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Caprock Berry Farms: The Higher the Risk, the Sweeter the Reward.

By Hattie Robb With its freezing winters and dusty springs, one can easily assume the Llano Estacado region is only suitable for growing cotton and raising cattle. However, a young couple disproves that theory with their first-generation strawberry farm in Lubbock, Texas. I met with Dakota Keyser, the founder of Caprock Berry Farms, to discuss … Continued

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Local Gastropub: The Crafthouse

Pineapple Upside Down Donut. Mac & Cheese W/ Bacon Crust. The All-American Burger. French Bread Pizza. Dry-Aged Ribeye… Shiner Bock German Chocolate Cake! If your mouth isn’t watering by now, how about a cold mug filled to the brim with your choice of over 18 freshly tapped brews? Welcome to The Crafthouse, Lubbock’s authentically eclectic … Continued

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The Local Grind: Gatsby’s Coffeehouse

Local Llano is bringing back our Local Grind series in 2016. For those few who are not familiar with this series, every piece in the series takes an in-depth look into the local coffee sold on the Llano Estacado. What makes these local gems unique from national branches? This week we look at Gatsby’s Coffeehouse … Continued

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Eat, Drink, and Hang: Local Events in October

It’s no secret the weather in September and October is about the best anyone could ask for. It’s such a nice reprieve from the Llano Estacado’s dog days of summer. When September rolls around, we’re ready for outdoor activities, and these are a few of the best we found. This is a quick list of events … Continued

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Home Brewing by Andrew Husband

“Relax, don’t worry, and have a homebrew!” With this oft-repeated phrase, American beer aficionado Charlie Papazian routinely reminds his readers of the “joy” conveyed by his most famous book’s title: The Complete Joy of Home Brewing. We shouldn’t think of the involved process of brewing one’s own beer as being another chore. The outcome, of … Continued

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