We asked on Facebook: What’s your favorite meal, beverage or way to keep warm on a cold winter’s day on the Texas Coast?
Eating deer chili and drinking a Shiner beer with the fireplace going.
– D.J. Alvarez
A giant pot of my late husband’s chili (the best I’ve ever had, sorry Chili Belles) with Fritos and shredded cheese.
– Lisa Wilson Velasquez
Sitting close to a bonfire on the beach at Port Bolivar, drinking beer and eating tuna we just grilled. And grouper.
– Connie DeRome-Dryden
Roll the convertible top down and cruise with the heat blowing.
– Sheryl Denton Johnson
Start a pot of chicken broth, add vegetables and rice or orzo, let it simmer all day, filling the house with good smells — have an early supper of soup and a nice crusty bread.
– Elisabeth Pelham
Drink a cup of hot buttered rum (made with Blue Bell) and watch a movie under a soft blanket on the couch.
– Brenda Bumpas Johnstone
A walk on the beach toward the sun warms me up. My favorite is West Beach by Isla
– Melissa Lockhart
We enjoy a big, roaring fire in the fire pit behind the barn, complete with Jimmy Buffett music and tropical drinks.
– Jim Guidry
A yummy, hot bowl of three-bean chili from Oasis.
– Veronica Hugger
I love to eat raw oysters and drink bloody marys at Nick’s. Also, gumbo at The Gumbo Diner.
– Ginny McDonald
Raw oysters with plenty of horseradish and a cold beer always warms me up.
– Nelda Engstrom
Blankets and English tea on the beach watching the water.
– Susana Finkel
Pulling on my hoodie and gloves and going for a walk on the beach.
– Belinda Reyes Sandoval
Drinking coffee outside.
– Robert Taylor
A cozy fireplace, a big fluffy blanket, a great movie and someone special.
– Cynthia Wander