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Review: The Angry Marlin Restaurant and Coolwater Bar

The Angry Marlin and Coolwater Bar
15605 South Padre Island Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Telephone: (210) 272-9973
E-mail: gmier@theangrymarlin.com

In recent years there has been an upswing in what I would describe as casual upscale dining on North Padre Island just across the JFK from Flour Bluff and the greater Corpus Christi metropolitan area.  Popular eateries like Dragonfly and Black Sheep Bistro have joined in with long time favorites like Island Italian to create a food scene that’s as varied and vibrant as any in the area.  They each tend to offer something a little more than just your standard dining experience, be it an outdoor area, distinct dining environment, culinary distinctiveness or infused liquors and unique beverages, each is little different and worthwhile to visit.  The Angry Marlin is a welcome addition to the Island dining scene and describes itself as:

“The Island’s newest restaurant experience, where fresh and local ingredients are always a must. Explore the ever evolving menu of seafood and Santa Fe flavors of chile, corn, and beans with a fusion of French and Italian cuisine.”

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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…)