September 29 - October 1, 2021
Austin, TX • Virtual & IN-Person Event

Special Events

Wednesday, September 29

6:30 PM
Cocktail Party
7:30 PM
Dinner Reception

Franklin Barbecue is a hugely popular and critically lauded restaurant.  Bon Appetit's editor Andrew Knowlton called it "the best BBQ in the country, and Franklin Barbecue owner Aaron Franklin was awarded a James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Southwest and was the first chef who specializes in barbecue to be nominated, or receive, the award. In 2013, Franklin Barbecue was ranked first in Texas Monthly's "The 50 Best BBQ Joints” and was featured on the list again in 2017.  This place is legendary.

Thursday, September 30

6:30 PM
Cocktail Party
7:30 PM
Dinner Reception