SXSW Griller thrillers – Texan BBQ

In the words of Austin local and SXSW director Hugh Forrest, “Austin is all about BBQ.” So with that firmly in mind, here are a few solid choices, whether you’re in town for SXSW or not.

 The Ironworks Barbecue

Ask visitors and locals alike to name one         BBQ place in town, and the chances are    they’ll namecheck The Ironworks. Little more than a rough n ready shack, this place has been an Austin icon since 1978, and served the likes of Kevin Costner, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bob Dylan, Jerry Seinfeld and Spike Lee to name just a few. 

100 Red River St,





Franklin Barbeque 

If you don’t mind standing in a queue for while (you will almost definitely have to), Franklin’s is another staple on the BBQ scene in Austin. On the east side of the city, this place’s rep spreads much further than Texas state lines – it was named Best Barbeque Joint in America by Bon Appetit. 

900 E 11th St




Located in a beautifully restore old building, Lambert’s is renowned for mixing the old with the new. You can either plump for traditional BBQ or try their modern take on Texan cuisine washed down by a fine range of cocktails.  

401 W 2nd St



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