston, Chester Pitts, Lacy Dalcour Salas and Jason Salas, Chris Shepherd, Whitney Mercilus and Channing Grigsby.

Players included: Owen Daniels, Garrett Graham, Chris Myers, David Quessenberry, DeAndre Hopkins, Shane Lechler, Jon Weeks, Whitney Mercilus, D.J. Swearinger and Jawanza Starling.

Newsletters for exploring your city

Daily Digest

Houston news, views + events

The Dining Report

News you can eat

Insider Offers

Curated experiences at exclusive prices

Promo Alerts

Special offers + exclusive deals

We will not share or sell your email address