Table Talk: What's New in the Coastal Bend Food & Drink World - The Bend Magazine

Table Talk: What’s New in the Coastal Bend Food & Drink World

From BBQ to bread pudding, here's what's new in the Coastal Bend world of food & drink

By: Tyler Schultz  Photo provided by: Bo BBQ

Bo BBQ Brings New Bites

A new spot has emerged for international food enthusiasts, BO BBQ – Korean Grill & Bar. The new spot hosts a variety of freshly prepared Korean cuisines and traditional ban-chan, or side-dishes. Bo Korean BBQ guarantees a wide array of complex flavors that will surely give your palate a new perception of taste.

Driftwood Partners with University

Driftwood Coffee Company has returned to their roots, now available at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Owner Randi Caroll, an Island University alumni, has partnered with the university to offer Driftwood’s delicious roasts at the campus market located in the O’Connor building.

The Return of Bread Pudding

A longtime fan favorite, Water Street Oyster Bar’s famous bread pudding has made a return to the menu. Simple and sweet, this cozy dessert is the perfect choice to finish off a dinner in downtown.

Bloom Honors Betty White

In memory of beloved Betty White, Bloom has introduced a new sweet and spicy drink that perfectly honors the incredible comedian’s memory. The Betty White latte pairs the sweet flavors of white mocha and vanilla with the spice of cinnamon and a hint of cayenne, remembering the sweet, yet spunky personality of the icon.

Sweet Sips at Tannin’s

For lovers of sangria, Tannin’s has a new seasonal drink that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. The Honey Apple Rose Sangria features the flavors of the season, with sweet notes that are sure to pair perfectly with a tapa or two.

Mixing It Up at Dokyo

If you’re looking for a fresh new drink this year, Dokyo has you covered. Their new drink menu is buzzing with a variety of sake, classics, and cocktails that are sure to impress. Not sure what to get? Try the Soul of Samurai with habanero infused Vida Caña Rum, apricot, lime, pineapple, and agave.

Seasonal Selections at The Lookout

Updated periodically, The Lookout’s seasonal menu features a variety of delicious items. Currently, the menu features starters like frog legs or street corn, main courses like scallops or chicken confit, and dessert like bread pudding and apple pie.

Changes at The Vine Juice Co.

The Vine Juice Co. has consolidated its forces, ready to serve you the best juices possible at one quick and convenient location. Though the Meadowbrook location is closing, the flagship location at 5702 S. Staples St. is eager to continue bringing the healthiest, freshest, and most delicious options to Corpus Christi.


Does your local restaurant or bar have something new in the works you’d like to share? Let us know! Email with information.