By: Luis Arjona Photos Via: Muse Bistro
When hearing the word “brunch,” mimosas, chicken n’ waffles,brand a pleasant afternoon with loved ones come to mind. Synonymous with goodbrtimes, Corpus Christi is a beautiful setting for establishments providing greatbrdrinks and food for a “Sunday Funday.” Downtown Corpus Christi isbrcontinually growing and evolving. The arrival of MUSE Bistro is another instancebrof progress and investment in our community.
Located on Starr Street, MUSE Bistro brings a laid-backbrenvironment coupled with house music, elegant décor, and a great menu. The newbrrestaurant is looking to establish itself as a local favorite. Geographically located in Corpus Christi,brMUSE Bistro can transport its patrons. The restaurant makes one feel as if theybrare visiting a posh restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Speaking in terms ofbraesthetics and design, the branding and image of MUSE Bistro are intentionalbrand well-curated. From the menu and interior design, passion and effort arebrevident.
This venture’s passionate execution is thanks to owners andbrlong-time friends, Monet Love and Michelle Joseph. Friends since middle school,brthe two had the concept for MUSE Bistro dating back to 2017. The two businessbrpartners are Houston natives, but Love decided to become a transplant in thebrCoastal Bend. Spending the past two and a half years here in Corpus Christi,brLove enjoys her new home. “I love everything Downtown Corpus Christi isbrdoing,” Love states when describing her experience here in the city. Lovebrand Joseph noticed the downtown area was lacking a brunch spot. The two bring abrsolution with their vision.
Inspired by the culmination of heritages and culture inbrHouston, Texas, Love and Joseph curated the menu with Creole and Hispanicbrinspired items to serve on their menus. From Huevos Rancheros to Cajun PapabrBravas, the food looks incredible. MUSE’s menu holds distinctive variations tobrtraditional dishes for those willing to take on a fun culinary journey duringbrtheir meal. If given the opportunity to order anything for her table, Lovebrunequivocally expresses the chicken n’ waffle variations as her favoritebrdishes. “They’re delicious and even to-go friendly!” Love says.
The blend of Creole and Hispanic classics with typicalbrbrunch and tapas items fit well into the scene downtown. Moreover, thebrrestaurant doubles as an evening tapas bar with some delicious bites to enjoybrwhile catching a vibe with some friends.
Furthermore, MUSE is an acronym for “manifest, utilize, sacrifice, and excel,” Love mentions. I see each word applying to thebrowners’ daily lives. Love goes to say,br”manifest utilize sacrifice and excel constitute the name for MUSE Bistro.brAnd we think those are the four things you need to achieve any personal orbrprofessional goals.”
Being a restauranteur is no easy venture to take on. Thebrhours are long, and the profession is demanding. Love and Joseph arebrcontinually working to provide a safe experience for visitors while adding somebrfinal touches for their grand opening. The venture’s timing comes with itsbrchallenges, but Love and Joseph are taking each problem in stride. Speakingbrwith Love gave me insight into the ambition the two owners have. Of course, MUSEbrBistro wants to provide “a chill weekend vibe,” but the hustle to getbrto their vision is a constant grind. Planned for Mid December, MUSE Bistro willbrformally open and introduce themselves as the new kid on the block in DowntownbrCorpus Christi.
Until then, you can keep up with them on their Instagram andbrwebsite. Keep an eye out for any of their soft openings to preview their menubrand space. We look forward to seeing what MUSE Bistro brings to the CoastalbrBend!