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Twinwillow

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I want to go to Franklin's BBQ in Austin! Sun, 08/26/12 8:24 PM (permalink)
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And, this is why............. Watch the video.
 
http://sidedish.dmagazine...ue-in-austin/#comments
 
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    carolina bob

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    Re:I want to go to Franklin's BBQ in Austin! Sun, 08/26/12 8:46 PM (permalink)
    If you go, please take me with you! OMG, that looks so good.... 
     
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      scrumptiouschef

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      Re:I want to go to Franklin's BBQ in Austin! Sun, 08/26/12 10:11 PM (permalink)
      I've been documenting young pit boss Aaron Franklin since the day he got started in a food cart in my neighborhood in Austin, Texas. The guy knows how to smoke some meat. Archive of articles I've penned on the insurgent meat house. http://www.scrumptiousche...%22aaron%20franklin%22
       
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        TJ Jackson

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        Re:I want to go to Franklin's BBQ in Austin! Mon, 08/27/12 9:12 AM (permalink)
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        Here is the reason _I_ want to go to Franklin's BBQ in Austin Texas
         
        http://www.statesman.com/...to_franklin_bbq_a.html
         
         
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          Twinwillow

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          Re:I want to go to Franklin's BBQ in Austin! Mon, 08/27/12 9:18 AM (permalink)
          I love that You Tube video. I originally posted it here on RF about 6 months ago and still get a big kick out of it.
           
          Thanks for re-posting it, TJ. It fit's perfectly in this thread.
          <message edited by Twinwillow on Mon, 08/27/12 9:21 AM>
           
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            brisketboy

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            Re:I want to go to Franklin's BBQ in Austin! Mon, 08/27/12 10:11 AM (permalink)
            I suggest getting there early and being prepared to wait and wait and wait. That said you will not be sorry, that is if he doesn't run out. I spoke with Aaron while picking up and order (yes you can order a couple of days ahead and just go pick it up without the wait.) and he is trying to get more cookers so he won't keep running out of meat.
             
             
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              MetroplexJim

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              Re:I want to go to Franklin's BBQ in Austin! Sun, 09/2/12 9:36 AM (permalink)
              Thanks for the "head's up", Michael!
               
              I've been eagerly awaiting Bourdain's "take" on the now legendary Franklin's.  My DVR is set (Travel Channel, Labor Day Monday, 09/03/12, 9 PM Eastern, 8 Central).
               
              Until then, enjoy one of the funnier things I ever saw on YouTube:  the vile Hitler being denied Franklin's BBQ:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaZx6kGs7pg .
               
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                MetroplexJim

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                Re:I want to go to Franklin's BBQ in Austin! Sun, 09/2/12 9:41 AM (permalink)
                Whoops!  T. J. beat me to it.
                 
                (BTW, never having been there - why do Texans crack on The Salt Lick while Bobby Flay, Adam Richman, Guy Fieri, et al. seem to LOVE it so?).
                 
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                  Twinwillow

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                  Re:I want to go to Franklin's BBQ in Austin! Sun, 09/2/12 10:35 AM (permalink)
                  Easy answer, Jim. Those guys you mentioned that love Salt Lick aren't from Texas! So, they wouldn't know good BBQ from cow dung! 
                  <message edited by Twinwillow on Sat, 10/27/12 10:43 PM>
                   
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                    Twinwillow

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                    Re:I want to go to Franklin's BBQ in Austin! Sun, 09/2/12 12:39 PM (permalink)
                    Some more insight on a visit to Aaron Franklin's,
                    Franklin BBQ in Austin, Texas.
                    http://www.pegasusnews.co...nklin-barbecue-austin/
                     
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                      mcguirejohnr

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                      Re:I want to go to Franklin's BBQ in Austin! Thu, 10/25/12 6:22 PM (permalink)
                      Franklin's is my all time favorite.  I get there by 9:15 am and usually end up no deeper than 5th in line.
                       
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                        Twinwillow

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                        Re:I want to go to Franklin's BBQ in Austin! Thu, 10/25/12 7:19 PM (permalink)
                        I don't think my old legs could handle standing for 2 hours.
                         
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                          brisketboy

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                          Re:I want to go to Franklin's BBQ in Austin! Fri, 10/26/12 9:30 AM (permalink)
                          I know this thread is about Franklin's ,but  for those less willing to wait there's another newbie in town with pretty good barbeque and that's Stile's Switch. And it's right across the street from the Yellow Rose, so if you're so inclined you can get some pretty good BBQ and a pole dance all withing walking distance.
                           
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                            mcguirejohnr

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                            Re:I want to go to Franklin's BBQ in Austin! Fri, 10/26/12 11:27 AM (permalink)
                            I agree that Stiles Switch is really good.  The J. Mueller trailer was super as well.
                             
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                              Twinwillow

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                              Re:I want to go to Franklin's BBQ in Austin! Fri, 10/26/12 11:47 AM (permalink)
                              My son in Austin tells me really good things about both Stiles Switch and J. Mueller. 
                               
                              Lance Kirpatrick, the former lead pitmaster at Louie Mueller BBQ in Taylor is now the lead pitmaster at Stiles Switch. No wonder it's been so highly rated.
                              http://www.stilesswitchbbq.com/static/?page_id=72
                              http://www.yelp.com/biz/jmueller-bbq-austin
                              <message edited by Twinwillow on Fri, 10/26/12 11:57 AM>
                               
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                                kaszeta

                                Re:I want to go to Franklin's BBQ in Austin! Fri, 10/26/12 4:44 PM (permalink)
                                At least the day I went (after a trip to JMueller earlier in the day), I'd rank Stiles noticeably lower than JMueller and Franklin.... but it was still some really good BBQ.  And certainly something to be said for a place where you can get BBQ with a lot of drama.
                                 
                                http://offbeateats.org/20...iles-switch-austin-tx/
                                 
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                                  samy5

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                                  Re:I want to go to Franklin's BBQ in Austin! Fri, 10/26/12 5:50 PM (permalink)
                                  I will be in that area next month. How popular is that place? Should I expect long lines on a firday night?
                                   
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                                    kaszeta

                                    Re:I want to go to Franklin's BBQ in Austin! Sat, 10/27/12 9:40 PM (permalink)
                                    Stiles hasn't been that bad in my experience.  My last trip there we did them on a Friday night without more than a 10 minute line.
                                     
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                                      JRPfeff

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                                      Re:I want to go to Franklin's BBQ in Austin! Sat, 10/27/12 10:12 PM (permalink)
                                      samy5


                                      I will be in that area next month. How popular is that place? Should I expect long lines on a firday night?

                                      Nope.  There should be no lines at all on Friday night. 
                                       
                                      I've heard everything is sold at Franklin by 13:00.
                                       
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                                        Twinwillow

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                                        Re:I want to go to Franklin's BBQ in Austin! Sat, 10/27/12 10:47 PM (permalink)
                                        Most of the highly regarded and well written BBQ joints around Austin are usually sold out by early afternoon. If they're still open after that, wait until the next day and git there before 11:00AM!
                                         
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