WACO, TX — 1424 Bistro has been serving Central Texans for 18 years, serving great Italian food with a Mediterranean twist.
Owner, Aries Galanis has always loved to cook and serve his community, it was a hard decision for him to close his doors after the Covid-19 Pandemic hit Central Texas.
They tried to-go orders at first but it wasn't working out to their liking.
"Our food is not for so much to-go," Galanis said.
They didn't take this time to vacation but instead renovate 1424. Updating the front seating area and painting their dining room they were ready to welcome the community back.
As dine-in became available, it was slow but Galanis was more than happy with those that did show support.
"It was different this time, we didn't expect people to come but they came," Galanis said.
Mark and Elizabeth Martinez are one of the regulars, they've been visiting 1424 Bistro for 10 years.
"1424 is Waco, it's a little bit of everything that Waco has to offer," Martinez said.
Mark Martinez says it's hard to always order the same thing, but whatever fish item they have to offer he is a sucker for.
"To be honest with you I tend to get something different every time, they continually change their menu and their specials," Martinez said.
Galanis has always enjoyed cooking, he grew up on it and now he's sharing the love with everyone else.
"It's your heart when you cook with your heart and you know what you're doing then you have a Aries heart," Galanis said.
1424 Bistro is open for dinner Tuesday - Saturday from 5 pm to 10 pm and Sunday from 5 pm to 9 pm.