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For five years, the chefs of Miss K Bistro and Catering have sliced seasonal fruits, wrapped meats in flavored tortillas, and baked light quiches for their menu of healthy American fare. Their daily offerings eschew fried foods and rotate to include broccoli-and-cheddar quiches and sweet-potato bisques. The team can supply patrons with fresh wraps and baked goods served at charming red and black café tables, or wrap everything in ready-to-cook foil pans for quick catered entrees, perfect for parties, business lunches, and tea parties with imaginary friends.

1726 State Highway 361
Port Aransas,
TX
US

Specializing in APHA and AQHA horses, the breeders at Coquat Ranch extend their equine knowledge to the general public through lessons, birthday parties, and trail rides across their wildlife-rich property. Beginner lessons acquaint novices with safe practices and the essentials of riding, centering on mounting, grooming, walking, and other basic topics. Building on this foundation, intermediate and advanced lessons delve into more advanced activities, such as moving laterally and riding around obstacles.

Once comfortable in the saddle, rider can sign up for a trail ride across the ranch's hundreds of acres, where they can spot wildlife ranging from deer and wild hogs to sandhill cranes amid the salt water marshes and brush country. Young riders can also enjoy time with animals through birthday and pony painting parties, when they'll have the chance to cover horses in non-toxic paint and ask for their definition of art.

5454 County Road 4491
Aransas Pass,
TX
US

La Paletera features a variety of fresh fruit creations and other snacks known for their distinctive flavors and originality as well as being a healthy alternative to today's diet-conscious consumers.

2701 Morgan Ave
Corpus Christi,
TX
US

With more than 25 years of experience, Box Brothers offers a panoply of packing supplies and accouterments along with brand-name and custom shipping services. Box Brothers stocks more than 100 different sizes of boxes, including standard 1.5-cubic-foot book- or record-carton boxes ($1.49 each, $1.29 each in a bundle of 25) and sweater-sheltering wardrobe boxes ($12.99, $11.99 each in a bundle of five). Box Brothers’ cardboard cowboys will help find the right receptacle for hand-woven wares, and they can also make or cut custom-size boxes for oddly shaped items such as spare harpoons and handcrafted kitchen sinks.

9405 S Padre Island Dr
Corpus Christi,
TX
US

Glamour Shots specializes in complete photography sessions in which subjects receive makeovers and in-depth consultations on their shoots to help their best face to shine in front of the camera. Upon arriving at the studio, subjects undergo hairstyling and an airbrush makeup application before donning a series of their own outfits during boudoir or traditional photo shoots. Image designers can retouch snapshots afterward, and client favorites can shine in lab-produced prints or on digital CDs.

5488 S Padre Island Dr
Corpus Christi,
TX
US

Dick Wittliff Photography draws on 32 years of experience to capture insightful images and cherished family moments. Each photo shoot is conducted at Dick Wittliff's studio, in which a photographer will take the time and shots necessary to tastefully enshrine your personality and accompanying spirit animal. Once the shoot is completed, preening subjects can cart home a frame-worthy 11"x14" archival-luster print, intended to keep its color fastness for generations, and additional photos can be picked up at a 15% discount.

517 Miramar Pl
Corpus Christi,
TX
US