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Best new restaurant in Austin? Cast your vote in the CultureMap New Restaurant Challenge

Best new restaurant in Austin? Cast your vote in the CultureMap New Restaurant Challenge

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Sway. Photo by Jessica Dupuy
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Epicerie. Courtesy of Epicerie
Ramen Tatsu-Ya in Austin
Ramen Tatsu-ya. Photo courtesy of Ramen Tatsu-Ya
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Banger's. Photo by: Veronica Castelo
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Ramen Tatsu-Ya in Austin
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Which new local hotspot tops your list for the best fare in Austin? CultureMap is letting you decide which of 16 new restaurants receives a 2013 CultureMap Tastemaker Award for new restaurant.

The second annual CultureMap Tastemaker Awards New Restaurant Challenge is officially underway. This four-week bracket contest pits some of the best new restaurants against each other with you deciding which will ultimately be awarded a Tastemaker.

The 2013 New Restaurant Challenge includes:

  • Sway Thai Restaurant
  • Bar Mirabeau
  • East Side King @ Hole in the Wall
  • Winflo Osteria
  • Clark's Oyster Bar
  • Banger's Sausage House and Beer Garden
  • Salty Sow
  • Swift's Attic
  • Fresa's
  • Lucky Robot
  • Henri's
  • Ramen Tatsu-ya
  • The Bonneville
  • Epicerie
  • Hillside Farmacy
  • drink.well.

The winner will be announced at the CultureMap Tastemaker Awards on Thursday, April 11 at the Driskill Hotel. The event, benefiting the Austin Food and Wine Alliance, promises to be festive and delicious with plenty of drinks and decadent treats from the best in Austin's culinary and cocktail scene.

Voting in the New Restaurant Challenge also registers you to win a pair of exclusive VIP tickets to the Tastemaker Awards. The first round ends on March 10, so cast your vote today!