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Dot’z Dawgs & Drafts transports diners back to a simpler time—a time when food was no-fuss and comforting and the world moved at a slower pace. There, diners drink beers and chow down on Chicago-style hot dogs, pizza, and wraps while gazing at vintage Coca-Cola advertisements and the photos of old Hollywood starlets like Marilyn Monroe and Lucille Ball that encompass every inch of free wall space. Amid the 1950s montage, vinyl-and-chrome chairs—striped with the scarlet and silver colors of a retro diner—tuck themselves beneath simple silver tables.

After dinner, patrons grab ice-cream cones and head outside for a stroll along Corpus Christi Beach. The adjacent outdoor playground area is perfect for entertaining kids with hula-hoops and rousing debates on the ethics of peeking during hide-and-seek.

2825 N Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi,
TX
US

Intent on supplying diners with healthy choices by making flavorful, readily available food, the chefs at Urban Fare Cafe craft a menu that mingles Mediterranean, Indian, Asian, and African cuisines. Piquant soups such as the carrot bisque with ginger and mint pair with guiltless sandwiches and wraps such as the Montreal-style roast beef. Alternatively, whole-grain-wheat pizzas stand in for starchier pies, and cooks prepare rice bowls with either white or brown rice. Baristas emit the aromas of roasted coffee beans throughout the eatery by brewing espresso drinks and practicing levitation with café mugs.

425 Williams St
Corpus Christi,
TX
US

If you were to trace the origin of one of Jamba Juice?s freshly squeezed juices, it wouldn?t take long before you ended up face to face with its most important supplier: Mother Nature. Whole fruits and vegetables from her gardens, groves, and orchards fill Jamba Juice's stores: kale, apples, pineapple, carrots, beets, and other produce. Although it?s serious about filling cups with wholesome, natural ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate.

Sure, there are classic juices on the juice menu. Purely Carrot, for instance, which is as elemental and straightforward as it sounds. But there?s also the Tropical Greens, which combines apple juice and pineapple with super greens and chia seeds. And there?s Kale Orange Power, loaded with kale, bananas, and orange juice?all of which are packed with a serious helping of vitamins and manganese. Regardless of which flavor you choose, each 12-ounce juice packs in at least 1.5 servings of fruits and veggies, making it a convenient way to restore energy and get nutrition on the go. The same commitment to simplifying healthy eating can be found throughout the Jamba Juice menu, from its Fruit and Veggie smoothies to its Artisan Flatbreads.

In addition to providing healthy options to customers, Jamba Juice sponsors Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative is focused on improving childhood nutrition and fitness by encouraging fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to helping the nation stay fit?which you can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.

With over 500 stores serving the full freshly squeezed juice menu, Jamba Juice is the perfect way to blend in the good.

5425 S Padre Island Dr.
Corpus Christi,
TX
US

Since its founding in 1976, Vick’s Famous Hamburgers has slung sizzling burgers between toasted buns alongside golden fries and fizzy soft drinks. Each of its Corpus Christi locations harken back to drive-thru days of yore with hand-painted lettering or portraits of hamburgers and fried chicken illuminated by buzzing neon signs. In the bustling kitchens, chefs hand-bread fish and fry white and dark meat chicken, tucking them into baskets with fries or between hearty sandwich buns. Staffers hand burgers piled with chili, mushrooms, cheese, and other toppings and bubbly root-beer floats though walk-up and drive-thru windows, ready to sate appetites on Vick’s outdoor patios or the nearest Autobahn.

4989 Ayers St
Corpus Christi,
TX
US

The Montes family opened its first eatery in Quer?taro, Mexico in 1978, but its members have always craved a chance to bring their delicacies across the border. That's why they opened Mol?, where they whip up everything from mini pork tacos smothered in a slow-cooked pepper sauce to enchiladas filled with chicken and sliced avocado. They even showcase their zesty flavors during breakfast with options such as a Mexican-style benedict with fried egg, refried beans, and oaxaca cheese. To complement each feast, Mol??s bartenders pour plenty of domestic and imported brews and mix libations such as tamarindo margarita.

6042 S Padre Island Dr.
Corpus Christi,
TX
US

The cooks at Fish Place fill their menu with Cajun and Creole-inspired seafood dishes, such as rich seafood gumbo and shrimp po-boy sandwiches with jalapeño mayonnaise. They also fry up oysters, redfish, and popcorn shrimp, and assemble 25-to-75-piece “Family Seafood Packs” with combinations of catfish, tilapia, chicken, hushpuppies, and fries.

Words such as “shrimp” and “gumbo” decorate the wallpaper in a handwritten pattern, just as they did in the oval office during the Jimmy Carter presidency. Furthermore, the cooks’ daily specials appear as vivid chalkboard portraits.

5630 Saratoga Blvd
Corpus Christi,
TX
US