About Tastemaker Awards

The CultureMap Tastemaker Awards are an annual celebration of talent in Houston'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 on April 18 at Asia Society Texas Center for a swanky tasting event and awards ceremony, emceed by Bryan Caswell, where we'll celebrate the nominees and unveil the winners. Join us to 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 9 best bars in Houston offer quality and consistency

by Eric Sandler

3.28.17  |  1:53 pm

Undoubtedly, the task of sorting through Houston’s hundreds of bars to arrive at the nine finalists for the CultureMap ...

Meet the Tastemakers

Houston's 9 best neighborhood restaurants make us feel right at home

by Eric Sandler

3.21.17  |  10:01 am

Casual, affordable, accessible — neighborhood restaurants may not show up on most best-of lists, but they’re the restaurants that most ...

Meet The Tastemakers

Meet 8 talented Houston chefs on the brink of stardom

by Eric Sandler

3.14.17  |  10:15 am

Our profiles of this year’s nominees for the 2017 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards begins with one of the event’s ...

Taste of the Tastemakers

Houston's tastiest food and drink celebration returns for 2017

by Arden Ward

3.7.17  |  1:42 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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