February 9, 2016
Skyviews of Texas Tech University, the student-run restaurant on the sixth floor of the Texas Tech Plaza, is offering deals in the month of February, including a Valentine’s special available in the days following the holiday when babysitters are easier to get.
The special menu will be available Feb. 16-17 and is $27 for a fixed, three-course menu. Visitors can choose dishes like quail “lollipops,” beef tenderloin and rosewater panna cotta.
Skyviews is almost entirely staffed by students in the restaurant, hotel and institution management (RHIM) program in the College of Human Sciences. Students come up with the menu and work as kitchen and service managers.
Starting this week (Tuesday and Wednesday) a special Mardi Gras menu will include New Orleans barbecue shrimp, smoked porter braised short ribs and French Quarter beignets.
Additionally, for the month of February students can eat at the lunch buffet for $8 with their student ID. Skyviews administrator Mike Nghiem said they want to gain a new following with students who may not be aware Skyviews is a dining option that allows them to try different menus.
“Skyviews is tremendously excited to return for another semester of elevated dining,” Nghiem said. “Our students are eager to showcase what they’ve learned through their time in the RHIM program by providing diners with inventive menus and gracious hospitality. Our homages to New Orleans and Valentine’s Day are befitting ways to get the semester started.”
Skyviews is at 1901 University Ave., Suite 600 (southeast corner of 19th Street and University Avenue) in the Texas Tech Plaza.
Skyviews is a full-service, largely self-supporting restaurant that provides a hospitality laboratory experience for students in the restaurant, hotel and institution management program at Texas Tech.
It has a lunch buffet and a dinner service, which is a four-course menu that changes weekly. It is open for lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday and dinner 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday of set weeks during the semester.
Reservations are recommended.
Skyviews is at 1901 University Ave., Suite 600 (southeast corner of 19th Street and University Avenue) in the Texas Tech Plaza.Twitter
The Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management (RHIM) program is part of the College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech.
The program is designed for students to gain extensive management skills and work experience in the hospitality industry.
RHIM offers an undergraduate degree, a graduate degree with professional and research specialization options, and a doctoral degree program in hospitality administration.
Labs in hotel operations, food production and computers, among others, give students hands-on training that increases their marketability in the industry.