Galveston, TX (PRWEB) December 13, 2013
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 multiple 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.
Please note: 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
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 and GalvestonRestaurantWeek.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.
Restaurant Week patrons are encouraged to snap Instagrams of favorite dishes, and tag with the official hashtag of Galveston Restaurant Week, #CelebrateDelicious. Those photos will be displayed online for the public in the Galveston Restaurant Week Social Center.
Restaurant of the Year
Galveston Restaurant Week returns in January, and with it comes the first-ever Restaurant of the Year contest. Continuing thru January 25th, the public is invited to VOTE BY TEXT for 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. Full details at GalvestonRestaurantWeek.com.
Join the Fun
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(s) selected to make reservations; then simply dine out during the period January 12-25. Reservations are strongly recommended. The public is invited to experience cuisine that will 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.
To book Galveston Island lodging during 2013 Restaurant Week, click here, or call the Galveston.com toll-free Lodging Hotline at (888)939-8680.
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' 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 http://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.
For more information, contact Galveston.com & Company via phone (409)763-8676.