CultureMap’s 2013 Tastemaker Awards Nominees

Last night, CultureMap Austin unveiled the nominees for their second annual Tastemaker Awards, to be held in Austin on Thursday, April 11. Along with CultureMap’s Editor in Chief, Caitlin Ryan, Jack Gilmore (of Jack Allen’s Kitchen) announced the names, but not without first reminding the room of food enthusiasts that “Austin is the envy of the culinary world.” The Tastemaker Awards are a fun and celebratory part of Austin’s month-long toast to all things food and drink-related. The ceremony — and requisite after-party — will take place at the Driskill Hotel. Spanning categories like Best Brewery and Best Pastry Chef, the names represent a well-deserving group of talent from Austin’s culinary and cocktail communities. You can check out the full list of nominees over on CultureMap, but first, check out all the 2013 Austin FOOD & WINE Festival chefs and restaurants that were nominated across the Tastemaker categories:

Best Restaurant:

Barley Swine Congress La Condesa

Best Chef:

Bryce Gilmore Tyson Cole

Best Pastry Chef:

Jodi Elliott Laura Sawicki