About Us

Hi, we are glad you are here. We are Dine 361, an up and coming online and print publication for the Coastal Bend of Corpus Christi, TX and surrounding areas. We are a group of foodies from all backgrounds— a chef, a dietician, and a slew of food lovers who frequent restaurants, cafes, bakeries, breweries, bars, and more around town. We hope to highlight the diverse dining options there are in all areas of the city and more, share recipes, service industry updates, events, and more.

Meet the Core Contributors

Marissa Ackerman, Founder, Core Contributor

Marissa is a native of Corpus Christi and works with restaurants across the city in her main work. Aside from her 9-5, Marissa loves to try out new food all across the city and surrounding areas and was a foodie before she began the journey to form a foodie collaborative, online and in-print publication. Marissa is a graduate of Texas State University, and has written for several different publications. Marissa is head of planning, co-creator of social media channels, and helps faciltate many of the upcoming projects for the publication. Keep up with her personal foodie anecdotes by following @corpusfoodadventures on Instagram.

Abel Ozuna, Core Contributor

Abel Ozuna is a native to the Coastal bend area, a published author, and a content creator for our publication. Abel specializes and manages our podcast having owned his own podcast network for several years, and assists with marketing and promotions.

Gina Garza, Core Contributor

Gina Garza is a native to Corpus Christi and has written for publications over the years. As an active foodie in the area, Gina contributes stories, blog articles, and can be found on instagram @ginaluvsmac.

Raul Alonzo Jr., Core Contributor

Raul Alonzo Jr. is a native of Corpus Christi and has recently began to increase his interests in the realm of food and photography. Raul is a graduate of Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi and has been a writer for several publications. His role is to help us with layout and design, photography, and writing.

Natalia Rodriguez, Core Contributor

Natalia is a native to the Coastal Bend and is a recent graduate of Texas State University. Specializing in Public Relations and Marketing, Natalia assists us with social media, and contributes blog articles.

Taylor Berlinsky, Core Contributor

Taylor was new to the Coastal Bend and after about a year has found some of her favorite places as she continues to explore the food and beverages offered around the city. Taylor is a registered dietician and baker, and has her own foodie stories from all across the United States. Taylor a writer for the blog and also helps us with our social media stories. You can follow her personal foodie anecdotes @taysty.foodie on Instagram.

Ventura Lopez, Core Contributor

Ventura  Lopez, otherwise known as “Ace” was born and raised in Corpus Christi and has used the city and the culture as inspiration for recipes to eventually share with everyone. He is currently attending Texas A&M Corpus Christi majoring in marketing with a minor in digital journalism.  Ventura is a blog writer and our videographer.