For the third year in a row, the Barbecue Hall of Fame has inducted a Texan. C. B. “Stubb” Stubblefield was in last year’s class, and in 2018 Norma Frances “Tootsie” Tomanetz had the honor. Now Aaron Franklin, of Austin’s Franklin Barbecue, has joined their ranks. (Full disclosure: I serve on the hall of fame’s nominating committee, which chooses the nine finalists for hall of fame voters to choose the three inductees from.) “It feels pretty cool,” Franklin says. He knew he was on the list of nine nominees announced early this month, but wasn’t sure if he’d make it in this year. The hall of fame is based in Kansas City, Missouri, where its parent organization, American Royal, hosts the World Series of Barbecue—not his…View Original Post
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