April 19th-21st: Rabbit Roast at The Oaks Garden – Rabbit Roast is the new version of an old favorite Bunny Roast! This will be a fun-filled weekend including a cook-off, with proceeds going to the Galveston Humane Society. Categories, rules, and details will be posted. This will be held at The Oaks, located at 12410 Stewart Rd., Galveston. More info is at facebook.com/events/317160175539975.
April 26th (4-11pm): 2019 Bon Temps Rouler Cajun Throwdown Tiki & Tails Beer Garden at Tin Cup’s Caddyshack – Come out for an all you can eat shrimp boil, plus all you can eat crawfish with a crawfish cook-off! There will be great Louisiana Zydeco music and tons of fun for the whole family as well as food trucks, NOLA desserts, and oysters on a half shell. Remember to always let the good times roll! Tin Cup’s Caddyshack is located at 9020 Stewart Rd. on the west end of the island. For more info go to facebook.com/tincupscaddysahck (this is not a typo). Pre-sale tickets are $20 and available only in person in the Tap Room.
April 26th-27th: 10th Annual Galveston Island Wine Festival – Last year’s event included wines from 30 vineyards and this year the event expects to surpass those numbers. Pour into bliss this April and join in for a special springtime event with delectable wines and live musical entertainment by Roxy Roca. Events in conjunction with the festival are Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Premium Wine Tasting, and The Grand Tasting. A portion of the proceeds benefits Galveston College Culinary Arts, Alvin Community College Culinary Arts, and The Galveston County Resource and Crisis Center. For more info go to galvestonislandwinefestival.com.
April 28th (11am-2pm): Sunday Brunch featuring Houston Chef Lance Fegen – To celebrate the Galveston Island Wine Festival, Hotel Galvez & Spa is featuring special menu items created by Chef Lance Fegen of F.E.E.D. TX Restaurant Group in Houston. Fegen, culinary director and managing partner of three Liberty Kitchen locations, is an avid surfer and world traveler whose experiences are often reflected in the food he designs. Hotel Galvez’s Sunday brunch weekly offerings include an assortment of bread, fruits, cheeses, salads, various entrees, a carving station, fresh seafood, pasta bar, made-to-order omelets, custom waffle bar, and an awe-inspiring display of desserts as well as the choice of champagne or mimosas. For reservations, please call (409)765-7721.
May 3rd and 10th (7pm): History on Tap Dinner – Great food has graced these tables before, but never quite like this as Galveston Historical Foundation’s 45th annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour offers select seats to a special Friday evening History on Tap dinner. Enjoy a specially created dinner, cooked by an award-winning chef, in a Homes Tour home. Tour homeowners will lead you on a special tour of the property while you enjoy a one of a kind evening in historic Galveston! Reservation comes with a complimentary Homes Tour ticket and can be made at facebook.com/events/258879721697334.
May 4th-5th and May 11th (8am): Bishop’s Breakfast: Galveston Historical Foundation – Kick off your Galveston Historic Homes Tour day with a specially created breakfast, served at the Gresham House dining room table. This new Homes Tour offering includes a complimentary post-breakfast audio tour of the 1892 Bishop’s Palace and a ticket for the 45th Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour. Seats are limited to 12 total per day, so advance registration is required. The breakfasts will be helmed by local chef Bailey Glover. Bailey is a cooking instructor at Kitchen Chick and has been working in professional kitchens such as Central Market, Word of Mouth Catering, and Outward Bound since she graduated from the University of Texas Austin in 2011. She loves being a part of the Galveston cooking community! Tickets are available at eventbrite.com.
Upcoming Foodie Festivals
- May 10th-12th: Texas Crab Festival, Crystal Beach
- May 10th-11th: 22nd Annual Yaga’s Children’s Fund Wild Game Cook-Off
- July 13th: Old Smokey Throwdown VII