Category Archives: Barbecue

Franklin Barbecue Burns

We take you away from Hurricane Harvey footage to bring you important Austin food news: Franklin’s Barbecue has suffered a fire. One of the state’s most popular barbecue joints suffered a massive fire early Saturday morning, according to reports. Franklin … Continue reading

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Other Austin Restaurant Openings and Closings

Dwight’s coverage of Hudson on the Bend’s closing reminded me that I wanted to put up a list of restaurant openings and closings of note. These are places we’ve either eaten at, thought about eating at, or plan on eating … Continue reading

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Korean Girls Try American BBQ

Here’s the sort of cross-cultural appreciation I can get behind: A tad long, but worth watching. Especially since they save the brisket and pork ribs until the end… (Cross-posted from Futuramen.)

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The Salt Lick Sues The Salt Lick

Dispatch from the BBQ Wars: Salt Lick BBQ is picking a legal fight with a Georgia company it claims is infringing on its name and reputation. In a lawsuit filed in Texas’ Western District U.S. Court, the Driftwood restaurant chain … Continue reading

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July 25, 2015: Hill’s Cafe

Hill’s Cafe 700 S Congress Ave (Austin, 78745) (512) 851-9300 Restroom Rating: 1.5 (Guys, when one soap dispenser is broken, and the other is off the wall and lying on the sinktop, your men’s room needs attention….) Lawrence’s Comments Hill’s … Continue reading

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Artz Rib House Founder Art Blondin Dies

Longtime Austin restaurateur and champion of live music Art Blondin has died. An employee discovered Blondin upon arriving for work at Blondin’s Art’s Ribs & BBQ in Florence, Texas, on Saturday morning. An autopsy Monday will determine the cause of … Continue reading

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WTF, Austin Eater?

One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight stories about Obama visiting Franklin Barbecue. Really. Couldn’t this have been covered in one, possibly two, entries? Edited to add: Nine! Edited to add 7/14: I’m going to call this one nine … Continue reading

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Opening: SLAB BBQ to Open in Old Texas Rib Kings Space

SLAB BBQ will be opening their first brick and mortar store where Texas Rib Kings used to be at Burnet & 183. Food trailer SLAB BBQ will open its first brick-and-mortar location in mid-summer in North Austin. Co-owner Mark Avalos … Continue reading

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Yelp’s Top 100 Places To Eat Include Six from the Austin Area

So Yelp has release a Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. list. Their ratings, being based on actual diners, are very different than high-end restaurant critics, and include six places around Austin: 8. Franklin Barbecue, Austin, TX 35. … Continue reading

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Is this the Hill’s you want to die on?

The Statesman reports that Hill’s Barbecue Market on Steck has closed. Funny thing about that. It is right around the corner from my apartment, but I never ate there. Lawrence and I had planned an SDC there. But when Lawrence … Continue reading

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