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2018 Gold Buckle Foodie Award Winners at RodeoHouston

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Known for some of the most unique and tasty treats around, The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has announced its 2018 Gold Buckle Foodie Awards. One the most anticipated, and favorite parts of RodeoHouston is hands-down the delicious food being served up.

Sweet, salty, spicy, you name it, and it’s probably bacon-wrapped, fried up, and served just perfectly to tempt your taste buds. A definite diet deal-breaker if you’re looking for a day to indulge in, this YouTube video below from KHOU11 highlights some of the mouthwatering options available to sample at this year’s RodeoHouston.

The famous deep-fried oreo’s, deep-fried Snickers, even deep-fried Nutella is on the menu among the carnival food, but the list below shared from highlights the winners of this year’s Gold Buckle Foodie Awards:

Best Dessert:
Fried What
Buckeye Sundae

Classic Fair Food:
Spicy Turkey Leg

Classic Value Food:
Yoakum Packing
Bacon Blast Croissant

Most Creative Food:
Fried What!
Fried Bacon-Wrapped Cinnamon Rolls or Fried Cinnamon Rolls

Best New Flavor:
Harlon’s BBQ
Harlon’s Stuffed Turkey Leg

Best Food-on-a-Stick:
Sudie’s Catfish House
Fried Bread Pudding on-a-Stick

Best Fried Food:
The Original Minneapple Pie
Minnepumpkin Pie

Best Specialty Food:
All of Us
Chocolate Cobbler

39 local celebrity judges that included a panel of radio, television and print personalities, had the daunting but delectable task of choosing this year’s winners. The odd but scrumptious offerings would make any sweet tooth just ache at the sight of some of these unusually tantalizing yet creative food pairings.

For more about RodeoHouston, its carnival, food, and entertainment line-up visit