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1 hour ago, Steamboat1874 said:

Have always enjoyed going to Snoopys.

I don't know anything about Doc's Seafood and Steaks next door.

Was at Docs 3 days ago. The crab stuffed flounder was actually pretty legit and the cheese curds were fantastic. Solid service also

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justhookit - good luck to you with rebuilding and getting back to normalcy.

We just got back on Tuesday. Weather was perfect - mild temps, light winds, and NO mosquitoes. 

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La Playa has really really good food.  Their beef fajitas are awesome and if you take your fish to get cooked by them get them blackened, some of the best blackened fish I’ve ever had.  Lelo’s is a really good burger, thanks @justhookit  for the recommendation.  

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37 minutes ago, Hook1997 said:

La Playa has really really good food.  Their beef fajitas are awesome and if you take your fish to get cooked by them get them blackened, some of the best blackened fish I’ve ever had.  Lelo’s is a really good burger, thanks @justhookit  for the recommendation.  

Glad to hear La Playa is still putting out great food.  It is my personal favorite for PA dining.  I need to get down there.

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42 minutes ago, Hook1997 said:

La Playa has really really good food.  Their beef fajitas are awesome and if you take your fish to get cooked by them get them blackened, some of the best blackened fish I’ve ever had.  Lelo’s is a really good burger, thanks @justhookit  for the recommendation.  

LaPlaya was my favorite on our last trip.  Their seafood enchiladas and the table guac were awesome.  Margaritas kick ass as well.

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I haven't been to La Playa in years,  but my stomach still starts growling anytime someone mentions those seafood enchiladas. Those are the bomb.

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30 minutes ago, BigDHornfan said:

LaPlaya was my favorite on our last trip.  Their seafood enchiladas and the table guac were awesome.  Margaritas kick ass as well.

Oh yea that too the Margaritas are kick ass and strong.  The frozen with a grand mariner floater is great.  They have like 50 tequilas too.

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If you are looking to buy seafood, the new seafood market down by IGA is good.  Very clean and has good quality stuff.

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Can you recall the name?  When I was in Port A last labor day (and we're headed back) the markets for fresh catch were garbage compared to Galveston. 

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Posted (edited)

Had to look it up.  It's Paul's Seafood Market.  We used to go to Port A Crabs, but they got wiped out by Harvey.  There's a lot more commercial fishing around Galvestion, so it will never be able to compare.

Edited by kevwun

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Mmmmm.... La Playa. Makes me sad we didnt go our first five years to Port A. 

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4 hours ago, kevwun said:

Had to look it up.  It's Paul's Seafood Market.  We used to go to Port A Crabs, but they got wiped out by Harvey.  There's a lot more commercial fishing around Galvestion, so it will never be able to compare.

Muchas gracias

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What's the condition on the Port Aransas beaches?

Toxic? Flesh & face eating bacteria err'where??

Considering a weekend jaunt for 02 /03 / 04 Aug, etc. & need intel.

Should I get my freak out on?  The wife [wives & the...] has her concerned flag flying @ full mast.

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Just got back from a week in Port A, staying in our RV at On The Beach RV resort.  The beach access on 1A is great, and the rv park itself was decent enough.

I did not encounter any flesh eating bacteria.

Unfortunately I did encounter the stinger-end of a stingray, must have stepped on it out at the sandbar despite my best attempt at the "stingray shuffle."  All I can say is, wow, that's some incredible pain.  It hit me on the foot between my big toe and next toe, I was able to walk for the first 10 minutes or so, just enough to make it home, and then I couldn't stand on that foot.  Oddly enough, the only treatment that worked, was EXTREMELY hot water-- as hot as you can stand-- for as long as you can stand.  They say this neutralizes the venom in the sting?  I don't understand the chemistry, but it worked.  A couple hours later and it felt as if nothing had ever happened.  Really strange.

 

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The vibrio thing comes up a few times a year because some new case is reported and regards like your wife freak the fuck out. It’s almost always an older, sick person and/or someone with a cut and 99% of the time it’s contacted in the bays, not the surf. Tell her she’s much more likely to get bitten by a shark.

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The vibrio thing comes up a few times a year because some new case is reported and regards like your wife freak the fuck out. It’s almost always an older, sick person and/or someone with a cut and 99% of the time it’s contacted in the bays, not the surf. Tell her she’s much more likely to get bitten by a shark.

Tone.

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Anyone heard any update on Sand Castle?   Crazy it's been almost 2 years.  We aren't going to make it this summer in any event but would hope that would be an option again by next year.

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A heads up for anyone headed to Port A via Aransas Pass and the ferry:  work is being done on the bridge on 361 just south of Aransas Pass.  One lane is open, but there are temporary traffic lights on either end, so you may encounter some unexpected traffic.  Not sure when the work is scheduled for completion.

Also, they have started to resurface 361 from Aransas Pass to the ferry landing, so lots of loose gravel all over the place.

I love the decision to do all of this road and bridge work at the height of tourist season.  Great job to whomever scheduled these projects for the summer.  Couldn't do it last winter or wait a few months for this fall/winter.  Nope, let's make getting to the beach as much of a pain in the ass for as many people as possible.  Our tax dollars at work...

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Just got back from a week in Port A, staying in our RV at On The Beach RV resort.  The beach access on 1A is great, and the rv park itself was decent enough.
I did not encounter any flesh eating bacteria.
Unfortunately I did encounter the stinger-end of a stingray, must have stepped on it out at the sandbar despite my best attempt at the "stingray shuffle."  All I can say is, wow, that's some incredible pain.  It hit me on the foot between my big toe and next toe, I was able to walk for the first 10 minutes or so, just enough to make it home, and then I couldn't stand on that foot.  Oddly enough, the only treatment that worked, was EXTREMELY hot water-- as hot as you can stand-- for as long as you can stand.  They say this neutralizes the venom in the sting?  I don't understand the chemistry, but it worked.  A couple hours later and it felt as if nothing had ever happened.  Really strange.
 

On the beach is our go to spot. It’s not the fanciest and the spots are small but the location is the best out of any of the other parks in my opinion.

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18 hours ago, mapplewhite132 said:

Turns out it takes a long time to recover from a cat 4 hurricane

Especially when you build your castle out of sand.

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47 minutes ago, drifter379 said:


On the beach is our go to spot. It’s not the fanciest and the spots are small but the location is the best out of any of the other parks in my opinion.

Cool thanks.  Pioneer looked good too, larger and nicer but not as close to the beach I think... ever been there?

 

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Cool thanks.  Pioneer looked good too, larger and nicer but not as close to the beach I think... ever been there?
 

Pioneer is probably the best park we have stayed at as far as lot sizes and facilities. You have to book way in advance because of all the long term snowbirds that stay there. Also getting in and out of the park on 361 can be a real pain in the ass. You can walk to the beach from the back if you don’t mind carrying all your stuff back and forth.

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9 minutes ago, PantsTent said:

Not Port A, but close enough. Lovely out on north Padre Island

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I love PINS, we camp there regularly.  Get about 5 miles down and you have the place all to yourself, unless it's a holiday weekend or something.

 

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We went for the baby turtle release this morning. It was kind of lame because they are so small you really can't see them but also pretty cool. Sun coming up and little guys going for hopefully a good life.

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6 hours ago, utee94 said:

I love PINS, we camp there regularly.  Get about 5 miles down and you have the place all to yourself, unless it's a holiday weekend or something.

 

Ok, serious question.  When you go 5 miles down, where do you take your morning shit?  Drive the 5 miles back to the restroom?  Dig a cathole?  Squat over a trashbag?  

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2 minutes ago, dingleberryswitzer said:

Ok, serious question.  When you go 5 miles down, where do you take your morning shit?  Drive the 5 miles back to the restroom?  Dig a cathole?  Squat over a trashbag?  

2nd sandbar.  

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6 minutes ago, dingleberryswitzer said:

Ok, serious question.  When you go 5 miles down, where do you take your morning shit?  Drive the 5 miles back to the restroom?  Dig a cathole?  Squat over a trashbag?  

I bring the shitter with me.

 

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Just now, utee94 said:

I bring the shitter with me.

does the aggy person in the family know you refer to him/her as the shitter?

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Posted (edited)

So yesterday was the 2 year anniversary of hurricane Harvey, and Port A has never needed an excuse to throw a party. There were several of them but by far the best was at Salty Dog. It was also the grand re-opening and it seemed like the whole town turned out, plus a bunch of tourists. They did a great job on the new building and I’m guessing it will be the new most popular place to go, replacing Bernie’s.

i should have taken some pictures but it was so crowded it would have been hard to get good ones. I’ll try later this week.

Edited by justhookit
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Was just at NP two weeks ago. Dogs and kids had a blast. Drove down a few miles past 5 mile point and had a mile of beach to ourselves. Until later that night when people camped 100 yards away in each direction. 

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i have definitely been near black out drunk there.  I say near because I remember there being karaoke and one old dude who's move was to offer to sing duets with young girls and then not leave them alone.

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Last time I was at the Salty Dog was when a couple of guys in the bachelor party group I was with got thrown out of Bernie's on Friday night because one of my friends may or may not have took a swing at a bouncer.  Hypothetically speaking, it was lucky that he was so drunk that he missed.  We figured we should probably go somewhere else the next night, so Salty Dog it was.

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Welp, Salty Dog was an absolute shitshow tonight. Extremely crowded for a Thursday night, lots of what I’d term the “higher end” locals were there that are usually at other places. Not sure if it’s just because it’s a novelty or this is a new trend, but they were understaffed and their POS system is crap. If any of y’all are coming in town for the holiday weekend come see it for sure, but go,early and if you go late be prepared to wait a long time for a drink. Even worse for game watching the Texas game they only have 3 tv’s, one of which (at the main bar) seems to be permanently connected to TapTV trivia.

361, Stingrays, and the new Red’s (the old Lovetts) are going to be better options even though I’m not a big fan of any of them. 

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@T-shirt SipStingrays is actually a sports bar but they somehow fucked it up so bad that really the only good view of any tv is by sitting at the bar. And forget about sound. It will also likely be packed so get there early if you go.

also, not much has changed since August 30

 

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361 Bar is pretty good.

Watched Texas Baseball in the CWS there a few years ago.

Also Cancun Mexican Grill and Catina is in the same building.

Pretty good food and excellent breakfast tacos. 

 

Edited by Steamboat1874

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On 9/17/2019 at 9:35 PM, T-shirt Sip said:

Going to Port A this weekend. What’s the best place to watch the game?

I watch all my games at the Boathouse on N Padre Island.  Not that far of a drive from Port A...

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