Favorite Dallas food and drink event returns to toast the Tastemakers

TO UPDATE: The CultureMap Tastemaker Awards, originally scheduled for May 7th, will now take place on July 30th. The story has been updated with the new date.

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For local foodies, spring has become synonymous with our tastiest event of the year: the annual CultureMap Tastemaker Awards, honoring top talent for restaurants and bars in Dallas-Fort Worth.

The indispensable celebration of food and drink returns to the Fashion Industry Gallery on Thursday, July 30th, offering a comprehensive selection of canapés, sips and culinary stars.

The evening begins with our unique tasting. You’ll enjoy a savory and sweet selection from participating nominees and sample cocktails, beer, sparkling wine, and more. The night culminates in our coveted awards ceremony, at which the 2020 winners will be announced.

Our Tastemaker Awards program honors the people who are making a difference in the restaurants and bars of Dallas-Fort Worth. We worked with a group of experts, including previous Tastemaker winners, to identify nominations in a variety of categories. Our judges will then select a winner in each category, with the exception of the best new restaurant, which will be determined by the readers of our interactive tournament.

In Dallas, this year’s categories are: Restaurant Of The Year, Chef Of The Year, Bar Of The Year, Rising Star Chef Of The Year, Pastry Chef Of The Year, Neighborhood Restaurant Of The Year, Bartender Of The Year, Wine Program Of The Year, Brewery Of The Year, Best Queso And Best New Restaurant.

In Fort Worth we will be honoring Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, Bar of the Year, and Best New Restaurant.

We’ll put all the nominees in the spotlight on our dedicated editorial suite, but you’ll have to wait until the big event to find out who wins.

Visit us on July 30th for the culinary festival of the season. A limited number of Early Bird tickets are available now for just $ 50 (general admission) and $ 99 (VIP). Those who enjoy VIP get exclusive early entry to the event, plus free valet parking, a dedicated bar, and upscale dining experience.

Prices are going to go up soon, so grab yours now. Then follow us as we reveal more delicious details.

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The event is brought to you by Deep Ellum Brewing Company, Dripping Springs Vodka, and Topo Chico. A portion of the proceeds will go to the North Texas Food Bank.

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