The Foodie Experience is the exclusive kick-off to Taste of Dallas. This special, one-night-only, all-inclusive food and beverage sampling format event highlights the very best food and drink the Metroplex has to offer. Attendees will be able to sip and sample from some of the very best chefs and restaurants while enjoying exclusivity inside the Gas Monkey Live venue.

  • WHEN: Friday, June 22, 2018
  • HOURS: General Admission 7:00pm to 10:00pm (VIP entry at 6:30pm)

You’ll want to purchase tickets for The Foodie Experience early, as tickets are limited and will sell out! Tickets are available ONLINE ONLY. Foodie Experience tickets include entry into Taste of Dallas on Friday at 5pm so come early, get your wristband for Foodie Experience, and check out the sponsor and exhibitor activations outside before the Foodie Experience opens. There will be live music on 3 outdoor stages.Click here for more details


On Saturday and Sunday inside the cool and comfortable setting of the Gas Monkey Live venue, great restaurants from neighborhoods around the Metroplex feature delicious offerings of their menus to attendees which are purchased with food tickets as well as great craft brew from Deep Ellum Brewing.

Come enjoy the best of the best, all in one location. And as a perfect complement to the fabulous food and beverages, there will be great live music on the Modelo Main Stage featuring Augustana, Texas Band Highway 31, and more on Saturday and Shooter Jennings, Cameran Nelson and more on Sunday.

Participants Include

  • Abocas Italian Grill
  • Aw Shucks Oyster Bar
  • Bazille
  • BierGarten
  • Black Ship Little Katana
  • Deep Ellum Brewery
  • Del Frisco's Grille
  • Fresh Art Foodie
  • Frost Gelato
  • Howards Catfish New Orleans Cuisine
  • Luna Grill
  • OPA! Greek Taverna
  • Paciugo Gelato
  • Paula Deen's Family Kitchen
  • Piccassos Pizza
  • Potbelly
  • Purple Tako
  • Remington's
  • Texas Spice at Omni Dallas
  • The Melting Pot
  • Via Real


If you love burning hardwood, crackling embers, and you like to cook --either High Heat or Low & Slow --it will be hard to leave our backyard bites area presented by Coleman Backyards who will be showcasing some of their best spas at special pricing. You'll enjoy some of the very best barbecue, burgers, and more along with delicious craft beer from Oak Highland Brewery and Texas Ale Project.

Enjoy live music on the Backyard Bites Stage all weekend long with Chris Knight and Dalton Domino on Friday night, JB & the Moonshine Band, Max Stalling, and more on Saturday night, and Cody Jasper, Evan Cole, and more on Sunday.

Participants Include

  • Binh and Jeffrey's
  • Coleman Backyards Spas
  • Fletcher's Corny Dogs
  • LA Burger
  • Oak Highlands Brewery
  • One 90 BBQ
  • Pollo Campero
  • Texas Ale Project
  • Texas Beer Bus
  • Texas Rib Rangers
  • Tri Tip Grill
  • Tu Bones BBQ
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Every Texan loves spice and nothing says spicy quite like the wonderful flavors inspired by Latin culture. Don't miss Latin Flavors presented by Jose Cuervo featuring delicious tacos, tequila, margarita bar, and more.

Participants Include

  • Arepa TX
  • Jose Cuervo Margarita Bar
  • LUCK at Trinity Groves
  • Luna's
  • Melinda's Hot Sauce
  • Modelo
  • RJ's Mexican Cuisine
  • Sidral Mundet
  • Taqueria La Ventana
  • The Empanada Cookhouse
  • Trompo Taco
  • Wee Gypsy Photo Booth


Healthy Living all starts with what you put in your body! This new area at Taste of Dallas features healthy and tasty options. Fuel will show you that eating healthy doesn't have to be boring!

Participants Include

  • Camp Gladiator
  • Cinnaholic
  • Farm Box Delivery
  • Lisa's Lemonade
  • Recipe Oak Cliff
  • Rejuv Juice
  • Simple Splendor Sauces
  • The Amazing Dip Company


The only thing faster than food on wheels is its growing popularity! We’ve corralled the best food trucks in North Texas. Some of the tastiest dishes in Dallas are coming out of these mobile kitchens. One bite and you’ll be a believer!

No need to chase them down all over town, as the best of the best will be featured at Taste Curbside.

Participants Include

  • Aunt Shirley's Food Truck
  • Cajun Cowboy
  • Chiave's Italian Street Food
  • Grub Burger Bar
  • Nosh Box Eatery
  • The Hot Potato
  • Yummy BBQ
  • Yummy Pizza