Maybe Robert Sietsema had a point?
When he was breathlessly proselytizing over the current state of affairs (http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2013/3/13/Robert-Sietsema-Shits-The-Bed-Texans-Hail-The-New-King-Of-USA-Barbecue-New-York-City) of New York City barbecue, maybe he had the inside scoop that Texas pit boss Aaron Franklin was heading to town?
The recent winner of the Texas Monthly Top 50 barbecue survey is rolling into Hill Country BBQ to take over the gasser for an Austin-style smoked meat pop up.
It happened once before, way back in November of 2011. We had coverage http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2011/11/10/Aaron-Franklin-Takes-New-York-City-By-Storm-Guest-Pit-Boss-At-Hill-Country
all the fine points on how to gain access to the wingding right this way http://www.tmbbq.com/events/tmbbq-popup-nyc/
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