It’s no secret that people come to Texas prepared to chow down on some barbecue. Well, if you’re living in Austin, you’ve heard the tales of Franklin Barbecue. Many say Franklin Barbecue is the best in town. Some food critics are even calling it the best in the world.
If you’d like to be the judge, wake up extra early, bring a lawn chair, and a good book. You’ll wait in line for 2 hours before the doors even open at 11am. As bogus as that sounds, it’s actually kind of fun. As the anticipation builds with everyone waiting, your mouth will begin to water. People are so excited to either come back to eat here or to try it for the first time. The chatter will become infectious and quickly the line transforms into ravenous patrons ready for some BBQ. Tuesday to Sunday, hundreds of people wait outside to have a try at this lunch spot’s amazing BBQ. Franklin serves it up until they run out, usually 2 hours after the doors open.
I heard all the chatter and decided to take the Franklin challenge. I skipped breakfast and arrived there at 9:30am and I was 14th in line. At 11:30, I was sitting in front of ribs, two types of brisket, and pulled pork. The rumors were very true! This had to be the most amazing BBQ that I’ve ever had. The Lomographer in me had to document this righteous moment. Along with my La Sardina, I photographed my experience. I tried to take a picture of me holding a rib up but all the meat slid right off the bone. Guess this barbecue speaks for itself.
All in all, Franklin got the barbecue experience down pat – sweet tea to drink, banana bourdon tarts for dessert, and some of the best damn BBQ out there. I had to spread the word for anyone venturing out to Austin, Texas, dedicate your morning to having a great lunch!
900 E. 11th