One Tank Trip: Brewing up some fun in Cisco

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ABILENE, Texas (KTAB) – It’s just a short or long (depending on how you look at it) 45 minute drive east down I-20.

Cisco, Texas is most famous for it’s original resident, Conrad Hilton. He’s best known for starting the first Hilton Hotel. 

Nowadays the small West Texas town is making its mark with it’s small town charm and old school feel. 

One of the top places to visit is a unique coffee shop.

“It’s a true old fashioned mom and pop shop,” stated Waverly’s Coffee Shop owner Sean Grose. “We try to be a cross between a modern day coffee shop and an old general store sandwich shop.”

Grose says the chicken salad sandwich is their best seller. 

“We have a saying here with the food. Keep it simple and do it well,” added Grose. 

Waverly’s is celebrating 5 years but it’s how the shop began that is inspiring. 

“Waverly was the name of our second daughter and our second daughter is the one we lost right before birth,” explained Grose. “It was just one of those bring you to your knees who are you to the depth of your soul moments.”

It’s a coffee shop that sees customers come from as far as Europe. 

Don’t worry though, if you need something a little stronger there’s something new brewing up down the street. 

Red Gap Brewing is the new kid on the block. 

“We have not experienced anything but positivity,” said Ryan Dekok, co-owner of Red Gap Brewing. “So much so, that people come in and say I don’t drink beer I just want to support you guys. How can I support you even though I don’t drink beer?”

All beer is made right in house. 

“We’ve served six beer and we’ve brewed seven,” explained Dekok. “The seventh is in a development stage before it’s served.” 

The brewery is only open Thursday through Saturday but the owners say it’s always a good atmosphere.

“Lively is probably a good way to put it. On certain days and evenings we have food trucks and other vendors that come out. We don’t serve food, we are just a brewery,” added Jason Mayhon, co-owner of Red Gap Brewing. 

This is just a few things to do in Cisco of course but there is so much more left to be discovered. 

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