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Four Hours for Barbecue: the Psychology of Waiting in Line for Food

Naomi Bishop Tomky 35 comments

"Hungry? Why wait?" ask Snicker's candy commercials. Cronuts, hot dogs, barbecue, oysters, and more are the answer of food lovers around the country. But what compels them (er, me) to do so? Great food? Bragging rights? Boredom? Following an epic wait for brisket at Franklin Barbecue in Austin, we talked to the experts to find out. More

Aaron Franklin Drops a Brisket Bomb at Hill Country's 'Pop-Up Joint'

New York Max Falkowitz 15 comments

Just a few days before the 11th annual Big Apple Barbecue, Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue dropped by the Flatiron's Hill Country for a one-night taste of his crazy-delicious smoked meat. More

10 Must-Eats in Austin Right Now

Meredith Bethune 2 comments

Assembling a list of only 10 must-eats is difficult in a city like Austin where new restaurants and food trucks are opening constantly. With many out-of-towners visiting for SXSW, we've assembled a collection of eats that are representative of Austin's personality: barbacoa taco, rabbit and dumplings, barbecue, and more! More

What To Expect at Franklin Barbecue in Austin (Besides The Finest Barbecue in All The Land)

J. Kenji López-Alt 33 comments

It was only through your hearty Tweeting that I decided to bite the bullet and jump in line at 9:30AM on overcast Saturday in front of Franklin Barbecue when I was in Austin last week. Man, oh man, am I glad I did. What I found at the end of that line (about 2 1/2 hours later) was nothing short of barbecue nirvana. Sweet, succulent pulled pork. Turkey as moist as a prime rib. Snappy sausage as juicy as you'd like, and brisket that defied everything I ever knew or thought I knew about brisket. I can't tell you with 100% certainty that this is the finest brisket in all the land, but it's certainly the best I've ever had. Better than Black's. Better than Smitty's. More

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