James Edward Counts III is a success story. He assembles pizza boxes at the new Mod Pizza location in Waco. Occasionally he will veer outside his lane and apply elbow grease to a table top or remove streaks from window glass.
- Nibbles: TSTC Culinary Arts Program
- Nibbles: P.F. Chang's
- Nibbles: 900 Degrees Pizzeria
- Nibbles: La Madeleine
- Nibbles: J-Petal
- Nibbles: Honky Tonk Kid BBQ
- Nibbles: P.F. Chang's
- Nibbles: Taste by Kissing Tree Vineyards
- Nibbles: Hat Creek Burger Company
- Nibbles: R & S Barbecue
- Nibbles: TSTC Culinary Arts
- Nibbles: Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar
Maybe it’s the giant gold lips on the restroom wall, the Snoop Dogg book between candles on the coffee table or the monster Tomahawk Steak, but there’s definitely something deliciously different about Taste by Kissing Tree in downtown Waco.
Nothing captures the flavor of New Orleans like gumbo, jambalaya and étouffée. But there’s no need to leave Central Texas for the Big Easy to satisfy the craving for Creole when local eatery Cajun Craft offers all the spice and sauciness of authentic Louisiana cuisine closer to home.
2010 was a challenging season of life for Laura, both financially and personally. She was a single mother who wondered whether it was time to turn her lifelong love of baking into a full-time career. She prayed for divine inspiration.
What do astronauts Eileen Collins and Fred Haise have in common with Congressman Bill Flores and state Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson? Among thousands of others, all have enjoyed the fine cuisine at Texas State Technical College’s Star of Texas dining room under department lead Len Pawelek.
Elvis ate there, but fast-forward to today: Renamed, revamped and remodeled, the new Magnolia Table is attracting fans of the HGTV program “Fixer Upper” in droves on The Circle.
“We had no idea the downtown scene was going to be this bi. I don’t even think Magnolia knew. We just knew this was a great location and we were excited to be right in the heart of Waco.”
Aris Galanis’ Greek roots certainly influence the menu, but he and wife Kelly like to think of 1424 as more of a European bistro than a strictly Greek or Mediterranean restaurant.
Located inside the Hotel Indigo Waco-Baylor at 211 Clay Ave., this colorful downtown eatery offers drinks and dining throughout the day for guests who live nearby or for those visiting Central Texas for the weekend.
Ironically, the café’s No. 1 one dish is something the couple never intended to sell — the traditional Texas chicken-fried steak. When customers asked for the item, they provided it. And they’re still amazed at how popular it proved to be once it hit the menu.
Stone Hearth Indian Cafe, a new restaurant in downtown Waco, brings a different flavor for locals wanting to step out for lunch, dinner or a late-night snack.
Schmaltz’s Sandwich Shoppe … for Waco residents the name conjures up a favorite dish, from the mouth-watering namesake sandwich to its Wisconsin cheddar cheese soup, salads and even jalapeno cheese bread, only offered a few times each year.
When customers rave about the unusual flavor combinations, Stephanie Garman understands but is sometimes taken aback. For her, those dishes are everyday fare.
Te’Jun the Texas Cajun has taken its popular food truck business in Robinson to a brick-and-mortar building where its loyal customers can still enjoy blue crab from Lake Pontchartrain, snow crab from the Bering Sea, shrimp from the Texas Gulf, lobster from the North Atlantic and Louisiana fa…
When Noel Jaimes Sr. came to Texas from South Mexico by himself at the age of 19, he had a dream. Friends, family members, coworkers and later even his own wife would shake their head at his dream, but he promised them all he would achieve his goal.
The name Alpha Omega, encompassing the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, emulates a complete eating experience with menu items made from scratch and using the freshest ingredients.
The synergy is taking off as more people are discovering an area of town that is eclectic and welcoming.
When you think of the town of West, what comes to mind is kolaches, Czech heritage and longtime, influential families such as the Geriks. Anderson is probably not a surname that quickly comes to mind — but it should be.
Don Leal’s Restaurant in Robinson has not been content to stay with the same routine. Creating new dishes and expanding to a seven-day-a-week operation has helped the business thrive in its 18th year.
The dynamic duo of cupcake bakers, Susie Hughlett and Branda Pavlas, may not be superheroes in the traditional sense. But they work a certain sweet magic in their shop, Cuppiecakes.
Much like the town of West itself, Picha’s Czech-American Restaurant is a cultural dichotomy that blends the best of both into an eclectic menu both European and Texan.
The Texas Cheese House, snuggled among the antique shops in historic “Old Town” Lorena, is the ultimate cheese lover’s paradise. The eatery’s menu offers a delicious assortment of entrees showcasing the artisan cheeses handcrafted onsite.
In a restaurant landscape dominated by drive-throughs, chains and a few landmark spots, one Waco eatery is happily bucking the trend away from downtown and Interstate 35 and is thriving in an area of Waco not known for dining.
Chuck’s Pizza, Pasta & Wings on Lake Shore Drive offers an alternative for today’s on-the-go families who appreciate the convenience of a restaurant meal, but wish to enjoy it in the comfort of their own homes.