New in Lubbock – July 2017
We’re always on the lookout for great new places to share with you, our guests. Lubbock’s rapid growth over the last several years has given way to a boost in businesses large and small opening up across town. Check out a few of the new spots for food and fun around the “Hub City.”
Woody’s Brick Oven Pizza & Grill
Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. & Friday – Saturday, 6 a.m. – midnight | Location: 3135 34th St. (next to Crafthouse Gastropub)
Some would argue that you can only find true Chicago-style pizza in Chicago. Having tried several pies claiming the name outside the Windy City, I beg to differ, and if you’re looking for a truly delicious, authentic Chicago-style deep dish pie in Lubbock, you’ll find it at Woody’s Brick Oven Pizza & Grill. From the dough on up, each pizza is made from scratch in house. Opening every morning at 6 a.m. you may think, “Who’s eating non-leftover pizza that early?” The crowd that shows up for Woody’s signature breakfast pizzas, that’s who. If you’re not into pizza, there are other standouts on the menu like the Texas Philly cheesesteak served with a house queso or the chicken wings flavored with homemade sauces. Coming this winter, Woody’s will be able to host parties of up to 60 people in their back room. Delivery is available in Lubbock from University to Milwaukee, 4th Street to 98th Street.
Hours: Sunday – Wednesday, 3 p.m. – midnight, Thursday & Friday 3 p.m. – 2 a.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. | Location: 1801 Buddy Holly Ave. (next to Triple J Chophouse & Brew Co.)
Lubbock’s first beer garden opened up in the Depot District this month. The Garden is a wide open patio with picnic tables, a stage for live music and two bars with an extensive seasonal beer list focused on Texas brews. It’s also dog-friendly, and Hoagie Rollers food truck provides the eats from inside the walls. Whether your kids are fur-covered or not, they’re invited until 9 p.m. when The Garden becomes 21 and up only. You can enjoy patio games like life-sized Jenga, Connect-Four, cornhole and ring toss, but we found ourselves trading shots on the trash can beer pong. The stage will feature live music from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday during the Lubbock Downtown Farmer’s Market with future plans for local artists and occasional touring shows of varied genres. Additionally, plans are in the works for Texas Tech Football events and an Oktoberfest this fall. Mark Martinez along with his wife Jessica want to create an outdoor green-space for anyone to come out, enjoy a relaxing atmosphere and have a good time.
Hours: Monday -Thursday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday, 1 p.m.- 6 p.m. | Location: 8004 Indiana Ave. Suite A-9 (in Melonie Square)
How do I describe this place?… You know those projectors you see in malls that project the interactive games onto the floor? Motion is full of them! Kids ages 2-12, can choose from a dozen or so games and activities that change periodically from soccer to puzzles and everything in between. Monday morning and Friday evening, Motion even offers times for parents to drop kids off and run errands or sneak in a date night. But if you’d like to hang out, there’s a parents’ lounge with comfy seating, free coffee, tea and wifi. Motion would be the perfect place to host your child’s next birthday party and multiple packages are available for different budgets.
Hours: Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. | 2906 W Loop 289 (in West End)
Following the familiar new-restaurant-anticipation amongst us locals, the wait is finally over (though there may be a dinner wait for a little while). P.F. Chang’s just opened in the West End Center. The company’s “Farm to Wok” philosophy is to provide clean, fresh, wholesome food in meaningful recipes, carefully sourcing ingredients and making everything from scratch in-house every day – a very refreshing thing to see from a large chain restaurant. What was once a staple on any Dallas or Austin road-trip is now available here. It’s definitely a marker of the continued growth on the west side of town.
Many more new and exciting places will be opening in Lubbock next month. We’ll keep our ear to the ground and let you know what’s coming. If you’d like to give us a heads up, tag us in a post or share your experience using #LiveLoveLubbock.