• Best Chef: Southwest
    James Beard Foundation
  • The Most Important Restaurants in America
    Bon Appétit
  • Best BBQ in the South & Texas
    Food & Wine
  • Best Brisket in the History of the World
    The Austin Chronicle
  • Best Barbecue in America
    Bon Appétit
  • Newcomer of the Year
    Austin American-Statesman
  • 101 Best Restaurants in America
    The Daily Meal
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Austin

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Chef Aaron Franklin reviews  at
"🍖 Texas Monthly's new online General Store..featuring our lovely manager ❤Miki. Check out the @keithkreeger porcelain tray that is a handmade turquoise dream! 🍗"
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Chef Aaron Franklin reviews  at
"We are soooo looking forward to this...we love pickles 🥒and beer 🍺 #hotluckfest @hopsandgrain adding pickle juice to collaboration brew."
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Chef Aaron Franklin reviews  at
"Sorry to say we won't have beef ribs for lunch tomorrow...but will have plenty of brisket, pork spare ribs, turkey, and sausage! It will be cold but fun!"
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Chef Aaron Franklin reviews  at
"Looking for a gift for a bbq lover in your life? Barnes and Noble has signed copies of 'Franklin BBQ: A Meat Smoking Manifesto. Copies are available in store only, nationwide. #smokeyourown #diy"
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Chef Philip Speer reviews Brisket at Franklin Barbecue
$ | Barbecue
East Austin
"Action Bronson, a gastronomic lyricist, spends more time eating at restaurants around the world than he does on stage, slanging hard-hitting yet poetic dishes that often refer to truffles, Michelin stars, James Beard, aged vinegars, and exotic ingredients! As an East Coast native, I would love for him to taste some true Texas brisket from an urban street food-style venue that is as relevant to our current food world in Austin, TX and beyond. Action Bronson is to urban street culture what Aaron Franklin is to Austin street food. Boom. *Editor's note: When asked where he'd send a band from this year's SXSW line-up."

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