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.
The sun has only just risen over the city of Lubbock when the chefs at Catalina's Restaurant begin whipping up breakfast dishes: burritos stuffed with chorizo and egg, tender chicken-fried steak, and pancakes showered in syrup. By the time the sun is high in the sky, the chefs have turned their attention to cheesy chili rellenos, crunchy tacos, and other Tex-Mex specialties. Their guests dig into dishes out in the colorful dining room, where the walls are decorated with vivid murals of Mexican street scenes.
Uncle Chien's Chinese & Thai Restaurant presents 15 specialties. In addition to its signature Chinese and Thai dishes, the kitchen team also prepares meals for health-conscious patrons, using a lighter sauce than its standard fare. Conveniently, the eatery offers dine-in, carryout, delivery, and catering options.
For more than 30 years, Quiznos has toasted its submarine sandwiches to bring out the hidden flavors found in butcher-quality meats, cheese, and artisan breads. Its classic and signature subs take on a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles ranging from the double cheese prime rib to the classic italian donning black olives, mozzarella, red-wine vinaigrette, and plentiful sliced meats. Those closely monitoring their waistlines can take unabashed bites of sandwiches that have fewer than 500 calories, such as the honey-bourbon chicken, Baja-chicken, and small black-angus-steak subs or all flatbread sandwhiches. Quiznos' Toasty Bullets and Torpedoes offer slimmer versions of sub fare and flaunt supreme aerodynamics when shot out of T-shirt cannons and into mouths. A selection of Flatbread Sammies, soups, and salads round out Quiznos' varied menu.
Celebrating 20 years in Lubbock, the chefs at Fortune Cookie Chinese Restaurant prepare fresh recipes according to Chinese tradition. Their sizable menu starts with deep-fried specialties such as egg rolls and pork wontons, before segueing into entrees of sweet and sour chicken, mongolian beef, and double-cooked pork. Vegetarians can delight in broccoli in ginger sauce or lap up mouthfuls of mushroom soup. The kitchen team also arranges party trays that can provision family reunions, corporate functions, and church gatherings.
Beginning as a single shop in 1988, Racer Car Wash has expanded to include two additional Lubbock locations and continues to dole out soft-cloth washes and spot-free rinses. Vehicles can roll into the shop for a list of services from a quick Wash & Go to The Works, complete with polish, wax, tire dressing, and total-body protectant. Once cars are squeaky clean, staffers protect against streaks and spots with a towel dry and chickenpox vaccination.