And the Tastemaker Award Winners Are . . .
Fri April 12, 2013 12:01 pm

The 2013 Austin CultureMap Tastemaker Awards were hosted last night at the historical Driskill Hotel, and the winners are as follows:

Best Craft Bartender: Tacy Rowland of Drink.Well

Best Craft Brewery: Jester King Craft Brewery 

Best Pastry Chef: Laura Sawicki of La Condesa and Sway

Best Sommelier: Mark Sayre of TRIO in the Four Seasons 

Best Restaurant: Lenoir 

Best Chef: Todd Duplechan of Lenoir 

The ceremony also announced the winner of the 2013 CultureMap New Restaurant Challenge, which was chosen by online voters on the CultureMap website. Epicerie Cafe & Grocery was named the people's choice among a pool of sixteen other restaurant nominees. [Full disclosure: Texas Monthly's Pat Sharpe was one of the six judges who selected the nominees in each of the categories this year.]

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