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Los Angeles to (Franklin BBQ) Austin Tx - 24 hr Turnaround

Flying out Saturday night into Austin (Via Dallas) with my niece & her husband for the sole purpose of experiencing Franklin BBQ on Sunday - We have a room kinda sort near the restaurant, my intent is to be 1st (or so) in line - does anyone who's been know how early we should get there and have any info and or tips - restrooms, chairs etc ...

Thanks ... I am so excited - Tim 
I've slow smoked and eaten so much pork, I'm legally recognized as being part swine - Chatsworth Ca.
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  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,524

    Hope you checked if they were open on Sunday...

    Have a good time Tim - cool trip.

    Phoenix 
  • SoCalTimSoCalTim Posts: 2,155
    blasting said:

    Hope you checked if they were open on Sunday...

    Have a good time Tim - cool trip.

    I checked they are, I emailed them and asked if Aaron would be there, they said they couldn't guarantee, but if he was he would happily take a picture with us
    I've slow smoked and eaten so much pork, I'm legally recognized as being part swine - Chatsworth Ca.
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 5,704
    Dude you gotta post pictures. 
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,021
    LOL, 4AM for an 11AM opening. Better you than me. At least you should be guaranteed of getting served. =) 

    Write back and tell them you're flying in from CA and Aaron damn well BETTER be there! :rofl:

    Enjoy, my friend. 

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 1,745
    Have a great time. Half hour would be my limit to wait for any restaurant. 
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,021
    Another thought re 4AM, @The Cen-Tex Smoker is probably a good source for what time to get there. Bon chance, bud.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,226


    There’s your Saturday overnight and Sunday morning weather.   Bring a jacket or two SoCal, you’ll be sitting outside.  At least not in the parking lot at that hour.
    Austin, TX
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,352
    Legume said:


    There’s your Saturday overnight and Sunday morning weather.   Bring a jacket or two SoCal, you’ll be sitting outside.  At least not in the parking lot at that hour.
    More importantly bring beer to warm you up!
  • SoCalTimSoCalTim Posts: 2,155
    @Foghorn - thank you, that really helped.
    I've slow smoked and eaten so much pork, I'm legally recognized as being part swine - Chatsworth Ca.
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 6,496
    Happy to help. You have a PM with a pic of Benji so you can recognize him if he is walking around. 

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 1,745
    Wow this site is unbelievable. Great info. 
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

  • baychillabaychilla Posts: 305
    So I gots to know, am I lucky?  Err... let us know what you think about it. 
    Near San Francisco in California
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,802
    His place has abandoned lawn chairs available (stored outside).  They also open the restaurant to rest-room access for those in line, at least prior to the fire.  If you want to be at the front of the line then 4 AM should do it, the couple of times I have been there (mid-week) I asked and the first in line got there around 5:30-6 AM.  FWIW-
    Another stop definitely worth it is Valentina's.  Every bit as good as Franklin's.  There are a couple of other brisket stops within a mile or two of Franklin's (unless moved in the past year); La Barbeque and Micklethwaite's should time permit.  FWIW-
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • Man- Have fun. John In Carolina will be in town this weekend- maybe you can rouse him up at 4 to save you a spot at the front of the line :). You need to get there early...7 am should get you toward the front of the line. Bundle up- it’s going to be cold. Aaron is super nice so don’t hesitate letting him know your story. He will sit down with you if he has time and do all the pics etc. 
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • Cap is correct- Valentina’s is fantastic, Labarbecue and Mickelthwait are legit as well. If you are a glutton go hit up one of those after Franklin. If it were me, if I were going to wait in that line I would gorge on Franklin and take a nap. 
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,226
    Man- Have fun. John In Carolina will be in town this weekend- maybe you can rouse him up at 4 to save you a spot at the front of the line :). You need to get there early...7 am should get you toward the front of the line. Bundle up- it’s going to be cold. Aaron is super nice so don’t hesitate letting him know your story. He will sit down with you if he has time and do all the pics etc. 
    John or D-Wayne?
    Austin, TX
  • Legume said:
    Man- Have fun. John In Carolina will be in town this weekend- maybe you can rouse him up at 4 to save you a spot at the front of the line :). You need to get there early...7 am should get you toward the front of the line. Bundle up- it’s going to be cold. Aaron is super nice so don’t hesitate letting him know your story. He will sit down with you if he has time and do all the pics etc. 
    John or D-Wayne?
    JIC 
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 10,088
    WeberWho said:
    Legume said:


    There’s your Saturday overnight and Sunday morning weather.   Bring a jacket or two SoCal, you’ll be sitting outside.  At least not in the parking lot at that hour.
    More importantly bring beer to warm you up!
    .....or a big ol fat local woman. 
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    Talk-in' 'bout, hey now! Hey now! I-ko, I-ko, un-day
    Jock-a-mo fee-no ai na-né, jock-a-mo fee na-né

  • SoCalTim said:
    Flying out Saturday night into Austin (Via Dallas) with my niece & her husband for the sole purpose of experiencing Franklin BBQ on Sunday - We have a room kinda sort near the restaurant, my intent is to be 1st (or so) in line - does anyone who's been know how early we should get there and have any info and or tips - restrooms, chairs etc ...

    Thanks ... I am so excited - Tim 
    I sent you a PM. 
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 12,282
    Seems like a great and fun time. What could possibly go wrong?
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 1,745
    Here is what you can look forward too....
    Awwww man, clean up on aisle 6.
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

  • sdipernasdiperna Posts: 10
    Just went this a.m. got there at 8 and was number 30 in line. Best brisket, ribs and turkey. Worth the wait. 
  • sdipernasdiperna Posts: 10
    Bring a cooler of beer
  • Bring a cooler for leftovers on the airplane

    I went by at 2:30pm today (with a 45 min wait) and there was still a line with only chopped brisket remaining when we got to the front
    Formerly of Houston, TX - Now Located in Bastrop, TX
    I work in the 'que business now (since 2017)

    6 Eggs: (1) XL, (2) Large, (1) Small, (1) Minimax & (1) Mini - Egging since 2007
    Also recently gained: (1) Gas Thing (came with the house), (1) 36" Blackstone Griddle & (1) Pitts & Spitts Pellet Smoker
  • NavymomNavymom Posts: 157
    If you have time Ceramic Grill Store is about 45 minutes up I35 from Love Field.
    Wear maroon, live maroon, bleed maroon.
    Fightin' Texas Aggies Fly Navy.
    Denton TX
  • ksmyrlksmyrl Posts: 849
    Sounds awesome. I've only got in a line at 4am for Jimmy Buffett tickets when in college. But I'd do it for Franklin's. Post updates please. 
    Golf, Fish, or cook....decisions, decisions

    1LBGE, 1MMBGE, somewhere 'tween Atlanta and Athens GA
  • pasoeggpasoegg Posts: 414

    them red hots look amazing.....are they his own???

    "it is never too early to drink, but it may be too early to be seen drinking"

    Winston-Salem, NC

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