In Hemingway's Bar & Grill's bustling kitchen, Chef Jason West crafts rotating weekly menus inspired by seasonal produce and fresh catches. The seafood cache pairs pasta and vegetables with a sautéed or artfully blackened fillet, which, like Ebenezer Scrooge, is warm and tender beneath its toughened demeanor. A signature gnocchi of the day joins chops and bowls swirling with house-made soups, and lavish Sunday brunches greet the day with pastries, omelets, and curlicues of peel-and-eat shrimp. Hemingway's full-service bar, the Blue Marlin, pours domestic and imported beers alongside flights and bottles of wines, which often headline their own tasting events. Hemingway's Bar & Grill also caters special events throughout the Corpus Christi area.
La Playa Mexican Grille's culinary team orchestrates edible symphonies by arranging flavors in plates of fresh seafood and crackling skillets of fajitas. Ceviche Campechana ($10.79) tap dances across tongues and belts out whitefish, shrimp, and crabmeat show tunes before an uproarious spicy-red-sauce audience. Unfurl the flour tortilla of an El Grande burrito ($8.99) to survey acreage of refried beans, rice, chili con queso, and mounds of beef or chicken. Others may choose to curb carnivorous cravings with a savory pouch of roasted poblano pepper ($12.99) stuffed with white cheese and bear-hugged by fajita steak and ranchero sauce. Rear hot sauce aficionados of the future with an order of crispy beef tacos or quesadillas ($5.79 per entree) from a menu styled for mouths 10 years old and younger.
Roosevelt's is fine dining island-style. Reservations are recommended. Guest can enjoy dining inside or outside on the wrap-around porch. Chef Tim Metzner and his staff create memorable dining experiences one plate at a time. Great food is prepared in an open kitchen as guests enjoy great drinks, wine and conversation.
Under its cabana-style roof, Bron's Shaved Ice takes the edge off the summer swelter with frozen treats. Guests can cool down with more than 50 flavors of smooth shaved ice, from classics such as strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate to exotic spins including coconut cream pie and wedding cake.