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This Adorable Kid Dressed Up As Aaron Franklin for Halloween

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Most Austin costume ever?

Riyaz as Aaron Franklin, and Franklin himself
Riyaz as Aaron Franklin, and Franklin himself
Gayatri Rao [Riyaz], Robert J. Lerma/EATX [Franklin]
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Since this past weekend was Halloween in Austin, Gayatri Rao and Sandeep Parikh decided to dress their three-year-old son Riyaz as Aaron Franklin. They decked him out in a tiny black apron with a handmade Franklin Barbecue logo and a pair of lens-less tortoise shell glasses. The getup was suggested to the couple by their friend, Sarah Rodriguez Pratt. When told about the costume, Franklin himself said he loved the idea.

Young children tend to be big admirers of Franklin. Earlier this year, the barbecue pitmaster’s biggest fan was a seven-year-old New Zealand girl who wrote him a fan letter.

Franklin Barbecue

900 East 11th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 653-1187 Visit Website