White Horse Bar & Grill

Oct 5, 2015 By Texas Monthly

The contemporary decor belies the menu, which is heavy on steaks and seafood, with a little Tex-Mex too. But these tried and true dishes are a step above the average, like a burger with a hand-shaped patty served on a toasted sweet bun with a side of crispy onion strings.

Woodlands American Grill

Oct 3, 2016 By Texas Monthly

A member of our party would not begin her meal until she had her fix of soup: creamy braised mushrooms with goat cheese crostini. And although we usually skip lunch salads, we were gently pushed in the direction of ordering a complex mix of macadamia-and-citrus-crusted cedar-plank salmon piled atop a…

World Cup Cafe

Mar 30, 2017 By Courtney Bond

This out-of-the-way cafe is smack-dab in the middle of an area of Waco that is undergoing serious gentrification. Adjacent from the Jubilee Market, like a veritable mirage in the food desert that is East Waco, this eclectic eatery (and fair-trade market) could be anywhere but seems right at home in…


Oct 19, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Before spending an enjoyable day at Klyde Warren Park, fortify yourself with a Herculean breakfast (or lunch) at this pleasant space, with its blond woods and color palette of orange sherbet and blueberry. Although it took five minutes to read the mind-boggling list of choices, we decided on the West…

Zeke’s Sports Bar & Grill

Mar 23, 2016 By Texas Monthly

With all the earmarks of a traditional sports bar—lots of TVs, a huge projection screen for big games, an impressive beer selection, giant burgers—Zeke’s has become popular among the university crowd. Its semi-round bar has comfortable seating beneath fluorescent beer signs, and the remaining tables offer clear views of all…