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.
Servers at Copper Caboose deliver fresh Mexican dishes such as housemade guacamole and sizzling fajitas 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.
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).
A swarm of cars and trucks surrounds three massive screens at the Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre, lighting up the open country sky with action, comedy, and science-fiction flicks. Double features of recently released talkies run back-to-back and start at approximately 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., depending on film lengths. Bring along a blind date or curious cartographer to explore the twisting terrain of a free 6-inch hot funnel cake or the concession stand’s menu of ’50s-inspired American fare before cuddling up in the front seat of your private film-viewing room. The drive-in’s playground gives mini movie marauders a place to climb, slide, and polish conspiracy-thriller scripts. Stars & Stripes features films rain or shine, but will reimburse moviegoers with a rain-check ticket if inclement weather impedes sight of the screen.
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.
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.
Colorful art masterpieces brighten the walls of The Funky Door Bistro & Wine Room as diners enjoy a vast selection of wines by the glass and dip french-bread croutons into pots of rich cheese fondue. Other French-influenced entrees emerge from the kitchen in the form of seared shrimp wrapped in prosciutto, filet mignon au Povaire, and gourmet Kobe beef burgers served in berets. Guests can pair meals with their choice from 48 international wines stored in a self-serve Enomatics unit. This Italian-made technology stores a variety of bottles that can be dispensed in 1.5-, 3-, or 6-ounce pours at the perfect temperature through the use of a microchip card. The eatery's marble-topped bar stretches across an exposed-brick wall beneath sparkling glass light fixtures, which cast rays across vibrant blooms and linens tinted black and white like an old-timey TV broadcast.