Here's where you can eat at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo this year

Sour Patch Popcorn can be found at the Cowboy Kettle Corn booth during the 2019 season at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's carnival.

Sour Patch Popcorn can be found at the Cowboy Kettle Corn booth during the 2019 season at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's carnival.

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Unicorn Float-HLSR
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Nitro Sour Bomb-HLSR
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Orange Dream-HLSR
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Float Saloon-HLSR
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo kicks off Feb. 23, and that means a plethora of unique food creations, candy treats and savory bites will be available for the 2019 season. For those unsure of where to start, check out the HLSR's 2018 Foodie Winners.

The HLSR released a list of dining options for the 2019 season, and it features a new dining vendor: Float Saloon, which will offer drinks and ice cream floats from a stand resembling a vintage Coca-Cola can.

Additionally, several carnival vendors at the HLSR will debut new treats this year.


2018 Foodie Winners


Best dessert:
Buckeye Sundae from Fried What!

Classic fair food:
Spicy Turkey Leg from Biggy's

Best value food:
Bacon Blast Croissant from Yoakum Packing

Most creative food:
Fried Bacon-Wrapped Cinnamon Rolls or Fried Cinnamon Rolls from Fried What!

Best new flavor:
Harlon's Stuffed Turkey Leg from Harlon's BBQ

Best food-on-a-stick:
Fried Bread Pudding on-a-Stick from Sudie's Catfish House

Best fried food:
Minnepumpkin Pie from The Original Minneapple Pie

Best specialty food:
Chocolate Cobbler from All of Us





2019 dining options








American
NRG Center
Burton Sausage
Holmes Smokehouse
Saltgrass Steak House
Texas Skillet 2

NRG Park
Holmes Steakhouse
Blue Ribbon Grill
The Finer Diner
Fletch
Jack's Fries
Paradise Burgers
Ranch House Burger Barn
Spring's Country Kitchen and Kettle Korn
Texas Pride Grill
Texas Sized Pizza and Burger & Chili Shack
Texas Skillet





Barbecue
NRG Center
New Braunfels Smokehouse
Oakridge Smokehouse Gifts
Yoakum Packing Company

NRG Park
Goode Company Bar-B-Que
Harlon's BBQ
New Braunfels Smokehouse
Oakridge Smokehouse
Pappas Bar-B-Q
Ranch House Meat Company #2
Triple J's Smokehouse
Yoakum Packing Company





International
NRG Park
Greek Grill
Polonia Restaurant





Mexican
NRG Center
Alamo Tamale & Taco

NRG Park
Cadillac Bar
Freebirds World Burrito
Fruteria Cano
Go Tejano Diner
Laredo Taco Company
Pappasito's Cantina
Tad's Bodacious Burrito





Pizza
NRG Center
Texas Sized Pizza By The Slice

NRG Park
Stump's Wood-Fired Pizza
Swain's Pizza On A Stick
Texas Sized Pizza By The Giant Slice





Seafood
NRG Park
Cajun's Unlimited
Sudie's Catfish House





Snacks
NRG Center
Fields of Corn
Go Nuts and More

NRG Park
Fields of Corn





Sweets
NRG Arena
Marble Slab Creamery
Stubby's Cinnamon Rolls

NRG Center
Cobbler Cafe
Granny's Cheesecake & More
Marble Slab Creamery
Stubby's Cinnamon Rolls
Sweet Feed-Cinammon Roasted Nuts


NRG Park
Aunt Edmoe's Homemade Cookies
Crown Cinnamon Rolls II
Fried What!
Frios Gourmet Pops
Granny's Cheesecake
Kona Ice
Marble Slab Creamery
Once Upon a Cone
The Original Minneapple Pie
Piche's Beignets
Sills Funnel Cakes





New carnival items


Nitro Treats
Nitro Sour Bomb

Cowboy Kettle Corn
Sour Patch Popcorn

Candy Factory
Mermaid Float, Orange Dream and the Unicorn Float

Biggy's 2
The Caramel Crack Fries

Big Bubba's Bad BBQ
Puffy Tacos and various speciality fries

Texas Steak Out 1 and 2
Texas Waguy Beef Tacos and the Waguy Beef Cattle Baron Burger

Get Fried
Fruity Pebbles Shrimp Po' Boy and All American Steak Fries

Texas Tater Twister
Brisket Deep Fried Nachos

Spud Ranch
Colossal Waffled Tater BBQ sandwich

Sweet Cheeks
Deep Fried Fanta

Totally Baked Cookie Joint
Smore'ookie

Dutchmen's Funnel Cake
Banana Cream Funnel Cake

Big Dogs
The Sonoran Hot Dog

Corn Junction
Taki Corn on Cob or Taki In Cup


By Kelly Schafler

Editor, Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.


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