2018 Galveston Restaurant Week Sponsors


Experience cuisine that delights your palate and defines the art of dining on Galveston Island. Held each January, this beloved culinary tradition features discounted prix fixe menus from dozens of Galveston’s best restaurants.

No tickets or passes are required! Food lovers may simply dine out at as many participating restaurants as they like during Galveston Restaurant Week. New this year, 2 and/or 3-course dinners will be priced between $20-$35; and 2-course lunches, breakfasts, & brunches will cost between $10-$20. Chefs will be able to price their offerings between those ranges.

Of course, Galveston Restaurant Week wouldn't be possible without the help of our wonderful sponsors!  And this year, we couldn't be prouder to partner with four of our very favorite organizations!

Title Sponsor: Gordon Food Service

Gordon Food & Company is thrilled and honored to have Gordon Food Service as the Title Sponsor of Galveston Restaurant Week 2018. For over 115 years, Gordon Food Service has delivered the excellence, expertise, and quality products their customers need to create successful food operations and experiences. Gordon Food Service has grown to become the largest privately held, family-managed food service company by upholding the same approach since 1897 — being passionately committed to the people they serve.

At Gordon Food Service, they believe in the power of good food - to bring people together and make moments special. Every product, every order, and every decision they make is inspired by the people on the other side of the plate.

Their customers are food service operations such as restaurants, both big and small, as well as organizations like schools, universities, and hospitals. From best-in-class products to helping with menu design, Gordon Food Service gives them their best — so they can serve just that to their own customers. Want to join their family? Become a customer.

Gordon Food Service's food service distribution areas extend across North America, and with more than 170 locations in the U.S., the Gordon Food Service Store offers businesses and consumers a wide array of restaurant-quality products and supplies. With friendly associates and great choices, they'll help you elevate events and make meals memorable no matter where you are in North America.

Gold Sponsor: Prestige Oysters, Inc.

Prestige OystersPrestige Oysters is a private family-run business. CEO Johnny Halili migrated from Albania to the U.S in the 1970’s. Landing in the projects of Chicago, Johnny got his first job at a local car wash. After moving from job to job, Johnny made his way down to Louisiana after hearing of work from his cousin. Having never been on a boat, Johnny began working as a deckhand. After many hard years of working as a deckhand, Johnny Halili bought his first boat, Lady Katherine.

Johnny’s best deckhand was his wife Lisa, and together they weathered many cold winters oyster harvesting and hot summers shrimping to create an oyster company unlike any other. In the summer of 2010, Prestige Oysters installed the Quintus 350L high pressure processing machine and Cryo-Quick tunnel to process oysters. In 2013 Johnny acquired Joeys Oyster Company's state of the art facility with HPP technology in Amite, Louisiana.

At present day, Prestige Oysters is still a family run business with Johnny, Lisa and son Raz running day to day operations. Prestige Oysters Inc. has two full time processing plants and provides market for over 100 boats stretching from Texas and Louisiana up to Maryland.

Official Media Sponsor: Houstonia Magazine

Isn’t it time that the Houston area had a source for news, features and entertainment options as unique, dynamic, creative and intelligent as the people who call it home? Enter Houstonia. No matter what part of town you prefer, what leisure activities you prefer, or what device you prefer, Houstonia magazine will bring it all to you — the smartest, most authoritative and up-to-the-minute take on the city you call home. Every month, their award-winning editors and writers will give you the whole city, in all its complicated glory, from exclusive interviews with the people who make it great, to the latest news and reviews of the area's exciting restaurant and arts scenes, to hard-hitting, deeply reported stories that will have the entire town talking.  Subscribe today!

IF YOU’VE ALREADY DOWNLOADED Houstonia's Gastronaut app (and if not, what are you waiting for? You can get it on iTunes or Google Play), you probably already use it on the regular to search for restaurants recommended by our dining editors wherever you are in greater Houston. You may have already entertained yourself with our blog posts and food news while you while you wait to be seated. But have you tried out their wish list function? Listed under “Dashboard” at the bottom of the screen, the wish list section allows users to search all their listed restaurants and put together collections of the places they want to try.

Media Sponsor: OutSmart Magazine

Outsmart MagazineEstablished in 1994, OutSmart is an award-winning monthly publication that has delivered local and national news to Houston’s LGBT audience for over 22 years. Published in print and online, the magazine reaches 200,000+ readers each month and has a loyal fan base spanning from Houston to Los Angeles. The magazine even has an international following in Canada, Mexico, The United Kingdom, Australia, and various other locations across the globe.

OutSmart has proudly received recognition on both local and national levels. The magazine was voted “Nation’s Best Local Magazine” by the Vice Versa Gay Press Awards and has been named “Best Local Publication in Houston” by the Houston Press for four consecutive years (2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009).

Pick up a free copy of OutSmart at any of their 375+ locations in and around Houston. The magazine is also distributed at select sites in Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, and San Antonio.