San Antonio Tastemaker Awards 2022
A Toast to the Tastemakers

CultureMap toasts the Tastemakers with new signature San Antonio event

CultureMap toasts the Tastemakers with new signature San Antonio event

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Cheers to the Tastemakers! Photo by Ashley Gongora

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

Join us April 26 at The Espee for an evening honoring the very best of San Antonio’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 Sarah Foragny of KENS. 

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 San Antonio program will honor Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, Bar of the Year, Best New Restaurant, and Best Brewery. You can see all the nominees here and learn more about them in our special editorial series leading up to the big event.

On April 26, 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 Topo Chico. A portion of proceeds will benefit our nonprofit partner, the San Antonio Food Bank.