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Babb Bros BBQ & Blues opens its homey doors for a meat-lovers feast with friends and family

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Clarice Tinsley, Kent Rathbun, Tracy Rathbun, Stephen Giles
Clarice Tinsley, Kent Rathbun, Tracy Rathbun, Stephen Giles Photo by Jerry McClure
Babbs BBQ
Friends and family feasted at Babbs Bros BBQ and Blues just days before the grand opening.  Photo by Jerry McClure
Rebecca Marabito, Michelle Newsome, Bob Babbs, Valerie Munoz, Wendie Williams
Rebecca Marabito, Michelle Newsome, Bob Babbs, Valerie Munoz, Wendie Williams Photo by Jerry McClure
Matt Kelley, Jan Kelley, Anne Helbing, Ross Helbing
Matt Kelley, Jan Kelley, Anne Helbing, Ross Helbing Photo by Jerry McClure
David Spencer, Kate Murphy, Erin Murphy, Diego Martinez
David Spencer, Kate Murphy, Erin Murphy, Diego Martinez Photo by Jerry McClure
Ann Waxman, Yvonne Zaccanelli
Ann Waxman, Yvonne Zaccanelli Photo by Jerry McClure
Mike Babbs, Bob Babbs
Mike Babbs, Bob Babbs Photo by Jerry McClure
Gina Ginsburg, Phil Romano, Scott Ginsburg
Gina Ginsburg, Phil Romano, Scott Ginsburg Photo by Jerry McClure
Babbs BBQ
Guests — including Fox 4's Clarice Tinsley — were excited about the new restaurant at Trinity Groves. Photo by Jerry McClure
Clarice Tinsley, Kent Rathbun, Tracy Rathbun, Stephen Giles
Babbs BBQ
Rebecca Marabito, Michelle Newsome, Bob Babbs, Valerie Munoz, Wendie Williams
Matt Kelley, Jan Kelley, Anne Helbing, Ross Helbing
David Spencer, Kate Murphy, Erin Murphy, Diego Martinez
Ann Waxman, Yvonne Zaccanelli
Mike Babbs, Bob Babbs
Gina Ginsburg, Phil Romano, Scott Ginsburg
Babbs BBQ

You can never have too much barbecue, at least not in Texas. Certainly the folks at Trinity Groves would agree.

November 29 marks the opening of Babb Bros BBQ and Blues, a cafeteria-style eatery with an assortment of hickory-smoked meats, comforting sides and blues music. The restaurant is the first at the new development at the foot of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.

The owners are, not surprisingly, three brothers named Babbs: Mike Babb, Bob Babb and Davy Babb.

Two hundred friends and family — including Tracy and Kent Rathbun, David Spencer, Kate MurphyJim Reynolds, Phil Romano, Royce WestStuart Fitts, and Gina and Scott Ginsburg  got a sneak peek of the brothers' down-home cuisine just days before the grand opening. 

Guests filled their trays with brisket, sausage, ribs, meatloaf, collard greens, creamed corn and coleslaw. Sounds more like a feast than a preview.

To consecrate the first restaurant opening from the incubator program at Trinity Groves, Mayor Mike Rawlings and councilmember Monica Alonzo signed the American flag that will hang on the restaurant wall, which will later be signed by other VIPs and dignitaries.

General manager Mike Babb serenaded the crowd with blues tunes as they indulged in come barbecue and celebrated the new venture. 

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