If you've ever been in a Half Price Books, you know why Lubbock needs one. It's a wonderful way to spend an afternoon learning and exploring.
Half Price Books is not only books, but music, comics, magazines, and a coffee shop, too. And with the death of Hastings, there is going to be a huge culture gap left in Lubbock. Hopefully, Half Price Books will swoop in to help fill it.
With six Austin locations and one in Round Rock, it's time for Kerbey Lane Cafe to spread further in Texas, and why not Lubbock as a test market?
Kerbey Lane is a delightful diner featuring healthful (and decadent) food sourced as locally as possible. The coffee is phenomenal, the pancakes are to die for and I could probably eat there everyday for a year without getting sick of it.
We are lucky to have not only an Ulta, but also a mini-Sephora in the mall. But the people of Lubbock have spoken: We want -- nay, need -- a full-sized, free-standing Sephora.
The last time I visited Las Vegas, the first two places I went were Sephora and the Bettie Page store. A girl has to have priorities. And while the employees at our Sephora are champs, it's a busy and very small area, which somewhat negates the appeal of going to a makeup boutique: Getting feedback from a professional. Also, we need all the options, ever.
A Ramen Restaurant
I'm not talking no Cup-O-Noodles. I'm talking legit, delicious, savory ramen. I love Pho and I'm grateful to have it in Lubbock, but it's Vietnamese and has a different flavor profile, usually "lighter" than Japanese ramen.
Real Ramen is such a stick-to-your-ribs treat that I always order it when I'm in a town where I can get it.
Let's get this clear: Taco Villa will always be my no. 1. The quality is really unmatched in comparison to quick-serve Tex-Mex restaurants. But Del Taco is magic.
It reminds me of Southern California, where some of my aunts and uncles had their first jobs. I love getting krinkle cut fries with my eight-layer burrito because this is 'Murica. And i could drink a bucket of Del Scorcho Sauce (although I'd maybe die of heartburn).
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