JOURNEY TO WACO

JOURNEY TO WACO

Confession: Waco was never my dream location. Before Lauren and I became Wacoans, we held a life we loved in Nashville, Tennessee, where I cut my teeth in the culinary world. But family ties brought us to Texas. The Lonestar State has a lot to offer, and we were exploring different places to plant our roots. We began looking at lively cities like Dallas and Austin – Places fueled by unique people and good food. During trips up and down 1-35 we found ourselves stopping through Lauren’s college town: Waco. During one of our pitstops I was suckered into attending a local event where I began chatting with a really nice lady about our mutual love for biscuits.  

She introduced herself as Joanna, and went on to tell me all about the growing city of Waco and the dreams she had for her beloved hometown. At the time, I had no idea who Joanna Gaines was or how famous she would become, but I was hooked. My wife felt it too: Waco is where we wanted to be. Although my vision for Milo All Day was just beginning to form, I knew that no matter what, I wanted to make really good biscuits and really good jam.


 

FOOD AND FAMILY

FOOD AND FAMILY

At Milo All Day, we strive to stir-up that sense of nostalgia--the feelings you tap into when remembering your most contented, happy moments. The environment we create and the way you interact with our food should take you on a journey.  Milo All Day is not just about the food on your plate, it’s about the feelings sparked when you sink your teeth in.

We draw our inspiration from the idea of family. Not necessarily your mom’s famous meatloaf, but rather the sense of authentic connection that happens when your family gathers together at  the kitchen table on a Sunday afternoon.  While my family views  some of my creations as a little “out there,” I trace everything I do right back to my Grandma’s kitchen in Georgia.

I recognize kitchens don’t bring back warm and fuzzy feelings for everyone, but food has a uniquely powerful way to conjure emotion and create the opportunity for connection.  For me, it all started with fried chicken and biscuits. Fast forward a couple decades and you can experience Jack Jack’s famous biscuit recipe all day, everyday right here at MAD.