But Wacoans have long pined for a Pappadeaux or even a RockFish or Joe's Crab Shack. From what I can tell from its website, a McCormick & Schmick's would have been right up there with the best of those.
Alas, it was a scam.
I placed a call to Landry's Inc., the company which owns McCormick & Schmick's. The person I spoke with sounded mildly distressed about the calls they were receiving regarding this craigslist ad. They were attempting to fix the problem and the person let me down easy, saying that Landry's had no plans in Waco at the moment.
Beware of craigslist, I guess. I've witnessed its usefulness when buying concert tickets and such. But like many elements of the world wide web, it has to be approached with caution.
This all raises an interesting question, though. Why wouldn't a new seafood restaurant come to town? Would Waco support a Pappadeaux or Eddie V's? Granted these are big city places. But RockFish has at least taken a shot at a Lubbock location and Landry's has restaurants in Corpus Christi and Galveston.
Anyway, thanks for the heads up, WacoFork wire. At least you made me think and gave me something to think (and blog) about.
One more bite: Speaking of seafood, Sergio's (the restaurant formerly known as Siete Mares) could be open at its new Austin Avenue location as early as tomorrow.