bygidgettm, May 2, 2012
Swanky seems to be a good adjective to describe the new bar at Hotel Indigo. The cocktails were good, and generously poured. The atmosphere was nice, and although it feels more upscale to me there were people in jeans and tee-shirts as well as suits.

The appetizers were tasty, although the toast points paired with crab salad seemed out of place. The crab begged for something more giving than a hard piece of toast, and the plentiful helping of crab didn't go far on four slivers of toast. The cheese plate was fabulous though! Great portions and great cheese.
Dinner was good. Not great, but certainly above average. I had the house burger, and it was a little lacking in something special to put it apart from any other burger in town. Our whole party enjoyed the house chips.
I look forward to going there again and would recommend it to friends, I just hope next time the menus aren't just fresh of the printer and stapled together.
bygidgettm, May 1, 2012
The Olive Branch
After having gone to Olive Branch for breakfast a handful of times, I was intrigued when I heard about a trial table-service dinner on the WacoFork blog. My husband, two kids, and I all went down on a Wednesday night to see what was going on. I have to say, the table-service option makes me so much more likely to go back for breakfast/brunch/lunch. Instead of having to wait in line and walk my son past the cupcake display, it's a nice change to just come in and get set up at the table. The servers seem to be eager to please and very helpful. I tried the tomato-basil soup and the chicken pesto sandwich. Both were delicious. I hope that the table-service is successful and here to stay, as it seems like a good option for the weekend morning rush.
bygidgettm, April 7, 2012
When I eat at Baris, I often come away with just a general "okay" feeling. It's certainly not great, but I'm never unhappy with what I order, except the chicken marsala- I'm not sure what went wrong there, but it had no flavor at all.

They've done a good job bringing out kid dishes before the main meal when requested. Although, I do wish their dining room was a bit larger. I often feel that having a high chair makes for an awkward experience for other guests, servers, and our family.
bygidgettm, September 23, 2011
I feel conflicted about my recent trip to Pho Cafe Saigon. Our waitress was admittedly "a bit of a mess." We tried the dim sum in addition to some regular menu items. The dim sum was hit and miss. Some of it was absolutely delicious, especially the wrapped sweet rice, stuffed tofu, and the crescent shaped dumplings (not sure which menu item they were because the waitress didn't know what was what). The other half of our dim sum order seemed like sad reheated shu mai, old duck, or there wasn't the right ratio of steamed bun to filling (some of which tasted like old pot roast). The bahn mi was excellent, really flavorful and fresh. The pho had a lot of potential, but didn't quite live up to our expectations.

I really would love a dim sum place to go to on the weekend, so I am hoping they succeed and work out some of the kinks. We'll be back to try it again soon.
bygidgettm, September 22, 2011
I went to George's for the first time the other day. Service was good, our waitress kept the drinks coming and providing refills on water before we had to ask. The food seems decent. Nothing to specifically seek out, although I hear I need to try the chicken fried steak.
bygidgettm, September 8, 2011
Despite someone once saying that specialty cupcake stores are evil (, I still can't help myself from indulging in a tasty treat every so often. What About Cupcakes makes delicious, moist cupcakes. Their frosting is great. It's sweet, but not so sugary that it will make your teeth hurt just looking at them. My favorite is the Oreo cupcake, which takes two great things and makes them into one even better thing.
Also, these cupcakes make a great gifts for helpful neighbors and friends.
bygidgettm, September 8, 2011
Not quite sure if nachos and pizza are healthy (since that is what the majority of reviews are focusing on), but man are they good. The nacho mama is delicious. It was one of the first things I ate when I moved to Waco, and therefore has a special place in my heart. I love the pizzas. I once asked for artichokes and got avocados, which turned out to be a surprisingly good pizza addition. Their smoothies are also quite tasty.

I can't really comment on staff or ambiance, since most often I enjoy their food over at the Dancing Bear.
bygidgettm, September 8, 2011
I swear their bread has something addictive in it, because it is so so good. The Schmaltz sandwich is my favorite, but all the sandwiches are good. I find the soups can sometimes be a bit 'gloopy', but who needs the soup when the sandwich is so good? Schmaltz's could only be better if they delivered.
bygidgettm, September 8, 2011
Cathay House seems like it could be any Chinese restaurant from the late 80s/early 90s. The decor, menu, and staff all remind me of the Chinese restaurant from my childhood in Indiana (although it lacks the drop ceiling panels with stars painted on them). The food is generic, and covered in brown sauce, but it is still tasty. The dumplings are pretty delicious, and they taste house made, as opposed to frozen.
bygidgettm, August 11, 2011
Oso's is my new addiction. I found them through the Living Social deal and have been back several times. I like the fresh fruit toppings, but my son prefers the mini-marshmallows. All the flavors we've tried have been great, and the no-sugar added flavors taste just like their sugary counterparts. Euro tart is my favorite though, it is so good!