Food is everywhere, folks. It seems like something new is opening all the time, and a lot has changed since the start of the 2013-14 season. To make matters easier on everyone, I've compiled a completely comprehensive* list that encompasses any and all changes involving eateries and beer-eries around Lubbock.
*Disclaimer: the Author really has no idea how complete this list may be, so chime in with any additional insider info in the comments. Also, capitalizing the word "Author" makes him feel important.
But first, let's get the house in order.
If you're anything like me, things around the house tend to get neglected during the football season. To make life easier, here are some items you may want to pick up at your favorite hardware/grocery store:
- Roundup - just kill all of the grass early and throw away your mower
- Bourbon - it's a long time until January, better stock up
- Diapers - for the kids
- Beer - not for the kids
- Fuel - propane, charcoal, wood, pellets, old tennis rackets, rope, etc.
- Grilling Attire
- Meat - all kinds, all cuts, all delicious...
And now that we're all good and hungry, check out the breakdown of new places to frequent when you come to town.
Restaurants & Bars
120 W. Loop 289
Churrasca Brazilian Steak House
6013 82nd St
7901 University Ave
7732 Milwaukee Ave
1636 13th St
Note: this may be the best place for Italian in town. The prices are very low, and it's BYOB.
4406 19th St
Mean Woman Grill
2103 Marsha Sharp Fwy
Note: the Mean Woman was a staple years ago during my time in Levelland at SPC. They took a few years off, moved to Lubbock, and kept the great atmosphere and burgers alive and well. They have live music just about every night. BYOB
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
2402 9th St
5017 Milwaukee Ave
4805 S Loop 289
Steak 'n Shake
5012 Milwaukee Ave
2407 9th St
Jack in the Box
Note: I don't know what led to the immediate shutdown of all Lubbock locations, and I probably don't want to.
Note: click here if you would like to relive this nightmare with me.
Back 40 Bar & Grill
5214 98th St
Note: the Back 40 is very close to our neighborhood, so the wife and I will definitely be checking this place out once they open August 28th.
Twisted Root Burger Co.
116 W. Loop 289, Ste 200
Note: several VTMers recommended the Twisted Root for the SMU and Baylor games last year. I'm looking forward to having one here in Lubbock right next to Alamo Drafthouse.
I leave you with a quote:
One of the delights of life is eating with friends; second to that is talking about eating. And, for an unsurpassed double whammy, there is talking about eating while you are eating with friends.Laurie Colwin