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Do people still go there?  I honestly don't have time anymore to stand in line for half a day to get some BBQ.  Haven't been since way before the fire took out the pits.  Is it still an all day experience? 

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Went over Christmas break. Got there around 8:50, line was down the street and around the corner. They told me I had no shot at getting in, so I left.

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I think it changes based on demand.  You have to check the website and see what days are available.

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I pre-ordered a couple weeks back. Waited zero minutes. Still the King

Pro Tip: buy it whole and slice it yourself. keeps the flavor. 

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How does the line take the length?

Sounds like pre-order is the way to go. What is the minimum?

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2 hours ago, Hookem2102 said:

You can pretty much always get a pre-order within 2 weeks, same week on occasion. 

It's really easy.

 

Not if you want it on a weekend.  It can be 6 weeks or more if you're looking for a weekend slot.

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2 minutes ago, Tap said:

Haven't been since he was in the trailer between starseeds and fiesta...

You mean between the strip club and the dildo shop?

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That too, and maybe a kayak shop where I took hunters ed like 20 years ago somewhere in that stretch too

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I’m a big Franklin fan. Watched his show and read his book. So I’m compelled to go this Friday while in town. I’m not a fan of the line though. How early do I need to get in line? Can we bring a cooler and beer? If I say fuck it, where should I go instead?

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Pre-order looks like it's currently out to 9/11.  Which actually isn't bad, sometimes it's 3-4 weeks even for midweek.  But if you want it on a weekend, it appears the earliest available dates are 9/21 and 9/22.

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I wish I had researched preorders a few weeks ago.  Too late.  Guess it's tailgating or choosing someplace else.  I make the decision Friday morning.

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Waiting in line at Franklin isn't like waiting in line for other things.

It really is like tailgating. Grab 3 friends, some tailgate chairs, and a cooler and your interminable 4 hour wait will just seem like a little bit of time bullshitting with your buddies.

 

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4 minutes ago, TornACL said:

Waiting in line at Franklin isn't like waiting in line for other things.

It really is like tailgating. Grab 3 friends, some tailgate chairs, and a cooler and your interminable 4 hour wait will just seem like a little bit of time bullshitting with your buddies.

 

Is it like Waiting for Godot?

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Franklin is the best bbq i've ever had, but it's not "five hour wait" better than some other places around here. Go to Mickelthwait or Valentina's. 

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39 minutes ago, TornACL said:

Waiting in line at Franklin isn't like waiting in line for other things.

It really is like tailgating. Grab 3 friends, some tailgate chairs, and a cooler and your interminable 4 hour wait will just seem like a little bit of time bullshitting with your buddies.

 

This but do it in late fall or winter and it’s even better. But just once. 

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46 minutes ago, TornACL said:

Waiting in line at Franklin isn't like waiting in line for other things.

It really is like tailgating. Grab 3 friends, some tailgate chairs, and a cooler and your interminable 4 hour wait will just seem like a little bit of time bullshitting with your buddies.

 

Only problem is we're flying in, so we'd have to pick up some chairs and a cheap styrofoam cooler for the wait.  It would just be me and one buddy.  The third did it a few years ago and won't go with us this time.  He wants to try La Barbecue.

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19 minutes ago, 'stache said:

Only problem is we're flying in, so we'd have to pick up some chairs and a cheap styrofoam cooler for the wait.  It would just be me and one buddy.  The third did it a few years ago and won't go with us this time.  He wants to try La Barbecue.

Go to La Barbecue, it is also delicious as fuck 

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La BBQ, Micklethwait, Valentina's. You can't go wrong at any and the wait (I assume) on a Friday shouldn't be too bad.  La BBQ has a pretty decent line on Saturdays, I've walked past it twice on my way to the preorder counter in the back.

If it was me I'd go to La BBQ on Friday for lunch and Valentina's for Saturday breakfast...Real Deal Holyfields

 

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On 9/2/2018 at 9:01 AM, 'stache said:

I’m a big Franklin fan. Watched his show and read his book. So I’m compelled to go this Friday while in town. I’m not a fan of the line though. How early do I need to get in line? Can we bring a cooler and beer? If I say fuck it, where should I go instead?

Forget la B. You're a fan of AF, then go wait the line. When will you get another chance?

I did it once a few years ago and got there about 9:30 and we ate about 1.

I wouldn't do it again, but I'm glad I did it once.

Go early, take beer. You don't need a chair.

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1 hour ago, 'stache said:

Only problem is we're flying in, so we'd have to pick up some chairs and a cheap styrofoam cooler for the wait.  It would just be me and one buddy.  The third did it a few years ago and won't go with us this time.  He wants to try La Barbecue.

Just rent an electric scooter and stand on it the entire time. Nothing more Austin.

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I've been to Black Box three times. Never waited in line a single minute, total. Ate when I was hungry, at my usual eating time. Did not get stabbed. But I would probably prefer it to waiting in a four hour line.

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Just rent an electric scooter and stand on it the entire time. Nothing more Austin.

I’ve been working on my hipster mustache to fit in while I’m in town.

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17 hours ago, 'stache said:

Only problem is we're flying in, so we'd have to pick up some chairs and a cheap styrofoam cooler for the wait.  It would just be me and one buddy.  The third did it a few years ago and won't go with us this time.  He wants to try La Barbecue.

La Barbecue allows pre-orders a few days in advance (you might be a day late).  No minimums required and you can pick up at the side window.

 

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Only problem is we're flying in, so we'd have to pick up some chairs and a cheap styrofoam cooler for the wait.  It would just be me and one buddy.  The third did it a few years ago and won't go with us this time.  He wants to try La Barbecue.


Isn’t there a guy that rents chairs?

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I agree franklin is about the experience of tailgating and then enjoying delicious bbq after about 3hrs of waiting. I try to do this at least once a year since it is fun to do.

If I want good bbq I just go to kerlin.

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