This East Austin hotspot is nationally known for its famous BBQ. Franklin is a celebrity destination during SXSW and was most recently visited by President Obama. The line is long, but don’t be deterred, the food is worth it. Feel free to bring your own beer while waiting and consider packing a chair or card game. Once you are eating the line will be a distant memory because Franklin BBQ serves up some of the best brisket in the country.
If you still have room left after indulging at Franklin then walk over to the Blue Dahlia Bistro for a hot tea and organic dessert. Try the triple mousse or a macaron with flavors such as passion fruit and cappuccino.