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 and celebrated at our annual Best of Big D event.

2019 Best of Big D Winners

Dallas is great. You know it. We know it. Dogs know it. Big corporations and tiny startups know it. But what, exactly, makes Dallas so great? The people, the places, the vintage clothing stores, the cocktail dens, the brunch spots, the bookstores, the drag queens, the HIIT classes? Yes.

Participating Restaurants

Asian Mint
Cane Rosso
Crumb & Kettle
Dream Cafe
Empire Baking Company
Familia Events & Catering
Hopdoddy Burger Bar

India Palace
Kuluntu Bakery
Las Almas Rotas
Maple Leaf Diner
Melt Ice Creams
Meso Maya
Mot Hai Ba

Pecan Lodge
Pizzeria Testa
The French Room Bar
Velvet Taco

2019 Best of Big D Event

The city’s biggest and best party of the year did not disappoint. On July 25, nearly 2,000 people gathered at the Bomb Factory and Canton Hall in Deep Ellum to celebrate D Magazine‘s Best of Big D winners.

Keep the party going!

If you loved what the Best of Big D restaurants were serving as much as we did, we invite you to go and pay them a visit! Download our Best of Big D restaurant checklist to get out there and explore!


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 were selected by D Magazine readers through an online voting form.


When will the 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.

Where can I get tickets to this year’s Best of Big D event?

Head to the ticket page here.

How much are tickets?

$55 for Early Bird (ends on Monday, June 17)

$65 for General Admission

$120 for VIP

What do GA and VIP tickets include?

A $65 general admission ticket gets you unlimited access to all of the food and drinks you desire (we’ll never make you pay for anything once you’re inside) along with the best entertainment, instagrammable moments, and surprises Dallas has to offer.

A $120 VIP ticket get you access to the event an hour before the general public, an exclusive entrance to skip the line, a private venue and lounge to enjoy your endless food and drinks, a private bar with speciality cocktails and bites, and an insider’s sneak peak at the backstage and concert.

When and where is the event?

This year’s Best of Big D event will take place at The Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum on Thursday, July 25.

Can I get more information?

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

Previous Events

Best of Big D 2018

Best of Big D 2017

Best of Big D 2016






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