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Leah Cast
Director of Communications
Office: (409)797-5152

Ivette Wilhelm
Public Relations Manager
Office: (409)797-5124

Mary Beth Bassett
Public Affairs Manager
Office: (409)797-5121

Sarah Kinsler
Social Media Manager
Office: (409)797-5120

Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau Press Room
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Ivette Wilhelm
Public Relations Manager
Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau

                      Galveston Restaurant Week Kicks Off This Weekend
                         Event to Feature 30+ Restaurants Jan. 7-22, Benefit Access Care of Coastal Texas  

GALVESTON ISLAND, TEXAS (January 4, 2017) - The sixth annual Galveston Restaurant Week, hosted by & Co., will kick off this weekend, bringing the island’s vibrant food scene to life for two full weeks of delicious dining. The event will showcase the tastiest culinary gems Galveston has to offer Jan. 7-22 in addition to naming the island’s 2017 “Restaurant of the Year.”
More than 30 restaurants will participate in this year’s event, which is a once-a-year opportunity for diners to try top dishes on prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus in attractive price points. Two and three-course dinners will be priced between $20-$35 while two-course lunches, breakfasts and brunches will cost between $10-$20. The public is also invited to cast votes for their favorite participating eatery by indicating its unique keyword located here. To vote, patrons must text their favorite restaurant's keyword to 33733. At the end of the event, the winner will be named the 2017 Galveston Restaurant of the Year.
This celebration of food benefits the non-profit organization Access Care of Coastal Texas. A portion of Galveston Restaurant Week proceeds will be donated to the organization to provide lunches for patients living with HIV or AIDS.
For more information on Galveston Restaurant Week visit
Media Resources: 
Chefs from participating Galveston Restaurant Week eateries are available for interviews and/or in-studio or on-site cooking segments. Contact Ivette Wilhelm at  for coordination assistance.
To download Galveston food and restaurant images or video, visit  

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