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Franklin BBQ Feast With Steven Raichlen

By Mick Vann, August 16, 2012, 2:42pm, On the Range

Noted grilling and barbecue expert and author Steven Raichlen was in town this past Tuesday, here to do a lecture at the Bob Bullock State History Museum on the history of barbecue and its role in the development of civilization (which was critical by the way), and eat some glorious Texas, make that Austin, barbecue.

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. He asked me to set it up if possible, and after a few pleading emails, I took a long lunch to meet Steven there, with the lovely and inimitable Stacy Franklin (whose birthday is Friday!) giving Steven the 5-star tour.

For all of the pictures and juicy details, check out Mick's blog, Gustidude.

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