One More Bite

The WacoFork Blog

I noticed a new restaurant in that anchor space of the Valley Mills shopping center just on the lake side of the Bosque intersection.

The new place is called Corona's De Oro and they've been open about three months. I didn't dine there today. I'm interested in stopping in for lunch just because. But it's also the fourth Mexican food restaurant within the distance that I can hit a golf ball in that area (and I can't hit a golf ball all that far). Instead, I thought it would be more interesting to offer a brief history of that location.

Poppa Rollo's is open in Hewitt.

It's possible that we're not the first to alert you to this as they've been open for about three weeks now. But with everything going on recently — Memorial Day, the end of school, the beginning of summer, biker shenanigans — it's likely you didn't get around to thinking about it until today either.

Hello, friends, my name is Chad. I know it's been a while since we spoke, so I just thought we should get reacquainted.

As much as I've tried, I've been unable to add extra days to the week, a failure which has resulted in a bit of drought on this blog since around Memorial Day. Rest assured, though, I'm ready to get into full summer blogging mode. Prepare to have your Waco-restaurant curiosity edified two to three times a week!

For weeks people have been asking me what's going in next to the new Starbucks and Potbelly at Valley Mills and I-35.

I wasn't sure because I'm still trying to figure out where the Zoe's Kitchen that's supposed to be going into that new Gander Mtn shopping center will be. But it turns out that red building next to Potbelly and Starbucks is Bubba's 33.

That didn't take long.

In the immediate aftermath of Sunday's shootout at Twin Peaks, that restaurant's corporate office has pulled the franchise. I read Mike Copeland's story on It included the following statement released by Twin Peaks:

I was relieved this morning to see that Central Texas Marketplace was open again and no longer barricaded by police cruisers.

Well, the part of it that contains Starbucks anyway. The section containing Don Carlos, Twin Peaks, World Market, etc. still had an abundance of police presence. It looked like store managers might be able to access their stores because the police cars weren't totally blocking the intersections. But customers and looky-loos were probably SOL.

I was at church on Sunday morning when I noticed my friend Josh Blake was dressed kind of fancy, which I knew was because of Mother's Day because I go to the kind of church where jeans and T-shirts are more common that suits and ties.

Turns out, he had already been to Mother's Day brunch. I inquired where and he said the new Cafe Cappuccino. That was news to me.

About six weeks ago, the Chamber of Commerce dialed up Chamber of Commerce weather for the first annual Texas Food Truck Showdown.

It doesn't look like Pints in the Park is going to beneffit from the same type of perfect day. Rest assured, though, the show will go on.

There's a new food truck open downtown as The Boudain Shack rolled into business on Monday.

The Boudain Shack formerly occupied a freestanding restaurant in Robinson and we ventured out there for a couple of blogs in the past two years. Now they're so much closer to my house, which is a big fist pump for me.

The new Starbucks at Valley Mills Drive and Interstate 35 opened on Tuesday.

The more the merrier, right? Plus, I think it says something about our humble burg that we now have five Starbucks locations, not counting the ones inside other businesses.