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 19 at Bullock Texas State History Museum for a swanky tasting event and awards ceremony, emceed by Tim Love, where we'll celebrate the nominees and unveil the winners. Come mix and mingle with the city's top culinary talent and fellow foodies.

Watch Highlights from Last Year's Tastemaker Awards

Meet the Tastemakers

The 8 best bartenders in Austin pour the city's coolest cocktails

by Claudia Alarcon

3.29.17  |  1:08 pm

Cocktail culture has flourished in Austin, and we are lucky to have a multitude of talented, award-winning barmen and women ...

Raising the Bar

The 9 best bars in Austin have us raising a glass

by Nicole Raney

3.20.17  |  1:03 pm

Ahead of our sixth annual CultureMap Tastemaker Awards, we're raising a glass to the best bars in Austin. From ...

Meet the Tastemakers

Austin's 8 best neighborhood restaurants make us feel right at home

by Claudia Alarcon

3.15.17  |  9:59 am

There's nothing quite like a neighborhood restaurant — a quaint spot you can visit frequently, one that feels like home ...

Meet the Tastemakers

Meet 8 talented Austin chefs on the brink of stardom

by Nicole Raney

3.9.17  |  1:28 pm

The future of the Austin restaurant scene is in good hands. We kick off our Tastemaker Awards special editorial series ...

Taste of the Tastemakers

Austin's tastiest food and drink celebration returns for 2017

by Arden Ward

3.6.17  |  4:00 pm

It's time to celebrate two of the things we love most: food and drink. April marks the return of ...

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