So I was in Austin for SXSW last week. It was awesome, and exhausting. Unfortunately most of the food I had while I was there was mediocre at best, but then someone told me about this BBQ place called Franklin BBQ that was not to be missed. It was a bit of a drive, but apparently totally worth it. Of course, once I heard “espresso BBQ sauce” I was sold.
Cut to the next day where my cohort, Michelle, and I drive through rush hour traffic to find this glorious caffeinated concoction. When we finally get there, which was no easy task, it looks a little..empty. There’s a couple people inside, so we poke our heads in to find out what’s going on. Sure enough, they are closed. On a Tuesday. During SXSW. Boo.
We mention that we are going home the next day and that we were really looking forward to their espresso BBQ sauce. They just shrug and apologize and send us on our way. Not even an offer for a bottle of their famous sauce, which we would have happily paid for. Just disappointment. They could have turned the situation into a happy one, one I could have shared with my friends along with my allegedly awesome BBQ sauce. But they didn’t, so all I have is this little rant.
Instead of ending my trip with delicious BBQ, I ended it with dinner at Guero’s and what is hands down the worst Mexican food I’ve ever had. If you can help it, don’t eat there. Seriously.