C.B.Stubblefield known to his many friends as Stubbs rose from the
cotton fields of Lubbock, West Texas to become a renowned Bar-B-Q cook, running his own restaurant and club, to inventing, developing and marketing his own brand of Bar-B-Q sauce.
Stubbs was an artist by nature and a great storyteller. One of the best.
I knew Stubbs for only a short two years before his untimely death, ultimately brought on by ‘hard times’.
Being a black man in rural America, living under the political and social regime was an extra burden. Stubbs fought for his country in Korea, maintained friendships, cooking for his army buddies and later friends and customers alike. It wasn't about the money, it was about
feeling good.
Stubbs was a Southern gentleman, a charmer. His smile was openly unashamed.
He knew more and often less than any man I’ve ever met.

 

"God born me a black man and I aim to keep it that way"

"The only thing we could do was either shine shoes, pick cotton or wash dishes. So I joined the army."

 

“Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m a Cook”


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