Austin, Texas by Austin & Meghan Kleon

by David on November 16, 2010 · 0 comments

Austin Kleon is a writer and artist, his book Newspaper Blackout was published earlier this year. Meghan Kleon is a PhD student at The University of Texas.

Austin Kleon designed the logo for 3 Squares.

Franklin BBQ

Breakfast: Mi Madre’s. Best breakfast tacos in town. Excellent salsa. We like the #0 (eggs, bacon, potato, cheese) and #8 (Migas). Maybe the best service in town, too: they’re a family business that’s been around for two decades. They’ve expanded recently, so there’s plenty of seating, and they always have a good XM oldies station on the radio. Who doesn’t love chips and salsa for breakfast?

Lunch: Franklin BBQ. The best BBQ within the city limits. (Otherwise you have to drive 45 minutes to Smitty’s in Lockhart, TX.) They smoke the meat in one trailer, and serve it in the other. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 11a.m. until they sell out. Best practice is to get there right at 11 if you don’t want to wait in line or be sent home hungry. Our favorite item is the Tipsy Texan — chopped brisket, sausage, pickles, onions, slathered in their espresso BBQ sauce and a dollop of cole slaw on top.

Dinner: Polvo’s. Strong margaritas, and straight-up awesome Mexican food. Great salsa bar. (Try the pickled veggies.) We like the enchiladas and the beef fajitas al guajillo, which are served with sun-dried tomatoes, pecans, peppers, and peanuts.

Lagniappe: (Dessert) Two spoons and fried blueberry pie a la mode at Foreign and Domestic.

Photo courtesy of Austin Kleon

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