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Lubbock Weekender: Senior day, bachata and d-mn good home cookin’

Join us in our new weekly series on Fridays where we talk about all the fun events going on in the Hub City.

Between a bustling music scene, robust options for food or drink, and an ever-changing landscape of collegiate athletics: Lubbock is anything but boring. Join me here every Friday in our new series, The Lubbock Weekender, for a quick look at what’s going on around the Hub City.

A little bit of sport: #12 Texas Tech vs TCU

From Coach Smith to Coach Beard, these guys have gave their all for Texas Tech. This Saturday they will walk onto the United Spirit- ugh, I mean SUPERMARKETS Area for the last time as players. Texas Tech has been in somewhat of a funk at the end of the conference season losing the last four, but Coach Beard and the Red Raiders look to send these seniors out right with home court advantage and a full squad. Starting the seniors Gray, Evans and Smith (if able) would drastically improve the chance of a win against a TCU team that has had momentum swing in their favor recently. In their last meeting, the Red Raiders absolutely walloped the Horned Frogs on their own court - but teams change, and Texas Tech has to win this game and then some in order to have a fighting chance at the number 3 seed for the NCAA tournament. But that’s kind of nice, right? Knowing you’re definitely in and just trying to play strategically? Feels like we’re a real basketball team. Thank you, Coach Beard.

A little bit of art: Beginner’s Bachata

Bachata, not to be mistaken with Horchata, is a style of dance originating from the Dominican Republic and spreading like wildfire across the globe. Now you can learn to bachata too! Beginners Bachata with Texas Tech’s Ballroom Dance Team is an event being hosted on Saturday (March 3) from 12:00 to 1:00 pm at the LHUCA Icehouse center (511 Avenue J Lubbock, TX 79401). This week will be led by super Dominican Republic-y named person, Curtis Riley, who will teach basic Bachata steps. The site says to either bring a partner or meet a new one there but I would suggest you make a date out of it with your dudes, your ladies or your pets because showing up without a date is a super risk. Or maybe that’s your m.o., you risky camote.

A little bit of food: Cast Iron Grill

Look, if you care about your heart at all just turn back now and never come back. The Cast Iron Grill is not for the faint of heart. The moment you walk through the doors of this restaurant, you are welcomed you with that light aroma of thick fried foods that just encapsulates your soul. They have got EVERYTHING that your multitude of grandmas ever made you from ribs, to country fried steak, to delicious home-cooked sides, and of course rounded out with absolutely rich pie. Yet Cast Iron Grill is so affordable that once you come in - you’re stuck. It is so easy to come in the morning for breakfast and then back again for lunch (not that I’ve done that...). So take it from me, if you’re in the area this weekend you have GOT to go by the Cast Iron Grill; located at 620 19th St, Lubbock, TX 79401.

Poll

How good is Country fried steak?

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  • 12%
    I like it okay
    (4 votes)
  • 22%
    It’s damn good
    (7 votes)
  • 64%
    I do not care about heart disease, just give me another helping! MOAR GRAVYYYY
    (20 votes)
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