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Table Talk: What’s New in the Food & Drink World this July

From restaurant openings to new offerings at local establishments, here’s what we’ve got our eyes on in the Corpus Christi food and drink scene this month.

An shot of Mia Mia's Pizzeria, a new addition to the Corpus Christi food and drink scene.

Mia Mia's Pizzeria is officially open for business. | Photo via Mia Mia's Pizzeria

In our monthly Table Talk series, we gather food and drink news in one place for your convenience. From restaurant openings to new offerings at local establishments, here’s what we’ve got our eyes on in the Corpus Christi food and drink scene this month.

New Neighborhood Pizza and Ice Cream Shop Open for Business

From the minds that created Sugarbakers and, more recently, Fork & Vine, Christian and Ashley Bernard opened the doors to their newest venture, Mia Mia’s Pizzeria. The neighborhood pizza joint is inside the iconic building that previously housed Peerless Cleaners, right next door to Sugarbarkers. To preserve most of the building’s original features, the Bernards made minimal updates to the structure itself.

One of the necessary updates was a kitchen, and hungry customers can watch as their pizza is prepared in the wood-fired oven inside its open format. The menu also includes grinders, baked ziti and salads. The new pizzeria is home to Sebastian’s Scoop Shop, which offers ice cream, shakes and waffle sundaes. With a pet-friendly patio and yard games, Mia Mia’s is an excellent place to wind down and relax with family. The restaurant is open from 3-10 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. 2806 Santa Fe St.


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Three Story Live Music Venue, Restaurant and Bar Celebrates Opening Weekend

Located in downtown Port Aransas, a new venue, restaurant and bar just might be your new summer hot spot. Sip Yard, owned by Jason Wood and Tiffany Pospech Wood, brings three stories of good times to the area with a focus on live music.  Currently serving from the ground level and second-floor bar only, Sip Yard will celebrate its first weekend of business with live music on July 4 and 5 from 8-11 p.m. 123 West Cotter Ave

Quintessential Diner Food with an Island Twist

Capitan’s Diner, a symbol of Capitan Minas of Karpathos, Greece, offers a new dining option for North Padre Island residents. A family-owned restaurant, Capitan’s Diner offers a wide range of options for every meal of the day, all served with a side of charming hospitality.

The breakfast menu includes diner classics such as omelets, waffles and biscuits and gravy. Seafood platters, chicken fried steak and pasta varieties can be found on the lunch and dinner menus. A full-service bar, outdoor patio and diner-style milkshakes are the cherry on top.  15541 S Padre Island Dr

Provecho Hecho, a Local Street Taco Joint, is Back in Action

After an extended closure, Provecho Hecho serves its tasty street tacos once again. Owner and chef A.J. Brooks Ruiz grew up surrounded by a rich appreciation for his culture, which sparked his passion for cooking. Provecho Hecho, originally named Buen Provecho, opened in 2022 with lunch hours only. Now, the restaurant has extended its hours to include dinner service.

The menu boasts flavorful options such as the quesadilla combo served with a side of street corn and Arrachera (skirt steak tacos). For non-meat eaters, the veggie tacos feature black bean hummus, guacamole, tri-colored bell peppers, roasted corn, grilled onion, cilantro and queso fresco. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 1715 S Staples St


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New Vietnamese Restaurant Serving Pho and Banh Mi

Pho 88 is a new addition to the local culinary scene in Corpus Christi, having opened its doors less than a month ago. This Vietnamese restaurant has gained popularity for its range of flavorful and fresh pho options, as well as its delightful banh mi and more.

Pho 88 also offers refreshing and sweet boba tea flavors. Plus, the restaurant makes its sugar cane juice in-house, emphasizing its commitment to freshness and quality. Operating hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays. Whether you’re a fan of Vietnamese cuisine or looking to explore new culinary experiences, this is a welcoming new option in the local dining landscape. 2301 Airline Rd 

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