Stubbs is famous for the line "Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm a Cook"
Plaque at Stubbs Memorial
Backstory and Context
Stubbs moved to Lubbock in 1930 to pick cotton with his family as sharecroppers, and he began working in restaurants. During the Korean War, he received significant fame for cooking meals for over 10,000 troops. After returning to Lubbock, he opened his own restaurant in 1968. The restaurant quickly became well-known for its food as well as the music and atmosphere.
The restaurant quickly became the center of the Lubbock music scene, with the jukebox full blues and even live performances by blues legends Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Muddy Waters, and other musicians.