Happy New Year! I hope 2014 is a prosperous, healthy and happy year for you and your family.

Black eyed peas are a traditional New Year’s Day meal that’s eaten for good luck. If you crave a different flavor try Mario’s Seawall Italian & Pizzeria which is hosting a “good luck” buffet for everyone too tired to cook for themselves.

Speaking of food, Galveston Restaurant Week is coming up on January 12-25 and on January 17-19 it’s Yaga’s Chili Quest & BeerFest. Two more reasons why Galveston’s a real winter wonderland.

If you lived there then you’d be able to walk to all these great events!