The Pour House Sports Grill & Bar at 2812 4th Street earns their second top performer plaque in a row this week. Owner Vicki Hibbard says, "It's hard to find good kitchen people so I'm lucky."
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Hibbard and her husband took the Pour House over two years ago and she says they take care of business every day. She explains, "We all work together and make sure everything is date dotted. We just keep everything real clean."
They also keep the liquor shelves well stocked and the kitchen ready to serve hungry Texas Tech fans. Hibbard adds, "It's kind of like a Cheers bar; everyone knows each other so it's fun and we have a good time."
Our second top performer is an old fashioned ice cream shop that'll take you back in time. Owner Amy Steward says, "We wanted to re-create a 50's atmosphere with family dining and create old memories, bring back memories for the neighborhood."
Open just since Monday, it's called the Ice Cream Shoppe and it's located at 2705 26th Street off Boston. Amy and her husband are aiming for a place where people can relax and not break the bank. Their son Matthew is first to get in line. Ask him if he samples everything for his mom and he says, "Well, I was the first to try rocky road!" Matthew's friend Bradley comes to the shoppe a lot. He says, "Mostly about every single day my mom has money." Amy adds, "It's just a great place to come after school, or after a movie or a Tech ball game or on a date and share a malt like they used to in the 50's."
Considering The Ice Cream Shoppe serves only Blue Bell ice cream, I couldn't resist. I had to try it out. My favorite: chocolate chip cookie dough; and it's nice to know the place had a perfect health inspection. Amy says, "We are training our employees right off, that cleanliness is number one."
The Ice Cream Shoppe is open seven days a week. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. They even have puppy cones for your four legged friends!