Stubb's founder now in Barbecue Hall of Fame

Stubb's founder now in Barbecue Hall of Fame

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Lubbock native C.B. Stubblefield, the founder of Stubb's Barbecue, is now in the Barbecue Hall of Fame.

Stubblefield opened his first restaurant in Lubbock in 1968, before moving to Austin in the 80s. 

The legendary pit-master brought music and acclaim to the South Plains, hosting improptu concerts from stars who came specifically for the cooking. B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan was among them.

There was a concert in his honor in Austin, for his posthumous induction into the Hall of Fame. Stubb's grandson, Rocky, accepted the award in his family's name.

"To me, the impression he had was unforgettable, you know people would always remember him, even after all these years," Rocky Stubblefield said. 

Stubblefield is the first Central Texas pit-master to get into the Barbecue Hall of Fame. It recognizes his significant contributions to the craft and his excellence in barbecue. 

Stubblefield died in Austin in 1995 at age 64.

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