Last year, a family from the West Coast with a background in the entertainment business bought the Palm Street Pier Bar & Grill and made South Padre Island their home. Doubling the size of the space, they have slowly transformed the sleepy little joint into a bustling bayside cafe with live music, bagpipes at sunset, and even belly dancers. They kept our favorites, like the Captain Morgan Shrimp (Gulf shrimp sautéed in their special rum sauce), but have significantly enhanced the menu with a full roster of breakfast items and more options for dinner. We loved the Hawaiian-influenced Hula Chicken Sandwich, a grilled breast on a ciabatta roll with bacon, Swiss, grilled pineapple, and teriyaki sauce. We are looking forward to going back for dinner, to try the shrimp scampi and enjoy the fireworks over the bay.