Franklin Barbecue is nearly a household name. The Austin, Texas-based barbecue favorite that's open only for lunch has a reputation for great brisket and extremely long lines. But if you only have time for a quick trip through Austin, waiting three or four hours for a meal might be out of the question. Enter: this episode of The Meat Show, wherein host and professional carnivore Nick Solares suggests three totally worthy alternatives to Franklin.
The first stop on Solares' Austin barbecue crawl is Iron Works BBQ, a designated historical site which operated as an ornamental iron workshop from 1918 until 1978, when it was converted into the restaurant it is today. Then, Solares travels to La Barbecue — a trailer that opened in 2012 — which is helmed by pitmaster Dylan Taylor, who was trained by John Lewis, plus owner LeAnn Mueller. The last stop on the tour is House Park Bar-B-Que, another historic Austin establishment. Watch the video above for the meaty, time-saving round up.