On our babymoon to Corpus Christi, we spent a half day in Port Aransas. The first order of business was to eat lunch. I was happy that we were out of town that particular weekend because Michigan State was playing U of M in football and my stress levels always shoot through the roof on a rivalry weekend. We stopped by the Port Aransas Brewing Company and, lo and behold, the game was on. There was a lot of screaming from my end and a lot of "OMG BE QUIET" from Colby's, but Michigan State won (Go Green!) and so did we because the food was fantastic.
Colby ordered the shrimp basket and I got a shrimp po' boy. Both came with tasty seasoned waffle fries. Also shrimp. These were probably the best breaded/fried shrimp I've ever had. The only complaint I have is that the cocktail sauce could have stood to have a bit more horseradish because it was lacking zip. Otherwise, the bun was buttery with a crispy exterior and the shrimp were perfectly cooked, with a breading that actually stayed on without being overwhelming. I forgot until to take a picture until I was about halfway through my sandwich, but Colby's half eaten shrimp basket is a lot more appetizing.
Unfortunately we didn't try any of the beer because it was like 11 AM and also because this was a babymoon, and no matter how much I enjoy a good beer, I'm pretty sure the fetus* doesn't. We had such an excellent time in Port A that I want to go back next year with some friends and a baby in tow. I think the better plan would be to rent a condo or cottage and bring food to cook instead of going out to eat the entire time. Stay tuned for more pictures and restaurants!
*We found out the fetus is a girl. I'm excited but now we're duking it out over the name. I'm pretty sure that once it has a name I'm going to start calling it a baby. Also "she", unless it keeps kicking me in the bladder whenever I try to go to sleep.