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Partying shots: CultureMap's first-ever Tastemaker Awards ends with lots of happy people

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The first-ever CultureMap Tastemaker Awards had more happy people than in a Pharrell Williams song. And who could blame them for spontaneously breaking into a smile, with so many great Houston restaurants offering tasty treats, drinks made specially for the evening, samples of tequlia at the Herradura lounge and great music played by DJ Bizonee and Melodic?

Just about everyone stopped by the Smilebooth to show off their best grins (although some contrarians refused to crack a smile). Here are some of our favorites.

 

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CultureMap Tastemakers Awards May 2014 Smilebooth

Peace, baby, from Shawn Parks and Dena Florida.

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CultureMap Tastemakers Awards May 2014 Smilebooth

Come on, smile!

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CultureMap Tastemakers Awards May 2014 Smilebooth

Strong teeth.

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CultureMap Tastemakers Awards May 2014 Smilebooth

Eatsie Boys chef Matt Marcus, far right, and friends.

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CultureMap Tastemakers Awards May 2014 Smilebooth

Ronnie Killen, left, was all smiles.

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CultureMap Tastemakers Awards May 2014 Smilebooth

Ferocious smiles.

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All laughs!

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CultureMap Tastemakers Awards May 2014 Smilebooth

From left, Urban Swank co-founder Felice Simmons Sloan, Stuart Rosenberg, Urban Swank co-founder Shanna Jones and Mark Sullivan.

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CultureMap Tastemakers Awards May 2014 Smilebooth

Happy couple: Taylor Byrne Dodge and Kale Petersen.

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CultureMap Tastemakers Awards May 2014 Smilebooth

The CultureMap team had a great time.

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Aw, how sweet!

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CultureMap Tastemakers Awards May 2014 Smilebooth

Happy times.

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CultureMap Tastemakers Awards May 2014 Smilebooth

No, they really had a good time!

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CultureMap Tastemakers Awards May 2014 Smilebooth

Cool necklaces.

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CultureMap Tastemakers Awards May 2014 Smilebooth

Sonny Patten, from left, Olivia Fisher and Lindsay Shive. Where'd the flowers come from?

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CultureMap Tastemakers Awards May 2014 Smilebooth

CultureMap's Tod Eason, center, and friends. Don't mess with the one on the left.

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CultureMap Tastemakers Awards May 2014 Smilebooth

Smiley faces by Mayra Conejo, from left, Annie Shen, Isa Munez and Kyle B.

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CultureMap Tastemakers Awards May 2014 Smilebooth

CultureMap editor-in-chief Clifford Pugh cavorts with Amy Chien, second from right, and Darla Guillen, right. 

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CultureMap Tastemakers Awards May 2014 Smilebooth

Are you in any of these photos, or know someone who is? Send us the photo number and names and we'll add them. Email barbara@culturemap.com.