The BBQ Hall of Fame in Kansas City is honoring one of Lubbock’s legendary citizens. Christopher B. Stubblefield, the creator of Stubb’s Barbecue, will be inducted as part of the BBQ Hall of Fame’s 2019 class.

Stubblefield opened his first restaurant, Stubb’s BBQ, in Lubbock in 1968. He began plans to open another location in Austin, Texas but passed away in 1995 of heart failure. The new location opened in 1996 at 801 Red River in Austin. Shortly after his death, the original Lubbock restaurant was closed down.

In Lubbock and Austin, Stubb's BBQ was renowned for famous musicians who played there before their careers took off. Artists who played at Stubb's at the start of their careers include names like Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Joe Ely.

In 1992, three years before his death, Stubblefield began bottling Stubb's legendary barbecue sauce for sale by retailers, and the BBQ sauce is still being sold to this day, not just in Lubbock, but nationwide through numerous retailers, including Walmart, Albertson’s, Hy-Vee and Super Target.

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