This is something I have been waiting for. This prime real estate has been sitting vacant since Leal's closed during the pandemic. Before Leal's, it was the local favorite in Gardski's.

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Oh, how I miss both of those restaurants. Since it has been sitting empty they did some remodeling to the outside. That made me sad because when I worked at Gardski's I got to etch my name in the cement.

credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
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That is gone now. I saw on Facebook over the weekend that there may be a sign up outside the location. There may be a new place moving in. So I had to drive over to see for myself.

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credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
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Yes, there is a sign. This is making me happy. A new place to get food. They did take my advice somewhat. We are getting a new restaurant. We are getting a new Mexican food restaurant.

It's called Senor Chubby's Mexican Bar and Grill. They have one in Lubbock. So I had to check out their menu. The first thing I noticed that they will be doing differently that neither Leal's nor Gardski's did is they will be open for breakfast.

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So they have breakfast burritos. Oh and breakfast plates too. I also noticed that they have lunch specials depending on the day of the week. Of course, Tuesday will be their taco special for lunch. Because of course, Taco Tuesday.

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Check out the whole menu HERE. So I am a bit excited about this. I am hoping that I like it as much as I liked Leal's. I used to go there a lot.

I reached out to their people to see if they had an idea of when they would be opening. I haven't heard back from them yet. I will be waiting.

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