Month: June 2015

Foodie Favorites from A to Z – Undergrounds Coffee Co.

My morning routine is simple: 1. Consume one (or three) cups of piping hot coffee 2. Repeat as needed. I am unapologetically addicted to my daily caffeine buzz. Some follow the siren call (or their AroundMe app) to the closest Starbucks, but I prefer a good local coffee shop, unique menu items, eclectic decor –

Destination Spotlight: LHUCA

The arts scene in Lubbock is exploding, but it wouldn’t be without Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA). If you haven’t visited the LHUCA or experienced the First Friday Art Trail, you’re missing a West Texas gem. LHUCA began as the Lubbock Regional Arts Center (LRAC) in 1997 “to inspire and enrich the Lubbock

Live Music, a Parade & Fireworks Show: What to Do in Lubbock on July 3 & 4

Fireworks? Check. Cooler? Stocked. Obnoxious wolf shirt? Hooowl. Flag flying high? Dang right. Plans for Independence Weekend? We got ’em. Friday, July 3 First Friday Art Trail (6-9 p.m.) — Come celebrate the art scene of Lubbock. There’s sure to be a few patriotic exhibits on the trail. You can start at any one of the participating

Things To Do This Week

When summer rolls around, we often find ourselves in relentless pursuit of that seemingly unattainable balance between work and play. Fortunately, there are plenty of things happening in the “Hub City” to help you work hard and play hard all season long. Whether it’s art, live music or theater, there’s a little something for everyone to

Happy Father’s Day!

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Dads are irreplaceable people in our lives. They teach us how to ride bikes, they dance with us at our weddings, they can fix everything from broken bikes to broken hearts and they’re chock-full of wisdom and that unmatched “dad-vice” that no one else seems to have. This Father’s Day take dad out for a

Shaken, Stirred and Everything in Between

They say you can’t reinvent the wheel, but no one said anything about the martini. Gin, vermouth and bitters are the typical building blocks of this classic cocktail, but today’s martinis are mixed with a host of liquors, spirits and liqueurs, and choices stretch well beyond the James Bond-esque “shaken, not stirred.” While I’m typically

A Kid’s Guide to Lubbock, Texas

Hopefully you’ve seen our blog for “big kids” featuring the fun things going on in Lubbock. Now that we have mom and dad covered, we can’t forget about the little ones! Here are some of the places around Lubbock that bring back fond memories of childhood…when the going never got tough! National Ranching Heritage Center This Lubbock hot spot

Lubbock Summer Love Song

Music is in the air. Across the South Plains the Lubbock wind sings her love song all summer, not only through the canyons and the space between window and wall, but in the music of every West Texas artist. Townes Van Zandt said it best when he described the sound to The Flatlanders, Butch Hancock:

Why Lubbock Is the Ideal Destination for Running Events

The 1,500 participants that head to Lubbock each year for the IRONMAN 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake triathlon already know this, but it’s worth stating for anyone who’s never been to the area: Lubbock is an ideal location for racing. Just ask Mike Greer, a Lubbock native who has been participating in endurance running for almost

Things To Do This Week

Making a to-do list is my Monday ritual. Even in our age of digital calendar reminders, there is still something incredibly satisfactory to me about the physical act of putting pen to paper and crossing items off as they are accomplished. So at the beginning of each work week, I sit down to jot in