What if you could show up for a lunch of Franklin Barbecue at 1 p.m. and know you’d get food without having to take your chances with the line? That rare occurrence will take place this weekend, as there are tickets being sold in advance for the Hurricane Harvey benefit at the Mohawk (912 Red River St.) Sunday. Tickets are now being sold online, and there will also be tickets available at the door. Tickets for the all-ages event cost $30 (and will likely sell out), and the event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets get diners a plate of brisket, pulled pork, and all the fixins. Drinks cost extra. 

Aaron Franklin at Franklin Barbecue this spring. (RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Franklin Barbecue is operating the pop-up (and the one last weekend) while the restaurant is closed following a fire that ruined their smokehouse in August. Franklin says he’s hoping to be open in the first couple of weeks in October with limited capacity and then sometime around Thanksgiving for full capacity.


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