110 THE COASTAL BEND MAGAZINE • January/February 2018 TheCoastalBend.com Costa Sur Chef Nick Mackrizz has created a diverse menu inspired by his native Peru, that includes fish tacos, Peruvian style fried rice and lo mein, sautéed chicken breast and tenderloin, seared or fried fresh fish of the day, and of course, the one-of-a-kind Peruvian Ceviche that made him famous on the island! This ceviche is an experience that will change how you think about fish, and maybe how you think about your entire, daily diet. It’s that good, and good for you. Costa Sur recently unveiled their greatly expanded space, which added a new cocktail bar, a new ceviche bar and tripled the size of their original space. 15113 S. Padre Island Dr. on North Padre Island • (361) 945-8303 • CostaSurCC.com • $$$ Lone Star Taste The selection and variety of Texas-made food products that you will find at Lone Star Taste in Port Aransas puts it at the top of any such shop in the state. Of course there are plenty of jalapeno jellies, but many shoppers are amazed at how many types of products are made in the Lone Star State including coffee, soup mixes, cocktail mixes, candy, all variety of sauces for meat and seafood, plus marinades, barbecue rubs—even Texas-made dog treats! Pick up a bottle of Texas pecan syrup for a plate of pancakes you’ll never forget, or a jar of pecan creamed honey. Discover amazing tastes and items you never thought existed, at this amazing Port A shop. 1023 TX Hwy. 361 in Port Aransas • (361)749- 7100 • LoneStarTaste.com Brooklyn Pie Co. The New York style of pizza is thin and crispy the test of authenticity has to do with folding your slice and it not drooping—and when New York style pizza is sold by the slice, it’s a GIANT slice that easily suffices as one’s lunch. New Yorkers say that the pizza here is as close to what you find in the Big Apple, quality that is achieved by using the freshest, high quality ingredients, and by making dough and sauces from scratch every day. Build your own pizza starting with traditional Italian red or basil sauce, or choose of the many specialty pies you will find including the Margherita, the Meat Lovers, two varieties of Hawaiian, vegetarian, the classic New York, the Laguna with artichoke hearts, white cheddar cheese, and spinach, and many more. Enjoy terrific Buf- falo wings and fresh salads. Deliver to Padre Island and Flour Bluff. 15326 S. Padre Island Dr. on Padre Island • (361) 949-1100 • BrooklynPie.com • $$ Costa Sur