Skyviews Restaurant Goes 1920s for Speakeasy Dinner and Silent Auction

The event will offer wine and food from local chefs.


WHATSkyviews Restaurant of Texas Tech University will host a nostalgic “Great Gatsby”-themed dinner that pairs wine with food from Lubbock’s premier chefs.

The dinner also will include a silent auction with smaller items such as gift cards and event tickets as well as several larger items, including a $400 local golf package; a flag from the last hole from the 2016 Master’s Tournament, autographed by 2016 PGA Championship winner Jimmy Walker; and a two-day, three-night pheasant hunt at Beretta Lodge in South Dakota (worth $8,350).

Funds raised by the silent auction will be used to support student programs in the Department of Hospitality and Retail Management at Texas Tech.

Tickets are $50 each and reservations can be made here.

WHEN: 6-8 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 16)

WHERE: Skyviews, Texas Tech Plaza, 1901 University Ave., Suite 600

CONTACT: Casey Carson, associate director of external relations, College of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-5241 or

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Skyviews Restaurant


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.