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Home sweet home in Waco, ready for some football

August 10, 2011 | Chad Conine | Around Town
Home sweet home in Waco, ready for some football

I'm back from vacation and exceedingly excited about the upcoming months.

I would say I'm exceedingly excited about the fall, but I'm not going to pretend "the fall" is even close. Let's be honest, around here "the fall" doesn't start until almost Halloween. Until then, it's just the dying days of summer and summer, the hot part, sometimes doesn't die out until late September.

Nevertheless, football practice has begun for high school, college and NFL teams and that's fantastic because it means actual football games can't be far off. In fact, as soon as September 2, WacoFork will be represented in the tailgating extravaganza outside Floyd Casey Stadium. The first game, in case anyone wasn't aware, is on Friday night, September 2, against the Rose Bowl champion TCU Horned Frogs.

I believe I've mentioned on this blog before that I love football. In case I haven't, then let me reiterate — I LOVE FOOTBALL. That will be apparent once football season begins as, along with offering news and profiles of Waco restaurants, this blog will make frequent mention of football. We're even going to unveil a weekly blog focused on area high school football stadium concession stands and, thusly, bring in the grandeur that is high school football around here.

We're not trying to be a sports blog. But we are sort of a Waco-culture blog and Waco culture undoubtedly includes football.

And you know what? Going to a football game usually means going for a bite at a restaurant either before or after the game, doesn't it? And aren't the concessions at football games sort of temporary restaurants? So, yeah, I'm going to write a little bit about football. Try and stop me.

On a related note, I stopped by Oso's Oh So Good Yogurt this afternoon. This is somewhat related because owners Jan Briles and Staley Lebby have a vested interest in Baylor football. I'll let you figure out the connection on your own. Anyway, because of my friendship with them and Bears head coach Art Briles, I feel myself being more excited about Baylor football than ever.

I don't think I'm alone in that category.

If you're not a football fan, then please endure the football talk here on this restaurant blog. And know that we know there's plenty of other things to look forward to as August passes into September. School starts again, for one thing, which means the scene picks up around here significantly. In case you're wondering, we have a few things up our WacoFork sleaves as well.

More on that tomorrow as we announce a new promotion and new prizes.