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ODU Dad
07-10-2012, 07:03 PM
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Well, the missus and I got a chance to go to Austin this past weekend for some business and I thought about checking out the barbecue while we were here. On Saturday, we checked out two of the best: Franklin in Austin and Black's in Lockhart. The first, for obvious reasons, was Franklin. We got in line at 10am, it opened for business at 11am, and we were served by Aaron at 1pm. The temperature that day was in the low to middle 90's. We ordered 3 pounds of brisket to go. Then we drove to Black's and arrived at about 2pm. There were plenty of people still eating then. We got a big beef rib and several sausages and we ate it there.

The food at both was very good to great, although the sausage was not as spicy as I have had in Texas but it was smokey. The brisket was nice and moist and had a good smoke flavor. We got both fatty and lean. The lean was good but the fatty was GREAT! We snacked on it all weekend. But the thing we both enjoyed the most was the big beef rib at Black's. It was fall-off-the-bone tasty and greasy in a luscious sort of way. And really smokey.

I highly recommend both, but keep in mind that you have to wait a LONG time to get served at Franklin. My wife was not as big on the wait as I was. But you only live once and we can say that we pulled it off.

FLAQUE
07-10-2012, 07:06 PM
Looks real goood! Can't wait to get down to Austin to try those 2 BBQ places!

caseydog
07-10-2012, 07:10 PM
Did you wander around Sixth Street in Austin on the weekend? There's some really good live music down there, and they close off the street so you can walk from bar to bar and sample the music and the laid back atmosphere.

Killer BBQ by day, booze and good live music by night. There is no other city in texas where you can experience that.

CD

Boshizzle
07-10-2012, 07:13 PM
Nice trip, congrats!

ODU Dad
07-10-2012, 07:14 PM
Did you wander around Sixth Street in Austin on the weekend? There's some really good live music down there, and they close off the street so you can walk from bar to bar and sample the music and the laid back atmosphere.

Killer BBQ by day, booze and good live music by night. There is no other city in texas where you can experience that.

CD

No, I knew about 6th Street but we decided to hang low in the evening. We had a pretty busy week and the trip over wore us down. We did make it down to the Congress Ave. Bridge to see the bats, but they weren't in force that night. Next time.

isolated01
07-10-2012, 07:17 PM
This is my go to place near Austin.
http://www.saltlickbbq.com/
I will try your recommendation next time I am in the area

Gore
07-10-2012, 09:02 PM
Can't believe this wasn't posted yet:

Hitler Doesn't Get Franklins BBQ - YouTube

I thought it was a required portion of all Franklin's BBQ threads.

bigabyte
07-10-2012, 09:28 PM
Can't believe this wasn't posted yet:

Hitler Doesn't Get Franklins BBQ - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaZx6kGs7pg)

I thought it was a required portion of all Franklin's BBQ threads.

Wow...I never realized how much Hitler talked about BBQ!:shock:

Durzil
07-10-2012, 11:30 PM
Can't believe this wasn't posted yet:

Hitler Doesn't Get Franklins BBQ - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaZx6kGs7pg)

I thought it was a required portion of all Franklin's BBQ threads.

The best one ever was Brett Favre to the Vikings.

Westexbbq
07-11-2012, 09:24 AM
Sounds like a great trip and 2 very good reviews, thanks for sharing.

javahog2002
07-12-2012, 06:06 PM
Coopers in Llano and Ironworks in downtown Austin are also good. Rudy's is also good choice. We have one in Colorado now.