• Franklin Barbecue (map)
  • 900 East 11th Street
  • Austin, TX, 78702
  • United States


“You Grill, Girl!” - Austin's first female focused grilling event and Dandy Bubbles will be in the mix!

Les Dames d’Escoffier of Austin is proud to present “You Grill, Girl!,” a first-ever grilling event featuring women chefs and grilling masters, on Thursday, September 5 at Franklin Barbecue. The annual fundraiser raises money for scholarships and grants for Austin women in the culinary, wine, food artisans, and hospitality professions. Last year, the Austin Dames chapter awarded $15,000 in scholarships.

“You Grill, Girl!” will feature smoked and grilled dishes by some of Austin’s most acclaimed female chefs along with fire starting and live fire grilling demos. Chefs participating in the celebration include Amanda Turner, Jester King; Janie Ramirez, Dai Due; Laura Sawicki, Launderette; Trish Fortuna, Poke-Poke; Sarah McIntosh, Epicerie; Julia Poplawsky, Austin Meat Collective; Abby Love, L’Oven Bread & Community; Paula Disbrowe, chef and author of “Thank You for Smoking” and “Any Night Grilling;” Megan Nesland, Sarah Petmecky and Cory McNease, Franklin Barbecue; Mia Li, Lenoir; and more.

"Les Dames d'Escoffier is excited to host, ‘You Grill Girl’, a celebration bringing together Austin's top female chefs for a night of outdoor grilling,” said Stacy Franklin, activities chairwoman of Les Dames d'Escoffier of Austin. "This event will not only be a great time, but also one that feels good to be a part of as is it raises money for scholarships and grants for females in the culinary industry within our community."

Held in the parking lot of Franklin Barbecue, 900 East 11th Street, from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., all proceeds from ticket sales, raffles, silent auction, and sponsorships will benefit the scholarship program. Included in the auction is a Franklin Barbecue pit, which will be available for bidding online, as well as at the event. Tickets are $75 each; special VIP entry is available for $95. Ticket link: https://yougrillgirl.eventbrite.com.

“You Grill, Girl!”’s presenting sponsor is Whole Foods Market.

Other sponsors include Whim Hospitality, Texas Beef Council, US Foods, Greater Austin Restaurant Association, Performance Food Group, Maxwell Locke & Ritter LLP, YETI, Tito's Vodka, Mission Restaurant Supply, Common Sense Council, PK Grills, Toast, Buffalo Trace, Pioneer Bank, Quality Seafood Market, and Fire & Smoke Society.