So many of our most beloved barbecue places have been struggling during the pandemic. Kerlin BBQ in Austin was forced to close its doors way back in March. But the Statesman is reporting that Kingsford Charcoal is stepping in with an infusion of money to help a bunch of these joints weather the storm. This donation is an open tab for Austinites to get free ribs today!

“Kingsford has donated $5,000 to Kerlin BBQ to open a tab that will cover a free serving of ribs for customers while supplies last when Kerlin reopens in East Austin on Friday at 11 a.m. Kerlin is one of 18 barbecue operations around the country receiving the donation.”

Obviously, the ribs are bound to go fast, so if you miss it, Kingsford has the recipe for you to make them at home.

When: Friday, September 4th

Time: 11 a.m. until sold out!

2207 E. Cesar Chavez St.

In her previous life, Kristy was an uninspired realtor who was feeling a little bit bored with her day to day. So on January 1, 2010, she made a New Year’s resolution to write about one thing to do each day in her beloved city of Austin, Texas. And thus, 365 Things Austin was born.