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Franklin Barbecue Named A National Eater 38 Essential Restaurant

One of the 38 restaurants state-wide.

Franklin Barbecue
Franklin Barbecue
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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.

Franklin Barbecue was included in Eater restaurant editor Bill Addison’s Eater 38, the annual list of the most important restaurants in the country published today. He said Aaron Franklin's smoked meats "the country's most transcendent barbecue," calling out the pulled pork, turkey, sausages. But, of course, the highlight is always the brisket, which he described as "impossibly silken in texture and mosaic in flavor," dubbing it the pitmaster's "masterwork."

Addison also examined nation's restaurant and dining trends. He used Odd Duck's grandma plates and Olamaie's 24-strong American wine list as examples of nostalgic dishes and short wine lists.

This is Franklin Barbecue’s second year on the list, as well as an anchor on Eater Austin’s 38 map. Aaron’s Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto won Eater’s best cookbook late last year.

Franklin Barbecue

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