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Stubb’s Bar-B-Q’s Late Founder C.B. Stubblefield Is Being Inducted Into the Barbecue Hall of Fame

There’s a gas station and store resembling Buc-ee’s out in the Middle East, plus more news

C.B. Stubblefield
C.B. Stubblefield
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Barbecue Hall of Fame Adds a Texas Name
The American Royal Association is adding a Texas person to its Barbecue Hall of Fame this year: the late Stubb’s Bar-B-Q founder C.B. Stubblefield. He originally opened his namesake barbecue restaurant in Lubbock in 1968. but then moved to Austin in 1984 where he started bottling his now-famous barbecue sauce. The Red River restaurant opened a year after he passed away in 1995. Fellow inductees are North Carolina pitmaster Wayne Monk of Lexington Barbecue and the late John “Big Daddy” Bishop, who was the founder of Alabama’s Dreamlane Bar-B-Q. The ceremony takes place in mid-September in Kansas.

Buc-ee’s In the Middle East?
Someone saw a store resembling Texas’ favorite road trip stop Buc-ee’s while out in Amman, Jordan, complete with the recognizable beaver plastered everywhere. The Arabic on the sign noted that it was a market with coffee and snacks.

Austin Restaurant Vandalism
Japanese cafe Sa-Ten Coffee and Eats is looking for information about the person who appears to have cut the power off to the Hyde Park shop on Airport Boulevard earlier this week. The power was shut down on Monday, May 27 at 10 p.m., which meant the restaurant wasn’t able to keep food and drink products safe, according to CultureMap Austin. Director of operations Elizabeth Hyman believes the alleged person, who was captured on security camera footage, had visited the cafe several times that same day.

Barbecue Festival Tickets
Tickets for the annual Texas Monthly BBQ Fest, where the main event takes place on Sunday, November 3, are now on sale. Though the full lineup hasn’t been announced yet, Blood Bros. BBQ pitmaster Quy Hoang from Bellaire will be there. Auxiliary events includes a party at Franklin Barbecue and a barbecue class at Stiles Switch BBQ led by the Texas A&M University animal science department.