The Best of Big D is D Magazine’s annual guide to the best food, drinks, shops, and entertainment in Dallas. Our editors spend months exploring every nook and cranny of our city to point our readers to the best it has to offer, from late night eats to yoga studios. The winners are published in the August issue of D Magazine.

Best of Big D Readers' Choice

Voting open from April 8-23

Best of Big D 2018 Winners

We love Dallas. You love Dallas. But it’s never a bad idea to take a moment and remember why. Check out 157 such reminders, the shops and bars and athletes and cake bakers that make this city great.


When will the 2019 Readers’ Choice voting begin?

Voting will begin on April 8 and end on April 23. The winners will be announced in the August issue of D Magazine.

How were the Readers’ Choice picks selected this year?

We asked a panel of local food and beverage expert to choose their favorites in each category. Don’t like their choices? No sweat. There’s still a space for you to write in your pick.

How many times can I votes?

You can vote once per day. Vote early, vote often.

My category isn’t featured on Best of Big D Readers’ Choice this year. How can I submit my company for consideration next year?

We are only opening up Readers’ Choice for the Food and Drink categories, but if you would like our editors to consider your company please fill out the form here.

How are the Best of Big D 2019 winners selected?

For eleven months, the D Magazine editors revisited old favorites and checked out the latest openings. They asked for suggestions, talked to the experts, and compared notes. Our editors select winners based entirely on merit and grit. Advertising does not affect the editor’s list in any way, shape, or form.

The Readers’ Choice winners for the Food & Drink category are selected by D Magazine readers through an online voting form.


When will Best of Big D 2019 winners be announced?

The complete list of winners will featured in the August 2019 issue of D Magazine and will be featured in the September/October 2019 issue of D Home. You can view the 2018 D Magazine‘s list of winners here.

Can I get more information?

Contact Carly Mann here for more general questions. Contact Laurie Stovall here for advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

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