I'm trying to save you a little bit of heartbreak the next time you plan on going to Lubbock's legendary Thai Pepper (3702 20th St).

Today (November 17th, 2018) marked the first day of the first of their holiday closings. They'll reopen after Thanksgiving on November 27th, and then close again for the Christmas holiday from December 22nd through January 6th.

via Justin Massoud

Thai Pepper is a Lubbock institution. Many brave long, but efficient lines to get a bite of their fresh and generously portioned cuisine.

Lauded multiple times in Texas Monthly, Thai Pepper has stuck to their original location for years. When others would have expanded, Thai Pepper chose to focus on delivering consistently delicious food.

Now I'm breaking my own heart -- I could really use some of their hot and sour soup.