Franklin Barbecue closing for 10-day summer vacation after this weekend

If you were hoping to stand in a long line (or, maybe take advantage of the hot weather and summer evacuation of the city to find a shorter-than-normal line) at Franklin Barbecue, you’ll need this information: After business on Sunday, the restaurant operated by James Beard Award-winner Aaron Franklin will close for its annual summer vacation. Franklin Barbecue will be closed from August 1-10. It is one of the few times each year the East 11th Street restaurant closes, the other three centering around the Texas Monthly Barbecue Festival, Thanksgiving and Halloween.

Aaron Franklin opened Franklin’s Barbecue in East Austin with his wife in March 2011. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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