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Jan 31, 2018
Ryan Shelburne

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New in Lubbock – January 2018

Along with a new year comes new business openings in the “Hub City.” We found a delicious spot for clean, nutritious food, a burger joint with countless creations and a no-judgement gym. If you’re looking to try something different and new in Lubbock, here are a few suggestions.

The Watering Well Eatery

6303 82nd St
Open Sun-Thu 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri 7 a.m.-3 p.m., closed Saturday

Restaurateur and owner of J’s Creamery (formerly Sheridan’s Frozen Custard), Kandy Fletcher, wanted to bring her nearly two decades of experience to a new restaurant in a new space in southwest Lubbock. After being approached by Betenbough, regarding the available space in their new building, Kandy partnered with them to create a tranquil environment complete with nature scenes displayed on the screens and a waterfall in the middle of the dining room. The Watering Well Eatery has a clean and craveable menu that is organically sourced (local when possible), non-GMO, all natural and nutrient-packed. Pick from wraps, sandwiches, soups and salads for lunch or dinner with breakfast items available until 11 a.m. and bakery items for purchase throughout the day. On the drink side, they feature a full range of coffee drinks, hot tea by the pot, cold-pressed juices, tea/juice blends, kombucha and at least two separate filtered water options. The Cherry Merlot Mesquite Smoked Turkey and side salad is a great option for a filling lunch that doesn’t leave you feeling like you just ordered a #3 at [insert fast food joint here]. To go, delivery and catering are coming soon along with a “look-book” detailing the ingredients and nutritional information for each dish.

Crunch Fitness

6205 Slide Rd
Open 24/7

Haven’t been to the gym in a while? No judgement here, and you won’t get any at Crunch Fitness. First and foremost, they are a no-judgement gym. Whether you’re a novice or a powerlifter, you can find the equipment and classes that are right for you at Crunch. Popular on the coasts and a few metropolitan cities in Texas, Crunch opened up across from South Plains Mall and offers a 24-hour gym. In addition to the machines and free-weights, the gym also sports powerlifing racks with Olympic style bars, turf area for sled pulls and tire flips, tanning beds, spray tans and the very popular hydro-massage beds. Crunch offers a variety of classes like  zumba, yoga, pilates and spinning classes along with a belly, butt and thighs boot camp, Looped In resistance workout, Tread and Shed treadmill workout, Absolution (for your abs), TRX body weight workout and Pound (we’re told it involves drum sticks). Personal training and small group training are available as well. Some memberships include the Kid Crunch babysitting service for children three months – 12 years of age. Crunch is currently offering a special buyout program for your existing gym membership if you’re interested in switching. Drop-in rates are available for visitors while some memberships will allow you to workout at any of their facilities nationwide. Time to crunch.

Burgerim

7604 Milwaukee Ave #100
Open Mon-Thu 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., Fri & Sat 10:30 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sun 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Burgerim is Hebrew for “many burgers” and that’s what this burger joint is all about. Locals Cori and Travis Hanson own this franchise on Milwaukee making it the third Burgerim in Texas, and they’re already looking at another location. Note: this isn’t your typical burger and fries. Burgerim has 11 different proteins and a slew of toppings making each burger a personal choice. Can’t decide? That’s the point. Bigger than a slider but smaller than your typical burger, you’re encouraged to get more than one. Try a couple different flavors with the uno, duo and trio meals, or share the Party Box with 16 burgers. Wings, sandwiches and salads fill out the menu while a full bar, ice cream and milkshakes are coming soon. Use ChowNow for online ordering and delivery with Texas Togo.

Make sure to tag us and use #LiveLoveLubbock when you visit one of these new spots; we’d love to hear what you think!