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Old 05-04-2015, 07:00 PM
 
Location: The People's Republic of Austin
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Three Austin wins in four years. Not bad for a dining backwater.

Aaron Franklin wins James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest | The Feed

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Franklin took the stage looking quite dapper in a tuxedo. After extending a “big fat thank you” to his wife, Stacy, the humble pit master declared that the win was “so much bigger than me and so much bigger than my restaurant in Austin, Texas. This is pretty huge for barbecue in general.” Franklin then thanked the barbecue cooks before him and the ones to come and wrapped his brief and classy speech.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:54 PM
 
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Cue the haters talking about some kid's brisket that was better.


What people don't realize is how insanely difficult it is to produce 100 in the same day that taste equally epic. That's what makes a chef a chef.

Awesome for Aaron, one of the really good dudes out there.
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Old 05-05-2015, 08:30 PM
 
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Good for him. I've only had Franklin's once, and I have to say, it was pretty damn good. Don't know if I'd wait in line for 3 hours though. But apparently that's half the fun. It's basically like a tailgate party.
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Austin
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It's well worth the wait, and I'm very happy for Aaron. His brisket is rightly the best there is, no one else can touch it, and it is worth the wait. Maybe not on a regular basis, but as an occaision it is a fun experience. Bring some friends and some beers and kick back ...
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Old 05-06-2015, 10:49 AM
 
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Safe to say that the line's to franklins just tripled.
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Safe to say that the line's to franklins just tripled.
Not me...I'll be at Mann's in about an hour
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:19 AM
 
Location: The People's Republic of Austin
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Safe to say that the line's to franklins just tripled.
Little bit longer than the average Wednesday, about the same as the average Thursday.
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Little bit longer than the average Wednesday, about the same as the average Thursday.
I don't think he was being literal about that ... and 24 hours later is a little early for an uptick off of something like this, as if they get one it would probably be largely from tourists more so than locals. I think it's fair to assume that there will eventually be at least a little bit of an uptick off of it, though as long as the lines are already it wouldn't likely be too terribly noticeable.
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Old 05-06-2015, 12:55 PM
 
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I read the blog of a retired food writer. She ate some of Franklin's brisket at some food thing in Portland, OR and posted it was the best brisket she had ever tasted.
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Old 05-06-2015, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Warrior Country
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Not me...I'll be at Mann's in about an hour
Did you get that meat sliced with a little bit of flavor?

Love that place.
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