Franklin Barbecue, Austin

CaptureWe were ten years gone from Austin when Franklin Barbecue opened, but I heard about it soon enough. There’s even a TV commercial where celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa visits Franklin’s to sample the meat and get a bit of instruction. And there’s a Hitler video about Franklin’s as well. I’d like to go someday.

CaptureI’m thinking about Franklin’s because I stumbled across The Science of BBQ, a PBS video which features Franklin Barbecue and its owner, Aaron Franklin. The video is OK, mildly informative (and way overproduced), but the nugget was the mention of Franklin’s YouTube channel, with eleven (so far) five-to-ten minute videos about different aspects of BBQ, produced by the local PBS station. Highly recommended!


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