Waco Journals

Waco--Central Texas at Its Best

A July 2006 trip to Waco by junebug7137

Judge Baylor Statue Photo, Waco, Texas More Photos
Quote: Waco's Best and Worst--After living here for 4 years, I've got the lowdown on this historic Central Texas city.

Waco--Central Texas at Its Best

Overview

Judge Baylor Statue Photo, Waco, Texas
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Nestled on I-35 between Dallas and Austin, Waco is ideally located smack-dab in the middle of the great state of Texas. Waco was also my home for four years (2002-2006) while I attended Baylor University. Originally from Houston, the idea of moving to a comparatively smaller city (pop. about 150,000) was daunting at first, but Waco turned out to be a charming, inviting city.With that said, Waco is a perfect place to stop over for a day or two on your way to one of Texas' more exciting cities (like Dallas, Houston, Austin, or San Antonio), but it's probably not worth making a special trip just for the city alone. That's the beauty of Waco -- you can do everything in a day or two and it's no...Read More

Elite Circle Grille

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Restaurant

Elite Circle Grille Photo,
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History --The waitstaff at Elite Circle Grille all have different slogans on the back of their black t-shirts--slogans like, "eat with a legend" or "I survived the circle." At first I had no idea what these slogans meant, but after dining at Elite a few more times, I started to understand. Elite (which opened in 1919 and was recently massively remodeled) is one of those rare restaurants with history, credibility, and good food, too.That "legend" mentioned in the slogan? He's none other than Elvis Presley, who used to eat peanut butter and banana sandwiches at Elite in the '50s when he was stationed at Fort Hood in nearby Killeen. The "I survived the circle" was a lit...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 7, 2007

Elite Circle Grille
2132 S Valley Mills Dr.
Waco, Texas 76706
(254) 754-4941

Treff's Bar & Grill

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Attraction | "Treff's Bar & Grill"

Treff's Bar & Grill Photo, Waco, Texas
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Overview --When it comes to the bar scene in Waco, choices can be somewhat limited. But if you're in the city on a Tuesday or Thursday night and enjoy live music and a slightly rambunctious crowd, then Treff's Bar & Grill is the place to go.Treff's is open from lunchtime - 2am, seven days a week. Happy Hour is pretty quiet and lasts from 3-8pm every weekday (free pool, drinks start at $1 and pitchers start at $4.25). Treff's also serves various bar foods (which are all pretty good, actually) until around 10pm every day, but it's really the nightlife at Treff's that makes it such a popular Waco hangout.This two-storied bar is located in downtown Waco near the Alico Building, th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 8, 2007

Treff's Bar & Grill
520 Austin Ave.
Waco, Texas 76701
(254) 759-1209

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junebug7137

junebug7137
Jersey City, New Jersey