Austin-based Stubb's BBQ to Feed the World

"I was born hungry, I want to feed the world"
C.B. "Stubb" Stubblefield was born in tiny Navasota, Texas in 1931.  His father was a Baptist preacher who would routinely feed his congregation on his homemade BBQ and it is there that legend says Stubb learned his love of food.  In 1967, he was discharged from the Army as a genuine decorated war hero.  Soon after he opened his own BBQ joint in Lubbock.  Stubb said he opened his own place because he couldn't find barbecue that had, "spirit and love and happiness and smiles. When I smell barbeque . . . I want to smell something that makes me feel better than I already feel."

It wasn't long before Stubb's Lubbock eatery was known statewide, not just for impeccable BBQ but also for great music.  To pay for dinner, many musicians would take the stage sometimes even accompanied by the man himself.  Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tom T. Hall, B.B. King or George Thorogood, to name a few, have graced the stage at Stubb's Bar-B-Q.  

After being robbed by the IRS, Stubb was forced to close his beloved Lubbock restaurant.  But IRS thievery is nothing to a decorated veteran.  It wasn't long before Stubb was back on his feet in Austin.  First selling his famous BBQ out of a blues bar called Antone’s and not long after in a bright and shiny new Stubb's Bar-B-Q at 801 Red River St.  Today Stubb's Bar-B-Q is an Austin landmark.  Not only featuring the food that made him famous but also with plenty of live music which now includes a Gospel Brunch each Sunday.

Stubb is no longer with us but the company that bear's his name is following through on his pledge to Feed the World with the Stubb's Feed the World Tour.  Check out the dates to see when they'll be in your town:

April 2010

2–3 Jacksonville FL
6—10 Miami FL
14—St Petersburg FL
15—17 Tampa FL
20—23 Orlando FL
26—29 Atlanta GA

May 2010

2—4 Nashville TN
7—8 Rome on the River BBQ Festival
12—15 Charlotte NC
17—18 Winston Salem NC
19 Greensboro NC
21—22 Raleigh/Durham NC

June 2010

2—5 Philadelphia PA
7—8 NYC NY
12—13 Big Apple BBQ Fest
16—13 NYC NY
21—25 Washington/Baltimore
26—27 Nat'l BBQ Battle


July 2010

1—4 Naperville Ribfest
6—8 Chicago
10—11 St Louis MO
14—16 Indianapolis IN
18—19 Columbus OH
25—27 Pittsburgh PA
21—22 Cleveland OH
30—31 Grand Rapids MI

August 2010

1—2 Grand Rapids MI
13—16 Minneapolis MN
20—23 Kansas City MO
27—28 Memphis TN

September 2010

3—5 Birmingham AL
7—11 Atlanta GA
17—20 Denver CO
24—26 Salt Lake UT
30 Seattle WA

October 2010

1—3 Seattle WA
6—10 Portland OR
13—17 Sacramento CA
20—24 Oakland CA
27—13 Los Angeles CA

November 2010

3—17 San Diego CA
11—14 Phoenix AZ
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