A field guide to Waco Texas
right when you pull in you'll see Baylor University. Its stadium is impressive and the campus is beautiful, you cant miss it!
a few minutes down the road you will be distracted by the bright red and yellow neon sign beaming high in the sky like a pin dropped on arguably the most desirable destination for us southern and east coast folks. It reads, “IN-N-OUT Burger” and points you in the direction of animal style heaven. Drive right past it wait in the line at Torchy’s Tacos. You can chalk it up to my disdain for the IN-N-OUT obsession or to my obsession with the idea of a place that sells breakfast tacos all day long, but Torchys is much much better than IN-N-OUT.
ATTN: Wes Willis if you're reading this then plz don't take it personally. I love you and your sweet tea.
If you didn't throw your laptop or phone at the wall by me saying IN-N-OUT is overrated then head downtown to beautiful downtown Waco. Its a very quaint yet growing downtown. You'll see the beautiful Magnolia Silos right when you turn on the road to head downtown. They are in a league of their own. While there, wait in line for the cupcakes. I had the campfire cupcake that it topped with a handmade marshmallow and bottomed (bottomed?) with a graham cracker. It was amazing.
The Silos have a life of their own. Im sure many of you have seen them on the television but it is truly something to be experienced. The team and staff out there are incredible and they have truly build something special.
For coffee, head out to Pinewood Coffee Roasters. Their space is a refreshing blend of mid century modern and western saloon. I know that sounds strange but it creates a lovely setting to enjoy their amazing coffee.
Once you have done all of that, head back to Torchy’s. Get a Democrat taco and Wrangler taco and wash it down with a Lonestar tallboy.
There you have it, my quick yet eventual field guide for Waco Texas!
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