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

 

 

 

 

Port Isabel Restaurants to offer Take-Out, Curbside or Delivery

Dining in Port Isabel! Carry out, drive-thru or delivery ONLY!Wednesday 3/25, 7:00 p.m. UPDATE:
Dining out these days looks a whole lot different! Same great food from Port Isabel restaurants, served curbside for you to take to your Shelter in Place location! Here is a list of who is serving what.

Groceries are available at several restaurant locations. Click on this LINK for the most up to date information we have. Call ahead! Restaurants will close at 10:00 p.m. It is prohibited to consume food on the premises. Drive-thru, carry out or delivery only. If you see anything we need to update, please let us know!

Porky’s Pit, Isabel’s Cafe and Marcello’s are temporarily closed.

UPDATE: Port Isabel Mayor issues proclamation.

THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED, that the following regulations are hereby enacted, or re-issued, effective at 5:00 pm on March 25, 2020. To the extent a regulation previously-issued is in conflict with these regulations, this regulation shall control.

-No person shall be upon public rights-of-way, including streets, sidewalks, alleys and parks at any time. Exceptions include: personnel essential to the function of public entities or businesses, and persons traveling to obtain medical care, medication, food, staples of daily living or other essential services.

No commercial business may allow the general public upon its premises unless they are seated in a vehicle. Express exemptions are made for essential services and functions, as defined herein, including but not limited to transportation providers, laundromats, banks and other financial providers, hardware stores, medical providers, utilities, pharmacies, grocery stores, foodservice of takeout and delivery, exempted day cares, shipping/postal, units of government, as well as any building work issued under an exempted permit and landscaping required to maintain health conditions.

Other essential business establishments may provide services via take-out or delivery, so long as no more than 10 people congregate in the take-out area. Drive-through and take-out patrons are to be instructed to remain in their vehicles. If take-out patrons are on foot, they must be seated at last 6 feet from each other.

Businesses are encouraged to implement procedures whereby take-out patrons pay via telephone or electronic means, and the order is placed in the open tailgate or trunk of the vehicle, to minimize contact between patrons and employees of the establishment.

Businesses must observe the regulations issued on March 19, 2020 with respect to operations within their premises.

-This restriction shall continue until 11:59 pm on April 8, 2020, or until rescinded or modified.

BE IT FURTHER PROCLAIMED, that the following regulations are hereby enacted, or re-issued, effective at 12:01 am on March 25, 2020. To the extent a regulation previously-issued is in conflict with these regulations, this regulation shall control.