a toast to the tastemakers
Get ready to celebrate the stars of Dallas' restaurants and bars. The annual CultureMap Tastemaker Awards return this spring — and tickets are on sale now.
Join us Thursday, May 16, at 7 pm at Fashion Industry Gallery (F.I.G.), 1807 Ross Ave., for an evening honoring the very best of Dallas' culinary scene.
Our signature tasting event will feature special bites from this year's participating nominees and an array of wine, beer, special cocktails, and more. Then we'll reveal the winners in our short and sweet awards ceremony.
The Tastemaker Awards shine a spotlight on the people making the local restaurant scene special by honoring their innovation, energy, and creativity. Nominees and winners are determined by a panel of industry experts, including past winners — except for Best New Restaurant (more on that in a bit).
This year, we’ll award winners in all of the following categories: Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, Bar of the Year, Neighborhood Restaurant of the Year, Pastry Chef of the Year, Bartender of the Year, Best New Restaurant, Rising Star Chef of the Year, Best Wine Program, and — just to keep things interesting — Best Patio.
At the awards ceremony on May 16, we’ll unveil the winners in each category, including the winner of Best New Restaurant, which will be determined by readers in a bracket-style online tournament.
A limited number of Early Bird tickets are on sale now at discounted rates of $60 for general admission and $99 for VIP (includes early access to the event, valet, and a dedicated bar). Prices will increase March 1. Grab your tickets now, because this party will sell out — just like it does every year.
The Tastemaker Awards ceremony is brought to you by Deep Ellum Brewing Company, Topo Chico Sparkling Mineral Water, 8th Wonder Cannabis, and more to be announced soon. A portion of proceeds will benefit our nonprofit partner, Harvest Project Food Rescue.