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[26 Apr 2011 | 10 Comments | 6,280 views]
Austin’s Franklin Barbecue Stars in Latest Hitler Parody

Just four days ago, a fellow Jewish Austinite, Jason Goldberg, posted a clip from a German movie, showing Hitler having a meltdown in front of his troops. While this is clearly a scene from a movie about Hitler’s downfall in WWII, Goldberg’s version adds English subtitles — making it seem that Hitler’s despair and rage are due to his obsession with Franklin Barbecue, an Austin BBQ joint  as famous for their delicious brisket as they are for its scarcity.
Anyone who has been to Franklin in the past year has a story of waiting in …

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Tasty Tuesdays »

[21 Jul 2009 | 21 Comments | 3,687 views]
Tasty Tuesdays: Best BBQ in Central Texas

I’m a bit obsessed with Texas barbecue, or BBQ, depending on your personal preference, and have written about it quite a bit. Over the almost six years that I’ve lived in Austin, I’ve visited many of the best BBQ pits in the state ranging from Salt Lick to Smitty’s to the back entrance of the Continental Club on South Congress.
Over the past year, I’ve eaten at and written about BBQ tours in Lockhart, fancy BBQ at Lamberts, filling up before wine tasting at Opie’s, Wyatt McSpadden’s Texas BBQ book, a …

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Tours »

[30 Jul 2008 | 5 Comments | 3,099 views]
BBQ in Lockhart

Since moving to Austin from New York City in 2003, one of my favorite ways to spend a Saturday is to take short road trips with friends and check out the amazing food experiences that Texas has to offer. The Salt Lick, in Driftwood — just twenty minutes from Austin – is the gold standard of BBQ for me.

Nothing beats the flavor-packed sausage, freshly baked white bread, and delicious, not too mayonnaisey sides. A couple years ago, when I first moved to Austin, I visited Cooper’s BBQ in Llano.
It was …

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