In less than a week, Fashion Industry Gallery will transform into a foodie destination for CultureMap's annual Tastemaker Awards. Our biggest party of the year will be filled with top Dallas and Fort Worth culinary talent for a swanky tasting event and awards ceremony announcing the 2019 Tastemaker winners.
Join us Thursday, April 25 for your chance to toast DFW's top restaurants and bars, all while sampling signature bites and sipping cocktails. VIP and general admission tickets are on sale now — here's a little taste of what's in store.
New this year is an exclusive VIP experience. Starting at 6 pm, VIP guests get early access to the event — and a first taste of bites from nominated restaurants — as well as a dedicated bar and valet service. Throughout the night, the VIP lounge will host an elevated food pairing experience featuring dishes from The French Room and drinks from Tastemakers presenting sponsor Woodford Reserve.
Bites from DFW's best
More than 25 of Dallas and Fort Worth's best restaurants will be on hand at this year's event. Both savory and sweet items are on the menu, from participants like Bullion, Jose, Mercury Chophouse, Sugarfina, and Bisous Bisous.
Bubbly and more
Fancy a drink? In addition to cocktails from Woodford Reserve, there will be bubbly from Korbel, beer from Deep Ellum Brewing, and wine from Sonoma-Cutrer.
Toast the winners
You've met the 2019 Tastemaker nominees in our editorial special series, now we'll unveil the winners, including Best New Restaurant, as voted on by our readers. The awards ceremony will take place at 8:30 pm, and the party continues after with DJ Blake Ward and LandLiners.
A free ride
To make getting to and from the event a breeze, Tastemaker Award attendees can get their first ride (up to $50) free from rideshare app Alto. Just use the code TASTEMAKERS for the discount.
The 2019 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards takes place April 25 from 7-10 pm. Grab your tickets now, and we'll see you at the party.