Calling Hot Luck a food festival doesn’t really capture what its creators have envisioned, since the term “food fest” brings to mind crowds of people lining up cafeteria style from a battery of pop-up vendor kitchens serving limited menus. Instead, the four days will feature robust lineups at a variety of restaurants and other special locations, offering memorable experiences that visitors can buy a la carte or try to go whole hog for a total stomach-busting long weekend.
Franklin’s imprimatur means chefs from all over the world will take his calls and sign up for an event he’s associated with. Proof of that comes from the culinary talent in store for Al Fuego, the central attraction of the weekend that is focused on live-fire cooking… and beer. Big names from all over Texas, hot spots in New York and Portland will be on hand in the wilds of Wild Onion Ranch just beyond Austin’s southern city limits.