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  • EggpharmerEggpharmer Posts: 314
    @cazzy‌ - didn't mean anything by that, just fyi, though you would want to know
    Austin, TX
  • EggpharmerEggpharmer Posts: 314
    Indoor shot
    Austin, TX
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,808

    @cazzy‌ - didn't mean anything by that, just fyi, though you would want to know

    I did my take it negatively! :)


    You're about to grub huh?
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • Focker said:

    @ The Cen-Tex Smoker,

    By the pics, it doesn't look like a tailgate party.  Just a bunch of people staring at concrete with folded arms. lol

    Not hatin', just wouldn't be my thang.  Surely, there has to be other fun stuff to do in Austin.

    I've never done it during the week so maybe it's a different vibe. It was full bloody mary bars, guitars, jam boxes and coolers full of beer last time I went. 

    Long lines are not normally my thing either but I've had fun when I've done Franklin's. It really is that good.




    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • TUTTLE871 said:
    @The Cen-Tex Smoker‌ NO!! You do day drinking in a parking lot? Next time I'm in Austin this is the first place I'm heading with a case of Bud Light(Yes that's my beer of choice)
    done..... but unless you are drinking the whole case (which I recommend) you will have leftovers. I don't do carppy lite anymore- unless I'm hunting and then it's by the case for hydration purposes only :)






    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • EggpharmerEggpharmer Posts: 314
    Getting some ribs. Had a few left
    Austin, TX
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,518
    Just had a nice flashback seeing your inside pic. I sat across from the redhead under the "Pies" sign.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,518
    Or a exhippie with a business haircut?

    I can only imagine you have a mullet reading this sentence.
    Nope no mullet :-). I had cancer in my mid twenties and after chemo etc I began growing my hair (never had long hair before) and in this photo it was the 2nd time I donated 18" to Locks for Love. I would grow it again but, I'm happy to have given back to help. Every bit helps. But, I Am a hippie at heart. :-)
    That's awesome of you. I was just messing when I read it as "business in the front, party in the back".
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 14,352



    Or a exhippie with a business haircut?


    I can only imagine you have a mullet reading this sentence.
    Nope no mullet :-). I had cancer in my mid twenties and after chemo etc I began growing my hair (never had long hair before) and in this photo it was the 2nd time I donated 18" to Locks for Love. I would grow it again but, I'm happy to have given back to help. Every bit helps. But, I Am a hippie at heart. :-)

    That's awesome of you. I was just messing when I read it as "business in the front, party in the back".
    NP :-) I'm not thin skinned. No offense taken.
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • EggpharmerEggpharmer Posts: 314
    Best brisket I've ever had. Real good sausage and pork ribs. Tried some turkey and it was good but nothing outstanding.
    Austin, TX
  • D_Train said:

    Line etiquette question for those who have done this.  I'll be in Austin next week with family.

    If I show up in the morning with my dad, and then later my wife, 2 kids, and grandma show up and join us as we're nearing the front, is that going to be frowned upon?  I'm going to do this, but don't want to subject a couple of 3 year olds to a 3-hour wait in a line.

    totally cool. If anyone says anythinig you can just tell them that you are ordering food for them whether they stand with you or not. You can order anything you want so whether they are standing next to you or not is irrelevant. You can order 50lbs to take home like Cazzy but you probably won't get it for free like he did.....twice  :(
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 9,936

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    I was about 125th in line at 8:15 am.

    I think it was 12:30 to 12:45 pm when we finally ate.

    Worth it? Yes.

    Spring "Lines Don't Scare Me But Food Does" Chicken

    Spring Texas USA

  • EggpharmerEggpharmer Posts: 314
    Got there about 915 got food about 1. If you got there much later than me, would not get any brisket or ribs. They only had about 20 lbs brisket left when I ordered.
    Austin, TX
  • EggpharmerEggpharmer Posts: 314
    Sorry didn't take pics of food. Dug right in cause we were starving
    Austin, TX
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,161
    You can pay local hipsters to stand in line for you at Franklin's, so I imagine it is okay to keep a place in line for folks as long as you are planning to order the same amount of food whether standing by yourself or with 10 others. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,161
    Eggcelsior said: He must park in Chicago.
    In Chicago, that is considered acceptable. I've been guilty of that. It hurts to dig your spot out of 2' of snow for someone else to take it without any effort. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,518
    caliking said:
    Eggcelsior said: He must park in Chicago.
    In Chicago, that is considered acceptable. I've been guilty of that. It hurts to dig your spot out of 2' of snow for someone else to take it without any effort. 
    That's why I mentioned it.

    What's even better is when people who didn't dig out the spot claim it and start doing the chair/trash can thing. I see posts about it on a car site I frequent in the winter.

    It's funny all around and I don't quite understand the grumpiness. The key is to be passive-aggressive. I have the same issue in front of my townhouse, we just don't do the chair thing in Maryland. The neighbor who is 2 doors down has her mother/sister living in the basement; she is REALLY lazy with parking. Our side of the street is "free-for-all" parking but there is a general understanding that the area in front of your townhouse is yours. She will park at the very end of the block(in a no parking zone) or around the corner(in front of a hydrant) so no one parks in front of her because she doesn't like parallel parking. When it snows, her attitude changes. I go out and diligently dig out my car and go to work. When I get home, she has moved her car into the spot I cleaned. I just go to the area in front of her car(she just backs right through the snow into the clear area) and move that snow back to the spot she took, so she now has to dig out.

    I then don't have to deal with it the rest of the winter.

    It's the best.
  • AcnAcn Posts: 1,691
    @Eggcelsior‌ - maybe you don't do that out in Fredrick; but B'more definitely rolls with chairs/cones/anything else.

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,518
    Acn said:
    @Eggcelsior‌ - maybe you don't do that out in Fredrick; but B'more definitely rolls with chairs/cones/anything else.
    I've never seen it around Baltimore. I'll keep an eye out next winter.
  • North_Is_UpNorth_Is_Up Posts: 137
    I'll be in that line exactly three weeks from this morning (Thursday). Passing through Austin and making sure that we don't miss Franklin's this time. I'm old, but I'll be there at 7a after flying in at about midnight the evening before from the West coast. 

    It's on the bucket list also and, like I said, I'm old. This is it.


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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,613
    There's almost no off-street parking in our neighborhood.  We have an "illegal" driveway where Bridget parks her BMW, but 80% of the houses don't have anything, which makes the street the parking lot and it's public and a free-for-all.

    My immediate neighbor to our south gets worked up whenever anyone parks in "his spot" directly in front of his house.  He's always asking me if whoever owns the car in "his spot" is one of my friends, or if I'm having a party.  I play stupid.

    It never fails to amuse me how people get worked up over their spots in public streets....no snow removal efforts to "invest" in a spot, so this is different than eggcelsior's situation.

    We have another driveway that we share with the other side neighbors....we let them park there even though there's a servitude agreement that no one parks and blocks it.  I'm really good friends with them but she's weird about me driving my scooter through her yard trying to get it out from the back of the house, so she's been blocking that with a trash can.    That kind of pissed me off so I stopped taking out their garbage and recycling..they'll only take it out if the cans are stuffed full.    Passive aggressive...that's how I roll.
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  • AcnAcn Posts: 1,691


    Acn said:

    @Eggcelsior‌ - maybe you don't do that out in Fredrick; but B'more definitely rolls with chairs/cones/anything else.

    I've never seen it around Baltimore. I'll keep an eye out next winter.

    I saw it both in the county (my neighborhood in Pikesville and in Towson) as well as in Hampden. A coworker who lives over by Morgan said her neighbors were doing it too.

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,518
    There's almost no off-street parking in our neighborhood.  We have an "illegal" driveway where Bridget parks her BMW, but 80% of the houses don't have anything, which makes the street the parking lot and it's public and a free-for-all.

    My immediate neighbor to our south gets worked up whenever anyone parks in "his spot" directly in front of his house.  He's always asking me if whoever owns the car in "his spot" is one of my friends, or if I'm having a party.  I play stupid.

    It never fails to amuse me how people get worked up over their spots in public streets....no snow removal efforts to "invest" in a spot, so this is different than eggcelsior's situation.

    We have another driveway that we share with the other side neighbors....we let them park there even though there's a servitude agreement that no one parks and blocks it.  I'm really good friends with them but she's weird about me driving my scooter through her yard trying to get it out from the back of the house, so she's been blocking that with a trash can.    That kind of pissed me off so I stopped taking out their garbage and recycling..they'll only take it out if the cans are stuffed full.    Passive aggressive...that's how I roll.
    Even better. The neighbor between the one I just described is even better. They are this older couple that downsized from a big place near Gettysburg, PA. They have never bothered me but they rub my wife the wrong way. As of last week the feeling is mutual. The neighbor with the crappy parker has a college-aged daughter who drives a Civic. She was home from spring break last week and had her car parked in front of the PA people's place(who only park in their garage) for 2 days straight. I ran into the PA neighbors getting home one night last night and they asked me whose car it was. I explained that is was the daughter's car and how she was home for spring break. The wife then said that they were getting ready to call the city to report an abandoned vehicle since it had been there almost 72 hours. DAFUQ!?!?!?! They are bat sh!t crazy, my wife was right(as usual).

    In regards to above, I am not saying that I am entitled to the spot I dug out. It's hard to describe without a picture. The plow comes by and puts up a 2 foot wall of snow along our vehicles, which I completely remove. She basically reverses between the curb and this "snow wall" into the area I shoveled(you can see the tread marks).

    I don't care enough to not suffer fools gladly, but enough to be passive aggressive about it. I make sure my dog pees in their yard too.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,518
    @ACN, it must be a heavy snow day thing. I'm usually home those days since Frederick typically gets it worst than the land of pleasant living.
  • EggObsessedEggObsessed Posts: 529
    Have I missed it on here, or did you ever say what your opinions were on the different foods you tasted?  Please let us know.
    Kelley 
    Egging with NoJokeSmoke (Bruce) in SW Austin, Texas
    BGEs: XL, Medium, MiniMax and Mini
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,518
    Best brisket I've ever had. Real good sausage and pork ribs. Tried some turkey and it was good but nothing outstanding.
    @EggObsessed, sorry we hijacked this thread. See above.
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,808
    Have I missed it on here, or did you ever say what your opinions were on the different foods you tasted?  Please let us know.
    His comments!

    Eggpharmer said:
    Best brisket I've ever had. Real good sausage and pork ribs. Tried some turkey and it was good but nothing outstanding.

    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,613
    Anyway, so that line for Franklin's kinda reminds me of a storied restaurant in the French Quarter here - Galatoire's.    But not for the food as much as the whole experience, and to be seen there and to see who is there.  Frequently people hire bums to hold their place in line (for the 1st floor).  Friday has the long lines.

    From Wiki:

    In 2004, Galatoire's was cited by the James Beard Foundation as the "outstanding restaurant" in America.[2]

    Until 1999, the restaurant did not accept reservations, leaving patrons to stand in long lines on the Bourbon Street sidewalk. With the addition of the second floor dining rooms and bar, standing on Bourbon Street is only needed for first-floor dining room seats, which are still always on a first-come-first-served basis. Exceptions to their first-come-first-served policy have never been allowed. According to the restaurant:

    one Friday then-President Ronald Reagan placed a call to then retired U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston, who happened to be waiting in line for a table. After the President’s call had ended, Senator Johnston graciously returned to his position in line
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