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Texas Tech v. West Virginia | Away Game Hotspots

Over 1300 miles and several good meals later, we’re back in West Texas.

The Salt Lick - Driftwood, TX (Notice the lack of burned sausage)
The Salt Lick - Driftwood, TX (Notice the lack of burned sausage)

Well, we made it to 6-0 despite my inability to get behind the couch on third downs while driving the car. It's good to know that Tech can win without me, but it does sting a little.

This will be a copy/paste week for me. The recommendations for Morgantown were excellent and need to be posted in their entirety. Take it away, VTMers!

Texas Tech v. West Virginia - Morgantown

Thanks to RRaider5355's friend Jim for these great suggestions:

Places to eat and get a good beer in Morgantown, a response from my friend Jim.

It seems that new coach Kliff Kingsbury is building some excitement among Red Raider fans.

One restaurant that would likely fit your description is Mountain State Brewing Company, which is the place you visited in the Wharf District along the Monongahela River:

Mountain State Brewing Company
54 Clay St
Morgantown, WV 26501
(304) 241-1976

Another good choice is Black Bear Burritos. It has two locations, but I would recommend the Evansdale restaurant:

Black Bear Burritos
3119 University Ave
Morgantown, WV 26505
(304) 777-4867

I am also a fan of a new barbecue restaurant here in Morgantown, Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint:

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint
368 Suncrest Towne Centre Dr
Morgantown, WV 26505
(304) 777-4227

P.S. Three more considerations:

Arguably the best Italian in Morgantown is Puglioni’s:

Puglioni’s Pasta & Pizza
1137 Van Voorhis Rd #13
Morgantown, WV 26505
(304) 599-7521

And if you are interested in some good home cookin’, you would want to visit Ruby & Ketchy’s:

Ruby & Ketchy’s Restaurant
2232 Cheat Rd
Morgantown, WV 26508
(304) 594-2004

Finally, if you are looking for the best pizza in Morgantown, in my opinion you need only visit Pizza Al’s:

Pizza Al’s
2952 University Ave
Morgantown, WV 26505
(304) 599-4040

Here's another great tidbit from WreckEm84:
In 2008 i was working in Morgantown during the fall. I went to almost every WVU game that year. I even got to see them play Chris Todd and Auburn. I agree with the suggestions above especially Mountain State Brewing Co.

Honestly anywhere in the downtown area is fun and a great place to bar hop hours before kickoff. From downtown you can take the small train cars that drop you off right at the stadium. I would suggest getting there a little early and walking around the tailgates.

After the game it was great to see the entire stadium stay and sing Country Road by John Denver as loud as they could. Warning if you do wait to see that the line can be quite long to get back on the small train cars to get back. Def worth going to a game there!
And, finally, the guys over at Smoking Musket have a visitor's guide. From WVUIE97:
We put together a visitor's guide for everyone last season
still appropriate and check out the suggestions in the comments as well
Thanks again, everyone!

Lubbock Events

Wednesday, October 16th
The Blue Light
Jason Isbell w/ John Moreland
Thursday, October 17th
Lubbock Arboretum
The 5th Annual Pumpkin Trail
Thursday through Sunday

This is a great event for all ages. Come see hundreds upon hundreds of jack-o-lanterns and unique displays. The trail is free, and they also have cider and hot chocolate for sale. Check out the website for more details.

The Blue Light
Wade Bowen - 15th Anniversary Party
Ross Cooper - CD Release Party
Friday, October 18th
Cactus Theater
The Flatlanders - 7:30pm

Tickets are $35 for the floor and $30 for the balcony, and they'll be filming the concert.

Bash Riprock's
The Randle King Band

The Office
Clayton Gardner - 9:00pm

Memories in Broken Glass

The Blue Light
Grady Spencer & the Work
Saturday, October 19th
Llano Estacado Winery
20th Annual Grape Day - 10am to 5pm

From their website:
Our Grape Day is a celebration of our harvest. It is a chance for our customers to come out and enjoy all the fruits and wines of our labor for not only this harvest but the previous harvests.

We charge a $5 entry fee to guests, and this includes 1 complimentary glass of wine, and everyone is allowed to keep their glass as a memento of their visit. We serve almost all of our wines by the glass that day.

Glasses of wine cost $3 per, we also feature live music outside under the tent, as well as football games on the big screen inside.
Drew Fish Band

The Funky Door
The Hat Trick Trio

The Office
Whips and Kisses - 9:00pm

The Blue Light
Green River Ordinance
Hudson Moore
Honor by August
Sunday, October 20th
Wild West


The Grape Day out at the Llano Estacado Winery sounds like a great time. My knowledge of wine comes second-hand from my wife, but she loves Llano and we served it at our wedding. The game will be on, but even if you want to head out there once the game is over, there should still be plenty of time to celebrate and take in the site. It's even a great drive out on FM 1585 where the maize, sunflowers, and cotton are ready to be harvested. I love farmland scenery.

What say you, VTMers?