Editor’s note: Nibbles is Access Waco’s bi-weekly mini-profile of Waco-area restaurants and food trucks that are new or have had a major change in menu or operations.
Past Nibbles run weekly with the latest Nibbles added and the oldest deleted.
Mi Jalisco Grill #2
800 S. Seventh St., Suite 1
On Facebook and at mijaliscogrill2.com
Hours: 6 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. weekends
Takeout: Yes. Drive-through service also available.
On the menu: Enchiladas, fajitas, tacos, quesadillas, burritos, gorditas, seafood.
Good to know: Customer favorites include huevos rancheros and the parrillada mix.
Restaurant origin: Owner Salvador Leon, who uses family recipes in his restaurants, opened his second Mi Jalisco Grill in November.
Amo La Pizza
Mary Avenue Market, 324 S. Sixth St. (weekdays)
Valley Mills Vineyards, 8532 N. State Highway 6 (Saturdays)
Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, 6-10 p.m. Saturdays
On the menu: Personal-sized pizzas (8-9”) with standard toppings, plus flatbread.
Good to know: Hand-stretched pizza using the same dough as 900 Degrees Wood Fired Pizzeria, cooked in a gas oven.
Restaurant origin: Owners Caleb and Laury Duty debuted their food truck during the recent Waco Wonderland at Heritage Square.
The Clay Pot
416 Franklin Ave.
Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays
Alcohol: BYOB, but beer and wine permit applied for.
On the menu: Vietnamese cuisine, including pho and bun nuoc (Vietnamese soups), clay pot dishes, noodle dishes, spring rolls. Beverages include bubble tea and Vietnamese coffee
Good to know: The Clay Pot’s new location has a spring roll bar and an outdoor patio complete with fountain.
Restaurant origin: Owners Thanh Le and Phong Le relocated their restaurant from its longtime Interstate 35 location near Baylor University to downtown, opening in October with a grand opening on Nov. 6.
Brown House Cafe
9110 Jordan Lane, Woodway
Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays. Breakfast menu served 8-11 a.m., full menu after 11 a.m.
Alcohol: No. BYOB.
On the menu: Steaks, seafood, soups, sandwiches, salads. Desserts made fresh daily.
Good to know: Family home recipes used for many menu items, including chicken-fried steak, a customer favorite, and pies. Grilled salmon and catfish popular items on Fridays as is handmade chicken salad.
Restaurant origin: Owners Danny and Laurie Brown, who started with a cafe in McGregor in 2015, opened their Woodway location in July 2017.
Hecho En Waco
300 S. Sixth St., Suite B
Hours: 7 a.m.- 10 p.m. daily.
Price: $$ (see below)
Alcohol: Yes. Full bar available.
On the menu: Regional Mexican cuisine including enchiladas, carnitas, fajitas, quesadillas and moles.
Good to know: Dishes prepared with an eye to healthy eating with more vegetables, less fat. Specialty margaritas featuring cucumber, jalapenos, pineapple or avocado.
Restaurant origin: Owners Lupita and Pedro Leon opened their restaurant on Sept. 9.
Butter My Biscuit
1427 S. Valley Mills Drive (inside King’s Landing Games)
Hours: Full menu available 4-9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-9 p.m. Saturdays; partial menu served during King’s Landing hours, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-6 p.m. Sundays.
Price: $ (see below)
Takeout: Yes. Curbside pickup, catering also available.
Alcohol: Craft beer on tap with domestics, wine.
On the menu: Scratch-made biscuits with meal toppings or sandwich fillings, baked potatoes, soups, salads. 18 different add-ons for biscuits and potatoes.
Good to know: Buttermilk and Texas jalapeño biscuits served daily with other flavors including garlic parmesan, Guinness “Irish tenor” and sweet biscuits. Bacon pimento tomato sandwich on biscuit or sourdough bread is a customer favorite as are Saturday morning breakfast specials.
Restaurant origin: Owner and head chef Lee Bankston opened Butter My Biscuit in December 2016.
300 S. Sixth St.
Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays.
Takeout: Yes. Special orders also accepted.
On the menu: Pies in 16 flavors and styles including fruit (apple, cherry, blackberry, strawberry/rhubarb), chocolate, pecan, key lime, buttermilk and coconut.
Good to know: Sold by the slice, whole pie and mini pies (single). Crusts are handmade daily. Strawberry/rhubarb and raspberry/rhubarb are customer favorites.
Restaurant origin: The original Pie Peddlers opened in Glen Rose 15 years ago. Owners Summer and Wade Redwine opened the Waco location at Mary Avenue Market on June 23.