For the Love of Food and Chamber Members
Some of the perks living here all my life and working in Jefferson County, I’ve encountered lots of great restaurants back in the day; Esther’s, Sartin’s Seafood, Channel Inn, Burger Chef & Jeff, Leo and Willies, Boondock’s, Dorothy’s Front Porch, Al’s Seafood, Fish Net, El Charro and others. Working for the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce in downtown Port Arthur allows me to go out for lunch to meet with business owners, whether they are a current member, a new member, or a prospect. Some of the Chambers committee meeting are held and hosted at local restaurants. When I think of “For the Love of Food and Chamber Members” I think of, Darragh Castillo, who works for the Port Arthur Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, writes a food column in the local paper, Foodie and is an Ambassador and awarded Ambassador of the Year for the Chamber.
Spotlighting several of our local restaurant’s and a few of my preferred menu items. Here is the list of restaurants with preferred menu items. (Not in any order) ; 1. Tony’s Barbeque & Steakhouse -Smoked Turkey Salad with Purple Onions and Jalapenos, 2. The Schooner- Greek Salad and the Blackened Maui Maui with the Alexander Sauce, 3. Rancho Grande Bar and Grill- Table Side Guacamole and the Champagne Margarita, 4. Saltgrass Steakhouse- Steak Salad with extra Sautéed Green Beans served with Balsamic Vinaigrette and a Grilled Pineapple Margarita (All Time Favorite), 5. Cheddar’s Casual Cafe-Spinach/Artichoke Dip, 6. Rao’s Bakery- Sicilian Tuna and a Thumb Print Cookie 7. McAllister’s Deli-Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap and Arnold Palmer, 8. Jason’s Deli- Broccoli/Cheese Soup and Walnut Brownie, 8. Chick-fil-A-Breakfast Bowl and Lemonade, 9. Domino’s Pizza-Thin Crust Vegetarian Pizza, 10. El Viejo Tony Bar & Grill- White Queso, 11. Firehouse Subs-Tuna Sub Loaded, 12. Reel Cajun Seafood Restaurant and Bar-Spicy Crawfish, 13. Longhorn Steakhouse- Ribeye Steak Medium with Caesar Salad, 14. Raising Canes Chicken Finger- Chicken Fingers with Cane Sauce, 15. Richard’s Taqueria-Fajita Quesadilla, 16. Edith’s Place- Breakfast Burrito Made to Order, 17. IHOP-French Toast and Crispy Bacon, 18. Baytown Seafood-Popcorn Shrimp, 19. Greek Gyros 2- Homemade Hummus with Pita Bread, 20. KoKo Ramen Poke Bowl- Brown Rice and Shrimp Bowl, 21. Nicaraguan Caribbean Kitchen, and 22. The Neches River Wheelhouse-Tuna Tower and Shrimp & Grits. Look what is coming soon; Japanese Hibachi Grill and Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar. Come check out our local restaurant’s in Port Arthur and Jefferson County and make your top ten list of favorite menu items.
Paige Snyder- IOM, and Membership Director
Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce
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