Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Texas >
Oct 12, 2006 09:09 PM

Thanksgiving dinner in Corpus Christi?

We are going to Corpus with extended family members (all adults) for Thanksgiving, staying at our favorite B & B, the fabulous George Blucher House. Their amazing breakfasts will keep us going for most of the day, but where should we go on Thursday evening for Thanksgiving dinner? One of our party dislikes turkey and dressing, so I hope there's a nice place where everyone can find something he/she wants. Thanks for your suggestions.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Have a good time, Zorra! I wonder if the Blucher House owner could be persuaded (read: paid) to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner for your party. I bet she'd do a good job of it.

    I stopped going to B&Bs because I couldn't shake off the feeling of being an intruder in someone's house and have observed that the owners are often somewhat controlling and only superficially friendly - I actually knew one who was downright hostile off duty. I guess that having so many strangers rotate in and out of your home would encourage that, or as a Darwinian might observe, only those with suitable personalities (and thick skins) stay in the business.

    1 Reply
    1. re: avi

      Avi, I've only experienced what you're talking about once, at a B & B in Asheville, NC. My guess is that most people who are successful in that business are extroverts who love people, parties, good food, and decorating, and who know what they are in for before they open their doors.

      Tracy Smith at the Blucher House is a born hostess who pulls out all the stops to make sure her guests (OK, customers) enjoy their visit. I wouldn't dream of asking her, even for lots of money, to fix Thanksgiving dinner for us. Her candlelight breakfasts are almost over the top, and I'm sure her kitchen crew is worn out by 11:00 every morning. Anyway, I'm sure she hopes to spend at least part of the day with her own family and friends.

      Doesn't anybody know anything about Thanksgiving in Corpus? How about the Republic of Texas, in the Omni?

    2. Hi, Zorra, how was your Thanksgiving in Corpus, and what was your solution?

      1 Reply
      1. re: avi

        We had a wonderful day. We had a sumptuous breakfast, spent most of the day walking on the beach in 80-degree weather, then went back to the B&B with cheese, summer sausage, crackers, and wine, and had our "Thanksgiving dinner" on the back patio next to a fountain, with a lot of laughter and relaxation,as well as the company of the innkeeper's friendly dog. It was one of the best Thanksgivings ever. Someone else at the B&B went to the Omni, but I bet they didn't enjoy their dinner as much as we enjoyed ours.