The culinary architects at Moose Mango's erect a delectable menu of American staples and Tex-Mex treats. An appetizer of jalapeño corn fritters ($5.99) preps palates for incoming 10-inch invasions of handmade pizzas, including the bacon cheeseburger, which gives a meaty regime of bacon and beef full reign over jalapeños and a mustard base ($9.49), while the specialty Moose burger tempts thrill-seeking incisors with its carnivorous caverns of gargantuan topping options and haunted mine shafts ($8.49). The specialty beef or chicken fajitas, meanwhile, infuse taste buds with south-of-the-border succulence via a melding of sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo, mexican rice, and refried beans ($13.49). Moose Magoo's also sates bread-based cravings with its selection of seven savory sandwiches, such as the croissant-hugged smoked turkey and swiss ($7.99) and the triple-decked Philly Moose steak ($7.89).
Steaming pots of crawfish etouffe and sizzling po' boy sandwiches wrapped around grilled gator or catfish race under diners' noses, their eyes upturned to the six flat screen telivisions that fortify Gator's Bayou's walls. The TVs only make a peep whenever a Texas team is playing or a mega-sporting event such as the super bowl rolls around. Otherwise, they remain active but silent, letting diners enjoy the music and Cajun-style eats on their own merits.
There are high-definition screens everywhere you look inside Nick's Sports Grill and Lounge. In addition to the 24 televisions that broadcast sporting events and knock-down-drag-out congressional hearings, a large projection screen hangs over a wooden bar where bartenders pour draft beers and more than a dozen wines. Behind the scenes, cooks whip up homemade chili and grill specialty burgers, such as the breakfast burger: a juicy patty capped in fried egg, bacon, and american cheese. For shareable meals, they also bake barbecue pizzas topped with chopped steaks and red onions.
Renowned for its influence on the Texas wine industry, CapRock Winery also serves as a linchpin of gregarious fraternization with the return of its Comedy Night, when the expansive facility plays host to standup comedians tickling funny bones on both local and national circuits. Onsite entertainment gets a boost from the facility’s 11-foot, high-definition screen, professional sound system, and poetry-reciting grapes harvested fresh from the vineyard.
Established in 1977, Copper Caboose delivers fresh Mexican dishes such as housemade guacamole and sizzling fajitas and American dishes such as charbroiled steak and smoked baby-back ribs to diners. The sports bar features six big-screen TVs as well as 11 booths each bedecked with its own private TV. Other entertainment options include twice-weekly Texas hold'em poker tournaments and free games pool until 7 p.m. every night.
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.