Archive for June, 2012

Review: Beaches Cafe & Bakery

Beaches Cafe & Bakery

118 Beach Street

Port Aransas, Texas

(361) 749-BBQ1

Hours:  Sun – Thurs  7:30 am – 9:00 pm

               Fri & Sat  7:30 am – 10:00 pm

 Sometimes it’s nice to get out to the beach in the summer, especially given my close proximity to it anyway, and a trip to Port Aransas is usually a good time, even if it was just to get my baby girl’s picture taken with a monkey in from of a souvenir shop.  Anyway, the point of all of this is that I found myself in Port Aransas, a couple of hours after lunch time, hungry and with a hungry little girl and a couple of other hungry adults.  My general opinion of most of the places that I’ve eaten at in Port A in years past has been that they are extremely overpriced tourist places.  Many of the old local joints that I used to enjoy when I was out there all the time are no longer there.  It was time to try someplace new.  After a little driving around, we all decided to stop at a touristy looking place called Beaches Cafe & Bakery.  (more…)


Review: Dragonfly Restaurant & Curacao Blues

Dragonfly Restaurant & Curacao Blues

14701 South Padre Island Drive

Corpus Christi, TX 78418

(361) 949-2224

Hours:  Tues – Fri (Lunch) 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Tues – Thurs (Dinner) 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Fri – Sat (Dinner)  5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A lot of buzz was circulating around this place out on Padre Island, almost universally positive, but I hadn’t had a chance to get there and try it out for myself, but I was certainly very curious.  I love local, non-chain places, at least I love to try them out.  History has dictated that despite the local designation some of them turn out to be major disappointments (I’m looking at you Bellino’s Italian Restaurant).  Even so, during the vacation out at Mustang Island, I had a chance to make lunch at Dragonfly and jumped at the chance.  I was accompanied by my baby girl and three other adults, and we arrived right as they opened for lunch at 11:30 a.m.  (more…)