About Tastemaker Awards

The CultureMap Tastemaker Awards are an annual celebration of talent in Dallas-Fort Worth's restaurant and bar community, as selected by their peers. Our mission is to shine a spotlight on the people making the city's restaurant scene special and honor their innovation, energy, and creativity. 

In March and April, we'll feature all the nominees in a special editorial series. Then join us on April 19 at Sixty Five Hundred for a swanky tasting event and awards ceremony, emceed by Jane McGarry, where we'll celebrate the nominees and unveil the winners. Join us to mix and mingle with the city's top culinary talent and fellow foodies.

Check out scenes from last year's party

Meet the Tastemakers

Here's your taste of the best restaurants and bars in Texas for 2018

by Arden Ward

4.23.18  |  2:55 pm

Each year, we hold a Texas-sized celebration of two of the things we love most: food and drink. The annual ...

Tastemaker Awards 2018

DFW food fans toast to local culinary stars at Tastemaker Awards

by Stephanie Allmon Merry

4.20.18  |  7:20 pm

It was wall-to-wall food and drink at the 2018 Tastemaker Awards, CultureMap's celebration of the top restaurants, bars, and ...

Awards Time

Dallas' best restaurant, top chef revealed at 2018 Tastemaker Awards

by Teresa Gubbins

4.19.18  |  10:00 pm

For weeks, we've been celebrating the bars, restaurants, and people that make Dallas-Fort Worth a vibrant culinary community, as ...

Tastemaker Awards

10 best chefs in Dallas 2018 demonstrate the city's culinary diversity

by Teresa Gubbins

4.18.18  |  7:00 am

We're only days away from our 2018 Tastemaker Awards, CultureMap's celebration of the best of food and drink ...

Tastemaker Awards

10 best restaurants in Dallas reveal a superb local dining scene

by Teresa Gubbins

4.13.18  |  6:27 pm

We're on the home stretch of our 2018 Tastemaker Awards, CultureMap's celebration of the best of food and ...

Tastemaker Awards

These 10 restaurants have the best biscuits in Dallas

by Teresa Gubbins

4.12.18  |  10:24 am

As part of CultureMap's 2018 Tastemaker Awards, our annual celebration of local food and drink, we're celebrating the ...

Tastemaker Awards

Here's a toast to the 8 best restaurant wine programs in Dallas

by Teresa Gubbins

4.6.18  |  7:16 pm

Whether red or white, rose or bubbly, a glass of wine can take a dining experience to the next level ...

Tastemaker Awards

The 10 best pastry chefs in Dallas make everything a little sweeter

by Teresa Gubbins

4.2.18  |  7:05 pm

Among all the bests we honor in our 2018 Tastemaker Awards, our annual event honoring the best in local food ...

Awards Time

16 new restaurants in Dallas compete for Tastemaker top honors

by Teresa Gubbins

3.29.18  |  4:53 pm

In the 2018 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards, our annual event honoring the best in local food and drink, we spotlight categories ...

Tastemaker Time

10 best neighborhood restaurants in Dallas feel right at home

by Teresa Gubbins

3.23.18  |  5:02 pm

The excitement is starting to build for the 2018 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards presented by Woodford Reserve, our annual event honoring ...

Awards News

These 10 best bartenders in Dallas are really shaking things up

by Teresa Gubbins

3.19.18  |  6:12 am

Of all the categories that earn recognition in CultureMap's annual Tastemaker Awards, bartenders are among the most dynamic. Dallas ...

Awards News

These 8 rising star chefs heat up Dallas' restaurant landscape

by Teresa Gubbins

3.12.18  |  6:00 am

The most tasteful time of the year is here, with the 2018 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards, our annual event honoring the ...

Tastemakers Awards

The 10 best bars in Dallas for 2018 mix up old and new

by Teresa Gubbins

3.5.18  |  6:00 am

Dallas' food and beverage scene has never been hotter, with restaurants and bars opening all across the city. This bodes ...

Cheers to This

Signature Dallas food event returns with bites, bubbly, culinary stars

by Arden Ward

3.1.18  |  1:30 pm

It's time to celebrate two of the things we love most — food and drink — at the annual CultureMap Tastemaker ...