Lubbock is one of those cities that many people gloss over when looking for somewhere to visit. They just think of it as a college town or some city out in the middle of nowhere (both are fairly true). However, those of us that take the time to appreciate the city understand just how amazing it is, especially when you're looking for some good food.

Food influencer Amanda, or @cowgirlseat, posts about delicious food in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and Lubbock on YouTube, Instagram and TikTok. Her most recent adventures have been showing off the bites and sips of Lubbock, and one of her TikTok videos showing off one of our iconic restaurants recently went viral. The restaurant in question is the Lubbock staple, Spanky’s.

The video has nearly 600,000 views and 47,000 likes. In the video, Amanda shows off their amazing cheese sticks, massive burgers and delicious cold beer. The comments on her video are full of people talking about how amazing their cheese sticks are, as well as suggesting other places that she should try. The most common restaurants people suggested: Jazz, Caprock Café and Blue Sky.

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I'm a big fan of Spanky’s, especially their fried mushrooms and, of course, the cheese sticks. I also love the vibe of the upstairs part of the building. All of Spanky’s drawings and scribblings on the walls give it such an iconic vibe. My only wish is that they would add a veggie burger option to their menu. If they had a good veggie option, I would go way more often.

It's always great to see Lubbock restaurants receiving so much love online. It helps spread the word about the great things Lubbock has to offer, and it puts us on the map for something other than Texas Tech athletics.

Here are a couple of other videos Amanda made about great Lubbock bites:

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