Austin’s Franklin Barbecue Pops Up in New York; Mighty Quinn’s Expands

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Count the smoke rings. Photo: Jenny Westerhoff

This week in brisket: Aaron Franklin of Austin's acclaimed Franklin Barbecue is coming to New York as part of a Texas Monthly barbecue pop-up at Hill Country on June 6; tickets are $50. Meanwhile, East Village–based pit-master Hugh Mangum will open a second branch of Mighty Quinn's Barbecue early next year at Brookfield Place, where the restaurant will join Long Island chain Skinnypizza, Umami Burger, Dos Toros Taqueria, Num Pang Sandwich Shop, Chop't, Dig Inn, Sprinkles Bakery, and Little Muenster as part of the new construction's massive food hall. [TMBBQ via Eater NY, PR Newswire, Earlier, Related]