Franklin Barbecue, Austin TX

Yesterday, we finally ate at Franklin Barbecue, a bbq trailer on the I-35 access road. We tried to eat there once before, and were devastated to discover that they had sold out for the day. When we pulled up around noon yesterday, there were already a dozen hungry bbq lovers waiting in line. As we waited, our excitement building with each smoky whiff, I admired their trailer.

I have been trying to figure out what color to paint the front door of our new house, and there at Franklin Barbecue I think I found the answer. I love the combination of the turquoise and white trailer with the vibrant red Coke sign. It made me realize that the perfect complement to our red brick house with white trim would be a turquoise door. Perhaps it was an unlikely source of inspiration, or maybe yet another example of food ruling my life, but I’m pretty thrilled about this new color scheme.

As we neared the front of the line, I asked Ben what he was going to order.

“Everything,” he quickly responded.

They slice up everything right in front of you. It’s tantalizing.

Here is our tray of everything: brisket, pulled pork, ribs, sausage, a pulled pork sandwich, potato salad, and pecan pie.

It was everything we dreamed it would be – fatty, moist, well-seasoned, and smoky with a nicely charred edge. We poured on the rich espresso sauce, ate ourselves silly, and then wrapped up our leftovers to do it all over again later.

Thank you, Franklin Barbecue for satisfying my palate and my palette. Onward to Home Depot.

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9 Responses to Franklin Barbecue, Austin TX

  1. Sue says:

    Whoa! They have pecan pie now? I have contemplated stealing bottles of their sauces. They are amazing.

  2. Matt says:

    Awesome! How does it stack up to other bbq places in Austin?

  3. eliza says:

    It’s my new favorite. Try it – I think you’ll like it!

  4. Meagan says:

    Love the color scheme idea! I am a huge fan of tuquoise. I think it’s the new robin’s egg!

  5. Frank M says:

    I voted their brisket better than Snow’s!!

  6. ben says:

    How is Snow’s? We still haven’t made the pilgrimage out there.

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  8. Michael says:

    Hi –

    We are doing a small piece on Texas barbecue in our May issue, and we will be including Franklin BBQ. I really like your images, and would be interested in licensing them from you. You would receive full credit and retain the rights to the images. Please contact me, so that we may discuss this in further detail.


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