Gallery: Aaron Franklin Drops a Brisket Bomb at Hill Country's 'Pop-Up Joint'

Moist Brisket
Moist Brisket

The main event, in all its fatty, smoky glory. It boasts a serious bark and incredible tenderness.

That Bark
That Bark
The Cutting Board
The Cutting Board

Pit master Aaron Franklin hand sliced meat for each customer.

A Boy and His Rib
A Boy and His Rib

Beef ribs are my favorite cut of barbecue, and Franklin's doesn't disappoint. the rib firmer and more buttery than the brisket, and it just slumps off the bone.

Hello There
Hello There
Hi, Aaron!
Hi, Aaron!

And hello, Serious Beard Photobomber.

Happy Happy Brisket Face
Happy Happy Brisket Face
Pork Ribs
Pork Ribs
Sliced to Order
Sliced to Order
Fall Off the Bone
Fall Off the Bone

Plenty of barbecue fans like a little bite to their ribs, and they disdain ribs that "fall off the bone." Well...these ribs are not for them. That means more for me.

Sausage
Sausage

You can hear the snap in Franklin's juicy, peppery sausage.

Mac and Cheese
Mac and Cheese

There was also plenty of goey, crispy mac and cheese.

Potato Salad
Potato Salad

And chunky mayo'd spuds.

Hungry Crowd
Hungry Crowd