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Anyone who knows anything about Texas barbecue has heard of Franklin Barbecue in Austin. We've all heard stories of people getting in line at Franklin at 8am (3 hours before they open) just to make sure they get their fill of smoked goodness that day, because everyone knows they sell out fast. There was even an entrepreneurial teenager who made a side business out of waiting in line for people at Franklin so they didn't have to. He made some pretty good money until Franklin shut down his operation for the sake of fairness to those loyal customers who actually stood in line for themselves.

WACO, TX (Sept. 15, 2016) – Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, the popular Baton Rouge-based restaurant company known for its ONE LOVE® – quality chicken finger meals – will open its third restaurant in Waco on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 801 S. Kultgen Expressway, on the west side of I-35 at 8th Street.

After years of dreaming, planning, and creating, we are proud to finally announce that the WacoFork Club is officially launched!

We've been hinting at something big all summer, and and we are excited to finally announce the WacoFork Club, launching in 2 weeks on August 15!

Old Chicago coming to CTMP

July 13, 2016 | Chad Conine | Latest News | Comment

Back in the spring, the Trib reported that Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom has acquired a building permit for a location in Central Texas Marketplace. This came to my attention recently when a friend asked what Old Chicago was and why we were getting one.

I have a little experience with Old Chicago as it's a popular chain in the Midwest and I've found myself making frequent excursions into the heartland the last couple of years. When my dad and I stayed in Lincoln, Nebraska, during the 2014 College World Series, there was an Old Chicago restaurant across the street from our hotel in Lincoln's Haymarket District. We ate there once and then I returned to it to have a beer and watch the World Cup Final. As for my friend's query, it's actually a pizza and beer joint that originated in Colorado. I'm sure the creators had some sort of tie to Chicago, but that information wasn't readily available on the restaurant's website. And why are we getting one? Probably for the same reason we're getting a lot of things these days.

Speaking as a person who wears a Cubs hat and has adopted Chicago as my own personal big American city (i.e., I prefer it to New York or Los Angeles), I endorse just about anything with Chicago in the name. Except for Chicago the band. I think they're the epitome of lameness.

Therefore, I think Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom will be a fun new option to suggest in a group. However, it remains to be seen whether it will bring something unique to our restaurant scene that's not already well covered by Poppa Rollo's, Rosati's, Bubba's 33, BJ's Brewhouse, et al. 

The first annual Deep in the Heart Film Festival (DitHFF), a two day, independent film event held in the heart of the Central Texas area, announced today its call for entries in all short film categories which include Comedy, Drama, Fantasy/Sci-fi, Family, Horror/Thriller, and Documentary.

Ok, I admit it. We're a little late to this one. Genghis Grill has been open in the shopping center anchored by Gold's Gym and Academy Sports and Outdoors for a while now, but I just got around to trying the new Waco location. My wife and I decided to take our 3 kids there for lunch today, which worked out because my son needed a new fishing pole from Academy.

Today I got to spend some time with Dan Moroso, the founder and owner of the soon-to-open Moroso Wood Fired Pizzeria, and talk about his history and his vision for the restaurant and its location in an area he is calling Midtown. The restaurant is located in a very familiar setting as it occupies the former Bosque location of Cafe Cappuccino in Market Square.

The public is invited to visit the Battle of the Food Trucks event on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Killeen Community Center. Part of the proceeds from the 2nd Annual Battle of the Food Trucks hosted by HACCCT will be donated to the City of Killeen Fire Department.

What started as a way for Jamee Binner and her husband to adhere to their diet plan during the week has grown into a full time business. Binner started “meal prepping” two years ago as a way for her family to eat nutritious meals even on the busiest of days. In March, she and her business partner Brittney Knight formed JB’s Fit Eats. After creating a Facebook page, JB’s Fit Eats saw a quick response of over 375 likes within the first two weeks. The pair quickly went from preparing 30 meals a week to 100+.