What’s New in the Coastal Bend Food and Drink World in July 2021 - The Bend Magazine

What’s New in the Coastal Bend Food and Drink World in July 2021

Take-home cocktails, tasty meal prep aid, and more

By: Tom Benoit  Photo Courtesy of Eleanor’s Coffee Bar + Market

Italian Cowboy Launches New Wine

Italian Cowboy launches their new wine, the 2016 Italian Cowboy Barolo from Piedmont. With primary notes of raspberry, cherry, rose, and liquorice, this brick-red wine with a deceptively light body contrasts with its dense tannin structure. Barolo pairs well with roast goose and other feathered game, also try braising it with beef!

Blue Cove Features New Pre-Made Cocktails

Looking for a take-home alcoholic drink? Look no further with The Blue Clove Seafood Bar and Grill’s new pre-made cocktails, ready to be poured over ice and enjoyed. With flavors like Cucumber Fresca and Minty Melon Marg, each bottle contains two cocktails ready to be enjoyed. Available for pick-up (with food per TABC guidelines) at 5884 Everhart Rd. 

Eleanor’s Coffee Bar + Market’s Weekly Meals

Eleanor’s new weekly meal-prep items are officially up and running. The menu includes cauliflower and superfood green dip, stone fruit salad, and crazy packed turkey meatballs. Eleanor’s other offerings include large charcuterie boards, quick granola, and detox quinoa salads. Order online at eleanorscctx.com

Driftwood Coffee Collaborates for Two New Projects

Each sale of Driftwood Coffee’s two-pound roast made in collaboration with Keepers of the Garden will donate $3 to the garden. Keepers of the Garden is a community learning garden that focuses on education, urban farming, and sustainable life skills. Also in collaboration with Dagon Produce, Driftwood Coffee has made a variety of simple syrups made with fresh and local ingredients to sweeten up your coffee. You can purchase them from their retail shelf or add them into your next coffee order. 

Día Del Cubano

Hosted by Lazy Beach Brewing and Cafe, Coastal Sol Food Truck, Gordo’s Good Eats, and Lazy Beach, on Sunday, July 18, Lazy Beach is hosting a Cubano sandwich making event with the three chefs. Tickets to Día Del Cubano are $20 which includes three portions of a sandwich and a pint. More information for this family-friendly event can be found on Lazy Beach’s Instagram at instagram.com/lazybeachbrew.

Fresco’s New Breakfast Menu

Fresco has a new breakfast menu! Enjoy veggie and egg quesadillas, atole de arroz, vegan cinnamon rolls, and more! Also featured are muffins from Cookie and Crumb and vegan cinnamon rolls from Trendy Eats and Vegan Treats. Fresco is located at 619 Chaparal St. 

Hester’s Re-opens After Small Renovations

Hester’s has re-opened after a short period of small renovations at the Lamar Park location. The renovations, with updated seating and new coffee bar, did not affect the menu, so you can still enjoy their classic turtle cheesecake and other baked goods. The Six Points location now has a full outdoor patio and for more information visit hesterscafe.com