You'd better circle the wagons early if you want to snag some of Aaron Franklin's famous brisket. After an auspicious start as a trailer, this brick-and-mortar location is serving what's regularly called the best barbecue in Texas, if not the country. The Franklins are devoted to producing the best-tasting barbecue they possibly can, and they won’t sacrifice that quality to feed more customers. Best to get in line by 9:30am.
Fresh ingredients, the patented Bad Ass BBQ Sauce, and a fun, casual atmosphere make this place a must-try. Plan early for the lunch hour when the line is out the door.
Stratocaster-sized burritos in a rock & roll environment are the stock-in-trade at this joint. This is big-boy eating heaven: You don't have to include the veggie stuff you don't want, and there's no way you can walk away hungry.
For Southerners, this is the familiar food that your granny used to cook. Meat with two sides, done right, and it changes every day. Try the roast beef and sweet-potato pie.
A complete Filipino grocery with a thriving turo-turo steam table scene as well. Shoppers tend to get prepared food to go with their cooking supplies, and many call ahead for family-sized portions.
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