Aaron Franklin

My Venues


  • 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

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

🍖 Texas Monthly's new online
"🍖 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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We are soooo looking forward
"We are soooo looking forward to this...we love pickles 🥒and beer 🍺 hopsandgrain adding pickle juice to collaboration brew."
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Hard working staff member
"Hard working staff member Venancio putting out fires to get these pits clean for another week of smokin! #imyourfirestarter"
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Sorry to say we won't have
"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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Looking for a gift for a bbq
"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. #diy"
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At My Venues