DALLAS (KDAF) — The Dallas Observer Best of Dallas® annually recognizes and celebrates outstanding businesses, individuals, and places in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.

This year the spotlight is on local influencers, fellow online
subject-matter experts who are devoted to uncovering new and exciting
places worth visiting, exploring the latest trends and highlighting the fascinating
people who call Big D home.

The nominees and winners cover a wide range of categories, including over 250 restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, cultural institutions, local personalities and more. Winners are typically selected through a combination of public voting and the expertise of the Dallas Observer’s editorial team.

“Best of Dallas” serves as a guide for locals and visitors looking to explore and experience the best that Dallas has to offer in various aspects of life, from dining and nightlife to arts and culture.

Watch the full special above.

GALLERYPictures from last night’s event