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Noshing and Canoodling at Cafes in Galveston


Amateur writer, pianist, denizen of Houston and part-time GLBT activist

One of the hottest vacation spots for gay men from Houston is Galveston. You’ll find plenty of gay clubs, restaurants and guesthouses in the area. There is plenty of noshing and canoodling when you bring a date to one of the fabulous cafes or cool yogurt shops in Galveston. You might also want to catch the Splash Day celebration that happens every year on Stewart Beach.

Scratch your itch together at the Mosquito Cafe located on 14th Street. You’ll both appreciate the casually friendly atmosphere at this health-conscious cafe. Feast on their thoughtfully prepared entrees and burgers. Everything on the menu is good from start to finish, including their delectable desserts with a cup of Joe.

Head to Post Office Street for a touch of elegant ambiance at Rudy and Paco. Experience the sensational South American flavor that can only be served up in a Texas restaurant. Make sure you dress to impress before you enter this upscale venue. Their menu includes a variety of steak and seafood choices that are sure to make your mouths water.

Simply named The Spot, another gathering place is located on Seawall Boulevard. It has a fantastic tropical atmosphere complete with a tiki bar and dining al fresco. Sit outside, nosh and people watch as the good-looking guys stroll by in Galveston. It is an ideal spot to be seen and keep your eye out for some attractive scenery.

Once you’re all heated up from guy watching, you want to chill out with some frozen yogurt. Fortunately, Galveston has a few places to choose from. In fact, Seawall Boulevard is a mecca for sweet stuff and ice cream. You can visit the familiar Ben and Jerry’s or Baskin Robbins for traditional faves. There is also the appealing Galveston Ice Cream Shop as well as Rita’s Water Ice for a truly chilly treat.

If you’re kicking back on Post Office Street, get authentic frozen yogurt at Yogurt Technologies. It’s located in close proximity to Rudy and Paco, just in case you decide to take a stroll before dessert. You can also make the trip to Strand Street to experience the dessert delights served up at L.A. King’s Confectionery. Satisfy yourself with ice cream and candy or just sip coffee, tea or a seductive smoothie.

Escape the heat of Houston to experience the welcoming environment at Galveston. It is a warm and inviting change of pace with plenty of gay-friendly places to hit during your stay. With all these places to unwind, you won’t have to look far for a good time.

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