Jan 7, 2020 By Texas Monthly

Orlando’s distinctive “Tex-Italian” fare has brought it more than fifty years of success.

Masiso Cupbap

Aug 7, 2019 By Texas Monthly

Like a towering foam cup filled with pork bulgogi, this Korean spot gets better the deeper you dig.


Nov 12, 2018 By Texas Monthly

An understated spot for a wide-ranging selection of sushi, ramen, and hibachi dishes.

Bier Haus

Oct 2, 2018 By Texas Monthly

This downtown spot feels like a backyard party, but the kitchen has chops.

Cafe J

Feb 16, 2018 By Texas Monthly

This cozy hideaway offers varied selections for lunch and dinner and a brunch menu that will dress up any Sunday morning.


Jul 19, 2017 By Texas Monthly

In the past few years we’ve often found ourselves saying, after a visit to the Asian neighborhoods of Houston, “We wish there were a boba place in Lubbock.” Well, now there is, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Bobalicious offers a variety of snow ices and bubble teas, with a…


Jun 27, 2017 By Texas Monthly

The dog-friendly, music-friendly BYOB patio here (which is most of the seating space) may just be the best hangout spot in town to eat Frito pie, brisket-topped cheeseburgers, and the meanest, spiciest loaded fries—New Mexico red chiles and crispy jalapeños—in West Texas.

Capital Pizza

Jun 26, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Since its opening nearly five years ago, Capital Pizza has become a staple of the Tech community, providing more than one hundred craft beers and the sort of pizza we love to eat: hand-crafted crusts, flavorful sauces, and a mix of traditional and creative toppings. Our favorite pie is the…

50th Street Caboose

Apr 5, 2017 By Texas Monthly

We walked into the Caboose early on a Saturday afternoon and, for the first time in a long time in Lubbock, had to wait to be seated, as the place was filled on one side with families enjoying hamburgers and tacos, as we would shortly do, and on the other…

China Star

Mar 2, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Without meaning to, exactly, we walked into China Star on Chinese New Year and were greeted with a full house. A party was rolling in one corner, the families clearly entertaining themselves with plates piled high with buffet food and an ample supply of raffle tickets. As you might expect,…