2013 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards

Image courtesy of CultureMap. Clockwise from top left: Laura Sawicki, Todd Duplechan, Tacy Rowland, Lenoir, Mark Sayre, Jester King
Last night, CultureMap Austin held their second annual Tastemaker Awards at the Driskill Hotel in downtown Austin. The event not only honored Austin’s thriving culinary and cocktail scene, but brought together food fans and the artists behind the dishes and drinks for an evening of celebration, sipping and sampling from some of the city’s finest bars and restaurants. Before Jack Gilmore of Jack Allen’s Kitchen announced the winners, CultureMap CEO Alyce Alston sang the praises of the chefs, sommeliers, bartenders and breweries making Austin’s scene so vibrant:
“Creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship – I love you for all of those things, and you are what makes Austin so great!”

— Alyce Alston

See below for a full list of the winners, and look forward to sampling Laura Sawicki‘s innovative dessert creations at this year’s Rock Your Taco Showdown!
2013 Tastemaker Award Winners




Todd Duplechan, Lenoir

Pastry Chef

Laura Sawicki, La Condesa

Sommelier/Beverage Director

Mark Sayre, Trio


Jester King Craft Brewery

Craft Bartender

Tacy Rowland, Drink.Well.
Want more culinary scoop? Read the full recap from our friends over at CultureMap Austin.