Louisiana-born Patrick Joubert has been making barbecue in Dallas-Fort Worth for about seven years – the first five out of his home, and the last two-and-a half out of his tiny little barbecue restaurant in Stop Six. An ordained minister by profession, “Jube” grew up in Houston where he became steeped in the rich African-American barbecuing traditions of East Texas.
And that’s the thing: Jube doesn’t just fill hungry stomachs. He fills hungry souls.
He came by his art through exposure. Those Creole touches. A few family secrets. His influences, including one of the best of all time. For years, one of the most widely-acclaimed barbecue joints in the entire country was the legendary Church’s BBQ in Huntsville, Texas – which only recently closed after more than a half-century of reaching a part of people food only begins to touch. Jube knew it well, and took note.
As another diner said simply as we both licked our lips, “This is the truth.” He is absolutely right.
Though only neighbors with the tiny house of worship across the street on Edgewood Terrace, Jube’s is a religious experience in its own right. You don’t just come away feeling like you had a great meal. You come away feeling like you’ve made a new friend.