One More Bite

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I'm pretty happy that I write about restaurants these days, and not so much about sports.

I don't want to look at sports right now. Sports and I broke up over the weekend after the Rangers lost two heartbreaking games and, therefore, the World Series; the Red Raiders (and Bears) suffered humbling defeats and the Eagles squashed the Cowboys. Did you notice that? In order to list the misery of the sports weekend, I had to use a semicolon. A SEMICOLON!

As stated, I'm happy to be writing about restaurants. I'm even happier that we have so many people in WacoFork land writing about restaurants. However, instead of doing a top 10 list, I have to highlight one reviewer's opus that brought the house down.

I have a Halloween costume ready to go. Now all I need is somewhere to wear it.

If you would like to have Hank Williams Jr. wearing a WacoFork T-shirt at your halloween party, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and maybe I'll show up.

Short of that, I know about a few fun goings on this weekend and, of course, on Halloween night on Monday.

As a journalist, I'm supposed to be able to take a set of facts and put them in order of importance, which is called "inverted pyramid."

However, I have a set of news items related to West Rock Center in Hewitt and I don't want to be the judge of their levels of importance. Oh sure, I have an opinion, but I don't want that to get in the way right now. So I'm just going to spill these things out there and let you decide what's most important.

My boots crunched in the gravel parking lot, the cool October breeze blew across my face, carrying the aroma of steaks on the grill and I knew I was home.

I love Texas. Perhaps one of these days I'll live outside of this state again, but I'll never stop wanting to be here.

Few places, if any, embody Texas like the steakhouse in Bellmead called Lone Star Tavern. It's not just because the beer signs on the wall take the shape of our state. It's a little bit because they serve up chicken fried steak the way your mama would. But it's also because your filet or rib eye or chopped sirloin come with a tin of natural gravy, and because the juke box has a Johnny Paycheck record on it.

Is pumpkin the most seasonal flavor?

This is not a rhetorical question. I want to know what you think, dear reader. It seems to me that pumpkin crops up in early October and sticks around before eventually giving way to cinnamon in early December.

Because it's fall and I like to give advice, I'm going to tell you right here and now a good way to know that it's fall in Waco and feel happiness in your heart because of that.

Tonight, after you've eaten dinner, whether it be at home or at one of Waco's delicious dining establishments, treat yourself to pumpkin frozen yogurt on the porch at Oso's Oh So Good Yogurt.

That's all I need to write today. I can't make it any more simple for you people. You want me to give you happiness?

Halloween seems to be a bit of an impromptu holiday.

At least to me as I don't think I've ever planned to go to a Halloween party more than 30 minutes before I was at the actual party. This usually results in a lame costume.

Our friends at Cafe Viejo San Juan did not make the same mistake. In fact, they've been planning their "Boo! In Cafe Viejo San Juan" party since early September.

College was invented for days like Thursday.

It's the middle of the semester, so all the school kids are immersed in their studies, while still keeping a sharp eye on their social calendars and, of course, RG3 and the Baylor football team.

It was a sunny 71 degrees, a little cool in the shade, but the kind of day that makes a person more than happy to walk all the way across campus.

I could get used to dining outside.

The weather has been just right lately. Cool enough for a hoodie in the morning, warm but not hot through the middle of the day and nothing short of inviting in the evening.

The sign on the front door of Sebas Cocina read "Coming Soon" on Tuesday morning.


WacoFork learned on Monday that the restaurant was leaving downtown to supposedly pursue other opportunities in Dallas. But by Tuesday morning, the only information available was the aforementioned "Coming Soon" sign.