Food Lovers: New Year with New Events

Taste of The Strand Food Tour – The Taste of The Strand walking and tasting tour is the largest guided food tour in Texas! Your taste buds are sure to be dazzled as you sample appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and other edibles from these well-known Galveston institutions. Tickets are $89.95 per person. Purchase tickets at 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 Thursday (Bryan Museum, 1315 21st St., 3-6pm); and Sunday (Downtown at 2508 Postoffice St., October-May 9am-1pm) – Galveston’s Own Farmer’s Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. For more info and to see what vendors will be at each market, go to


January 6th-21st – The 7th Annual & Company Galveston Restaurant Week – Patrons can choose from Galveston’s most delightful and delicious eateries for prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus, in attractive prices you’re sure to savor. Check at for details.

March 23rd (7-11pm) – 17th Century Historical Food Event at Tall Ship Elissa – Join this event to learn more about what 17th-century sailors ate on ships through the Ship Biscuit & Salted Beef Research Project. The event includes entrance to the Texas Seaport Museum that has the tall ship Elissa which housed the food items from the research project, presentations from GHF’s researchers, and a complimentary beer tasting of a historical brew made from a real 17th-century recipe. Ticket are $24 and includes three complimentary beer tastings. Must be over 21. This will be held at ELISSA at Texas Seaport Museum, 2100 Harborside Dr., Downtown Galveston. Tickets are available at

March 24th (11am-3pm) – Epicurean Event: Spring Festival – This family-friendly event will be held at Tin Cup Caddyshack, 9020 Stewart Rd., Galveston. Come dressed in costume or your festive attire. Cost is $10 per person and includes a bucket of balls and a light lunch. All proceeds from this Epicurean Event go to the Junior League of Galveston County. The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more info go to

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