Did I really just type “get your griddles up”? I’m sorry, everyone. I’m not even sure how that happened. But, it is true that the Lubbock Lion’s Club continues to host the world’s largest pancake festival and still holds the world record for the most pancakes served in a eight-hour period. This Saturday, we’ll be among the hoards of locals lured by promises of syrupy bliss. See you there.
After talking about it for far too long, we finally made it to a Sunday brunch at The Crafthouse. They open at 10am, and we pulled in right as they were starting to unlock the doors. Even though it was below freezing, a line had formed outside and we were one of the last groups to be seated. Expectations were high.
The Crafthouse is one of my favorite restaurants in Lubbock. Their menu changes with the seasons, and parts of their brunch menu changes every weekend. New weekend? New donut, and this week’s donut was magnificent.
Years ago, before they closed down to remodel and rebrand, they were the Home Cafe, specializing in many of the same dishes but with more of a diner feel. I remember eating one of the best chile rellenos I’ve ever had at the Home Cafe, and have been chasing it down ever since.
I am happy to report that the Crafthouse still serves a dynamite chile relleno stuffed with shredded beef, cheese, and fried with a corn meal batter. It’s placed in a bowl on top of some cheese grits smothered with two fried eggs.
In short, get to the Crafthouse on your next trip.
A few of the upcoming Lubbock happenings (see calendar for more):
- WWE is setting up shop in the USA
- The big show in town is Blake Shelton, but if you ask me, seeing Jack Ingram, Charlie Robison and Bruce Robison at Charley B’s is where it’s at
- Texas Tech Sports in action here in Lubbock over the next several days include your #1 Track & Field team and your #3 Baseball team
- The Science Spectrum is hosting a Chinese New Years Festival
- Our friends at The Plains Brew Co. will be open Saturday from 2-9pm