Fort Worth Tastemaker Awards 2022
A Toast to the Tastemakers

CultureMap toasts the Tastemakers with first-ever Fort Worth event

CultureMap toasts the Tastemakers with first-ever Fort Worth event

Jett Mora, Cafe Modern
It's time to celebrate Fort Worth's Tastemakers. Photo by Ashley Gongora

Get ready to raise a glass to Fort Worth's restaurant and bar stars. The annual CultureMap Tastemaker Awards program returns this spring with a brand-new Fort Worth event — and tickets are on sale now.

Join us May 10 at 4 Eleven for an evening honoring the very best of Fort Worth's culinary scene.

The fun begins with our signature tasting event, where you'll sample special bites from this year's participating nominees and sip an array of cocktails, beer, and more. The night culminates in an awards ceremony hosted by local comedian CJ Starr.

The Tastemaker Awards nominees are determined by a panel of industry experts, including past winners. Our mission is to shine a spotlight on the people making the local restaurant scene special and honor their innovation, energy, and creativity. 

The 2022 Fort Worth program will honor Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, Bar of the Year, Best New Restaurant, and Best Breakfast. The nominees will be revealed in our special editorial series leading up to the big event.

On May 10, we'll unveil the winner in each category, including the readers' choice winner for Best New Restaurant, which will be determined by you in an upcoming 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 April 1, so grab your tickets now for the tastiest event of the year. 


The event is brought to you by Deep Ellum Brewing Company and Topo Chico. A portion of proceeds will benefit our nonprofit partner, Funky Town Fridge.