801 Red River
Some friends (Andy and Colette) bought me a ticket to the Gogol Bordello show at Stubb's BBQ. They've raved about eating their 'cue prior and during the concerts they've gone to. I now know why, it's just a great lead in for the music. What's better than hanging with your friends, grabbing some great food, and listening to some good music. One of these days I'll make it down there for the Gospel Brunch.
I grew up in the Lubbock area and have had Stubb's BBQ there and here in Austin. In all my trips, I've never actually had as good of BBQ there as I did this trip. Most of my other trips had left me wanting for better brisket, but I was totally satisfied with this. One the 2 meat plate that I ordered, the meat had a deep smoke flavor. Both the brisket and the turkey was moist, and the brisket was super tender to top it off. One of the things that I love, is when restaurants actually serve sweet tea. They had it and had it in big glasses which was even better.
The Serrano Cheese Spinach was really good, it was just a bit too spicy to actually finish it is all. When it hurts to eat something, I tend not to finish it. So if you are into spice, I would highly recommend it. The potato salad was a good chunky potato version, and I easily finished it off. I followed that up with some Pecan Pie a la mode. It wasn't nearly as good as I was hoping for, it didn't have a lot of flavor, it was too thin, and not enough pecans. Everyone else thought that their banana pudding was good, so I would probably recommend that instead (even though I can't stand banana's).
I ate so much I was pretty miserable most of the concert. Poor me, right? I wasn't able to keep up with the pace of Gogol Bordello, but it was a really fun show. Not heard a lot of their music, but it was quite entertaining. This experience will make me come back to Stubb's for some more 'cue and concerts for sure.