Monday, December 26, 2011

Posse favorites: The Tipsy Texan sandwich at Franklin BBQ

The Posse is always keeping an eye out for the greatest sandwiches offered on the Texas BBQ trail. Such was the case the first time we saw the massive $2.75 chopped beef sandwich at Meshack's BBQ in Garland, the BBQ Po Boy at Loco Coyote Grill in Glen Rose or my favorite, the Brother-in-Law sandwich at Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q in Tyler.

Well, it looks like there's another contender for the BBQ sandwich elite, the Tipsy Texan at Franklin Barbecue in Austin. Seriouseats.com blogger Carrie Vasios sums up the Tipsy Texan this way, "This sandwich tastes like everything that is good." And we can't disagree with her assessment.

Aaron Franklin piles chopped brisket, sliced sausage, coleslaw and pickles between two buns to create to monstrous sandwich. It looks like you could feed two people with this beast. The Tipsy Texan was originally priced at $6.50 but now goes for $8.00, still a good deal considering the amount of that six-star brisket and sausage you get to enjoy. Just another excuse to head down to Austin this weekend!

Franklin Barbecue, 900 E. 11th, Austin, (512) 653-1187. Open Tues-Sun, 11 a.m.-until the meat runs out.

Photo by Chris Wilkins

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