Shrimp Cook-Off FAQs

Here’s a few Shrimp Cook-Off FAQs, like WHEN to eat, WHERE to eat, how much it will COST and how to VOTE for your favorite!

WHEN:

Shrimp Cook-Off

                November 3 – 8, Tuesday – Saturday. The first 5 days are for eating during participating restaurant hours. Sunday is online awards and The Agency performs.

WHERE:

                The Shrimp Cook-Off will be curbside and / or dine in at each participating restaurant. See map or ballot card for locations. Restaurants will offer cook-off sized samplings of their cook-off shrimp dish and some may also offer a cook-off sized seafood dish.

COST:

                $5.00, tax included, per shrimp cook-off or seafood sampling. Payable at each participating restaurant.

BALLOTS FOR PEOPLES’ CHOICE:

                Starting on October 20th, ballot cards can be picked up at the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, 421 E. Queen Isabella Blvd. Tuesday-Friday 9 am to 5 pm. and Saturday 10 am to 6-pm. Ballots for Peoples’ Choice may also be picked up at participating restaurants. One ballot per diner.

HOW TO VOTE:

                Visit as many participating restaurants as you like between 11/3 – 7, Tuesday through Saturday, and then indicate your favorite restaurant on the ballot card. Drop your ballot off at the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, 421 E. Queen Isabella Blvd., before November 7, 6 p.m. Top 3 will be announced on Sunday, November 8th, on Facebook and Twitter and websites: http://www.portisabelchamber.com and http://www.portisabel-texas.com. Hours: Tuesday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 6 pm.

WHERE CAN I GET THE RESTAURANT MAP?

                Scan this QR code or click here: http://bit.ly/shrimp-map

GIFT BASKET DRAWING:

                To qualify for a chance to win the Gift Basket, turn your peoples’ choice ballot in at the Port Isabel Chamber by November 7, 6 p.m. Winner will be announced on social media and by email on Sunday 11/8.

Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce

PORT ISABEL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Betty Wells, President
421 E. Queen Isabella Blvd.
Port Isabel, Texas 78578
Hours: Tues. – Fri. 9 am to 5 pm & Sat. 10 am – 6 pm.
Phone: 956-943-2262
Email: director@portisabel.org
Website: http://www.portisabelchamber.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/portisabelchamber

Shrimp Cook-Off, Restaurants

RESTAURANTS
Restaurants participating in the 27th Annual Shrimp Cook-Off and Seafood Festival will prepare cook-off sized shrimp samples. They may also offer seafood samples that can be offered for curbside pickup or dine-in enjoyment. The expansion of the schedule allows ample time to take advantage of the $5 (tax included) sample offerings during the participating restaurant’s open hours. The Cook-off is self-guided and diners can schedule stops at their leisure.

MAP WITH PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS
Google map with participating restaurants: https://bit.ly/shrimp-map

SHRIMP COOK-OFF INFO

CONTACT INFO FOR RESTAURANTS

Daddy’s Seafood & Cajun Kitchen
1808 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island
http://daddysrestaurant.com/
(956)761-1975

Dirty Al’s
33396 State Park Rd. 100
South Padre Island
https://dirtyalspi.com/
(956)761-4901

Dirty Al’s at Pelican Station
201 S. Garcia St.
Port Isabel
https://pelicanstation.co/
(956)943-3344

Doubleday’s Sports Bar & Grill
402 Highway 100
Port Isabel
www.doubledaysportsbargrill.com
(956)943-4992

Into the Blue
313 E. Queen Isabella Blvd.
Port Isabel
https://portisabelseafood.com/
(956) 524-8044

Josephine’s Kitchen
3409 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island
https://josephineskitchenspi.com
(956)299-4910

Liam’s Steakhouse and Oyster Bar
202 W. Tarpon St.
South Padre Island
https://liamssteakhouse.com/
(956)772-4700

Pirates Landing Restaurant
110 N. Garcia St.
Port Isabel
https://www.pirateslandingrestaurant.com/
(956)943-3363


Senor Donkey
4215 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island
https://senordonkey.com
(956)761-4843

Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce

The Shrimp Cook-Off and Seafood Festival is hosted by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. For more information on being a sponsor or a participating restaurant, call 956-943-2262 or email director@portisabel.org.

Contestant Entry Rules: http://portisabel-texas.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Contestant-Entry-Rules-2020.pdf

Contestant Entry Form: http://portisabel-texas.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Contestant-Entry-Form-2020.pdf

Shrimp Cook-Off Goes Curbside ~ The Agency Performs Online

PORT ISABEL—

Shrimp Cook-Off

EAT.
VOTE People’s Choice.
CURBSIDE!

The 27th Annual Shrimp Cook-Off & Seafood Festival announces an exciting new format. Retooled as a five day curbside, culinary crawl, the Shrimp Cook-Off will feature shrimp and seafood fares of participating restaurants during the first week in November.

Here is how it works

When: NOVEMBER 3 – 8th. [FAQs]

Schedule

NOVEMBER 3 – 7:
Participating restaurants will prepare cook-off sized shrimp samples. They may also offer seafood samples that can be offered for curbside pickup or dine-in enjoyment. The expansion of the schedule allows ample time to take advantage of the $5 (tax included) sample offerings during the participating restaurant’s open hours. The Cook-off is self-guided and diners can schedule stops at their leisure.

People’s Choice Ballot

The top three professional winners will be determined by the votes of participating diners. Diners will be able to pick up Ballots for People’s Choice at the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce starting on October 20th. Or ballots can be printed from our online links. Vote for your favorite starting on November 3. Ballots must be turned in at the Port Isabel Chamber office November 3 – 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Or before 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 7th. The top 3 winners will be declared on Sunday, November 8 during a Facebook Premier concert by The Agency. Ballots are restricted to one per diner. Diners must have ordered the Shrimp Cook-Off sample or Seafood sample.

Each ballot will be entered in a drawing for a Grand Prize Gift Basket. The winner will be announced on Sunday, November 8.

The Agency Performs Online

The Agency at the Shrimp Cook-Off
The Agency will perform ONLINE on Sunday, November 8. People’s Choice Winner announced.

NOVEMBER 8: For nearly two decades, The Agency has been the soundtrack for the Shrimp Cook-Off. Thousands have gathered to munch on shrimp delights and dance and sing along. This year’s performance will be available on Facebook @portisabeltx and on the Port Isabel Chamber’s Facebook page @portisabelchamber. Alan Hollander and the band will be putting together a selection of crowd favorites. On Sunday, November 8th, viewers can dance and sing along. Link will be posted here.

Behind the scenes sneak peek at The Agency recording their 2020 Shrimp Cook-Off concert.

Hosted by the Port Isabel Chamber

Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce

“Covid-19 has forced all of us to become more creative in how we live our lives,” says Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce Board Chairperson Laura Caudillo. “We wanted to continue our 27-year tradition of celebrating our outstanding seafood and to also support our local restaurants during these challenging times. The curbside concept allows everyone to participate in a safe and healthy manner. We invite the public to enjoy this unique dining experience. With the new concept, the Chamber will literally be driving traffic to the restaurants’ front doors.”

The Shrimp Cook-Off and Seafood Festival is hosted by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. For more information on being a sponsor or a participating restaurant, call 956-943-2262 or email director@portisabel.org.

Participating Restaurants, see complete restaurant listing

Google map with Participating Restaurants: https://bit.ly/shrimp-map

Participating Restaurants, see complete restaurant listing

Google map with Participating Restaurants: https://bit.ly/shrimp-map

The Shrimp Cook-Off and Seafood Festival is hosted by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. For more information on being a sponsor or a participating restaurant, call 956-943-2262 or email director@portisabel.org.

Contestant Entry Form: http://portisabel-texas.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Contestant-Entry-Form-2020.pdf

Contestant Entry Rules: http://portisabel-texas.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Contestant-Entry-Rules-2020.pdf

 

 

 

 

Spring Mixer at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum 3/12 5:30 p.m. You are Invited!

It's a SPRING MIXER  and you are invited! The Museums of Port Isabel and the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce are co-hosting a mixer at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Refreshments • Door Prizes • Gift Shop Discounts! For more information call the Museums of Port Isabel (956-943-7602) or the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce (956-943-2262).  LOCATION: Treasures of the Gulf Museum. 308 E. Queen Isabella Blvd. Port Isabel, Texas.
It’s a SPRING MIXER and you are invited! The Museums of Port Isabel and the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce are co-hosting a mixer at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum.

Refreshments • Door Prizes • Gift Shop Discounts!

For more information call the Museums of Port Isabel (956-943-7602) or the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce (956-943-2262).

LOCATION: Treasures of the Gulf Museum. 308 E. Queen Isabella Blvd. Port Isabel, Texas.

Queen Isabella Market Day at the Historic Lighthouse! [cancelled]

Queen Isabella Market Day

QUEEN ISABELLA MARKET DAY [cancelled]

The Museums of Port Isabel and the City of Port Isabel invite you to enjoy a day filled with music, vendors, food, family fun on the grounds of the Historic Port Isabel Lighthouse! Queen Isabella Market Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 9th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Special admission price to the Port Isabel Lighthouse and Port Isabel Historical Museum & Treasures of the Gulf Museum, $1.00 each site, all day, Saturday, May 9.

There is no admission charge to the event. Vendors selling collectibles, antiques, local art, jewelry and more will be lining the sidewalks around the lighthouse.

A tent with tables and chairs will offer the opportunity to sit down and relax while enjoying some tasty tamales, baked goods or other dishes local vendors and restaurants will be offering. Or just roll down the grassy hill of the lighthouse! Relax and let us entertain you during a family fun day in Port Isabel!

See vendor-application-pkg.

BACKGROUND:

Queen Isabella Market Day dates from the 75th Anniversary of Port Isabel. Celebrated in 2003, the 75th Anniversary of Port Isabel included a street parade, open house at the Museums and the Lighthouse and the first ever Queen Isabella Market Day. The City of Port Isabel also minted a limited edition coin to commemorate the historic event. Queen Isabella Market Day continues as an outreach of the Museums of Port Isabel.

THE QUEEN ISABELLA CONNECTION:

In 1492, Queen Isabella financed Christopher Columbus’ exploratory expedition to this part of the New World. Community leaders in the Laguna Madre area recognized the importance of this partnership and named not just one causeway in her honor in 1954, but again in 1974, when the second causeway was constructed it too was named in her honor. On July 4, 1954, the grand opening of the first causeway was graced by the Consulate of Spain who was among the dignitaries on hand to cut the ribbon. Queen Isabella is further honored at our annual Queen Isabella Market Day each April on the grounds of the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse.

EVENT INFORMATION:

Jeannie Flores, Museum Director
956/943-7602
museumdirector@copitx.com