About Aaron Franklin | Jordan Mackay

Aaron Franklin | Jordan Mackay

Aaron Franklin is the co-owner and co-founder of Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas and the host of the television series BBQ with Franklin. The restaurant has been named “Best Barbecue in Texas” from Texas Monthly and “Best Barbecue in America” from Bon Appétit. Jordan Mackay is the wine and spirits critic for San Francisco magazine and the author of the book, Secrets of the Sommeliers. Franklin Barbecue is their first book together. @aaronfranklin, @therealjordanmackay

A cardboard food container filled with barbecue beans surrounded by ribs, pickles, and shredded meat.

Barbecue Beans

Made from scratch yet quick and easy, these beans just may alter the way you think about barbecue beans forever.

Several open glass bottles of barbecue sauces, including a vinegar barbecue sauce.

Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

This tangy vinegar-based barbecue sauce, typical of eastern Carolina-style ‘cue, is exactly what you want—nay, need—for anything you pull from your smoker or grill.