Texas Tech University

Skyviews Hosts Pop-Up Restaurants Dinner Series

Jason Lindley

August 20, 2019


Hospitality students will design and serve a five-course meal, featuring seasonal and local fare, for a true culinary experience that can’t be found anywhere else in Lubbock.

Texas Tech University's hospitality students will open unique pop-up restaurants twice a week for their Fall Dinner Series Lab.

The series begins in late September and runs through November.

Pop-up restaurants are the hottest trend in creative dining today, as startup restaurateurs and culinarians around the country seek creative venues to introduce and showcase their talents.

"Our hospitality students here at Texas Tech represent the next generation of restaurant entrepreneurs, and Skyviews is the perfect venue for them to create and execute their own fresh and unique pop-up restaurant concept each week in our Dinner Series Lab," said Garvin O'Neil, a professor of practice in the Department of Hospitality & Retail Management.

Jason Lindley, executive chef and general manager of Skyviews, agreed.

"I love mentoring these aspiring restaurateurs, partnering with them to execute cutting-edge and appetizing menus and implementing their pop-up restaurant vision," he said.

Beginning Sept. 25 and 26 and running every Wednesday and Thursday throughout the fall semester, the lab students will team up to create their own restaurant concept with a unique name, décor, cuisine and beverage menu.

They'll serve a five-course dinner menu that is completely their design, featuring seasonal and local fare. Students from all different backgrounds will come together to create a true culinary experience that can't be found anywhere else in Lubbock.

With original promotions and a new beverage menu, Skyviews will be this year's premier restaurant.

A new pop-up restaurant opens with a different team of entrepreneurs each week. Dinners begin at 6 p.m. with reservations taken every 15 minutes until 7:30 p.m.

The pop-up restaurant series provides a prix fixe menu with a choice of entrée at $35 a person. Skyviews features a wine list, wines by the glass, specialty cocktails and full bar.

To book a table, click here or call (806) 742-4762.

To learn more about Skyviews, click here or contact Jason Lindley at (806) 742-4762 or jason.lindley@ttu.edu or Garvin O'Neil at (409) 771-0634 or garvin.oneil@ttu.edu.