So apparently there is this silent battle between Lubbock and Amarillo.   Amarillo thinks it's better than Lubbock and Lubbock thinks it is better than Amarillo.  It's a rivalry that has been going on since there was a Amarillo and a Lubbock.  Well Amarillo has a lot to offer and Lubbock has some great things as well.  I love Amarillo it's where I live but I also like to visit Lubbock.  They have a lot of things there that I would love to see in Amarillo.  So here's my Top 5 things I would like to see in Amarillo that they have in Lubbock.

  • Yelp via Elliot B.
    Yelp via Elliot B.

    Sprouts Farmers Market

    Photo Credit: Yelp via Elliot B.

    Let me just say, Amarillo needs this more than anything.  I love this place.  I make it a point every time I'm in Lubbock which is often to stop into Sprouts and stock up.  They have the most amazing deals on meat and their produce is amazing.  I will say this, they have the best gummy bears hands down.  They have it all.  It's a healthy food store, yet it is a heavenly place.

  • Yelp via Rob B.
    Yelp via Rob B.

    Alamo Drafthouse

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    It's a movie theater where you can go and have a meal.  It's a movie theater where you can enjoy an adult beverage.  It's a dinner and a movie and drinks all combined into one.

    The kids want a milkshake during the movie, guess what, they can have one.  You want to enjoy a burger while you are suffering through Batman vs. Superman, well you can have one.

    I would love to see this in Amarillo or at least something similar.

    There was a rumor that we were going to get an Alamo Drafthouse, but alas, it hasn't happened.

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    Anna Omelchenko


    Yes, concerts, Lubbock gets all the great concerts because they have the venue that can hold over 10,000 people.  Amarillo doesn't.  Wouldn't it be great if we could have a venue that would draw the big acts back to Amarillo.  I would rather drive 15 minutes to see an amazing show than 2 hours.

    That midnight drive back to Amarillo from Lubbock is killer.

  • Yelp via C.W.
    Yelp via C.W.

    Orlando's Italian Restaurant

    Photo Credit: Yelp via C.W.

    Don't get me wrong, Amarillo has some great Italian, but Orlando's in Lubbock and is simply amazing.  In fact, their original location is the perfect place for an amazing date night out because it has that romantic feel and the food is beyond delicious.

    I would love to see this place in Amarillo someday.

  • Yelp Via Adrian S.
    Yelp Via Adrian S.

    Legacy Play Village

    Photo Credit: Yelp Via Adrian S

    Let's face it, this place is a kid's dream.  Who am I kidding, it's a kid at heart's dream as well.  It would be amazing to have something like this in Amarillo.


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