clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Franklin Barbecue's John Lewis Decamps To JMuellerBBQ

New, 26 comments

Franklin Barbecue pit boss John Lewis has decamped for Austin barbecue rival JMuellerBBQ to "learn many ways to cook to be the best," before he heads to California, according to a tweet from John Mueller himself. Food blogger RL Reeves, Jr. spotted Lewis at Mueller's south side barbecue trailer on Saturday, despite Mueller's hopes of keeping a feeding frenzy of bloggers and critics away. Texas barbecue expert Daniel "BBQ Snob" Vaughn mused, a-twitter:

"I wonder if @bbqfranklin had any idea his former right hand man would show up @JMuellerBBQ Now I understand John M's proposed media blackout.
Lewis himself talked to some dudes from a real estate website back in May, explaining why Franklin sells out pretty much every day; maybe soon he'll be explaining the same thing to folks about JMuellerBBQ.

· JMuellerBBQ [Official]
· Franklin Barbecue [Official]
· All Franklin Barbecue Coverage on Eater Austin [-EATX-]
· All JMuellerBBQ Coverage on Eater Austin [-EATX-]

John Lewis. [Photo: goodlifeteam]

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Eater Austin newsletter

The freshest news from the local food world