I think I speak for the general public when I say that college is an absolute racket. You pay thousands upon thousands of dollars to send a bunch of 18-year-old kids off to live on their own for the first time and expect them to do anything but drink and screw? Then they leave with a piece of paper that used to be able to get you a job, but nowadays you need live 13 years of experience before you can even apply for an entry-level job.
The fact of the matter is that you're wasting your money on college when you could be putting that money to phenomenal use by attending a few barbecue classes. More specifically, New School BBQ University with LeRoy & Lewis down in Austin, TX.
They were #5 on the Texas Monthly Top 50 BBQ Joints list. Their menu is easily one of the most unique you'll find in BBQ with items like beef cheeks…
Cauliflower burnt ends…
And then they crush the usual suspects on any BBQ menu like brisket, sausage, and pulled pork.
Why spend 4-years of your life working to get an expensive piece of paper that doesn't even guarantee you a job anymore when you can just spend a weekend down in Austin learning from some of the best? Not only do you get to learn everything you'd need to know to cook some unreal bbq of your own once you get back home, but you also get to eat like a king the whole weekend. Look at this spread.
(Sidenote: I would highly recommend not scheduling your flight home to be immediately after consuming all this BBQ. Turbulence isn't your best friend in that moment).
But speaking of shitting your pants, that's exactly what I'd be doing right now if I were the President of a college or university. Because there's a strong chance the entire industry comes crumbling down once everybody wisens up and starts opting to attend an accredited BBQ institution instead.
P.S. -- I got a chance to make my first trip to Franklin's and let me just tell you this right now--It 100% lives up to the hype. Especially the jalapeno and cheddar sausage. Goddamn was that incredible.