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68 Texas Coastal Bend tour guide Fall 2015 Port Aransas Coastal Food chorizo covered crab cake at trout street bar grill shrimp omelette at island cafe chicken and beef Asian-inspired Treasure Beef strip loin marinated in a brown sugar and chile soy sauce and your choice of fried rice. Iries tacos will twist your defini- tion of delicious with over a dozen varieties from simple bean and cheese to beef fish shrimp fried oyster Texas beef and even from time to time Maine lobster To the delight of islanders and frequent visitors alike Iries started opening for dinner this year. 503 N. Alister St. 361 749-2310 iriesislandfood.com Trout Street Bar Grill One of the most popular restaurants in the Coastal Bend got that way by not only offering the most perfect wa- terfront setting but with truly terrific food. Seafood cre- ations here are top notch starting with some of the best Cajun gumbo you will ever eat. Fresh fish arrives daily and nothing starts out frozen including wild-caught Gulf shrimp that makes for wonderful salads and shrimp cocktail grilled prepared with pasta and of course as the main attraction as fried jumbo Gulf shrimp. You will also enjoy hand cut steaks perfectly prepared along with terrific burgers and sandwiches grilled quail and even chicken fried steak. Trout Street is located right on the Port Aransas Marina and dining both indoor and on the outside deck are available. 104 W. Cotter 361 749-7800 tsbag.com Oceans of Seafood This fish market of almost 40 years in Port Aransas took the big step a couple of years ago and opened a seafood restaurant largely based on the large collec- tion of Southern seafood recipes published as a book by the owners mother decades ago. The culinary result is a wonderful selection of fresh simple but perfectly prepared fried fish shrimp and oysters grilled snap- per blackened tuna stuffed crab and crab cakes as well as the very popular Louisiana shrimp boil with corn potatoes and Adouille sausage. The atmosphere at Oceans of Seafood is genuine Texas fish house with colorful fishing memorabilia on the walls and dozens of wind chimes hanging from the ceilingalmost all for sale. The great seafood quality you find here may be exceeded only by the terrific value as no plate on the regular menu is priced above 18. 165 W. Cotter Ave. 361 749-4994 La Barataria Chef owner Lezlie Keebler has for four years been delighting guests with an elegant fusion of American cuisine with French and Cajun influences. La Baratarias Continental menu that includes escargot chops and prime steaks and a variety of seafood including Mahi Mahi sashimi grade Ahi tuna and impeccably prepared