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You see what I did there?

By posing the "I WacoFork Waco" sign in between Baylor legends Grant Teaff and Mike Singletary, and then using a fairly ambiguous question headline, I created a double question. Will it be a victorious season for Baylor? We'll have to wait and see. The possibilities are promising, though, and that's not something the Bears have been able to say very often since Coach Teaff left the Baylor sideline. But now the names Art Briles and Robert Griffin are on everyone's lips in the same way that Teaff and Singletary used to be.

When I last wrote to you, dear WacoFork reader, I mentioned the change in style and name of a certain downtown night spot.

Remember? The blog about Metro on Friday. Well if you don't remember, but you're reading this, you're probably on the blog page, so just scroll down a little and you'll find it.

Metro and the Legacy Cafe & Art Gallery joined a certain mini-revolution in downtown Waco. In case you haven't noticed, things have changed on the 700 block of Austin Ave. To further the revolution, Klassy Glass is hosting a Business After Hours in grand fashion on Thursday night.

I took my first vacation last week since we launched WacoFork, so of course two new restaurants opened downtown.

Metro moved into the space formerly occupied by Austin's On The Avenue. Officially it became Metro last Thursday, but this isn't just a name change. Metro is sort of tapping a previously unavailable type of food. It's New York food, thus the name.

I'm not sure what should go first here, so I'm gonna sort of blurt it all at once.

As stated in yesterday's blog, we're extremely excited about the upcoming months with school back in session and this town coming back to life as, hopefully, the weather cools off. We have a current contest running, but we also can't wait to announce the next big thing.

The "WacoFork It" contest is still going. You still have plenty of time to get your entries in by Labor Day. We've decided the winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to a Waco steak house. For a refresher on the contest, go here.

That said, we are going to give away another iPad2. I repeat, WE ARE GOING TO GIVE AWAY ANOTHER IPAD2!

I'm back from vacation and exceedingly excited about the upcoming months.

I would say I'm exceedingly excited about the fall, but I'm not going to pretend "the fall" is even close. Let's be honest, around here "the fall" doesn't start until almost Halloween. Until then, it's just the dying days of summer and summer, the hot part, sometimes doesn't die out until late September.

Hello from St Andrews, Scotland

August 5, 2011 | Chad Conine | Profiles | Comment

I'm currently sitting in the world's best golf pub, which is located in St Andrews, Scotland, and has become my home away from home.

The Dunvegan Hotel, that is.

It's a place where hundreds upon hundreds of golfers from around the world, particularly Americans, cycle through every summer. It's a place that has served food and/or drink to Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Arnold Palmer, Tom Lehman, Jim Nantz … you name the golfer or golf-related personality and there's a pretty good chance they been here.

Becky Murphy: Friends in Waco

August 1, 2011 | Chad Conine | Around Town | Comment

Guest blogger Becky Murphy brought her talent and charm to Waco in 2010 when she began work as a graphic designer at Hole In The Roof Marketing. Her work can also be seen on her blog,, and her Etsy page Chipper Things.

By Becky Murphy

One year ago I departed from Iowa to a place where the crickets are bigger and the weather rises above the century mark. A land that has a claim to fame on every corner and the hospitality runs as rampant as gun licenses. It was a scary thing being new to a town a thousand miles from where I called home.

The month in reviews: July

August 1, 2011 | Chad Conine | Around Town | Comment

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 days I wonder what I will write in this space. Mondays especially.

In that regard, today began like any other day. I sipped some coffee at Starbucks and did a little morning reading and put off thinking about it. And then I drove to Chipotle and today's blog was sitting there waiting for me in a tray right at the beginning of the line.

Trumpets sounded. A nearly audible voice declared "Here, my son, is today's blog. Chipotle has added brown rice to its menu."

In the beginning, Toph Whisnant felt as confident as he appeared.

He walked out of his office wearing his good, clean WacoFork T-shirt, an Alabama ball cap and aviator sunglasses that only added to his general bearing of determination.