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Franklin Barbecue Will Throw a Harvey Relief Benefit Despite Temporary Closure

The restaurant is still waiting to reopen

Franklin Barbecue’s barbecue
Franklin Barbecue’s barbecue
Franklin Barbecue/Official
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.

Even though Franklin Barbecue is temporarily closed after the building caught on fire last month, pitmaster Aaron Franklin will still cook up barbecue in the meantime. He’s hosting two backyard barbecues at Red River music venue Mohawk to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief.

The backyard barbecues will take place on Sunday, September 17 and Sunday, September 24 starting at 11 a.m. Tickets are $30. It’s first come, first served, and it’s the only way people will be able to eat Franklin’s barbecue for now, so it’s safe to expect long, long lines.

Update, September 19, 2017: People can pre-purchase tickets to the second pop-up, taking place on Sunday, September 24, online.

Proceeds from the two barbecue pop-ups will go towards Global Giving's Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

Franklin Barbecue's building caught on fire on Saturday, August 26. There was heavy smoke damage, but no one was hurt. Franklin said that he plans on reopening the restaurant within a month of the fire, after he rebuilds the pit room.

Flyer for Franklin Barbecue’s Hurricane Harvey pop-up
Flyer for Franklin Barbecue’s Hurricane Harvey pop-up
Franklin Barbecue/Official

Franklin Barbecue

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

The Mohawk

912 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 666-0877 Visit Website