Month: September 2016

Picking the Perfect Chilton

In most cities, asking for a Chilton will get you a quizzical look from the local bartender, but when you come to Lubbock almost every restaurant or bar has this refreshing cocktail ready to serve. Any way you order it, the Chilton packs a flavorful punch that will get you hooked and wanting more. Visit

New in Lubbock – September

This month, while everyone settled in for another season cheering on the Red Raiders, the pumpkin spice latte made its highly anticipated seasonal debut and temperatures dropped just enough for it feel a little like fall, several businesses opened their doors here in the “Hub City.” Whether you’re craving craft beer or Italian food, it’s

Foodie Favorites: The Crafthouse Gastropub

As the resident writer of the monthly Foodie Favorites blog, I’m often asked by visiting family and friends for a restaurant recommendation. The more local places I get a taste for, and the more blogs I write, the easier you’d think it would be for me to choose a restaurant. Truth be told, knowing just

Fresh off the Tap: Yellow House Canyon Brew Works

We showed you a few of our favorite places to Grab a Brew in Lubbock, but now we want to give you a closer look at the freshest beer in town: Yellow House Canyon Brew Works (YHCBW), located on the edge of their namesake. Our local brewery is not available in stores (yet), but offers a selection

A Taste of Lubbock Venues

Skip the sterile meeting rooms in Anytown, USA, and give your guests a meeting they’ll never forget by hosting your next gathering in Lubbock. Located in the heart of West Texas, Lubbock is known for its one-of-a-kind museums, restaurants and wineries, as well as an assortment of unique spaces perfect for hosting groups. Planners can have a

Live Love Lubbock with Michelle Stephens

Michelle is a family gal who loves having fun in the “Hub City.” When she’s not moving mountains with LEPAA developing The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, you can find her with her boys at a Texas Tech game or chowing down on a Cheeseburger in Paradise at Orlando’s Italian Restaurant. Grab a

A Guide to Lubbock for Wine Lovers

When it comes to planning a vacation filled with wine tours and vineyards, there’s life beyond Bordeaux or Northern California. Texas is actually the fifth largest American Viticultural Area, with more than 9 million acres of wine grapes growing in the state. In fact, the Lubbock area grows 80 percent of Texas’ wine grapes. In addition, the

Antiquing in the “Hub City!”

“They just don’t make ‘em like they used to.” I couldn’t accurately tell you when or where this popular phrase originated, but I’d be willing to bet they were talking about furniture. I’m all for the convenience that big box furniture retailers provide, but there’s something so special about wandering your way through an antique

5 Can’t-Miss Cowboy Symposium Performances

There’s nothing Lubbock loves more than live music and its Western heritage, so when the two come together during the National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration each September, you get a whole weekend full of can’t-miss performances. For the last 28 years, the National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration has been honoring, preserving and passing along all