Looking to shop with the option of snacking? Want to meet for lunch and a maybe pick up the perfect birthday/wedding gift? Just looking for a well-prepared and satisfying meal? The Sironia Cafe provides the ideal setting for all of the above. The Sironia ...
I love Austin, Texas. I was born there, and I lived there for 6 years – 4 years as a student at UT and 2 years after that. If I were to ever move my family out of Waco, I would probably want to move to Austin. But I don't want to move out of Waco because Waco is home, and it has been for most of my life. So, it is with much love for the great city of Austin that I share 10 reasons why I think Waco is better than Austin.
Only yesterday, I brought the discussion of fancy cocktails in Waco to the table.
Today I have more news on that front. I heard through the WacoFork wire about a new place under construction on Austin Avenue across the street from the Hippodrome. I've started the process of checking it out. As of this afternoon, I'm still waiting to speak with the proprietor, but wanted to spill what I know. It's going to be called Muddle: a cocktail craftery.
Dichotomy opened on Monday of last week making coffee, cocktails and creating a conversation.
I was, I suppose intentionally, late to the party announcing this development here on the One More Bite blog. For one thing, I had too much on my plate Thanksgiving week. For another, waiting a week allowed me to soak up lots of opinion about Dichotomy.
Chad and I have been friends since we were preschoolers in the early 80's, and we both grew up in Waco in the 80's and 90's. That's one of the reasons we started WacoFork, because we wanted to help promote all the cool things that have been happening and continue to happen in and around Waco, especially in the restaurant scene.
In that spirit, I wanted to take a look back at what it was like growing up in Waco in the 80's and 90's. Be sure and add your memories of “old Waco” in the comments below.
Our friends at Cafe Homestead play a role in one of Central Texas' unique Thanksgiving traditions at the Homestead Fair.
The Homestead Heritage farm offers classes year around, teaching kitchen and agriculture skills as well as woodworking and other traditional crafts. On Thanksgiving weekend, specifically from Friday through Sunday this week, Homestead Heritage rolls out those activities and a bunch more.
My friends Tye Barrett, Jacob Robinson and I grabbed some pizza from Nizza Pizza to ease the bumps and bruises of a football season in its late stages. We also debated about the fullness of the glass.
I just received a press release titled "Torchy's Tacos Treks North and to West Texas."
Here's the key paragraph:
What does "home of the jumbo shrimp" mean?
That's the part of the sign at the new Waco Drive restaurant which caught my eye. Does it mean the restaurant — Sam's Southern Eatery — opening on Thursday is the originator of jumbo shrimp? That seems almost impossible. Does it mean Sam's intends to reinvent the way we think about jumbo shrimp? Does it mean they will serve the largest shrimp known to man, redefining the term "jumbo?"
I guess we'll have to wait and see. As stated, Sam's opens on Thursday, or so I was told by staffers preparing the inside of the restaurant. Sam's is located in the spot most recently occupied by Cancun and Adriana & Janette's before that. It's apparently fried seafood, po'-boys and other Southern-style food.
Including jumbo shrimp.
Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers
Waco Tribune-Herald business columnist Mike Copeland reported on Sunday that Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers will anchor the new shopping center going up at Mars and Hewitt Drive.
I recently dined at a Freddy's in Cedar Park. Good chili dog. Good frozen custard I would imagine but didn't dive into that. In some respects it's similar to Smashburger, which recently opened on Valley Mills.
One more bite: Come out to The Dancing Bear Pub tonight at 7 p.m. for our favorite author/illustrator Becky Murphy's "I'd Rather be Short" party. Barnes & Noble will be there with copies of "I'd Rather be Short" for purchase ($14, cash only). The deal is this: buy a copy of the book at the event and you can put a beer on my tab.
My friend Tye Barrett and I grabbed some pizza from Poppa Rollo's, reviewed the Baylor-Texas Tech game at AT&T Stadium and looked forward to this week's massive clash between Baylor and Oklahoma State in Stillwater.
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