Franklin BBQ

I shared yesterday what I wore on our excursion to Franklin BBQ, and today I’m going to tell you about the actual experience. And what an experience it was! If you’re not familiar, Franklin BBQ is touted as the best barbeque in the world. The pitmaster, Aaron Franklin, is currently the only person to win a James Beard award just for barbeque! People flock from all over the country to try his offerings, and we actually had to wait 4 hours in line. They do a great job of making the line-waiting a party, though. Beers are passed around, they passed out a free sample of a brisket sandwich, and music is playing. Everyone talks and waits in anticipation to try this famous barbeque. I’ve done many posts on Austin [especially on the food, like here and here], but going to Franklin was a true experience like I hadn’t had yet in Austin. The brisket I truly think was the best I’ve ever had, and the turkey and sausage were great too. Keep in mind I was 16 weeks pregnant with hyperemesis when we went, so I really wasn’t anticipating eating much, if anything at all. However, I couldn’t resist. It was all too good to miss! My husband has a smoker at our house and is big into the craft so this was a huge bucket list item for him, and now I can understand why. If you’re going to Austin and have a free morning, I HIGHLY recommend making the visit!

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  • Amanda
    June 14, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    You literally have my stomach growling after seeing all this food! It looks like you had a fun time!

    Amanda ||

    • ninesto5
      June 14, 2016 at 6:05 pm

      It was the best!

  • Cara Fries
    June 14, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    this looks AMAZING!! love BBQ!!!

    • ninesto5
      June 14, 2016 at 6:06 pm

      It was!

  • Adaleta
    June 14, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    I love BBQ, and we pretend to have BBQ here but you know what's up 😉 Looks like a great time! xx Adaleta Avdic

    • ninesto5
      June 15, 2016 at 2:49 pm


  • Tami Q
    June 14, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    My hubby loves barbecue. He'd enjoyed this.

    • ninesto5
      June 15, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      Yes he would!

  • Melody Sours
    June 15, 2016 at 2:26 am

    Wow, A four hour wait? Yeah, I would totally do that for some great food. Especially when the restaurant owners are nice enough to turn it into a party! Passing out beers and playing music is such a great idea.

    • ninesto5
      June 15, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      Yeah it was definitely an experience!

  • Maggie Zemanek
    June 16, 2016 at 1:52 am

    Ahh now I'm craving barbecue!! This looks so good!

    • ninesto5
      June 16, 2016 at 11:58 am

      It was!!