WACO, Texas (KWTX) – Cafe Homestead is taking the primary steps to return to enterprise as regular after a fireplace destroyed many of the fashionable restaurant.

Homestead Heritage officers on Wednesday unveiled new prolonged hours for the barbecue truck restaurant on the entrance of the 500-acre property.

“It is a barely totally different menu, however it’s nonetheless going to be simply as scrumptious,” Cafe Homestead Normal Supervisor Andrew Taylor mentioned.

The meals truck was open solely on weekends. It’ll now be open all week on the Homestead Heritage property. Your complete Cafe Homestead crew is now again within the BBQ truck kitchen.

“I simply walked as much as my cooks and mentioned it is good to see you in costume once more,” Taylor mentioned.

Simply two days earlier than Christmas, a chimney hearth destroyed virtually the whole Cafe Homestead. Particles and ashes nonetheless stay on the website of the beloved restaurant.

“The constructing is gone, however the recollections are gone, and we’ll rebuild the constructing and create new ones,” Taylor mentioned.

Isaac Moore and his household are visiting from New Jersey and staying in a cabin on the agricultural Homestead Heritage property.

“So far as eating places go, it’s a must to go an extended technique to get there,” Moore mentioned.

He mentioned he is grateful to have a brand new meals possibility close by.

“It is thrilling as a result of it retains folks on this space the place they will nonetheless store,” Moore mentioned.

Cafe Homestead is now slated to be rebuilt from the bottom up by the tip of the yr. The supervisor mentioned the alternative might be an actual reproduction on the surface with an expanded eating space inside.

“Truthfully, that is one of many largest questions I get from our friends and our regulars is, is it going to look the identical?” Taylor mentioned: “Is that going to alter? No, that is not going to alter.”

In February, employees will open one other momentary eating possibility within the property’s occasion house. That one will serve the identical signature menu as Cafe Homestead till the brand new everlasting restaurant is full.

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