These are the 2023 Houston Rodeo Barbecue Competition Winners

POSTED: February 27, 2023 AT 11:56 am   /   Competitions, News

When 250 different barbecue teams are competing, as was the case this year at the 2023 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, only a very small percentage can emerge as winners. That makes walking away with a trophy even more impressive. This year, just under two-dozen teams got a little something extra […]

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The Inside Scoop on a Top Chef Taping

POSTED: May 24, 2022 AT 12:29 pm   /   Competitions, News

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a guest during the controlled mayhem of Bravo‘s long-running cooking competition show, Top Chef? As a writer for Houston Food Finder, I had the good fortune of being invited to a taping when the show’s host and judges Padma Lakshmi, Gail Simmons and Tom Colicchio visited the Bayou […]

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The 2022 Truffle Masters Proved That Some Houston Chefs are Hard to Beat

POSTED: March 9, 2022 AT 7:00 am   /   Chefs You Should Know, Competitions, News

Crowds enjoying the glitz and glamour of The Truffle Masters event, hosted at the C. Baldwin Hotel by luxury foods purveyor DR Delicacy, was a welcome sight after two years of a pandemic. At the center of the event was the competition among high-powered Houston chefs to determine who was this year’s Truffle Master (or […]

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Here are the Houston Wine Pros Who Won Iron Sommelier 2021 — Updated

POSTED: November 5, 2021 AT 4:22 pm   /   Competitions, News

Iron Sommelier, Houston’s premier sommelier and wine-tasting competition returned last night, November 4 2021, for its 10th year. Benefitting The Periwinkle Foundation, this event sees Houston’s top sommeliers battle it out for the title of Iron Sommelier. The Periwinkle Foundation benefits children and families battling cancer with support in the form of camps, an Arts […]

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Houston Father-Son Duo Compete on “Top Chef: Family Style”

POSTED: October 13, 2021 AT 1:37 am   /   Competitions, Houston in the Spotlight, News

Houstonians can catch two of their own on “Top Chef: Family Style” with new episodes of the cooking competition dropping every Thursday for the next few weeks on NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming network. Missouri City residents Willie Blue and Khalil Blue are a father-son duo competing for the title of “Top Chef: Family Style” champion. While […]

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