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Ara's Restaurant, Banquet, & Bar

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Ara’s Euro Fusion is the culmination of a lifelong passion for creating European cuisine for its proprietor, Ara Babos. Ara was born in Romania and raised in Canada, traveling extensively in Europe throughout her childhood. Trained in some of the finest kitchens, Ara’s unique talent for coaxing the very best flavor from her dishes is legendary. Her attention to detail and presentation, along with her standards for exceptional service make every visit to Ara’s Euro Fusion a wonderful experience. The menu is served by knowledgeable staff, each of whom is dedicated to ensuring your meal is prepared to your taste and served promptly. [read more]

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Portis Kountry Kitchen - Traditional Soul Food

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Comfort food, or soul food, is not one of those cuisines that have a hundred of dishes that chefs need to choose from. It is simply a handful of specialties that have been perfected over time. Dr. Maurice G. Portis aka "Doc" and his wife of over 50 years, Dr. Verna Johnson Portis have lived in Corpus Christi since 1969 and Doc was the West Oso High School Bears' Band Director, a title he held for more than 30 years. "Doc" retired in 2002 he wanted to open a restaurant that was simple and served nothing but good old-fashioned home-cooking. In 2003 Portis Kountry Kitchen, Katering and Gifts opened its doors to serve traditional soul food to hungry locals. This cozy hidden gem is in the BASEMENT of the Wells Fargo Bank Tower! It is a local cafeteria style lunch favorite and well known by many who work in the Downtown area of Corpus Christi, Texas. However, there is also a beautiful dining area with white linen tablecloths that is the perfect quaint spot to host a beautiful dinner party! Catering is available for birthday parties, business networking meetings, anniversaries, they've even served as a venue for small weddings! They have a sound system as well and if you're lucky, Dr. Portis might even sing you a song! The food is homestyle, delicious, and inexpensive. You’d be hard-pressed to find better soul food anywhere else in town! Baked and Fried chicken Fried Fish Pork Chops Slow-Smoked Ribs Cornbread Baked Macaroni and Cheese Collard Greens Mustard Greens When it comes to dessert: Made-From-Scratch Cakes Peach Cobblers & Seasonal Pies from this restaurant, are the stuff of legend! There is also a boutique gift shop in the restaurant with all kinds of unique items, so fun to eat and shop in this outstanding establishment! [read more]

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The Cove

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Our philosophy is: Sustainable Organic Local This is obviously true of the food we serve, but it goes deeper than that. We buy locally, not just because it provides you with fresher, healthier food, but also because it makes for a healthier community. Buying local means we are supporting our neighbors, our friends, people we develop relationships with. We don’t have to wonder about where our food came from, we have shaken the hands of the people who grew or raised it. And, we do know those growers well! We choose them because they share our values of raising food in a sustainable way that causes the least harm to the environment. Animals are grass-fed and raised without hormones. Most of our produce is grown organically, some of it right here at The Cove in our kitchen garden! We don’t stop at food. We now have almost 60 Texas-brewed beers on tap in our Texas Beer Garden! When you come to The Cove and enjoy one of these great beers, you are supporting a local craftsperson, someone who has lovingly and with care created the particular brew you have chosen. You are not just having a great time out with friends and family, you are supporting the local economy, in a very direct way. The bottom line is we are all about celebrating Texas and all it has to offer, by supporting our local ranchers, farmers and craftspeople. Eat Well, Live Well, at The Cove [read more]

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Bohanan's Prime Steaks and Seafood

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Houston St. Bistro

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Iron Cactus Mexican Restaurant and Margarita Bar

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