Click to see winners of RodeoHouston's 2014 Gold Buckle Foodie Awards on Chron.com.

Winners of 2014 Gold Buckle Awards at Rodeo

Gold Buckle Foodie Awards at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo are handed out.

Taters and three kinds of meat collide in this massive loaded baked potato from Triple J's.

Big flavors, bigger servings dominate Midway food offerings

Put on your cowboy hat and boots and get ready for your lineup of once-a-year food: deep-fried everything, something on a stick or meat meant for the truest of carnivores.

Frosted Flakes chicken with maple sryup is shown at the Get Pickled booth on the midway at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at NGR Park Wednesday, March 2, 2016, in Houston. Photo: Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle / © 2016 Houston Chronicle

Carny cuisine is deep-fried and decadent at the rodeo

Frosted Flakes chicken with maple sryup is shown at the Get Pickled booth on the midway at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at NGR Park Wednesday, March in Houston.

Dominic Palmieri is a certified evil genius. When the time comes, I hope science studies his brain to discover what drove him to create these masterpieces?

Carny cuisine is deep-fried and decadent at the rodeo

Deep fried Twix candy bars are shown on midway at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at NGR Park Wednesday, March in Houston.

Koolickle, a fruit punch pickles, at the Get Pickled booth

Carny cuisine is deep-fried and decadent at the rodeo

Pickle fries are shown at the Get Pickled booth on the midway at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at NGR Park Wednesday, March 2, 2016, in Houston. Photo: Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle / © 2016 Houston Chronicle

Carny cuisine is deep-fried and decadent at the rodeo

Pickle fries are shown at the Get Pickled booth on the midway at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at NGR Park Wednesday, March in Houston.

This Super Baked Potato from Harlon's will make you feel like Superman (until you struggle to finish it, that is).

Big flavors, bigger servings dominate Midway food offerings

Put on your cowboy hat and boots and get ready for your lineup of once-a-year food: deep-fried everything, something on a stick or meat meant for the truest of carnivores.

This bacon-wrapped sausage resembles a peppermint stick, but better.

Big flavors, bigger servings dominate Midway food offerings

Put on your cowboy hat and boots and get ready for your lineup of once-a-year food: deep-fried everything, something on a stick or meat meant for the truest of carnivores.

Get boozed up with drunk pickles (spiked with tequila and magnificently fried) from the food stand "Get Pickled."

Big flavors, bigger servings dominate Midway food offerings

Get boozed up with drunk pickles (spiked with tequila and magnificently fried) from the food stand "Get Pickled.

Click to see winners of RodeoHouston's 2014 Gold Buckle Foodie Awards on Chron.com.

Winners of 2014 Gold Buckle Awards at Rodeo

Gold Buckle Foodie Awards at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo are handed out.

Click to see winners of RodeoHouston's 2014 Gold Buckle Foodie Awards on Chron.com.

Winners of 2014 Gold Buckle Awards at Rodeo

Gold Buckle Foodie Awards at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo are handed out.

Deep fried Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Dominic Palmieri is a certified evil genius. When the time comes, I hope science studies his brain to discover what drove him to create these masterpieces?

Carny cuisine is deep-fried and decadent at the rodeo

Deep fried Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Dominic Palmieri is a certified evil genius. When the time comes, I hope science studies his brain to discover what drove him to create these masterpieces?

Of course vegetables are necessary for a well-rounded, nutritious meal at the rodeo. Fried is the new skinny, so try some of these gloriously crunchy zucchini.

Big flavors, bigger servings dominate Midway food offerings

Put on your cowboy hat and boots and get ready for your lineup of once-a-year food: deep-fried everything, something on a stick or meat meant for the truest of carnivores.

Who needs vegetables when a couple of pickles are perfectly sufficient?

Big flavors, bigger servings dominate Midway food offerings

Put on your cowboy hat and boots and get ready for your lineup of once-a-year food: deep-fried everything, something on a stick or meat meant for the truest of carnivores.

IYou'll find plenty of barbecue restaurants competing for awards at the rodeo, like this extravagant protein-laden plate from Harlon's Bar-B-Que.

Big flavors, bigger servings dominate Midway food offerings

Put on your cowboy hat and boots and get ready for your lineup of once-a-year food: deep-fried everything, something on a stick or meat meant for the truest of carnivores.

At the rodeo, food on a stick--like these chicken kabobs-- is key.

Big flavors, bigger servings dominate Midway food offerings

Put on your cowboy hat and boots and get ready for your lineup of once-a-year food: deep-fried everything, something on a stick or meat meant for the truest of carnivores.

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