At the second annual Tastemaker Awards, we honored the top talent in the Dallas restaurant and bar industry. Attendees snacked on samples provided by the city's best eateries, drank Herradura tequila cocktails concocted by our Bartender of the Year nominees and learned which establishments emerged victorious.
After pausing to pose at the ShutterQube digital photo booth and win prizes from Celebrity Cruises, guests made the rounds at the food stations, where restaurants such as The Grape, CrushCraft Thai, The Rustic and Small Brewpub were plating specialties. Presenting sponsor Herradura also doled out samples of premium tequila, and a few lucky VIPs enjoyed a four-course meal prepared by Tastemaker nominees Shinsei, American Food and Beverage, Ser Steak + Spirits, or Oso Food & Wine.
Watch the video for scenes from this epic culinary celebration and for snippets with Rising Star Chef of the Year Sarah Snow and Bartender of the Year Eddie "Lucky" Campbell.