When word got out that the owners of beloved Thai Pepper had opened a new restaurant in southwest Lubbock, there was justifiable excitement. All the favorite dishes from the old spot make their appearance here—cashew chicken, pad thai, magical curries—but we find ourselves wanting to return again and again to eat our way through the rest of the multi-layered menu. The dining space is small, but it’s not too hard to find someone willing to share a table.