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The month in reviews: July

August 1, 2011 | Chad Conine | Around Town
The month in reviews: July

July is gone and that's always kind of bittersweet.

July is definitely a fun month, what with Independence Day cook outs and fireworks. It's a good month to take vacation time with the family or friends. This year we had the Women's World Cup to get all worked up about. And, for the more traditional sports fans, there's always the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby and All-Star Game.

But on the other side of the coin, anytime you finish a month during which the high temperature never dipped below 100, well, maybe we're kind of glad to have survived that month and realize we're on the other side of it. A good friend of mine once said, "God gave Texas the heat because He knew we could handle it." So let's just smile and handle a few more days of this before cooler weather gets here.

Some of our WacoFork friends beat the heat by staying beside some air conditioning and cranking out restaurant reviews.

Each month during our WacoFork adventure so far, I've highlighted a few of the best lines from your reviews and it's a tradition I like, so I'm going to keep it up. While there are plenty of clever voices in our WacoFork family, there's no doubt one particularly whimsical reviewer has stolen our hearts. I'm speaking, of course, of mghamma.

In order to properly explain this, I'm dividing this week's "best of" quotes into two categories:

Best of the rest

"Now back to the fried plantains… they were awesome. Nice crispy crust from the frying, very fresh, and great flavor. I’ve never been a big fan of bananas and such, but these were really good and plan on adding them to my “menu” at home."

"I will definitely go back and try other things because I WANT them to succeed, but there is work to do still."

"I love to come here for breakfast, drink too many cups of coffee and enjoy the fresh baked bread with my meal."

"I HIGHLY recommend the chicken pesto sandwich. Like heaven wrapped in bread."

"While this place is very popular with Baylor students (and recent grads), I think it might be a little too "young" for anyone over 30 or *gasp* 40."

"The results are, predictably, somewhat akin to teaching a hippo to tap-dance."

From the mind of mghamma

"I felt like I had found the metaphorical closet that leads to Narnia. Then, every sorostitute and her new BFF were there after every possible Crush, along with a ton of high school kids."

"There's something in the way it doesn't make me move, it's got me like no other burger."

"Perhaps I'm a sucker for chocolate shakes that are as pale as I am. Perhaps I like sitting on plastic furniture that I will inevitably stick to (this is Texas, people). Perhaps I like looking at the dozens of old pictures on the wall while I wait a good twenty minutes for a burger."