We probably don’t need to explain to anyone who Aaron Franklin is, so it should come as no surprise to anyone that Austin’s own BBQ mastermind has reached yet another milestone in his journey toward becoming the nation’s #1 cause of the meat sweats.
After racking up a few million views on YouTube, the BBQ with Franklin web series is officially making the leap to TV, with KLRU handling distribution to PBS stations across America. To celebrate its small screen debut this spring, KLRU threw a BBQ bash at Vuka, starring the always affable pitmaster himself. He chatted the evening away with guests, all of whom were treated with a guest musical appearance by The Sour Bridges (scroll down for a video of their a cappella performance in the crowd) — and none of whom went home hungry.
BBQ with Franklin debuts on KLRU at 8 pm on May 21 (see full schedule). Want all the background on Franklin’s journey to the small screen? Check out KLRU’s coverage here. Oh, and here’s one last tasty morsel: enjoy The Sour Bridges singing “Mama Rock Me” a cappella for the crowd. Bon appetit!
photos: Bonnie & Lauren Photography