About Stubbs

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“Stubb” was born Christopher B. Stubblefield in Navasota, Texas, as one of nine sons from parents he describes as “real good cooks.”

In the 1930′s, Stubb’s family moved to Lubbock, Texas to pick cotton, and it was during this time Stubb learned to cook by working in local restaurants and hotels.

Stubb left Lubbock to serve in the Korean War as a staff sergeant in the 96th Field Artillery, the last all-black army infantry, where he was a gunner and a respected leader.

Stubb used this time to perfect his culinary skills by overseeing the preparation of daily meals for as many as 10,000 soldiers.

After he returned, Stubb eventually opened his first restaurant in Lubbock in 1968, across from the county fairgrounds. He made his first barbecue in the hickory pit behind his place and filled the jukebox with vintage blues music.

It was here that Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q was born…

In the 1970′s, Stubb’s restaurant became the heart of an explosive music scene. Stubbs was ground zero for musicians like Joe Ely and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Other famous musicians who would “play for their supper” included Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Robert Cray, George Thorogood, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Linda Ronstadt and the Fabulous Thunderbirds.

Although small in size, Stubb’s Restaurant was always filled with good friends, great music and plenty of Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q.

The Lubbock location is now closed but the legend continues here in Austin at 801 Red River. Come on down for some Live Music, Cold Beer and Great Food!

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Stop in and check out our other locations at Graceland Grocery, Mean Eyed Cat and Crestview!

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@stubbsaustin thank you so much for allowing us Michigan boys in @watchingforfoxes to be a part of the wonderful family you've built. Please give us a follow and check out the rest of our tour! We are eternally grateful for this opportunity and we can't wait to meet you all this Saturday, 5/13, with our brothers in @folkfamilyofficial 🤘 Much love, WFF • • • #watchingforfoxes #folkfamilyrevival #stubbsbbq #indiemusic #indiefolk #cinematicfolk #tourlife #ontherroad #blessed #thankyou #wetookover

Hey Stubbs! Watching for Foxes here to bring you the good word... we are playing at your illustrious established THIS Saturday, 5/13, with our brothers in @folkfamilyofficial 🤘 • • • To help you get to know us #puremichigan boys a bit better, we are doing an Instagram story takeover. You can follow our shenanigans all day today and then meet us this weekend! Thanks for having us 🙌🙌🙌 • • • #watchingforfoxes #folkfamilyrevival #stubbsbbq #instragram #instahams #takeover #wetakingover #tourlife #ontherroad #indiefolk #indiemusic

There’s a line that I’m trying to find, between the water and the open sky" - Dallas Green (@cityandcolour_official) on the track "Friends". See him live at Stubb's 8/25/17. 📷: @j.dc_ via @visitaustintx