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OT-Heading to Franklin BBQ, what's the parking like?

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  • If it only had better marbling. 


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  • DMWDMW Posts: 13,750

    Use Über
    We don't have Uber here. They left 
    Don't you mean they Lyft?

    I'll see myself out...
    They "lyft" too.


    I know, you Austin folks have it rough.  Pretty soon y'all will be just another College Station.
    That is hurtful. However I am steeled by the fact that i found a Meyer All Natural prime brisket at my local today for $3.77 lb. 
    I cooked a choice brisket from Walmart today. I think I paid just a bit less than that. You suck.

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 33,157
    Hey, your fat cap is marbled with meat!
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  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,726
    Hey, your fat cap is marbled with meat!
    Looks amazing!
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  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 6,942
    Sounds like waiting in line is like a tailgate party sans food.
    Hhhmmmm...good place to park a taco truck.
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  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,726
    HeavyG said:
    Sounds like waiting in line is like a tailgate party sans food.
    Hhhmmmm...good place to park a taco truck.
    Brisket taco truck.  
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 21,350
    @The Cen-Tex Smoker -  when you gonna cook that hunk of beauty?  Great looking brisket right there.  
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here; L&S BGE's, PBC, Lang 36; burnin wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!

  • Use Über
    We don't have Uber here. They left 
    Don't you mean they Lyft?

    I'll see myself out...
    They "lyft" too.


    I know, you Austin folks have it rough.  Pretty soon y'all will be just another College Station.
    That is hurtful. However I am steeled by the fact that i found a Meyer All Natural prime brisket at my local today for $3.77 lb. 
    I officially hate you.
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 19,343

    Use Über
    We don't have Uber here. They left 
    Don't you mean they Lyft?

    I'll see myself out...
    They "lyft" too.


    I know, you Austin folks have it rough.  Pretty soon y'all will be just another College Station.
    That is hurtful. However I am steeled by the fact that i found a Meyer All Natural prime brisket at my local today for $3.77 lb. 
    reminds me about Meyer sausage. Have been talking the HEB and  Kiolbassa up for a long time.  Think it was you that said to try the Meyers. I did and they are better (IMO). 
    They are as good as getting them fresh off the grill. 

    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). 

  • Well, we got here at 8:15 and they just came around and told us we are in the "danger zone" and might not get any food. Shouldn't have stopped for 20 minutes at Buccee's in Temple :anguished:
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 21,350
    Wow-  must be quite a line for that to happen at 8:15 AM.  You may be sufficiently down the line that they could run out of pulled pork or the other pork offerings (ribs, sausages)  but he runs heavy on brisket so that is the last to run out.  Must be the holiday crowd.  Dang-about what number are you in the line?
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here; L&S BGE's, PBC, Lang 36; burnin wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • Well, we got here at 8:15 and they just came around and told us we are in the "danger zone" and might not get any food. Shouldn't have stopped for 20 minutes at Buccee's in Temple :anguished:
    Man that sucks.  I hope it still works out for you.  I'd probably go and do some other fun things in Austin, and then maybe check out one of the other places Cen-Tex recommended.  
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

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  • We are the second to last guaranteed food, thank my lucky stars! The line is cut off at the group behind me, and we'll only get brisket and maybe sausage. That's fine by me, at least I can cross this place off the list now...

    @lousubcap we're about 130 or so, right at the edge of his property. 
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,405
    Well, we got here at 8:15 and they just came around and told us we are in the "danger zone" and might not get any food. Shouldn't have stopped for 20 minutes at Buccee's in Temple :anguished:
    Did you take the highway?
  • Well, we got here at 8:15 and they just came around and told us we are in the "danger zone" and might not get any food. Shouldn't have stopped for 20 minutes at Buccee's in Temple :anguished:
    Did you take the highway?
    Yep, hardly any traffic this morning
  • lousubcap said:
    @The Cen-Tex Smoker -  when you gonna cook that hunk of beauty?  Great looking brisket right there.  
    I'm actually giving it to my neighbor for Christmas. He was going to order one online for like $11 per lb and i told him that our store has them all the time. Was in there yesterday and they have 5-6 of them. I still have 2 SRF in the freezer so I am already hoarding meat. I figured it was the neighborly thing to do. 
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  • Mickey said:

    Use Über
    We don't have Uber here. They left 
    Don't you mean they Lyft?

    I'll see myself out...
    They "lyft" too.


    I know, you Austin folks have it rough.  Pretty soon y'all will be just another College Station.
    That is hurtful. However I am steeled by the fact that i found a Meyer All Natural prime brisket at my local today for $3.77 lb. 
    reminds me about Meyer sausage. Have been talking the HEB and  Kiolbassa up for a long time.  Think it was you that said to try the Meyers. I did and they are better (IMO). 
    They are as good as getting them fresh off the grill. 

    Those are awesome
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX

  • Well, we got here at 8:15 and they just came around and told us we are in the "danger zone" and might not get any food. Shouldn't have stopped for 20 minutes at Buccee's in Temple :anguished:
    That's brutal. Last time I went (and it was this time of year) we got there ay 7:30 and ate at 2. More people go during the holidays so you gotta go earlier.

    I know you came for Franklin but I'm serious about Valnetina's. It may better. If you are going to get skunked at Franklins (as in no brisket) I would lick my wounds and head to Valentina's and have a fun day in Austin. You will eat in 15 minutes, have arguably the best bbq in town, you will be in the parking lot of a liquor store and vape shop so if you are in to that kind of thing...

    It's not the pilgrimmage that Franklin is but it's great bbq. World class.
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX

  • We are the second to last guaranteed food, thank my lucky stars! The line is cut off at the group behind me, and we'll only get brisket and maybe sausage. That's fine by me, at least I can cross this place off the list now...

    @lousubcap we're about 130 or so, right at the edge of his property. 
    Great news. brisket is the only thing there that you cna't get anywhere else (except Valentina's). 
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 20,328
    edited December 2016

    We are the second to last guaranteed food, thank my lucky stars! The line is cut off at the group behind me, and we'll only get brisket and maybe sausage. That's fine by me, at least I can cross this place off the list now...

    @lousubcap we're about 130 or so, right at the edge of his property. 
    Hope you brought beer and snacks (you can buy it from Franklin if you didn't). You are in for a long day. It's totally worth it though. It's a fun day
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  • dstearndstearn Posts: 1,423
    edited December 2016
    https://youtu.be/3dFC2AqST3Y
    video of Aaron Franklin at Valentinas.
  • That is an awesome video. That settles it, I'm headed to Valentina's for lunch today. That taco is to die for
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  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 5,149
    @The_Cen-Tex_Smoker I ate at Valentina's yesterday for lunch. I had the brisket taco and it was truly great. 
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  • All in all, I'm glad I made the trek down here. I will say I thought the sausage was underwhelming, and I think my pulled pork is better. But the brisket is legit. It's saltier than I thought it would be, not as much a black pepper flavor as other central Texas standouts. I don't think I'll ever wait in line for 5 hours again, but like I said, I'm glad I can cross it off the list. 
    it's all about the brisket there, And the beef ribs on Saturdays. you can find better of everything else (or at least just as good). Always a fun day though
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  • lousubcap said:
    @The Cen-Tex Smoker -  when you gonna cook that hunk of beauty?  Great looking brisket right there.  
    I'm actually giving it to my neighbor for Christmas. He was going to order one online for like $11 per lb and i told him that our store has them all the time. Was in there yesterday and they have 5-6 of them. I still have 2 SRF in the freezer so I am already hoarding meat. I figured it was the neighborly thing to do. 
    Just dropped it off. He was happy. 
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 21,350
    @The Cen-Tex Smoker- with that cut I would be as well.  Great move.  I'm sure you will get a sampling.
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here; L&S BGE's, PBC, Lang 36; burnin wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 33,157
    lousubcap said:
    @The Cen-Tex Smoker -  when you gonna cook that hunk of beauty?  Great looking brisket right there.  
    I'm actually giving it to my neighbor for Christmas. He was going to order one online for like $11 per lb and i told him that our store has them all the time. Was in there yesterday and they have 5-6 of them. I still have 2 SRF in the freezer so I am already hoarding meat. I figured it was the neighborly thing to do. 
    Just dropped it off. He was happy. 
    Cooked?
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  • @The Cen-Tex Smoker this may be THE year that i make my first pilgrimage to Austin. I'm thinking about staying downtown near the music scene and focusing on brisket at a few different locations. I'm driving and have 2 weeks off so won't be in a rush to get back home. I'm assuming that "the line" at Franklin's is a must right? Looks like Valentina's will be on the list for sure too.

    Any tips will be greatly appreciated. This will probably be a one-time only trip from Bama.
    Wetumpka, Alabama
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  • bhedges1987bhedges1987 Posts: 3,201
    All in all, I'm glad I made the trek down here. I will say I thought the sausage was underwhelming, and I think my pulled pork is better. But the brisket is legit. It's saltier than I thought it would be, not as much a black pepper flavor as other central Texas standouts. I don't think I'll ever wait in line for 5 hours again, but like I said, I'm glad I can cross it off the list. 
    Yeah.  His briskets are ridiculously salty. 

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