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Texas-sized party at the tailgate

Updated: November 17, 2011, 9:23 PM ET
By Doug Ward | Special to ESPN.com

AUSTIN, Texas -- Another fall Saturday, and Austin is on fire. Kickoff for the Texas-Oklahoma State game is still five hours away, but with temperatures already reaching the mid-80s and countless meat smokers lining the streets near the University of Texas, the city feels like one big smokehouse. At tailgate parties around the campus, locally raised meats cook, Shiner Bock flows and talk revolves around everyone's favorite topic: Texas Longhorns football.

Over at Franklin Barbecue, ...

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