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Dec 22, 2011 09:08 AM

Inaugural Galveston Restaurant Week 2012

The first Galveston Restaurant Week, which will take place from January 15 to January 21, 2012, has a different "spin" than the beloved Houston Restaurant Week (HRW). They are offering both prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus with the following price points: $10, $15, $20, $25, $30, $35, $40, and $45; depending on the restaurant.

You can see the list of participating restaurants here: They have quite a few options but not near as many as Houston (of course).

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  1. And like the HRW, does the restaurant contribute a portion to a food bank or other charity?

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    1. re: Lambowner

      Great would assume, but I'm not sure. Their website makes no mention. I have posed the question on their Facebook page. That was one of the biggest draws for me when we took part in HRW this year.

      1. re: UrbanSwankGirl

        I have been following the Galveston restaurant week, and although I do not believe it benefits any charity, it does benefit Galveston, so that's a good thing since Ike devastated the Island in 2008. The Island has since recovered and people should know that.

        1. re: Lambowner

          I am all for supporting Galveston! Hope everyone goes to the Island and enjoys! Some of my favs are Di Bella's, Mosquito Cafe and Mario's. Looking forward to trying others I have been wanting to try.

    2. Hello from Galveston Restaurant Week! Our inaugural event will benefit the Paco Vargas Scholarship Fund, for those kids wishing to study & enter the hospitality industry. We are thrilled to now have 32 Island restaurants taking part in this wonderful event. Come on down and visit as many eateries as possible? You could win a cruise giveaway for 2! Details on our website. Hope to see you here.

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        1. re: galvestoncom

          That is great! Thanks for replying. I hope to visit Galveston at least one during the event.

          1. re: UrbanSwankGirl

            Lunch at Gaido's yesterday was disappointing. I had the three soup appetizer. The gumbo was not good, rice was mushy like it had been frozen and microwaved. Not a great flavor either. I was really after the bisque and the poblano soup. The bisque was not that great either and I've had it before and it was wonderful. The poblano soup was really good although barely warm. I loved that one. I had the Snapper Michael. I highly doubt it was snapper. It was okay. I also added five shrimp for $5 and got the ones dipped in garlic and fried in cracker crumbs. The shrimp were very fresh and tasty. The Creme Brulee texture was all wrong as if it were a pudding instead of a custard. It tasted good but anyone can burn sugar on top of vanilla pudding. I think Gaido's is still taking short cuts and that is sad. I would go again, the seafood is very fresh but I would be more cautious in ordering.