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Galveston Restaurant Week Returns January 12-25, 2014

GALVESTON ISLAND, TEXAS (JANUARY 7, 2014) - The third annual Galveston.com & Company Galveston Restaurant Week - Sunday, January 12th to Saturday, January 25th, 2014 - brings Galveston Island's vibrant food scene to life for two full weeks of delicious dining. The event will showcase the freshest ingredients, most flavorful dishes and tastiest culinary gems that Galveston has to offer, as well as benefit the Galveston County Food Bank.

This year's sponsors include Yelp, GalvestonCruises.com, and John Ford Jewelers.

Home of the finest Gulf Coast seafood and some of Texas's most delectable restaurants, Galveston Island proudly welcomes visitors to Galveston Restaurant Week, where patrons can choose from Galveston's most delightful and delicious eateries for prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus - in attractive price points of $10, $15, $20, $25, $30, $35, and $40, depending on the restaurant.

Last year's event featured a vast array of Galveston Island eateries, and resulted in a very welcome boost during the Island's slower season of winter. Thirty-two restaurants have committed to the 2014 event.

Giving Back to the Community

Solving the problem of hunger in Galveston County is not just a matter of getting more food to the needy. It's a matter of getting more food to the organizations that serve the needy. And that's how Galveston Restaurant Week patrons can help! Area resident and visitors are encouraged to donate to the Galveston County Food Bank in two ways:

  1. Donate online at GalvestonRestaurantWeek.com
  2. Donate via mobile device! Simply text "Hunger" to 33733. You'll receive a confirmation text, with a link to a completely secure, mobile donation form.

100% of donations (minus credit card fees) will be given to the Galveston County Food Bank. All participating Restaurant Week eateries have also donated to the Food Bank via event participation fee.

Point, Click, & Win!

And to make this delectable event even more tasty? One lucky photographer will win a CRUISE GIVEAWAY FOR 2, for capturing “Favorite Photo” in the Galveston Restaurant Week #CelebrateDelicious Photo Contest. Since summer, visitors to Galveston.com andGalvestonRestaurantWeek.com have been encouraged to post photos to the Official Galveston Restaurant Week Facebook Page at facebook.com/CelebrateDelicious/. Submissions are welcome through the end of Restaurant Week. After the voting period January 26 - February 3, the photo that captures the most votes will be declared Grand Prize Winner. Winner will be announced February 4, 2014

Share Your Favorite Restaurant Entrees with Your Pals

When patrons visit participating Galveston Restaurant Week restaurants this January, they’re encouraged to snap Instagrams of their favorite dishes, and tag with the official hashtag of Galveston Restaurant Week, #CelebrateDelicious. Those photos will be displayed online for the public at here.

Restaurant of the Year

Galveston Restaurant Week returns in January, and with it comes the brand new Restaurant of the Year contest! Beginning today and continuing thru January 25th, the public is invited to VOTE BY TEXT for their favorite participating Island eateries. At the end of the voting period, the restaurant with the most votes will be named GALVESTON RESTAURANT WEEK RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR.Each participating restaurant has its own unique keyword. To vote, patrons must text their favorite restaurant’s keyword to 33733. Message and data rates may apply. Keywords for each restaurant are capitalized below:

  1. Brick House Tavern & Tap: BRICK
  2. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.: BUBBA
  3. DiBella's Italian Restaurant: DIBELLA
  4. EATcetera: EAT
  5. Farley Girls Cafe: FARLEY
  6. Fisherman's Wharf: WHARF
  7. Fish Tales: FISH
  8. Galvez Bar & Grill: GALVEZ
  9. Grotto: GROTTO
  10. The Gumbo Diner: DINER
  11. The Jetty: JETTY
  12. Joe's Crab Shack Seawall: SHACK1
  13. Joe's Crab Shack Pier 19: SHACK2
  14. Landry's Seafood: LANDRY
  15. Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar: GUMBO
  16. Medicinal Purposes: MEDICINE
  17. The M&M: MM
  18. Nonno Tony's: TONY
  19. Number 13: 13
  20. Olympia Grill Seawall: OLYMPIA1
  21. Olympia Grill Pier 21: OLYMPIA2
  22. Porch Cafe: PORCH
  23. Rainforest Cafe: RAIN
  24. Rudy & Paco: PACO
  25. Saltgrass Steakhouse: STEAK
  26. Saltwater Grill: GRILL
  27. Shearn's: SHEARN
  28. Sky Bar: SKYBAR
  29. Tortuga Mexican Kitchen: TORTUGA
  30. Tremont Cafe: CAFE
  31. The Waterman: WATERMAN
  32. Willie G's: WILLIE

Celebrate Delicious This January

Participating in Galveston Restaurant Week is easy! There are no passes to buy, no coupons to carry, and no cards to punch, only a quick call to the restaurant of your choice to make reservations; then simply dine out during the period January 12-25. Reservations are strongly recommended to make sure you're able to sample your favorite flavors! The public is invited to experience cuisine that will amplify your palate and highlight the fun of dining on Galveston Island. Quite simply, this new culinary tradition promises to "celebrate delicious!" like no other event of the year.

Join us this January, and discover why Galveston Island is one of the Gulf Coast's most diverse culinary destinations! Galveston Restaurant Week locations and details will be fully-interactive on both Galveston.com and the mobile website at m.galveston.com.

Visit the official website at GalvestonRestaurantWeek.com, and the Facebook page at facebook.com/CelebrateDelicious/.

To book Galveston Island lodging during 2014 Restaurant Week, visit Galveston.com, or call the Galveston.com toll-free Lodging Hotline at (888)939-8680. Remember, when you book Galveston lodging via Galveston.com, you'll enjoy up to $500 in money-saving Island coupons to enjoy during your stay.

About Galveston Island
Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island is best known as a vacation destination, offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, Texas’s premier cruise port and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country. For more information on Galveston Island visit www.galveston.com or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.

About Galveston.com & Company
Galveston.com & Company, Inc. is a destination marketing corporation based in Galveston, Texas. The company specializes in destination portals, as well as online lodging, cruise, parking, and transportation reservations; and event ticketing via its proprietary DestinationNext module.