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Foodie Events: June 24th, Victorian Tea at Bishop’s Palace

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Every Thursday-Sunday – Taste of The Strand Food Tour – At the Taste of The Strand walking and tasting tour, sample appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and other edibles from well-known Galveston institutions. Tickets are $89.95 per person. Purchase tickets at tasteofthestrand.com. Tours are scheduled Thursday-Sunday at 1-4pm and 5-8pm. Weather permitting, tours begin at 2028 Strand at the corner of 21st and Hendley Green. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure.

Every Wednesday and Saturday (8-11am) – Seeding Galveston Farm Stand is located at N & 33rd St. They have Island-grown produce seasonally available. The garden is always open for walking about and visiting baby goats. Some of the produce is priced as low as $2 per overstuffed bag. Other veggies are priced below conventional market standards. They also have farm fresh eggs available and frequently other products such as fruits, pepper sauces, and more. This small market is a great neighborhood find. A list of what is available each week is at seedinggalveston.com. At the 19th & Market St. Community Garden, just blocks from The Strand, visitors, residents, and tourists are welcome to walk through the garden and enjoy viewing its seasonal bounty. You can also rent a bed and raise your own produce. Contact seedinggalveston@yahoo.com or call (281)794-9899 for more info.

Number 13, located at 7809 Broadway St., now offers a Bar & Terrace Menu for lunch every Friday from 12 noon-4pm. The Bar & Terrace Menu offers light to moderate fare featuring a $10-25 price range. Come for the food and enjoy the beautiful day on the patio.

Lolo Kai Smoothies and Wraps has moved to Downtown Galveston at 528 23rd St. Lolo Kai and offers a variety of real fruit, guilt-free, deliciously-satisfying smoothies that you can pair with fresh cut West Coast/Hawaiian-style wraps. The Hawaiian inspired menu features wraps, smoothies, protein shakes, açaí bowls, juice, and more. A fav is the Big Island Bowl with apple juice, strawberries, banana, honey, and coconut juice topped with blueberries, granola, and coconut shavings. All of their wraps are available in salad form also.

Maceo’s Spice & Import has added some new items to their heavenly Sunday morning brunch! In addition to freshly made mimosas and Bloody Marys, you can get Eggs Maceo (their wonderful version of eggs Benedict), biscuits and gravy, Breakfast on Market (French bread, pesto, provolone, poached egg, and hollandaise sauce), and their famous Shrimp and Crab Gumbo, muffulettas, the O.G., NOLA Roast Beef, and more. Brunch is served 10am-2pm Sundays only. Maceo’s is located at 2706 Market St., Downtown Galveston.

The Island Pour House, located at 213 23rd St., Downtown, is now open. It offers wine by the glass, tap, bottle, and a menu of charcuterie boards.

Opening in June is Shark Shack Beach Bar & Grill, located at 2402 Strand St., in the old Mediterranean Chef location Downtown Galveston. The restaurant will be offering seafood, burgers, and will have a large bar with daily happy hour specials from 2-6pm. In the evenings on weekends, it will transition into a fun nightlife spot. Find them on Facebook at @sharkshackbeachbarandgrill.

June 24th (2-3:30pm) – Victorian Tea at Bishop’s Palace – Enjoy a special guided tour complete with a specialty tea and light snacks. Tours are $30 per person for adults, $18 per person for youth 18 and under. The Bishop’s Palace (a.k.a. Gresham House) is a contributing building in the East End Historic District, and a National Historic Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is located at 1402 Broadway Ave. J.

July 14th (10am-8pm) – Albatross Old Smokey Throwdown – Cooks start getting ready – it’s almost time to get those Old Smokey grills out and start preparing for this annual cook-off. More details will be posted on the Albatross Facebook page! Returning teams will be notified by email around May 1st. Registration opens June 1st for new teams. Categories are chicken wings, anything with bacon, and the third category is a surprise and will be announced June 3rd at a Reveal Party at 4pm at Albatross, 815 21st St.

July 21st (3-7:30pm) – Boots ‘n Eats on the Beach with Bri Bagwell – Stewart Beach will host a huge party featuring a concert and food truck party held next to the Stewart Beach pavilion. It will feature a free concert from award-winning country music star and four-time Texas Female Vocalist of the Year Bri Bagwell. Six of the region’s most popular food trucks will be on hand offering a wide range of international culinary delights. For more info find the event on Facebook or go to galvestonbeachinfo.com.

July 24th (6-10pm) – Casino for a Cause – Join the Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County for a night of fine dining, casino gaming, silent and live auctions, and music by The Line Up – all in the name of supporting victims of family violence and sexual assault in Galveston County. This will be held at Moody Gardens Hotel, 7 Hope Blvd. Tickets are available at kdimmett@rccgc.org or (409)443-0521.

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