Tipsy Texan (photo by Carol Shih)

Jimmy Kimmel and Guillermo Crash Franklin Barbecue in Austin

The talk show duo surprised people waiting in line with a visit.

This weekend, Austin had a lot going for it: sunny, 60-degree weather, special beef ribs made by Franklin’s Barbecue, and a surprise visit to Austin’s favorite meat joint by Jimmy Kimmel and his sidekick Guillermo. My first trip to Franklin’s this past Saturday was topped by a sighting of the talk show duo, who rolled up in a longhorn-studded convertible. They greeted everyone in line, walked inside, and chowed down on barbecue.

photo by Shelton Leung
photo by Shelton Leung
photo by Shelton Leung
photo by Shelton Leung

But the fun didn’t stop there. Apparently, Jimmy and Guillermo made several more meaty appearances at other Austin barbecue joints.




Jimmy Kimmel says the show will air during the SXSW festival in March.


  • Jackson

    The Kimmel show will actually originate from Austin for a full week during SXSW, March 10-14. They’ll do the taping at the Long Center.