13 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com DECEMBER 7, 2022 Winter Texan Friends Come and visit us at Baffin Bay and be prepared for a unique Gulf Coast eating experience! Winter Texans Welcomed! www.BaffinBaySeaFoodco.com 361-297-5174 1294 Co Rd 2360 Riviera, Texas 78379 (956) 772-7256 • www.lobodelmarcafe.com 204 W. Palm Street • South Padre Island, TX Family Owned & Operated 20% OFF Expires: April 30, 2023 Any Entree All Day Open Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Now Open! Daily Specials & Happy Hour In McAllen All Your Favorites 1621 N. 11th St. • McAllen (956) 331-8253 Tues-Thurs 10:30-9 • Fri-Sat 10:30-10:30 Mexican • American • Seafood Buy 1 Entree Get 2nd 1/2 Off (of equal or lesser value) Expires 12-13-22 5248 N. 10th • McAllen • (956) 618-1919 4013 W. Exwy. 83 • McAllen • (956) 627-4005 OPEN 11AM EVERY DAY Authent ic Mexican Ki tchen $9.99 Lunch Specials Mon-Fri • 11am-3pm • Mexican Plates • Chalupas • Botanas • Seafood & More Early Bird Special! Mon-Fri • 3-6pm Buy 1 Entree Get 2nd 1/2 Off (equal or lesser value) Coupon may not be combined w/other offers • 1 per ticket Happy Hour EVERYDAY 3-7pm LARGE GROUPS WELCOME! EXPIRES 12/20/22 December 25th • 11:00AM - 2:00PM CHRISTMAS BUFFET (956) 782- 3200 600 Kingston Way • Donna, TX Tickets Available at Hotel Lobby ASSORTED SALADS | HERB BUTTERED TURKEY PINEAPPLE GLAZED HAM | POT ROAST ASSORTED SIDES | ASSORTED DESSERTS SUGAR FREE DESSERT Pirate’s Landing: Always a delight The day started out overcast and threatening rain, but a cloudy day on the Laguna Madre is better than a sunny day in the office. By the time I pulled up for lunch at Pirate’s Landing at the foot of the causeway, the sun had just burst free of the gray and dreary morning. A good omen of what was ahead? While it is still early in the season, I could pick out several tables with Winter Texans sitting down to their lunches in a very busy dining room – and it wasn’t quite noon yet. Even with the amount of traffic the staff was very attentive, and dishes were steadily streaming from the kitchen. I started my lunch off with fresh lemonade and Coctel de Camaron. This beautiful dish filled with plump firm shrimp in a well-balanced sauce with cilantro and tomato is served chilled with tortilla chips, and tastes as great as it looks. For lunch I ordered a garden salad and Red Fish Rockefeller with a side of vegetables consisting of tender steamed zucchini, broccoli, and carrots. The fish was served on a bed of fluffy and flavorful Rice Pilaf, which could easily have stood on its own merits, and served the ideal supporting role to the star of this dish. A generous fillet of delicately firm red fish, well-seasoned and cooked to perfection, eclipsed half the plate atop the bed of rice. All of this was topped with a rich Rockefeller sauce with parsley and parmesan that made the perfect complement to the mild red fish. If you haven’t been to Pirate’s Landing, or if it has been a while, we invite you to try them, or try them again. We have never been disappointed by the food or the service, and no matter where you are in the valley, this is always worth the drive. Pirate’s Landing is located at the foot of the Causeway in Port Isabel’s Lighthouse District at 110 N Garcia Street, and is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.