On Sunday April 2 from 6 to 8 pm, Beerfoot Brewery on the Seawall at R 1/2 and 28th will host the Galveston Eats Movie Premiere—the first public showing of a series of short films about forgotten Galveston foodways–hosted by Robb Walsh. The event is free to the public.
During the celebration, Beerfoot Brewery will offer happy hour prices: $2 well liquor, $2 domestic bottles and $1 off draft beer.
The three films that kick off the series are:
Island Olives: Did you know Galveston once had hundreds of olive trees? Exploration of Galveston’s century old history of olive cultivation and cookery with interviews of Lawrence “Junior” Pucetti at Sonny’s and Ronnie Maceo at Maceo’s Spice Company. Italian immigrant stories and demonstration of olive curing techniques and muffaletas and olive salads are included.
Going Crabbing: Why are crabs disappearing from Texas restaurants? Demonstrations of crabbing techniques and cookery with visits to Gaido’s and Benno’s restaurants and advice from Captain Joe Kent, the Galveston Daily News fishing columnist.
Island Oktoberfest: Why do we all drink German-style beer? Galveston’s German immigrants and their contributions to brewing are featured with a trip to Oktoberfest, a visit to the abandoned Galveston Brewing Company building and interviews with Mark Dell’Osso at Galveston Island Brewing and Heath Cherryhomes at Beer Foot Brewery.
The Galveston Eats short film series is produced in cooperation with The Gulf Coast Food Project at the University of Houston and funded entirely by donations.