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Sugar Rush: Bourbon Banana Pie at Cake & Spoon, Austin

Melissa Brinckmann, owner of Austin's Cake and Spoon bakery, has managed to capture that same nostalgic taste (except with an adult twist) in her bourbon banana pudding pie. Made exclusively for Austin's uber-popular Franklin Barbecue, insiders know they can skip the hours-long line and just get a mini pie—though be warned they sell out just as often as Franklin's brisket and sausage. More

A Sandwich a Day: Tipsy Texan at Franklin BBQ in Austin

I arrived at Franklin BBQ in Austin at 9:30 a.m. It opens at 11 a.m. It's regularly sold-out of barbecue by 1 p.m., sometimes earlier. I was a woman on a mission, along with about 50 other people who quickly filled the porch behind me. I'll quickly dispense with the questions you're asking yourself. Yes, Franklin BBQ is worth a ninety-minute wait—though I suggest you get there early enough to snag a place in the shade. And yes, the Tipsy Texan sandwich ($6.50) (sausage on brisket withcole slaw and pickles, on a bun) is worth ordering, even though it's difficult to save room for anything other than Franklin's ribs and brisket. More

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