Winter Texan Times

17 WINTER TEXAN TIMES JANUARY 19, 2022 FREE CONE OR DISH WITH PURCHASE OF ANY COMBO MEAL Not valid with any other offers. Limited to one single cone or dish per guest. Additional toppings and/or waffle cone available at an additional cost. Must present coupon to redeem. Dine-in-only. VALID AT PHARR, MCALLEN, HARLINGEN AND BROWNSVILLE, TX LOCATIONS ONLY. EXPIRES 04/30/2022 Mission 409 N. Bryan RD. STE 104 • Mission, TX 78572 • 956-205-2940 Weslaco 1015 S. Inter. Blvd. • Weslaco, TX 78596 • 956-520-8783 WINTER TEXAN SPECIAL FREE FRIES 1/2 Basket With Park Badge Wednesdays from 4-7pm 10.99 plus tax Buffet Includes Dessert (956) 782- 3200 Kingston Way 600 • Donna, TX Pasta Night Reboot (956) 423 - 6749 • Mon - Sat: 11am - 9pm 1101 W. Harlingen Ave • Harlingen, TX 78550 Las Vegas Cafe Since 1964 Try Our Famous Enchiladas Family-Oriented Atmosphere Full Service Bar Live Entertainment Available for Large Parties or Private Events Affordable Fresh Seafood, Sandwiches, Salads, and much more! FAMOUS FOR THE FUN KNOWN FOR THE FOOD A Real Dining Over the Water Experience OPEN DAILY FOR LUNCH AND DINNER AT 11:00 AM Located at the Foot of the Causeway in Port Isabel’s Lighthouse District 956-943-FOOD (3663) • OPEN DAILY FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER AT 7:00 AM 1 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island (From Causeway Turn Right, Drive Through KOA) 956-761-PIER (7437) • Pier 19: An unforgettable dining experience I am not keen on s e a f o o d , so in seafood restaurants I often have few options. That was not the case at Pier 19 on South Padre Island. While there was plenty of seafood options, there were ample options for me. My husband and son are seafood lovers, and found it difficult to choose. They started with ceviche and then each had a platter. My son had the Small Grilled Platter while my husband opted for the Large Fried Platter. My husband said the ceviche was the best he has ever had. The onion, jalapeno tomato and cilantro were fresh and vibrant; shrimp was bursting with flavor; and the creamy avocado provided a perfect finish. Pier 19 makes their own corn chips which were light and crispy yet sturdy and well suited to scooping copious amounts of ceviche. The boys shared their platters which combined included oysters, scallops, fish, shrimp (3-ways), stuffed crab, fresh steamed veggies, coleslaw and hushpuppies. The coconut shrimp really impressed my husband as he had never had coconut battered shrimp that actually tasted like coconut like at Pier 19. My son said the coleslaw and seafood were the best he has ever had. I started with some fried mushrooms, then enjoyed the Hawaiian Burger. The mushrooms were well battered and crispy outside while firm, plump and juicy inside. The Hawaiian Burger was topped with a tangy-sweet barbecue sauce, bacon, cheese, and pineapple. Who would have thought to add pineapple to a burger? It was a nice combination of tart and sweet. I added a side of onion rings. These were hearty slices and, like all the other fried fare, coated in a light batter that complimented and never smothered the food. It was a dining experience I will not soon forget, and one we plan to repeat regularly when we are on South Padre Island. Pier 19 is open 7 days from 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. and located at 1 Padre Blvd on South Padre Island. You can contact them at (956) 761-PIER (7437) or at