We've been wondering what was taking Rusty Taco so long to open and now we know. There's not going to be a Rusty Taco.
Instead, we will very soon be able to dine at Rowdy Taco. Same location, but different concept and branding. I spoke with general manager Cody Brown today and he gave me to new scoop.
There's a new item on my weekly docket as of this morning. I'm hitting Captain Billy Whizzbang's for lunch on Wednesday. Who's with me?
Whizzbang's is holding an all-day benefit for Blake Hyland, an area high school student who is recovering from a brain injury he suffered while practicing gymnastics. It's easy to help. Just dine at Whizzbang's between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesday and tell them your are supporting "Prayers for Blake."
Freddy's is open.
The newest burger chain to come to town cranked up its engine and began serving customers in the Hewitt Drive location on Monday morning. True to form, we dined there immediately.
We have more specific information on the opening of Rusty Taco on Valley Mills Drive in the Aldi shopping center.
I just realized it's about dang time for another Taco Week, btw. Look for that in early June.
Club Sandwich is the continuation of a concept proprietor Youngdae Moon had in a downtown community center a couple of years ago. When the community center changed direction in terms of offering a restaurant, Moon regrouped and began planning to relaunch in food-truck form.
This is a heads up for Baylor graduates planning graduation weekend and also for anyone who has trouble fitting trips to Cafe Homestead into their busy weekly schedules. Cafe Homestead is going to open for dinner on Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17.
There will be seatings at 6 and 7:30 both evenings. Go here to make reservations.
There's more exciting news about development taking place on Austin Avenue.
I just spoke with Muddle co-owner Jerry Dyer while he showed me construction taking place inside the old Treff's location on Austin, next door to Bank of America. Dyer and his group, which includes Muddle co-owner Seth Sutton, will be opening Kuma, a sushi bar that will also include an upstairs dance club.
Bright light city going to set my soul, going to set my soul on fire.
Well, that's probably a little hyperbolic. But I have been noticing particularly bright lights emanating from the Vegas Welcome Buffet sign at the corner of Waco Drive and Valley Mills, so much so that I assumed we let the opening of Vegas Welcome Buffet slip past us. Not the case, though. Vegas Welcome Buffet opens on Tuesday.
Mike Copeland reported this morning at the Waco Trib that SCC Development is getting close to closing on the purchase of the former site of Richard Karr Motors at the corner of Valley Mills and Lake Air Dr., where they will build a 25,000 square foot shopping center. According to Copeland, they are negotiating with In-N-Out Burgers, Inc. to open a location in the space, but they are not ready to announce other prospective tenants of the shopping center.
Cafe Homestead continues to innovate, looking for new ways to give its patrons unique dining experiences.
For the next event, they're truly thinking outside of the box, the box in this case being the actual walls of the Cafe Homestead restaurant.