Best of Big D:

Under the Big Top

Dallas’ party of the year is back, live and in person!

Join D Magazine on Thursday, August 4, as we celebrate the best Dallas has to offer—all under one roof. Our 2022 Best of Big D food and drink winners will be showcasing our city’s best at The Factory, and we want to see you there!

General Admission gains you access to offerings from 20+ restaurants and bars, a full night of entertainment, fantastic photo ops, and a year-long subscription to D Magazine. VIP guests will gain early entrance and first dibs on all the food and drinks, a private lounge area, and specialty cocktails and bites reserved exclusively for them.

Tickets on sale now!

Thursday, August 4

The Factory in Deep Ellum
2713 Canton St, Dallas, TX 75226

6-7 p.m.
Exclusive VIP entrance

7-10 p.m.
General Admission

See you next year!

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Here's an exclusive sneak peek of the Best of Big D food lineup:


Botolino Gelato Artigianale  
Variety of Gelatos

Cades Cakes
Birthday Oreo Sheet Cake, Chocolate Smores Sheet Cake, and M&M Cookie Cake

Desi District
Tikka Masala with Rice (Chicken & Paneer)

E Bar Tex-Mex
Tacos de Carnitas

Edoko Omakase Sushi 
Hamachi Taco – Tuna, Salmon
Nigiri – Signature Spicy Tuna Maki

Encanto Pops
Mini Paletas

Greenville Avenue Pizza Co   
Pizza, Pasta, and Garlic Knots

Samosa with Tamarind Chutney

Mr. Max
Kobe Beef Nigiri + Gyoza (Berkshire Pork Dumpling)

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
Dry-Aged Strip Loin with Wild Mushrooms

Saigon Block
Summer Rolls 3 Ways: Cooked Shrimp & Pork, Shrimp Paste, and Grilled Pork. Dipped in Peanut Sauce.

Sky Rocket Burger
Jr. Cheeseburgers

TX Brisket Biscuit
Smoked Brisket Biscuit with Hickory-Brown Sugar BBQ butter and a Hint of Chipotle

Akami Te – Bigeye Tuna, Watermelon, Thai Chili

Vestals Catering 
Gulf Shrimp Aguachile

Will Call Bar
MFKin’Bao Bun: Puerto Rican Roast Pork That Good Good Sauce Onion & Cilantro

Wu Wei Din
Xiao Long Bao – pork filling with a juicy soup wrapped in delicate dough



4 Kahunas Tiki Lounge
Kahuna Painkiller (4 Kahunas’ version of this Creamy Coconut Classic with Navy Rum. Our best seller!)

Del Sur Tacos       
#1 Mucha Lucha: Unique Mexican Flavor Mixing the Chipotle Spice and Eccentric Blend of Agua de Jamaica and Fresh Pineapple Juice with Chipotle Infused Tequila. Inspired by Mexican Wrestling “Lucha Libre”
#2 Passion N Rings: Frozen or On the Rocks, Maracuya Flavor Margarita Combining Sweet, Floral Aroma and Potent Sour Taste with Our Lime Infused Tequila Orange Liquor and Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

Manhattan Project Beer Company
Half-Life (Hazy IPA), Bikini Atoll (Fruited Gose), Black Matter (Coffee Stout)


VIP Offerings                                           

Al Biernat’s           
Kona Crusted Filet Mignon, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Green Peppercorn Sauce

Scardello Artisan Cheese        
Selection of Handcrafted Cheeses

The French Room Bar
Edelweiss: A Refreshing, Deceptively Complex Aperitif Cocktail made with Sweet Gwendoline Gin, Sauternes, Comoz Vermouth, Lillet Blanc, and Thyme

Here's an exclusive sneak peek of the Best of Big D entertainment lineup:



DJ Christy Ray

Ariel + The Culture

Emerald City Band



Walter Lee from Downtown Fever Band

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The Issue

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.


How are the Best of Big D 2022 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 2022 winners be announced?

The complete list of winners will featured in the August 2022 issue of D Magazine and will be featured in the September/October 2022 issue of D Home. You can view the 2021 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?

$110 for General Admission

$165 for VIP

What do GA and VIP tickets include?

A $110 general admission ticket gets you unlimited access you access to offerings from 20+ restaurants and bars, a full night of entertainment, fantastic photo ops, and a year-long subscription to D Magazine.


A $165 VIP ticket get you early access to the event an hour before the general public and first dibs on all the food and drinks, a private lounge area, and specialty cocktails and bites reserved exclusively for you.

When and where is the event?

This year’s Best of Big D event will take place at The Factory in Deep Ellum on Thursday, August 4.

VIP Admission: 6-7 p.m.; General Admission: 7-10 p.m.

Where do I park?

Ride share is strongly encouraged. Parking in Deep Ellum is limited. There is parking available at The Stack​, a parking garage, located directly behind The Factory at the corner of Henry and Clover. Price is per car.

Luxury rideshare partner Alto is offering $10 off rides to and from The Factory in Deep Ellum to all attendees. To redeem this offer, download the Alto app and add code BOBD22 under the “Profile” → “Promotions” section of the app.

What is your refund policy?

Tickets will be refunded only in the event of cancellation. No ticket exchanges will be issued.

Can I get more information?

Contact Gigi Ekstrom here for more general questions. Contact Rachel Gill here for advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

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