There's a party coming down, y'all.
This Pints in the Park deal on May 9 at Brazos Park East has my undivided attention, mostly because of the buzz it's already created on social media.
I stumbled across a fun video album a few days ago called "Serve It Up, Waco" that I think you're all going to love! The five minute videos, created by the City of Waco, are in the style of Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives with local chefs making one of their most popular dishes. They've profiled several of my favorite spots: Clay Pot, World Cup Cafe, Schmaltz's, Sergio's. I particularly enjoyed watching the proprietor of D's Mediterranean Grill make Lebanese tabboulleh, and hearing tips on making great biscuits from Nancy Grayson of Lula Jane's!
Another album you might find interesting is "On the Avenue," which profiles restaurants and shops Downtown. There is a great spot on Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits highighting the uniqueness of their ingredients.
One more bite (or two, rather)...
Dichotomy is having a live jazz night tomorrow, 8-10pm, featuring 94 String Trio. It will be their last jazz night for awhile, so get out and enjoy live music and handmade cocktails!
I first became aware of the Pokey O's ice cream truck a couple of weeks ago when they showed up at Art on Elm and word got back to me.
On Monday evening, I was headed into Dichotomy when I saw the truck outside. Once inside, while I was settling in at the bar, a couple of people sat down near me with fresh ice cream sandwiches, which allowed me to get a closer look at the Pokey O's offering.
Brazos River Ribfest is this weekend.
We've heard a little bit of buzz about this event around town. Here's what we know: it's Friday through Sunday on the grounds of McLane Stadium and you'll be able to taste and help elect a people's choice rib champion.
It escaped my attention until today, but there's a new Cane's going up fast in Hewitt.
I was grabbing lunch when I bumped into WacoFork friend Derick Bailey. He informed me the new Cane's, where Burger King used to be on Hewitt Drive, was going up fast.
I just joined The Baylor Club.
I feel like this blog is a few months overdue as The Baylor Club opened when McLane Stadium went live. Better late than never though.
Since we fired up WacoFork four years ago this month, we've noticed something.
Actually, we've learned quite a few things. But today, I'm thinking about the "Wow!" factor and our blog and how they relate to each other. By the way, the headline on this blog "Waco's getting a ..." is meant to be misleading. Sorry about that if you had a false geek out.
After church on Sunday, I overheard someone ask someone else where they wanted to have lunch. The suggestion was made that Potbelly was open, which I doubted.
Later on Sunday, I was leaving the H-E-B across Valley Mills from the new Gander Mtn shopping center when my friend said it was open because he saw people there and the lights on. So I figured I just missed the opening.
I can't bear to stay inside when spring rolls around; it's only pleasant to be outdoors about three months of the year in Texas, and I don't want to miss any of it! Below, I've rounded up my favorite places to find both sustenance and fresh air: