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The WacoFork Blog

Local chef Davie Gorham has been an active participant with us since we began WacoFork more than four years ago, so when he told me he was going to roll out his own truck, Honky Tonk Kid BBQ, I was excited to see what he would do.

Gorham is knowledgeable about all kinds of food, but he's especially a connoisseur of barbecue. He's bringing that insight to the truck as he'll be offering barbecue fusion. On Thursday night, he presented a couple of menu items at The Dancing Bear and he was kind enough to invite me.

Would you rather grab a burger at Whataburger or In-N-Out?

I honestly don't know if the answer to this question seems obvious and, if it does, which way it seems obvious. I do know that once upon a time I went with friends to a Rangers game and we had a rather heated friendly argument about which was better after we decided to stop at In-N-Out.

A couple of weeks ago, good WacoFork friend Luke Murphy gave me a heads up that there's a new brewery in town — Bare Arms Brewing on LaSalle.

So yesterday I was telling photographer Chelsea Santos (who shot the photo with this blog) about it and she talked me into a Tuesday afternoon visit. Santos, who also serves drinks at True Love, knows her beer, so she helped me look like I knew what I was doing.

Lord knows I like to go out in the evening to eat some bar food, drink some beer and watch a ball game.

And clearly we have good places around Waco to do that. Now we have another one and from what I can tell so far it's top notch.  People frequently ask me where they should go watch the game and I'm going to have to start recommending they try Bubba's 33.

We've got good news for all the Raising Cane's fans in Hewitt. The new location that at the spot once occupied by Burger King will be opening this Thursday, June 25. As part of the grand opening, they are offering giveaways to some lucky customers. The first 10 paying customers age 13 or older will get free Cane's for a year. Will any of you be camping out to claim that prize? The full press release is below.

Poppa Rollo's is open in Hewitt.

It's possible that we're not the first to alert you to this as they've been open for about three weeks now. But with everything going on recently — Memorial Day, the end of school, the beginning of summer, biker shenanigans — it's likely you didn't get around to thinking about it until today either.

Hello, friends, my name is Chad. I know it's been a while since we spoke, so I just thought we should get reacquainted.

As much as I've tried, I've been unable to add extra days to the week, a failure which has resulted in a bit of drought on this blog since around Memorial Day. Rest assured, though, I'm ready to get into full summer blogging mode. Prepare to have your Waco-restaurant curiosity edified two to three times a week!

For weeks people have been asking me what's going in next to the new Starbucks and Potbelly at Valley Mills and I-35.

I wasn't sure because I'm still trying to figure out where the Zoe's Kitchen that's supposed to be going into that new Gander Mtn shopping center will be. But it turns out that red building next to Potbelly and Starbucks is Bubba's 33.

That didn't take long.

In the immediate aftermath of Sunday's shootout at Twin Peaks, that restaurant's corporate office has pulled the franchise. I read Mike Copeland's story on It included the following statement released by Twin Peaks:

I was relieved this morning to see that Central Texas Marketplace was open again and no longer barricaded by police cruisers.

Well, the part of it that contains Starbucks anyway. The section containing Don Carlos, Twin Peaks, World Market, etc. still had an abundance of police presence. It looked like store managers might be able to access their stores because the police cars weren't totally blocking the intersections. But customers and looky-loos were probably SOL.