This time of year people start asking where they can go eat for Thanksgiving so they don’t have to make food for the family, or maybe just for themselves. Some want to eat at home without the hassle of cooking.
Last night, I made an overdue trip to Saltgrass Steak House.
I am still in charge of this blog, and it’s a new restaurant, so I needed to dine there. I was looking for an excuse, and just needed enough consecutive days in town to get around to it. As it happened, a couple of events inspired such a trip on Wednesday night. I won’t bore you with the details, but it was well worth loosening the wallet a bit.
I've had a bit of a focus on food trucks to get started as there has been a lot happening in that realm of late, soon I expect to go over some new dine-in establishments.
Saturday was a busy day with a big football game,
I noticed a new restaurant in that anchor space of the Valley Mills shopping center just on the lake side of the Bosque intersection.
The new place is called Corona's De Oro and they've been open about three months. I didn't dine there today. I'm interested in stopping in for lunch just because. But it's also the fourth Mexican food restaurant within the distance that I can hit a golf ball in that area (and I can't hit a golf ball all that far). Instead, I thought it would be more interesting to offer a brief history of that location.
About six weeks ago, the Chamber of Commerce dialed up Chamber of Commerce weather for the first annual Texas Food Truck Showdown.
It doesn't look like Pints in the Park is going to beneffit from the same type of perfect day. Rest assured, though, the show will go on.
There's a party coming down, y'all.
This Pints in the Park deal on May 9 at Brazos Park East has my undivided attention, mostly because of the buzz it's already created on social media.
I stumbled across a fun video album a few days ago called "Serve It Up, Waco" that I think you're all going to love! The five minute videos, created by the City of Waco, are in the style of Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives with local chefs making one of their most popular dishes. They've profiled several of my favorite spots: Clay Pot, World Cup Cafe, Schmaltz's, Sergio's. I particularly enjoyed watching the proprietor of D's Mediterranean Grill make Lebanese tabboulleh, and hearing tips on making great biscuits from Nancy Grayson of Lula Jane's!
Another album you might find interesting is "On the Avenue," which profiles restaurants and shops Downtown. There is a great spot on Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits highighting the uniqueness of their ingredients.
One more bite (or two, rather)...
Dichotomy is having a live jazz night tomorrow, 8-10pm, featuring 94 String Trio. It will be their last jazz night for awhile, so get out and enjoy live music and handmade cocktails!
Brazos River Ribfest is this weekend.
We've heard a little bit of buzz about this event around town. Here's what we know: it's Friday through Sunday on the grounds of McLane Stadium and you'll be able to taste and help elect a people's choice rib champion.
I just joined The Baylor Club.
I feel like this blog is a few months overdue as The Baylor Club opened when McLane Stadium went live. Better late than never though.
Since we fired up WacoFork four years ago this month, we've noticed something.
Actually, we've learned quite a few things. But today, I'm thinking about the "Wow!" factor and our blog and how they relate to each other. By the way, the headline on this blog "Waco's getting a ..." is meant to be misleading. Sorry about that if you had a false geek out.