Ming Tsai plays ping-pong
Chefs stopped by the stylish Kim Crawford tent for a game of ping-pong or to drink a wine slushie.
Egg Crepe with Thai Herbs by Lenoir in Austin
The Festival started started on Friday night with the Taste of Texas showcasing culinary talent from across the state.
Justin Yu of Oxheart in Houston
Although Oxheart was reviewed last year in The New York Times, the Houston chef says, "It's just a restaurant, I don't take myself too seriously."
Financiers by LaV in Austin
Pastry chefs prepared a dazzling array of desserts for the Sips and Sweets party on Friday night. Highlights included salted caramel cream puffs and financiers by Janina O'Leary of the newly opened LaV here in Austin.
Josh Watkins of The Carillon in Austin, TX
Watkins of The Carillon in Austin shows off his pork spareribs with Thai herbs at the Chef Showcase inside the Grand Tasting tent.
Patron Tequila Popsicles
These tequila-infused popsicles in flavors like pineapple vanilla and raspberry hibiscus were incredibly refreshing when the temperatures hit 95 degrees on Sunday.
Paul Qui of Qui in Austin
Festival goers were abuzz over Qui's offering of grilled pork tongue with Filipino pickles.
Jack Allen's Fire Engine
Jack Allen and company grilled atop and beside a fire engine next to the fire pits all weekend long.
Andrew Zimmern demo
The beloved TV personality showed a packed audience how to make Japanese chicken meatballs and pearl rice balls at his "Big Balls" demo.
Tyson Cole of Uchi in Austin
Tyson Cole returned to Rock Your Taco as the defending champion of last year's competition.
Tyson Cole's Puffy Taco
Cole served a delicate puffy taco filled with sea bass poached in coconut milk, charred corn, and basil. It was definitely a crowd favorite.
Rick Bayless at Rock Your Taco
Bayless himself handed out his fiery hot cochinita pibil tacos to hungry festival-goers.
Chris Shepherd of Underbelly in Houston
Chris Shepherd took a risk and went tortilla-less, serving Korean beef in lettuce wraps.
Cirque du TRACE at the W Hotel
After Rock Your Taco, the party moved a few blocks away to TRACE inside the W Hotel for a circus-themed fête with cocktails and treats.
Tim Love Shuts Down the Festival
Tim Love of Fort Worth, TX pumped up the crowd with his dance moves at the festival's closing dance party.