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Old 11-08-2007, 01:38 PM   #1
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Travelling there for work next week - looking for suggestions for great food and for fun places with great beer selection, etc.
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Old 11-08-2007, 01:53 PM   #2
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Corona and Tacos??? J/K
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Old 11-08-2007, 06:39 PM   #3
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If you're staying downtown, the Executive Surf Club has decent food and a pretty good selection on tap. It's right next door to Water Street Oyster Bar, they have good seafood. For steaks, there is Katz21 and Republic Of Texas Bar & Grill. There is a decent Irish Pub, Cassidy's.

If you have transportation, the best place to drink beer is B & J's Pizza on South Padre Island Drive. Good selection of bottled and taps. Good pizza, too. One of the best Mexican food restaurants is La Playa. There are several locations.

 
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Old 11-13-2007, 11:25 AM   #4
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Yup, staying downtown -- perfect info, thanks!
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:56 PM   #5
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Yup what gutbucket said...

B&J's is a pretty good pizza place with probubly the best beer selection in corpus. TBH we're not really a beer town so there's not a huge selection.

Try the La Playa off of the South Padre Island Drive (SPID--what everyone calls it) for some "reliable" mexican food.

How long are you staying? All of the "nice" places to eat are in Port Aransas (IMO) but thats only a 20min drive or so and you can see the beach and all of that...give Fin's a shot

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Old 11-14-2007, 12:14 AM   #6
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Just here for tonight (Tues) and Wed and Thurs evenings, leave out Friday AM.
I'm downtown w/no wheels so I guess I'll try what was already suggested, kind of disappointing there's not a Mexican food restaurant here in the downtown area...
Thanks for the pointers!
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Old 11-14-2007, 03:49 AM   #7
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Yeah downtown (or D-Town as the commercials call it) kinda sux...

There's that big whatabuger which is pretty cool but...yeah

Hope you like the Executive Surf Club, it's my favorite bar in town

 
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Old 11-19-2007, 12:46 PM   #8
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Well, missed the executive surf club. I only ate at our reception dinner in the hotel, and at the Republic of Texas which happened to be on the 20th floor of the hotel I stayed.
The filet mignon was fantastic!
The bill was absurd...
The beer selection was mediocre.
But I had a blast, basically a lady and her husband kind of got into a fight with a government lawyer that was being passive-aggressive -- eventually the couple was asked to leave, but it was last call by then anyway (at 10PM!).

Went with some of the group to a place called Dr. Rockit's --- a blues bar, was plenty fun, and I drank Shiner Bock - which was ok.

Thanks, TEXAS! Back to corpus in Jan...
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Drinking - store bought: Loose Cannon IPA, Wachusett IPA.
On deck: Trying to decide (beer); wine kit likely (red wine)

 
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