About Tastemaker Awards

The CultureMap Tastemaker Awards are an annual celebration of talent in Austin and San Antonio'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 April 12 at Fair Market for a swanky tasting event and awards ceremony where we'll celebrate the nominees and unveil the winners. Come mix and mingle with the city's top culinary talent and fellow foodies.

Check out scenes from last year's party

Meet the Tastemakers

16 best new restaurants in Austin battle for coveted Tastemaker title

by Brandon Watson

3.22.18  |  2:17 pm

If you want a snapshot of where Austin food is in 2018, take a look at the Best New Restaurant ...


The 10 best neighborhood restaurants in Austin are good for the soul

by Katie Friel

3.20.18  |  1:45 pm

Part of what knits together the fabric of a city like Austin are the individual neighborhoods we call home. Whether ...

Raising the bar

Meet the 8 best bartenders shaking up Austin's cocktail scene

by Brandon Watson

3.16.18  |  1:01 pm

Cocktails are big business in Austin, but they wouldn’t be anything without the people behind the bar. That’s ...

Shooting stars

12 rising star chefs taking the Austin restaurant scene by storm

by Brandon Watson

3.12.18  |  5:39 pm

For those who think the buzz around Austin's dining scene is just hype, we have 12 sharp rejoinders. From ...

Roll with it

The 10 best food trailers keep Austin's dining scene trucking

by Brandon Watson

3.8.18  |  4:38 pm

When the food truck revolution hit Austin, it changed the culinary scene forever. As soon as entrepreneurs got word that ...

This one's on us

10 best cocktail spots that are raising the bar for Austin nightlife

by Brandon Watson

3.2.18  |  2:49 pm

They help mend broken hearts and set the scene for birthday celebrations. Isn’t it time to give Austin’s ...

Cheers to This

Austin's signature food event is back with bites, bubbly, bright stars

by Arden Ward

3.1.18  |  10:56 am

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

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