Stubb's Bar-B-Q Restaurant
Stubbs BBQ Restaurant is one face of the multi level entertainment corporation C-3, the same folks behind the Austin City Limits Festival. The original C.B. Stubblefield was a Black Korean War vet who opened a BBQ stand in Lubbock, Texas in 1968 across from the county fairgrounds. He apparently made some really good BBQ in the hickory pit behind his place and filled the jukebox with vintage blues music. Unfortunate circumstances led him to Austin, Texas in 1985 and he began to sell BBQ outside of Antone's Blues Nightclub and eventually opened a restaurant in Austin on Interstate 35 in 1986. After Stubblefield died in 1995 his name and likeness was purchased for the current incarnation of Stubbs BBQ Restaurant on Red River. Besides having indoor restaurant seating for the BBQ restaurant, Stubb's is also an 1800-seat stone ampitheatre that hosts a variety of rock, blue grass, punk, reggae and other music acts including such artists as Rebelution, Counting Crows, Blue October and Pete Yorn. Stubb's BBQ also has a separate indoor stage that often features Austin area musicians. Sundays there is a gospel brunch with live Gospel music and a southern-style buffet with grits, migas, fried catfish, and brisket.