Yeah, it’s been there sine '49. I miss the Concord. It must have been at an AFB? I have only been to Waco once also, and had a few hours only to look around. Things have changed quite a bit since I was there sometime in the 1990s.
The locals also love the two George’s and it was oft recommended. There’s also a Korean place called Kitok that supposedly has good burgers! Twisted Root was mentioned as well. And Schmalze’s which is Waco’s answer to Schlotsky’s. The steakhouse is at Diamondback’s.
Waco is on the cusp of a new era thanks to Chip and Joanna Gaines. It is now a bona fide tourist destination and lots of folks are hopping on the Fixer Upper train and opening antique and home decor stores. Even the Baptist Church across the street from Magnolia is seeing a profit selling
parking spaced for $10 on weekends. There is quite a lot of free parking but that even gets full.
There’s also a large food truck population that flocks to the Magnolia area but are scattered about the downtown area.
Lots of residences are being built also. Good for Waco. Even the old massive high school is being converted to apartments.
Interesting visit to their spacious convention center and city.