Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Franklin's BBQ

So...is it the best BBQ in Texas? I am a self professed BBQ snob so I was dying to see what all the hype was about! We investigated this morning and I've got my thoughts below!


The crew! These guys (and gals- Sarah+Emerald) got in line at 9:30 and did all the hard work! I showed up at 11 and we still waited almost 2 more hours!



I was sort of expecting it to feel like I was at the Soup Nazi, but everyone was SO nice! They even supplied us with little sausage wraps while we waited!


We are hoping that eating Franklins will finally send Sarah into labor! Here she is at 41 weeks waiting 3hrs for BBQ :)


Finally inside the Promised Land.


We ordered Ribs, Brisket, Sausage, and a Chopped Beef Sandwich plus potato salad and cole slaw.


Again, everyone was SO friendly! This guy even cut off a huge hunk of brisket for us to sample while we ordered!


The ribs fell off the bone!


Um. Yeah.


I definitely scooped half of this meat off my sandwich and will be having leftovers tomorrow!


Things get serious when you have to roll up your jacket sleeves.


A face only induced by the Franklin Fog- a bbq induced state.



Let me preface my final verdict with a brief background story. I worked at a bbq restaurant for almost 4 years in high school. It was the best bbq of my life and doesn't get the recognition it deserves! If you are near the Houston area, you MUST drive to Texans BBQ in Willis, Tx. Get the ribs, the spicy chicken, the beans and the baked potato casserole. Just do it.

Now, Franklins was GOOD. Their brisket is best I have ever had. But every thing else gets a solid B++. The ribs were wonderful, as was the chopped beef! The sides were "meh", the sweet tea was "meh" and the sausage was not my fave. It's the loosely compacted kind, which I'm not a big fan of. The quality of their meat is fantastic and it has great flavor on it's own! All in all, I loved it. But- I will not wait 3+ hours for it again. Just not worth it to me! Gimme some Texans BBQ please!

- Bethany



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