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Kelci Cox, Erin Louis
Kelci Cox, Erin Louis Photo by Ashley Gongora
Carpenter's Cafe, Tastemaker Awards
The Asian Zing Nachos from Carpenter's Cafe were a fan favorite. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Michelle Payne, Rodney Lambert
Michelle Payne, Chef of the Year nominee Rodney Lambert Photo by Ashley Gongora
Nancy Lamb
Nancy Lamb Photo by Ashley Gongora
Kendra Richardson, Funky Town Fridge
Kendra Richardson of Funky Town Fridge talks about the mission of the organization. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Katherine Stephens, Jada Nicome, Michael Rihani, Jordan Rihani
Katherine Stephens, Jada Nicome, Michael Rihani, Jordan Rihani Photo by Ashley Gongora
Robert Yunger, Willie Lindsay, Robert Judy
Robert Yunger, Willie Lindsay, Robert Judy Photo by Ashley Gongora
Amanda Yunger, Shannon Osbakken, Sarah Allen
Chef of the Year nominee Amanda Yunger, Shannon Osbakken, Sarah Allen Photo by Ashley Gongora
Chloe Barney, Taylor Pena, Taylor McNair, Sara Maschmeyer
Chloe Barney, Taylor Pena, Taylor McNair, Sara Maschmeyer Photo by Ashley Gongora
Lauren Phillips, Andrea Ordonez
Lauren Phillips, Andrea Ordonez Photo by Ashley Gongora
Joseph Whitaker, Brandon Watson, Krystal Watson, Sarah Whitaker
Joseph Whitaker, Brandon Watson, Krystal Watson, Sarah Whitaker Photo by Ashley Gongora
Christopher Falcon, Sandra Falcon
Christopher Falcon, Sandra Falcon Photo by Ashley Gongora
Keely Burke, Greg Pawlowski
Keely Burke, Greg Pawlowski Photo by Ashley Gongora
Margie Shynk, Sarah White
Margie Shynk, Sarah White Photo by Ashley Gongora
Jenny Castor, Fort Worth Tastemaker Awards
Chef Jenny Castor accepts the Chef of the Year award from Jon Bonnell. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Dusty Biscuit, Fort Worth Tastemaker Awards
Dusty Biscuit Beignets won the Best New Restaurant online contest. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Zonk Burgers, vegan burger slider
Zonk Burgers' sliders were especially popular with vegans. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Potato-leek pizza, Pizza verde
Best New Restaurant nominee Pizza Verde's potato-leek pizza was also offered in gluten-free form. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Topo Chico, Tastemaker AWards
Topo Chico kept everyone hydrated. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Bar of the year, CJ Starr, Fort Worth Tastemaker Awards 2022
Emcee CJ Starr hands out the Bar of the Year award to Jada Nicome of The Lobby Bar at Hotel Dryce. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Lindsey Wilson, Jeff Hummel
Lindsey Wilson, Jeff Hummel Photo by Ashley Gongora
The Fitzgerald, Tastemaker Awards
The team behind Best New Restaurant nominee The Fitzgerald serves up its Yellowfin Tuna dish. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Josie Villa-Singleton, Celestina Blok, Crystal Willars Vastine
Josie Villa-Singleton, Celestina Blok, Crystal Vastine Photo by Ashley Gongora
WineHaus frose, Tastemaker awards
The froses from Bar of the Year nominee WineHaus were a hit. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Luckybee Kitchen, Tastemaker awards
The Instagrammy Parmesan Bagels from Luckybee Kitchen. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Carpenter's Cafe, Tastemaker Awards
Chef of the Year nominee Katrina Carpenter and the team from Carpenter's Cafe serve guests. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Danette Wicker
Danette Wicker Photo by Ashley Gongora
Bardstown Bourbon, Fort Worth Tastemakers
Bartenders poured signature cocktails featuring Bardstown Bourbon. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Tam Taylor, Melissa Howard, Stephanie Merry, Alex Martin, Tricia Dalton
Tam Taylor, Tricia Dalton, Stephanie Merry, Melissa Howard, Alex Martin Photo by Ashley Gongora
Fort Worth Tastemaker Awards, 4Eleven
A capacity crowd of 400 filled the 4 Eleven venue. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Courtside Kitchen, Tastemaker Awards
Best New Restaurant nominee Courtside Kitchen served house-made hummus. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Cinnamon Rolls, Ol' South
Candied bacon-topped cinnamon rolls from Ol' South Pancake House, winner of Best Breakfast. Photo by Ashley Gongora
Fabian Alvarado, Quincy Wallace
Chef of the Year nominee Fabian Alvarado, Quincy Wallace Photo by Ashley Gongora