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Seven-Year-Old New Zealander is Aaron Franklin's Biggest Fan

Texas barbecue is officially a global phenomenon.

Aaron Franklin
Aaron Franklin
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Well, this is delightful: a seven-year-old girl named Sofia sent Aaron Franklin a handwritten fan letter all the way from New Zealand. Her father owns Franklin's new book and has apparently been obsessively smoking meats since, Sofia writes, "We had to eat it every night."

Sofia has also watched all of Franklin's videos, and her favorite smoker name is "rusty shackleford." Eater Austin, tracking Franklin Barbecue smoker names since 2011, also has a soft spot for Choo-Choo.

Franklin Barbecue

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

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