Corpus Christi

Aka Sushi

Mar 2, 2017 By Texas Monthly

A few years back, the chef at this downtown sushi spot made a conscious decision to buy and serve only the freshest fish available. The results are sublime. In place of Philly rolls, for instance, you’ll find king salmon with Japanese mint. The Cabo St. Lucas layers slices of yellowtail…

Rock & Rolls Sushi Lounge

Dec 5, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Rock and Rolls Sushi Lounge lives up to its name, with a mash-up style that’s somewhere between sports bar and sushi restaurant, with Axl Rose on backup. The lively buzz of the space keeps pace with the more-is-more menu. A stuffed avocado teeters under a precarious mound of crawfish, goat…

Authentic New York Pizza

Nov 16, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Sometimes you just need a pizza. In Corpus, your best bet comes courtesy of Authentic New York Pizza, owned by Brooklyn transplant Alan Kruger. This bustling, no-frills joint offers all the expected toppings, plus others that range from good to weird, like barbecued brisket and penne pasta. The house-made sauce…

Z-Counter

Sep 30, 2016 By Texas Monthly

At Z-Counter the clientele runs the gamut: Navy pilots, A&M students, local artists, doctors. The self-described “Asian fusion” menu has equal range, with Korean, Vietnamese, Mexican, and American ingredients mixed and matched to good result. The fried egg atop the bibimbap did its job perfectly, with the yolk acting as…

Hoegemeyer’s BBQ Barn

Sep 28, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Hoegemeyer’s BBQ Barn, which is indeed a barn, looks ready for a hoedown, with a heaping side of vintage memorabilia and a little antiques shop to boot. It feels a bit like being at your aunt’s Memorial Day potluck with its spread of all-you-can-eat sides (the delicious brown-sugar baked beans…

Dragonfly

Jul 25, 2016 By Texas Monthly

At Dragonfly, expect whimsy in the decor and ambition in the kitchen.