Corn on the cob, deep-fried Twinkies: A dining guide for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo


Attendees can try all kinds of unique food creations at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, from barbecue dishes and pizza to more unique snacks, such as fried green tomatoes and waffle fry sliders. Here are a few dining options to consider when visiting the Houston rodeo this year.

2017 Gold Buckle Foodie Award winners

The Gold Buckle Foodie Awards recognize the best culinary creations across a variety of categories. Here are the fried foods that made the cut last year.

Best dessert 

Buckeyes (Fried What)

Best new flavor

Chocolate Dipped Oatmeal Cream Pie (Mad Hatter Funnel Cake #2)

Best food on a stick

Shrimp diablo (Berryhill)

Most creative food

Nitro Pop (Cowboy Kettle Corn)

Best classic fair food

Cinnamon roll with icing (Stubby’s Cinnamon Roll)

2018 dining options


NRG Center

Burton Sausage

Texas Skillet 2

NRG Park

Big Dogs

Fletcher’s Corny Dogs & Funnel Cakes

McKinney Corn Dog

Tater Twister

Texas Sized Pizza and Burger & Chili Shack


NRG Center

New Braunfels Smokehouse

Yoakum Packing Company

NRG Park

Big Bubba’s Bad BBQ

Ranch House Meat Company #2

Triple J’s Smokehouse


NRG Arena

Greek Grill

NRG Park

Polonia Restaurant


NRG Arena

Laredo Taco Company

NRG Center

Alamo Tamale & Taco

Fruteria Cano

Tad’s Bodacious Burrito


NRG Arena

Stump’s Wood-Fired Pizza

NRG Park

Enzo’s Pizzeria

Swain’s Pizza on a Stick


NRG Center

Fields of Corn

NRG Park

Corn Shack

Get Fried

Fried A Fair


NRG Center

Cobbler Cafe

Stubby’s Cinnamon Rolls

NRG Park


Dutchmen’s Funnel Cake

Frios Gourmet Pops

Sweet Cheeks

Totally Baked Cookie Joint

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