92 THE COASTAL BEND MAGAZINE • January/February 2018 TheCoastalBend.com Hester’s House of Burgers & Wings This terrific south side burger joint took on a new menu, along with new ownership and staff last summer, and the results have been overwhelmingly celebrated by local diners. Thick, gourmet burgers, the kind with flavor all the way through, are prepared in a number of delicious combinations that include the Ba- con & Egg, the Mexican and the traditional cheeseburg- er. For those with a country appetite, or those wanting to share a huge plate, the giant chicken fried steak if for you, served with mashed potatoes and perfect country gravy. Added to the menu this year is a nice selection of homemade Mexican food, including some of the best green chicken enchiladas you have ever had! You will also find delicious and creative homemade desserts, and a wide selections of beers on tap, both domestic and imported. 1645 Airline Rd. @ Williams St. (361) 334-2221 • $$ Urbana Market Deli A significant marker of positive development in down- town Corpus Christi is the recent opening of Urbana in the old Sonjia’s Bakery building at the corner of Schatzel and Chaparral. Urbana is a wholly wonderful experience, offering delicious gourmet baked goods each morning from the master bakers at its sister restaurant, Sugarbak- ers. The real hits here are the deliciously created pizzas, pastas, sandwiches and salads that are made before your eyes. All of the breads and doughs are made fresh in- house, and the quality makes a world of difference when you sink your teeth into a freshly made panini or Italian grinder. Urbana also fills the role of bodega market for downtown visitors and residents, offering a nice selection of groceries including imported and specialty items, fruit and vegetables, dairy, and—best of all—over 75 beers and 50 wines. 424 N. Chaparral • (361) 336-6330 • $ daily and selections change on a regular basis depend- ing on season and, presumably, the mood of the chef! Enjoy wonderful homemade quiche options that include the Monterrey with Canadian Bacon and green chiles, the Classic with chicken, broccoli and mushrooms, and the Devonshire with spinach and ricotta cheese. Hester’s omelettes are second to none, and you will find a tempt- ing menu of egg creations, gourmet sandwiches, pastas, salads and breakfast and lunch paninis. 1714 S. Alameda at Six Points • (361) 885-0558 • 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. at Art Museum of South Texas • (361) 885-0151 • 3812 S. Alameda St. at Lamar Park Center • (361) 855-1892 HestersCafe.com • $$ House of Burgers Urbana