Certified Angus beef, ham, turkey, and pork soak up smoky flavor over J & M Bar-B-Q’s mesquite fire pit. Before long, chefs will pull them away from the crackling fire and send them off to the restaurant’s homey dining room, where guests can then chow down on sauce-slathered pulled-pork sandwiches, jalapeño sausages, and plates of sliced or chopped brisket. Piles of baked beans, creamy mac 'n' cheese, and napkins made from authentic Wanted posters often accompany these meats to tables. J & M’s specialty meats also appear atop nachos, in Frito pies, and in bar-b-ritos—Mexican-inspired creations that swaddle chopped beef or turkey breast in flour tortillas along with beans, onions, and cheese.
Slow-smoked meats take center stage at Dickey's, which serves up mouth-watering pulled pork and beef brisket alongside homestyle mac 'n' cheese and baked beans. Sandwiches such as lil' hoagie and the Westerner struggle to contain all the savory smoked meats, pickles, onions, and assorted toppings stuffed inside them.
Since 1941, the Dickey family has been churning out Texas-style barbecue and tasty family-style sandwiches, sides, salads, and baked taters. Dickey’s lets customers choose from off their menu of USDA-prime meats—all cooked slowly to smoky perfection over a hot hickory-fire pit every night—including Southern pulled pork, tender turkey breast, and Virginia-style ham. Start by slamming a quick cow workout with some sliced beef brisket on the big barbecue sandwich, served with pickles, onions, and Dickey's famous sweet-and-spicy barbecue sauce ($4.50), which took three years, two fist-fights, and one small kitchen fire to develop. Otherwise, go with the quarter plate, a quarter pound of your favorite meat served with pickles, onions, a roll, corn on the cob and one other homestyle side ($7), which are $1.50 each when purchased separately. Choose from options such as fried okra, green beans with bacon, or mac 'n' cheese. Diners with more than one mouth to feed can play hot potato with a giant stuffed baker ($4) before stuffing their head's two other mouths with the picnic pack ($20), which includes a pound of meat, two pint-sized sides, four rolls, and barbecue sauce.
Skooner's Grill & Bar inspires Texas Tech taste buds with a wide selection of pub-style burgers, sandwiches, and wings. Inside this family-friendly sports bar fingers feast on boneless Buffalo bites ($6.99), fried zucchini ($5.49), and bacon cheese waffle fries ($6.45) while mouths enjoy Skooner’s signature spicy chicken wrap ($6.99). Adventurous appetites can tackle the ultimate burger ($12.99) topped with bacon, jack and cheddar cheese, mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, and sautéed onions or chow down on a variety of $4.99 lunches (served before 4 p.m.) eliminating hunger pangs with beef nachos, BLTs, crispy fish sandwiches, chef salads, and more. Wash down hearty fare with a variety of soft drinks inside Skooner’s Grill & Bar’s cozy confines, a chill venue for live music performances and Saturday night karaoke. Belt out show tunes or pelt jaws with boneless Buffalo punches with today’s deal.
While you may not realize it, you have chosen to dine in a Texas Tech University classroom! Skyviews is a full-service, largely self-supporting restaurant designed and operated to provide a hospitality laboratory experience for 150 - 200 students each week. While you are enjoying an excellent meal in the lovely surroundings