Food & Drink

Eats & Bounds: An Update

In this very special episode of Eats & Bounds, we go through Lubbock’s offseason changes in the food scene.

The offseason brings lots of changes on and off the field. As for me, it brought something very special: we are expecting a baby girl in December! It’s a very exciting time for us, and I’m about to know first-hand what it will mean to be a dad. I already have the dad-jokes built in, the wardrobe isn’t far off, and the dad-bod is coming along nicely. This fall is about to fly by.

Now, let’s see what else has been changing around Lubbock since we last kicked off a football season…

Changes to Existing Places

Italian Garden has moved from its original location on 13th St to 1215 Avenue J and will eventually open Mexican Garden in its old location.

Evie Mae’s is up and running in their brand-new building in Wolfforth at the southwest corner of HWY 62 and FM 179. They are still only open Thur-Sat, but have expanded their hours to 11am-6pm.

The empty Jack-in-the-Box building at 98th and Slide is now a Starbuck’s.

Dion’s has moved from its location near TTU campus to 82nd and Milwaukee. The Dion’s west of 82nd and University is still open.

The Library had their grand reopening earlier this month. KFMX has an article (I hate the headline) on the new owners and how they will be catering more to whiskey and bourbon fans. I think I read somewhere about a SkeeBall league they will host. That’s a thing??

New Places

Saltgrass (6026 Marsha Sharp)

Aspen Creek (3012 West Loop 289)

A new Chick-Fil-A has opened just south of 82nd and University

Albarrans (7722 Milwaukee)

The Plaza (5029 Milwaukee)

Crave (2910 W Loop 289)

The Ruffled Cup (5109 82nd St)

Tikka Shack (6620 Milwaukee)

HWY 87 Lunch Diner (8901 Hwy 87)

Pie Five (2912 W Loop 289)

BushHog’s (16202 TX-493 Loop)

La Madeleine’s has a new location in Kingsgate at 82nd and Quaker

Coming Soon

Check out Lubbock In the Loop’s website for more info on what’s coming in the next few months. Some quick highlights:

Mojo Bowl (Just Opened 8/29)
Heff’s Burgers (Mid-September)
freshii (Early Fall)
Urban Bricks Pizza (Early Fall)
Panera Bread (October)
In-N-Out (TBA)
Bone Daddy’s (Late September)
Walk-On’s (September)
World of Beer (September)
Campisi’s (September)


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