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OT - Austin BBQ - Micklethwait

20stone20stone Posts: 1,676
@20stonespice and I grabbed lunch at Micklethwait Craft Meats earlier today. We drove by this place called Franklin, where the line was pretty short, and the pressure was on for Micklethwait to deliver.



Duuuuuude.

Of the big Austin spots, I’ve now had Franklin*, La Barbeque*, Valentina’s **, and Stiles Switch***....and the winner is.....


...ME!

I almost had Terry Black’s (didn’t want to wait for dinner), and will soon. It is <0.5 from the casa, so I’m sure I’ll get to it. 

Even worse, the Texas Monthly BBQ Festival was in my “back yard” at the park that hosted the Beto rally with Willie awhile back, and I was too lazy to go.  We are just spoiled rotten here, and trying not to take it for granted. 

* Away games - eaten at festivals in Houston. 
** Breakfast and lunch, and they’re both awesome 
*** Brought into the office (and their cobbler is unreal)

Joule SV
GE induction stove
Gasser by the community pool
Scale (which one of my friends refuses to use)
Friends with BGEs and myriad other fired devices
Charcuterie and sourdough enthusiast
Prosciuttos in an undisclosed location

Austin, TX

Comments

  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 2,841
    Go ahead and rub it in...


    Greensboro, NC
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 6,897
    Get a life.

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

    San Antonio, TX

  • 20stone20stone Posts: 1,676
    Foghorn said:
    Get a life.
    Got one.  It's pretty good.

    FYI, for those traveling in Texas, the Texas Monthly BBQ app is super helpful.

    Wolfpack said:
    Go ahead and rub it in...
    You read me like a book.  I assume you are more of a vinegar/pork guy (which is good in its own right), but we are pretty spoiled here.
    Joule SV
    GE induction stove
    Gasser by the community pool
    Scale (which one of my friends refuses to use)
    Friends with BGEs and myriad other fired devices
    Charcuterie and sourdough enthusiast
    Prosciuttos in an undisclosed location

    Austin, TX
  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 2,841
     Not at all- I have really grown to appreciate Texas bbq. I am jealous of the options you all have.  I stood in line for 6 hrs at Franklins and I would do it again in a minute. 
    Greensboro, NC
  • 20stone20stone Posts: 1,676
    Wolfpack said:
     Not at all- I have really grown to appreciate Texas bbq. I am jealous of the options you all have.  I stood in line for 6 hrs at Franklins and I would do it again in a minute. 
    The line at Micklethwait today (which is just down the street from Franklin, and as good/nearly as good/better)


    Joule SV
    GE induction stove
    Gasser by the community pool
    Scale (which one of my friends refuses to use)
    Friends with BGEs and myriad other fired devices
    Charcuterie and sourdough enthusiast
    Prosciuttos in an undisclosed location

    Austin, TX
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 13,094
    That is one nice looking plate of Q!
    "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Einstein

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • dccdcc Posts: 67
    Great place.  I stop there whenever I go through Austin.  Great desserts and homemade bread too.
    Houston (Clear Lake) TX
    2 LBGE, 1 Mini-Max

  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 4,881
    Looks like a great meal @20stone

                                                                
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    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014, 36" Blackstone, Anova Sous Vide
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    Johns Creek, Georgia
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 18,267
    FYVM for you locals.  Haven't been there since Dec '16 but will do an expanded tour Spring '19.  It is all good, like other activities, some are better than others  =)
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • mEGG_My_DaymEGG_My_Day Posts: 833
    That plate of good looks killer!!! 
    Memphis, TN 
    LBGE, SBGE, Hasty-Bake Gourmet, Akorn (still in the box)
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,846
    Great lunch. A lot better than the crap I ate. 
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 17,239
    Great lunch. A lot better than the crap I ate. 
    Poundmetoo 
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,846
    Great lunch. A lot better than the crap I ate. 
    Poundmetoo 
    That’s what she said 
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 4,306
    Killer looking sausage @20stone
    Visalia, Ca
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 2,697
    It's a food truck?  I don't do those...
    NOLA
  • 20stone20stone Posts: 1,676
    buzd504 said:
    It's a food truck?  I don't do those...
    In Austin or w Texas BBQ, that is a mistake. 
    Joule SV
    GE induction stove
    Gasser by the community pool
    Scale (which one of my friends refuses to use)
    Friends with BGEs and myriad other fired devices
    Charcuterie and sourdough enthusiast
    Prosciuttos in an undisclosed location

    Austin, TX
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,848
    buzd504 said:
    It's a food truck?  I don't do those...
    For argument's sake, how different is it from Valentina's?

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • 20stone20stone Posts: 1,676
    caliking said:
    buzd504 said:
    It's a food truck?  I don't do those...
    For argument's sake, how different is it from Valentina's?
    From a trailer perspective, it is very similar. The food was also awesome, better than the lunch at V’s maybe, by a small margin. 


    Joule SV
    GE induction stove
    Gasser by the community pool
    Scale (which one of my friends refuses to use)
    Friends with BGEs and myriad other fired devices
    Charcuterie and sourdough enthusiast
    Prosciuttos in an undisclosed location

    Austin, TX
  • dccdcc Posts: 67
    They will be opening a restaurant in Smithville soon.   I think they still plan on serving out of the trailer in Austin.  The pit will be in Smithville.  The sausage selection varies from day to day and is made in house.
    Houston (Clear Lake) TX
    2 LBGE, 1 Mini-Max

  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 2,697
    edited November 8
    20stone said:
    buzd504 said:
    It's a food truck?  I don't do those...
    In Austin or w Texas BBQ, that is a mistake. 
    Sorry, that was snark, based on the Valentina's pictures I posted last week. 
    NOLA
  • EggbertGreenIIEggbertGreenII Posts: 206
    edited November 8
    I was in Austin this past Sunday at COTA. Great place. Missed hearing from you 20Stone

    Tampa Bay, Florida
  • 20stone20stone Posts: 1,676
    edited November 8
    I was in Austin this past Sunday at COTA. Great place. Missed hearing from you 20Stone


    We ended up just going out Saturday, and was booked up showing my father in law around.  We did get PART of a lap around lunch time.



    I am sorry I missed you this time around.
    Joule SV
    GE induction stove
    Gasser by the community pool
    Scale (which one of my friends refuses to use)
    Friends with BGEs and myriad other fired devices
    Charcuterie and sourdough enthusiast
    Prosciuttos in an undisclosed location

    Austin, TX
  • TeefusTeefus Posts: 754
    Pro tip: if you wait more than 10 minutes for BBQ in Austin, you’re waiting way to long for BBQ in Austin. Franklin is awesome, as are many other places. Look around. Enjoy. 
    Michiana, South of the border.
  • Sorry I missed meeting you too. We'll no doubt be there again next year. We're going to Daytona in the morning for the last race of the season. That a good looking 2002.
    Tampa Bay, Florida
  • 20stone20stone Posts: 1,676
    ....That a good looking 2002.
    Thanks.  My father-in-law bought it new in 1974.  My brother-in-law had it for about 30 years and we've had it for eight.  We went a little crazy on a restoration a few years ago, and now it's pretty sharp.
    Joule SV
    GE induction stove
    Gasser by the community pool
    Scale (which one of my friends refuses to use)
    Friends with BGEs and myriad other fired devices
    Charcuterie and sourdough enthusiast
    Prosciuttos in an undisclosed location

    Austin, TX
  • "We went a little crazy on a restoration"- Centex chuckles at "a little"
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • 20stone20stone Posts: 1,676
    "We went a little crazy on a restoration"- Centex chuckles at "a little"
    I got a little self-Jonzed, but it turned out pretty nice.

    https://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/djU0Z9


    Joule SV
    GE induction stove
    Gasser by the community pool
    Scale (which one of my friends refuses to use)
    Friends with BGEs and myriad other fired devices
    Charcuterie and sourdough enthusiast
    Prosciuttos in an undisclosed location

    Austin, TX
  • Now that is impressive! Great job.
    Tampa Bay, Florida
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