Eat Texas

OK, you couldn’t actually eat Texas. It’s a very big state. Maybe if you took a nibble here, a nibble there, you could sample all the unique flavors that the Lone State state has to offer.

Nibblers in Port AransasYou can do that at Nibblers, Helen Short’s new store in the Shops at Port A. Nibblers just opened on May 31, 2014 offering snacks, jams, jellies, pickles, nuts, rubs and sauces made in Texas. Ninety percent of what you’ll find at Nibblers is made in Texas and as much of it is grown or prepared close to home. Some items such as the pickles are made locally especially for Nibblers.

And yes, sampling is permitted, even encouraged. Helen will always have samples out for you to taste, especially on weekends.

Need truly special treats for a party or dinner guests, or maybe something to take fishing or to beach, but you’re not sure what? Maybe you’ve got company and they’re looking for unique souvenirs of their visit to South Texas. Just come on in, browse, have a nibble. Helen’s goal is to have unique items for sale. She deliberately doesn’t want to compete with anything else available in Port Aransas.

Helen is new to Port Aransas, having moved from Branch, Texas just a couple of years ago. Her husband, David, transferred here for work. Helen and the family followed. Helen worked for a while at American Bank but from where she stood, she could see the growth that was coming to the city and wanted to be part of it. Although she had never run a store like Nibblers before, she saw a need that she could meet and decided that now was the time to make her move. Her plan was to be up and running and in full swing by summer.

She and her family love their new home. “The school is awesome,” she says. In addition to her husband’s job change, the Port Aransas schools were a big reason that the family decided to relocate. “I have been so accepted by the community,” she adds. “It couldn’t have been a more perfect move.”

Helen works closely with her vendors and they’re kicking around the idea of having Nibblers host events like cooking demonstrations in the future.

For more information contact Helen at 361-749-2236. Send an email to or just stop by Suite H at 1023 State Highway 361 in Port Aransas from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Mondays. I’ll see you there.–

About Dee

"What if?" Those two words all too easily send Devorah Fox spinning into flights of fancy. Best-selling author of “The Redoubt,” voted one of 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading 2016, and three other books in The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam epic historical fantasy series. She also co-authored the contemporary thriller, Naked Came the Sharks, with Jed Donellie. She contributed to Masters of Time: a SciFi/Fantasy Time Travel Anthology and has several Short Reads to her name, including Murder by the Book, A Mystery Mini. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives in The Barefoot Palace on the Texas Gulf Coast with rescued tabby cats ... and a dragon named Inky. Visit the “Dee-Scoveries” blog at
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