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Franklin Barbecue Coming to S.F. 

Wednesday, Feb 25 2015

It's just a typical morning — you're drinking your coffee, skimming your RSS feed — and then the world screeches to a halt when you read that Austin's esteemed brisket-peddler Franklin Barbecue is coming to San Francisco for a few days in mid-May.

I've never waited in the hours-long line in Austin, though I have on good authority that it's worth doing at least once just for a taste of the ambrosial brisket, which I've spent plenty of time drooling over in money shots in magazines and its cameo in Chef. And now, like magic, it will be transported to S.F.

Let's be real — if the line takes a better part of the day in Austin, where there is plenty of good barbecue and the place is open six days a week, people will maybe camp overnight in S.F.? You and I, unless we show unprecedented dedication, will probably not get to sample the famed brisket of pitmaster Aaron Franklin. But a girl can dream.

Location and more details TBD, though Eater SF, who got the scoop, wisely speculated that it will either be 4505 or Smokestack. Stay tuned for more.


About The Author

Anna Roth

Anna Roth

Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.


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