BIG Taste of Houston 2019

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BIG Taste of Houston 2019

April 7, 2019 @ 4:30 pm 7:00 pm


7th Annual Food and Beverage Extravaganza raised $172,000 for mentoring!

Around 400 guests, participants, and volunteers filled the Audi Central Houston dealership Sunday afternoon for the much-anticipated Big Taste of Houston, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters. Chairs Drs. Crystal & Randall Wright led the food and beverage extravaganza which featured over 20 of Houston’s most diverse restaurants, talented chefs, and mixologists showcasing tastes of their finest dishes and cocktails.

Special thank you to our celebrity judges KRIV-Fox 26’s CoCo Dominguez, KPRC Channel 2’s Sports Reporter Laine Fritz, freelance photographer and taco journalist Marco Torres, Kam Franklin of the band The Suffers, and Houston Astros Player Lance McCullers and his wife Kara for helping with our friendly competition!

Loro, an Austin-based Asian smokehouse and fusion partnership between Franklin Barbecue and Uchi, took home the coveted “Best of BIG Taste” award. Loro’s Pitmaster, Bramwell Tripp, previously won the award in 2017 while he was at The Pit Room. Tripp shared that Loro plans to expand to Houston in the near future and is already building a strong base of fans and supporters.

Thank you to everyone who attended, sponsored, volunteered, purchased a raffle ticket, or donated a silent auction item. Over $172,000 plus an additional $75,000 from the raffle was raised to fuel one-to-one mentoring programs for local children.

Thank you again to 2019 BIG TASTE PARTICIPANTS:


Best Beverage: Jack Daniel’s
Best Dessert: Cake. Fine Pastry
Judge’s Choice: Loro
People’s Choice: Loro
Best of Big Taste: Loro

Thank you again to 2019 BIG TASTE SPONSORS


April 7, 2019
4:30 pm 7:00 pm
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Audi Central Houston
2120 Southwest Fwy
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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