Jimmy Kimmel is awesome, mainly because he’s so good at poking fun at those who pay is salary! I’m talking here about his penchant for taking jabs and running gags based on ABC’s “The Bachelor.” Hosting a week of shows at Austin’s SXSW Festival, Kimmel ran wild on his Bachelor spoof meme – calling it the “The Barbecue Bachelor.” Instead of looking for a bride, Kimmel and his co-host were on the hunt for the best BBQ joints in Austin.
And hey, Kimmel’s no dope. If you’re lucky enough to latch onto the best BBQ in Austin, you don’t let go! Heck, if you can marry it… all the better! Take a look at the following clip to see which pitmaster is lucky enough to be presented with a rose, er, rib bone.
The places Jimmy and the Jimmy Kimmel Live Show crew stopped during this BBQ lover’s tour of Austin included the following obligatory “ya gotta go there” spots:
- Franklin BBQ
- Micklethwait Craft Meats
- John Mueller Meat Co.
- La Barbecue
BBQ can never have too much in the way of good press, and I think you’ll agree that this video is great. I’ve always enjoyed Kimmel’s humor ever since the days of The Man Show. Wry, sly, and a little off color… just like me!
Jimmy Kimmel’s Take On The Best BBQ Joins In Austin
“Aaron [Franklin’s owner] was my first here in Austin,” joked Kimmel, who snuck in from the back to avoid the massive lines, “and I’m glad because he was so gentle and kind and I just love putting his meat in my mouth.”
At Micklethwait Craft Meats, located in a trailer in a dirt parking lot, the duo sat at a picnic table and fell in love with the beef short ribs, brisket, pork-and-beef jalapeno sausage and lamb chorizo.
“Tom [Micklethwait] is a special guy,” noted the funnyman. “When he offered me his moist brisket, I was like, ‘Whoa, this is going a little fast,’ but then I ate it and I was like, ‘Okay, yeah, go fast, Tom.’”
The passionfest continued at John Mueller Meat Co., a butcher/smokehouse also operating out of a trailer, where Kimmel and Rodriguez ate a platter of beef ribs and sausage, made in a barbecue pit the third-generation owner built himself.
“John’s a bad boy,” Kimmel said of the owner, “but I’ve had that in the past. But sometimes you need a little bad to be good.”
Though Rodriguez was stuffed, the foodie host was still the attentive suitor at La Barbecue, their last stop, which has made a name for itself for its brisket, pulled pork and the sausage handmade on the premises, and like the other offerings, cooked in a custom pit out back.
“See how [the brisket] is smoked on the outside ring?” he pointed out to Rodriguez. After the meal, Kimmel got blunt: “I would have sex with that brisket, that’s how delicious it was.”
You just have to dig it when good ‘cue gets high profile press. Kimmel and his quest for the Best BBQ Joints in Austin reminded me of the sort of stuff you’d see on a Man vs. Food show with Adam Richman.
Source: People Magazine