Just to put into perspective the popularity of the restaurant, we pulled up just past noon and had to park in the back. That’s how many people get out there for lunch! Once inside, we were greeted with the soothing sounds of live music and the savory smells of some amazing food.
We sat down with part owner and manager of the grill, Michelle Denham, who told us that Mean Woman Grill was originally a restaurant in Levelland for many years when they decided to make the move to Lubbock. She says they still have a good crowd of Levelland customers that come through just about every day.
Michelle, along with Miz Ayn (yes, that’s spelled correctly) and a few new partners, opened the Lubbock location in January 2014. Business has been so good that Michelle says they barely have time to think! After getting the history of the place, Daniel and I dove right into our food with the help of our server, Rachel, who was amazing and has a personality bigger than life!
Daniel ordered up the Barbeque Bacon Cheeseburger with ghost pepper cheese. The flavors didn’t disappoint, and the burger seemed to get better with every bite. The barbeque sauce was rich and tangy, with a little bit of sweetness to it that balanced out the kick of the ghost pepper cheese to perfection. Whoever came up with this burger is a complete mastermind!
The bold tastes didn’t stop there as we also tried another tasty sandwich from there menu. If you’re looking for a spicy kick, and a pretty big kick at that, look no further than the grilled ghost pepper cheese, which can be added to just about any meal. I tried the Philly Cheese Steak sandwich but with chicken instead (warning: this is not on the menu, so you’ll need to special order it). While my mouth was just a little on fire from the ghost cheese, I couldn’t stop eating it! It was juicy, spicy and savory in each bite.
Rachel also recommended we try the green chili chicken quesadillas. These weren’t just any quesadillas. They were the perfect combination of flavors! They are a must-try with a side of avocado. Delicious!
To top off our meal, we ordered the strawberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream, again recommended by Rachel (and not listed on the menu). Thank you, Rachel! Poor Daniel could hardly get a spoon in with me sitting at the table. It’s not often that you try strawberry cobbler, as the popular other flavors are much more prominent on restaurant menus. You have to satisfy your sweet tooth with this dessert at the Mean Woman Grill.
The good news is that they’re not just open for lunch. They serve dinner along with live music in the evening. By the looks and tastes of it, Mean Woman Grill will become a Lubbock legend in no time.
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