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Eats & Bounds: Texas Tech v. Arkansas

Here in Lubbock, the Texas Tech game will be sandwiched between JABFest and Porktoberfest. Delicious.

There are a lot of options this weekend in Lubbock. But first, a few recommendations I’ve received for those of you headed to Arkansas.

Fayetteville, AR

Catfish Hole
4127 W Wedington Dr
You may run into a few Arkansas recruits here.

310 W Dickson St
This place is a bit on the high-end side and reservations are advised.

Farrell’s Lounge
311 W Dickson St #101
Plan on getting here early as it can get pretty crowded for game day.

Common Grounds
412 W Dickson St
Their Bloody Mary comes highly recommended.

TTU Alumni Association Pregame Reception

Heading to Arkansas for the big game? We would love to see you at the Texas Tech Alumni Association pregame reception prior to the Texas Tech – Arkansas game on Sept. 19.

The event is slated to start at 3:30 p.m. and will be in Room 575 of the Arkansas Union Building, which is directly across the street from the football stadium.

Lubbock Events

Thursday, September 17th

Hub City BBQ Cookoff
Open to the Public from 5-8pm

Blue Light
Shane Smith & The Saints
with The Boxcar Bandits

Cactus Theater
Joe Ely

Friday, September 18th

The Office

Blue Light
Paul Cauthen with
Blue Water Highway Band

Saturday, September 19th

Yellowhouse Canyon Brew Works
12-5:30pm – Roasted Pig, Food Trucks, Live Music & Homebrew
$20 for music or $30 for music & pint glass
This is to help a great local brewery get up and running. There have been a few fundraisers throughout the year to provide funds needed to install several hundred feet of water line. You can read more about their plight here. I messaged them on Facebook for more details about Porktoberfest:

We will have several of our homebrews to taste, including some German styles that my dad has brewed along with some of our usuals and some not so usuals. We’re also going to have some homebrew from a couple of local brewers on tap as well.

We’ll have two food trucks, Twist’d Texan and Delia’s Place, out here. The Twist’d Texan should have some variations on some German dishes and Delia’s has some fantastic tacos and Mexican food.

The music will last from noon until 5:30ish. The bands playing are Jenni Dale Lord, SPiVEY, Junior Vasquez, Gypsy Jayne, and Phillip Coggins.

Entry to the music is $20/person or $30 gets you entry and a pint glass. Each person will get 4 tokens for homebrew samples, but if you have one of the pint glasses, we’ll fill the glass up for you on each taste.

Children 4 and under are free and 5 to 18 year olds are $10.

Wicked Beaver Brewing (Wolfforth)
Tasting and Pre-Game Tailgate Party
Food from Owens Lunch and Go will be available. $10 will get you in and $15 will get you a pint glass. Bring a lawn chair!

Lone Star Amphitheater
Josh Abbott Band with
Aaron Watson, Kevin Fowler,
The Rankin Twins, Hunter Hutchinson,
and Flatland Calvary

Blue Light
Hogg Maulies

The Office
Kinky Wizards

Wild West
Gabe Garcia & Mario Flores

Monday, September 21st

Blue Light
Chris Knight

Ongoing Events

September 19th & 20th
Apple Country Orchards (Idalou)
Apple Butter Festival

September 19th-November 14th
At’l Do Farms Corn Maize (Shallowater)

Recommendation of the Week:

Try some local beer!

Between the events from Yellow House Canyon and Wicked Beaver, you have the chance to give one (or both) a try this weekend. I dabble a bit in home brew, and the Yellow House guys sell home brew supplies. They also have samples available while you’re shopping, so I’ve had plenty of their high-quality beers. I really hope they can establish themselves as a full-fledged brewery in the near future. Wicked Beaver has had some inconsistencies in bottling, but their on-site tastings never disappoint. Their new Matador Lager is a Mexican-style beer that goes well with game day.


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