The fabulous Janell and I were looking for a little Austin fun today so we decided to go to Franklin's BBQ. Well, we didn't get out until almost 1pm which means Franklin was going to be out of brisket. They don't answer the phone when they are slammed and they weren't answering it today. Instead of taking a flyer on Franklin's with a late start, We called J. Mueller's and they said they had plenty of brisket and to come on down......so we did. I can tell you I have never had better brisket in my life. Franklin's was probably as good, but I can't say it was better. These 2 places have got to be 1 and 1A in the pecking order in this state, and probably the world as far as BBQ brisket is concerned. John Mueller taught Aaron (Franklin) everything he knows and I feel lucky having them both here in town. John was there as usual and running the pit and smart-assing customers. He is a riot (although has gotten some bad yelp reviews for his attitude- these people had thin skin, he's funny). He had a negative yelp review taped to the side of his trailer (pic below- funny stuff)
I can tell you honestly to skip Lockhart TX and come to Austin if you want the best BBQ anywhere. Between Franklin, J. Mueller's and the Salt Lick, Austin is officially mecca for Brisket (and just about every other kind of BBQ in my book).
Was going to do a brisket tonight but I bought 2lbs to go and decided to do a shoulder at home instead. Centex needs a meat nap.
Keeping it Weird in the ATX
2 Large BGE
1 MiniMax BGE
1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling