Empire Control Room
"...Is anybody in Austin having a better 2015 than Aaron Franklin? Our brisket king joined one of his most famous fans, Jimmy Kimmel, on TV last night. Franklin was smoking and serving brisket on Hollywood Boulevard while Kimmel plugged his guest's new book and upcoming cooking show..."
"...It started with 20 chefs, but now there is one brisket to rule them all. Hometown hero Aaron Franklin can now add another feather to his cap: James Beard Foundation Award winner...."
"...Aaron Franklin has had a very good month. On the heels of his first book (Franklin Barbecue) and the announcement of a new PBS series (BBQ With Franklin), Franklin was awarded one of the greatest accolades in all of food: the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Southwest...."
"...Well, and maybe standing in line for food. Luckily for us, both of these things will converge on May 18-21 as Aaron Franklin, Fun Fun Fun Fest co-founder James Moody, and Feast co-founder Mike Thelin bring Hot Luck to Austin...."
"...We had a little chat with Aaron Franklin on Monday about the restaurant’s reopening after the expansion shutdown, and he revealed a few smoky nuggets. If you were expecting more seating in the dining area, forget about it...."
"...What better way to seduce most of the city’s top bartenders (and a few lucky journalists) than to offer a free pass at Franklin’s Barbecue? That’s what the folks at Knob Creek offered as we gained entry to the holy ground of ‘cue...."
"...We met years back when he was here doing a class at Central Market and have stayed in touch through the years. He wanted to know what the hottest joints were in the area, and I asked him if he had been to Franklin yet, explaining the well-earned national kudos that Aaron and Stacy have been receiving..."
"...Texas Monthly barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn reported at TMBBQ.com last week that KLRU will produce a 10-episode television program tracing the history and culture of barbecue in the state of Texas with Austin celebrity pitmaster Aaron Franklin as the host. According to Vaughn, money is being raised to finance the series and episodes will begin at Austin's famous Franklin Barbecue before setting out to other locales, perhaps even to some barbecue competitions..."
"...After making the switch from The Learning Channel to the Destination America Network, BBQ Pitmasters’ new season starts up this evening. This season will showcase 15 of the country’s top competition and restaurant barbecue experts butting heads, and Austin's own Aaron Franklin is once again one of the judges...."
"...We want you to be comfortable before you read this post. Today Hot Luck, the music and culinary festival from Aaron Franklin, Mohawk owner James Moody, and Feast Portland cofounder Mike Thelin, announced the chef lineup for their inaugural event and it’s a lot to take in...."
"...When the team behind the new festival first announced Hot Luck, we suspected that it would be a hot ticket. After this morning’s announcement of additional chefs, a brunch series, and musical acts, Aaron Franklin, James Moody, and Mike Thelin’s inaugural shindig has become the dictionary definition of extra...."
"...Texas Monthly's barbecue experts are about to hit the road in search of our state's top 50 barbecue joints, an expedition they pursue every five years in preparation of the definitive list of Texas barbecue royalty. So if you've discovered the heir to Snow's or this year's Aaron Franklin, Pat Sharpe wants to know all about it...."
"...Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifestoby Aaron Franklin and Jordan Mackay Ten Speed Press, 224 pp., $30..."
"...Drink. dinner will be held at Franklin Barbecue on Wednesday, Nov..."
"... The Foodways Texas organization hosted this party, modeling it after similar annual symposia held by the older sibling Southern Foodways Alliance. The night started off with a bang: Franklin’s Barbecue..."
"...Franklin Barbecue900 E. 11th, 653-1187 Daily, 11am until sold out (1-2pm) www.franklinbarbecue.com..."
"...Barbecue Smoke Signals: During a week when nationally famous Austin pitmaster Aaron Franklin should be basking in the glow of his first nomination for Best Chef Southwest from the James Beard Foundation Awards and working to retrofit his original barbecue trailer into a takeout window to cut down on wait times at his restaurant, the affable young man has much more serious issues on his mind. Franklin is concerned about the future of one of our city's most valued authentic regional cuisines and biggest current tourist attractions: Texas barbecue smoked over wood fires..."
"...The newest member of the fast-growing East Austin barbecue community is Miss Vivian Franklin, baby daughter of Stacy and Aaron Franklin, born Dec. 4 and weighing in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and 22 inches..."
"...Texas Monthly's original concept was to invite only those BBQ purveyors that had earned a coveted spot on the magazine's semi-quadrennial Top 50 list. Of course, someone in charge eventually realized that the most recent rankings pre-date what has arguably become the state's most famous BBQ destination, Franklin BBQ..."
"...According to an email from La Barbecue owner LeAnn Mueller, the new pit will be in the works soon and she, general manager Ali Clem, and pit boss John Lewis plan to move on August 1... After a two-week working hiatus in which he enclosed the smokers and increased the kitchen space by 1,000 square feet, Aaron Franklin reopened Franklin Barbecue July 8, to the great relief of smoked-meat addicts all over town..."